Satellite

This licensing scheme allows the use of satellite systems to facilitate transmissions of large amounts of data as is the case with news vans (SNG).

This licensing system includes fixed earth stations and transportable earth stations. This licence type will also cover teleport facilities consisting of two or more satellite earth stations that are capable of operating to multiple satellites. Satellite systems offer a high degree of flexibility to accommodate the broadband needs of today’s telecommunications networks.

Applicants should be aware that there are several satellite services which are licence exempt. Before applying for a licence, please check our licence exemptions page.

Guidelines

More information can be found in our guideline document – Guidelines for applicants for satellite earth station (SES) licences operating in spectrum above 3 GHz – 00/64R3.

Application Form

To apply for a licence please download the relevant application form:

Applications should be submitted via email to licensing@comreg.ie.

Teleport Fees

Total BW of Radio Spectrum Used (MHz) 5 Year Licence Fee Payable (€)
BW < 0.5 25,000
0.5 ≤ BW < 2 31,250
2 ≤ BW < 11 37,500
11 ≤ BW < 40 43,750
40 ≤ BW ≤ 80 50,000
BW > 80, per MHz BW or part thereof 625

Exclusive Band Fees

€100 each for first 10 SES and
€25 for each additional SES.

Non Exclusive Band Fees 

Frequency

(GHz)

Bandwidth

(MHz)

eirp < 50 dBW

50 dBW ≤ eirp ≤ 75dBW

eirp > 75 dBW
3-10

BW < 0.5

0.5 ≤ BW < 2

2 ≤ BW < 11

11 ≤ BW < 40

40 ≤ BW ≤ 80

BW > 80

1000

1250

1500

1750

2000

2000 + (BW-80)x25

1250

1500

1750

2000

2250

2250 + (BW-80)x25

1500

1750

2000

2250

2500

2500 + (BW-80)x25

10-15

BW < 0.5

0.5 ≤ BW < 2

2 ≤ BW < 11

11 ≤ BW < 40

40 ≤ BW < 80

BW > 80

500

750

1000

1250

1500

1500 + (BW-80)x25

750

1000

1250

1500

1750

1750 + (BW-80)x25

1000

1250

1500

1750

2000

2000 + (BW-80)x25

15-20

BW < 0.5

0.5 ≤ BW < 2

2 ≤ BW < 11

11 ≤ BW < 40

40 ≤ BW < 80

BW > 80

125

375

625

875

1125

1125 + (BW-80)x25

375

625

875

1125

1375

1375 + (BW-80)x25

625

875

1125

1375

1625

1625 + (BW-80)x25

20-30

BW < 0.5

0.5 ≤ BW < 2

2 ≤ BW < 11

11 ≤ BW < 40

40 ≤ BW < 80

BW > 80

100

350

600

850

1100

1100 + (BW-80)x25

350

600

850

1100

1350

1350 + (BW-80)x25

600

850

1100

1350

1600

1625 + (BW-80)x25

>30

BW < 0.5

0.5 ≤ BW < 2

2 ≤ BW < 11

11 ≤ BW < 40

BW > 80

50

300

550

800

800 + (BW-80)x25

300

550

800

1050

1050 + (BW-80)x25

550

800

1050

1300

1300 + (BW-80)x25

 

Where a licence is required for a period less than 12 months, the fees are adjusted pro-rata as follows:

C = A x (B/12)

  • A = relevant annual licence fee set out above
  • B = number of whole months for which the licence is granted
  • C = appropriate fee to be paid.

Regulations

Wireless Telegraphy (Fixed Satellite Earth Stations and Teleport Facility) Regulations 2007

Publications

 08/34 – ITU Emission Designators – Classification of emissions and necessary bandwidths