Telemetry

A telemetry system is a wireless telegraphy system by which automated measurements are made and other data collected at remote or inaccessible locations, and transmitted to receiving stations for monitoring, recording or remote control purposes. These systems are primarily used by organisations such as utility and industrial companies, where continuous monitoring of operations and control of equipment at multiple locations is necessary to ensure the proper function of processes and equipment. However, this licensing scheme does not cover smart metering applications.

Licences are issued for a maximum period of 10 years and are subject to annual renewal through payment of the relevant annual fee.

Telemetry licences are available under four licensing types:

Regional

  • On-site licence
  • Local Area licence
  • Wide Area licence; and

National

  • National Telemetry licence

Guidelines

More information can be found in our guidelines document – Licensing of Telemetry Systems Guidelines.

Application Form

Applicants wishing to apply for a Regional Telemetry licence should contact the Licensing Operations Team at licensing@comreg.ie.

Fees

The fee structure for the four categories of telemetry licences for the first 12 months of the licence are listed in the table below.

Telemetry Licence Type

Number of 2 × 12.5 kHz Channels Assigned in a Licence

Annual Licence Fee (to be adjusted for CPI*)

On-site 1 €109
Local-area 1 €436
Wide-area 1 €872
National 12 €39,240 (per 12 channel block)

The fees are based on a duplex 12.5 kHz channel (2 × 12.5 kHz). If a 2 × 25 kHz channel is required then two adjacent 12.5 kHz channels may be aggregated. In such cases the fee charged will be as if two separate 12.5 kHz channels were assigned.

*  Consumer Price Index.

National Telemetry Licences

ComReg has issued two National Telemetry licences the details of which are set out below.

LicenseeCellFrequency Block 1 MHz Frequency Block 2 MHz Licence CommencementLicence Expiry
BaseOutstationBaseOutstation
ESBA457.64375463.14375458.20625463.706259 July 20148 July 2024
B457.75625463.25625457.00625462.50625
C457.85625463.35625457.99375463.49375
D457.65625463.15625457.69375463.19375
E457.83125463.33125457.86875463.36875
F458.00625463.50625458.24375463.74375
G457.61875463.11875457.63125463.13125
H457.60625463.10625457.91875463.41875
J457.84375463.34375458.14375463.64375
K457.98125463.48125458.21875463.71875
L457.59375463.09375457.19375462.69375
M458.15625463.65625457.23125462.73125
LicenseeCellFrequency Block 3 MHz Licence CommencementLicence Expiry
BaseOutstation
Irish WaterA458.23125463.731259 July 20148 July 2024
B457.25625462.75625
C458.11875463.61875
D458.10625463.60625
E457.95625463.45625
F457.05625462.55625
G457.73125463.23125
H457.96875463.46875
J458.16875463.66875
K457.18125462.68125
L457.44375462.94375
M457.28125462.78125

 

 

Regulations

The regulations governing the issue of Telemetry licences are the Wireless Telegraphy (Licensing of Telemetry Systems) Regulations, 2014 (S.I. 240 of 2014)

 

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