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:
More information can be found in our guidelines document – Licensing of Telemetry Systems Guidelines.
Applicants wishing to apply for a Regional Telemetry licence should contact the Licensing Operations Team at email@example.com.
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*)
|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.
ComReg has issued two National Telemetry licences the details of which are set out below.
|Licensee||Cell||Frequency Block 1 MHz||Frequency Block 2 MHz||Licence Commencement||Licence Expiry|
|ESB||A||457.64375||463.14375||458.20625||463.70625||9 July 2014||8 July 2024|
|Licensee||Cell||Frequency Block 3 MHz||Licence Commencement||Licence Expiry|
|Irish Water||A||458.23125||463.73125||9 July 2014||8 July 2024|
The regulations governing the issue of Telemetry licences are the Wireless Telegraphy (Licensing of Telemetry Systems) Regulations, 2014 (S.I. 240 of 2014)