Short-Term ECS Licensing Framework

Next steps

ComReg will seek the consent of the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications to make the Short-Term ECS Licence Regulations. To allow for the prompt processing of applications and issuing of licences, applicants can submit a completed application form (Document 22/78b) and appropriate fee and ComReg will process applications once the Short-term ECS Licence Regulations are made.

Document 22/78 – Response to Consultation and Decision – Short-term licensing framework for spectrum rights in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz Bands from October 2022, Measures to Avoid Consumer Disruption

On 21 September 2022, ComReg published Document 22/78 setting out ComReg’s Decision to put in place a short-term (up to 6 months) licensing framework for spectrum rights of use in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands from 2 October 2022.

Alongside this document, ComReg also published Document 22/78a – a DotEcon Report on the assessment of submissions to Document 22/72 in relation to fees, and Document 22/78b – an Application Form for a short-term ECS licence.

Document 22/72 – The potential issue of short-term spectrum rights of use in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands from October 2022 – Proposals to mitigate consumer disruption

On 23 August 2022, ComReg published Document 22/72, setting out ComReg’s proposals to put in place a short-term (up to 6 months) licensing framework for the issue of spectrum rights of use in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands from 2 October 2022.

Document 22/72a – DotEcon Report – The potential issue of short-term spectrum rights of use in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands from October 2022 – Recommendations on a framework for short-term licences, including benchmarking

On 23 August 2022, ComReg published a DotEcon Report – The potential issue of short-term spectrum rights of use in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands from October 2022 – Recommendations on a framework for short-term licences, including benchmarking.

Document 22/63 The potential issue of short-term rights in the 2.1 GHz band and possibly in other spectrum bands included in the Multi Band Spectrum Award 

On 22 July 2022, ComReg published an information notice on the potential issue of short-term rights in the 2.1 GHz band and possibly in other spectrum bands included in the Multi Band Spectrum Award.