The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Licences) Order 2003

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2003/1902

2003 No. 1902

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Licences) Order 2003

Made 17th July 2003

Coming into force 25th July 2003

Whereas the Secretary of State has given notice as required by paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section 403 of the Communications Act 20031and published notice as required by paragraph (b) of that subsection and has considered the representations made to her before the time specified in the notice:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 164(1) to (3) of the said Act and exerciseable by her by virtue of section 408(1), (2) and (3)(b) thereof and article 3(1) of the Communications Act 2003 (Commencement No. 1) Order 20032, hereby makes the following Order:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Licences) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 25th July 2003.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

“RA” means the Radiocommunications Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry;

“the Radio Regulations” means the 2001 edition of the Radio Regulations made under Article 13 of the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union3; and

“wireless telegraphy licence” means any licence granted under section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 19494other than a television licence as defined in section 1(7) of that Act.

S-3 Wireless telegraphy licences to be limited in number

Wireless telegraphy licences to be limited in number

3. The Secretary of State will grant only a limited number of wireless telegraphy licences at the frequencies and for the uses specified in Part 1 of each of Schedules 1 to 11 to this Order.

S-4 Criteria for limiting the number of wireless telegraphy licences

Criteria for limiting the number of wireless telegraphy licences

4.—(1) The Secretary of State shall in relation to the frequencies and uses set out in Part 1 of each of Schedules 1 to 11—

(a)

(a) apply the criteria relating to the persons to whom wireless telegraphy licences may be granted specified in Part 2 of the Schedule concerned;

(b)

(b) apply the criteria limiting the number of wireless telegraphy licences specified in Part 3 of the Schedule concerned; and

(c)

(c) take into account the ability of each applicant for a wireless telegraphy licence to meet the licence terms, provisions and limitations applying to that wireless telegraphy licence,

in determining the limit on the number of wireless telegraphy licences to be granted and the persons to whom wireless telegraphy licences will be granted.

Stephen Timms

Minister of State for Energy, E-Commerce and Postal Services,Department of Trade and Industry

17th July 2003

SCHEDULE 1

Articles 3 and 4

BROADCASTING

1 FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO BROADCASTING USE

PART 1

FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO BROADCASTING USE

Transmission of Terrestrial UHF Analogue TV Services and Digital TV Multiplexes

470.0–854.0 MHz

Transmission of National and Local Radio Broadcasting Services

148.5–283.5 kHz (LW)

526.5–1605.5 kHz (MW)

87.5–108.0 MHz (FM)

217.5–230.0 MHz (T-DAB)

Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class A—Freely Radiating)

Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class B—Radiating Cable)

Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class C Radiating Very Low Power)

526.5–1605.5 kHz

87.5–108.0 MHz

2 CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

PART 2

CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

SCH-1.1

1. The frequencies are assigned only to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and persons who possess one of the following Broadcasting Act licences:

(a) Terrestrial Analogue TV Services under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 19905or under Part III of the Broadcasting Act 19966;

(b) Digital TV Multiplexes under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 1996;

(c) Terrestrial National and Local Analogue Radio Broadcasting Services under Part III of the Broadcasting Act 1990;

(d) Digital Radio Multiplexes under Part II of the Broadcasting Act 1996; and

(e) Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class A, B and C) under Part III of the Broadcasting Act 1990.

3 CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

PART 3

CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

SCH-1.2

2. The availability of wireless telegraphy licences is limited at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in the Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria for Television and Sound Broadcasting published by the RA7.

SCH-1.3

3. Applicants must undertake to use the assigned frequencies solely for the transmission and reception of signals as part of the broadcasting service as defined in Article 1.38 of the Radio Regulations.

SCHEDULE 2

Articles 3 and 4

BROADBAND FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS

1 FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO BROADBAND FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS USE

PART 1

FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO BROADBAND FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS USE

SCH-2.1

1. In this Schedule “Broadband Fixed Wireless Access” means the provision by means of a wireless communications system of two-way wireless communications links over which data may be transmitted and received at rates of at least 2 Mbits/second on demand.

Broadband Fixed Wireless Access

28.0525–28.4445 GHz

29.0605–29.4525 GHz

2 CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

PART 2

CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

SCH-2.2

2. Licences are awarded to persons by a competitive process in accordance with regulations made under section 3 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 19988.

3 CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

PART 3

CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

SCH-2.3

3. None.

SCHEDULE 3

Articles 3 and 4

PROGRAMME MAKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

1 FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO PROGRAMME MAKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS USE

PART 1

FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO PROGRAMME MAKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS USE

Programme Making and Special Events Fixed Site

47.55–48.8 MHz

189.69375–189.80625 MHz

598–606 MHz

52–52.95 MHz

191.6–191.8 MHz

614–854 MHz

53.75–55.75 MHz

192.0–192.7 MHz

854.25–862 MHz

60.75–62.75 MHz

199.6–199.8 MHz

1488–1491 MHz

67.75–67.8375 MHz

200.7–201.1 MHz

1517–1525 MHz

69.15625–69.18125 MHz

207.6–208.2 MHz

2025–2110 MHz

74.68125–74.71875 MHz

208.7–208.9 MHz

2200–2290 MHz

75.2625–75.3 MHz

211.91875–212.19375 MHz

2390–2500 MHz

76.80625–76.84375 MHz

215.26875–215.49375 MHz

2500–2690 MHz

78.18375–78.25875 MHz

216.2–216.5 MHz

3400–3420 MHz

82.65625–82.68125 MHz

216.9–217.1 MHz

3500–3600 MHz

86.66875–86.68125 MHz

224.00625–224.49375 MHz

5472–5588 MHz

86.80625–86.84375 MHz

425.3125–425.5625 MHz

5682.5–5815 MHz

139.54375–139.55625 MHz

427.7625–428.0125 MHz

7110–7250 MHz

139.56875–139.58125 MHz

442.2625–442.5125 MHz

7302.5–7322.5 MHz

139.64375–139.66875 MHz

446.425–447.5125 MHz

7337.5–7357.5 MHz

140.9875–141.4875 MHz

454.9875–455.475 MHz

7362–7424 MHz

148.5625–148.5875 MHz

457.25–457.475 MHz

8460–8500 MHz

148.7125–148.7375 MHz

461.23125–461.25625 MHz

10.3–10.36 GHz

176.3–176.5 MHz

462.75–463 MHz

12.2–12.5 GHz

181.69375–181.80625 MHz

467.2625–469.8750 MHz

24.25–24.5 GHz

184.5–185.1 MHz

470–590 MHz

48–48.4 GHz

Programme Making and Special Events Link

47.55–48.8 MHz

189.69375–189.80625 MHz

1488–1491 MHz

52–52.95 MHz

191.6–191.8 MHz

1517–1525 MHz

53.75–55.75 MHz

199.6–199.8 MHz

2025–2110 MHz

60.75–62.75 MHz

199.8–202.2 MHz

2200–2290 MHz

67.75–67.8375 MHz

211.91875–212.19375 MHz

2390–2500 MHz

69.15625–69.18125 MHz

215.26875–215.49375 MHz

2500–2690 MHz

74.68125–74.71875 MHz

224.00625–224.49375 MHz

3400–3420 MHz

75.2625–75.3 MHz

425.3125–425.5625 MHz

3500–3600 MHz

76.80625–76.84375 MHz

427.7625–428.0125 MHz

5472–5588 MHz

78.18375–78.25875 MHz

442.2625–442.5125 MHz

5682.5–5815 MHz

82.65625–82.68125 MHz

446.425–447.5125 MHz

7110–7250 MHz

86.66875–86.68125 MHz

454.9875–455.475 MHz

7302.5–7322.5 MHz

86.80625–86.84375 MHz

457.25–457.475 MHz

7337.5–7357.5 MHz

139.54375–139.55625 MHz

461.23125–461.25625 MHz

7362–7424 MHz

139.56875–139.58125 MHz

462.75–463 MHz

8460–8500 MHz

139.64375–139.66875 MHz

467.2625–469.8750 MHz

10.3–10.36 GHz

140.9875–141.4875 MHz

470–590 MHz

12.2–12.5 GHz

148.5625–148.5875 MHz

598–606 MHz

24.25–24.5 GHz

148.7125–148.7375 MHz

614–854 MHz

48–48.4 GHz

181.69375–181.80625 MHz

854.25–862 MHz

Programme Making and Special Events Low Power

47.55–48.8 MHz

199.6–199.8 MHz

1488–1491 MHz

52–52.95 MHz

199.8–202.2 MHz

1517–1525 MHz

53.75–55.75 MHz

200.2–200.5 MHz

2025–2110 MHz

60.75–62.75 MHz

200.5–200.7 MHz

2200–2290 MHz

67.75–67.8375 MHz

200.7–201.1 MHz

2390–2500 MHz

69.15625–69.18125 MHz

207.6–208.2 MHz

2500–2690 MHz

74.68125–74.71875 MHz

208.2–208.5 MHz

3400–3420 MHz

75.2625–75.3 MHz

208.5–208.7 MHz

3500–3600 MHz

76.80625–76.84375 MHz

208.7–208.9 MHz

5472–5588 MHz

78.18375–78.25875 MHz

211.91875–212.19375 MHz

5682.5–5815 MHz

82.65625–82.68125 MHz

215.26875–215.49375 MHz

7110–7250 MHz

86.66875–86.68125 MHz

216–216.2 MHz

7302.5–7322.5 MHz

86.80625–86.84375 MHz

216.2–216.5 MHz

7337.5–7357.5 MHz

139.54375–139.55625 MHz

216.5–216.9 MHz

7362–7424 MHz

139.56875–139.58125 MHz

216.9–217.1 MHz

8460–8500 MHz

139.64375–139.66875 MHz

224.00625–224.49375 MHz

10.3–10.36 GHz

140.9875–141.4875 MHz

425.3125–425.5625MHz

11.74666 GHz

148.5625–148.5875 MHz

427.7625–428.0125 MHz

11.82338 GHz

148.7125–148.7375 MHz

442.2625–442.5125 MHz

11.9001 GHz

175.15–175.35 MHz

446.425–447.5125 MHz

11.97682 GHz

175.425–175.625 MHz

454.9875–455.475 MHz

12.2–12.5 GHz

176.3–176.5 MHz

457.25–457.475 MHz

24.25–24.5 GHz

176.5–176.7 MHz

461.23125–461.25625 MHz

48–48.4 GHz

176.7–177.1 MHz

462.75–463 MHz

181.69375–181.80625 MHz

467.2625–469.8750 MHz

184.5–185.1 MHz

470–590 MHz

189.69375–189.80625 MHz

590–598 MHz

191.6–191.8 MHz

598–606 MHz

191.8–192.0 MHz

606–614 MHz

192.0–192.7 MHz

614–854 MHz

192.7–193.1 MHz

854.25–862 MHz

UK Wireless Microphone (Annual)

UK Wireless Microphone (Biennial)

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