1 Citation, commencement and extent

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Grants of Recognised Spectrum Access) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 8th March 2007.

(2)    This Order shall not extend to the Channel Islands or to the Isle of Man.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 8 March 2007: see para (1) above.

2 Limitation of grants

2Limitation of grants

(1)    OFCOM will make a limited number of grants of recognised spectrum access for use of the frequency bands listed in the Schedule.

(2)    In determining the limit on the number of grants of recognised spectrum access and the persons to whom they may be granted OFCOM shall apply the criteria set out in paragraph (3).

(3)    The criteria are that grants shall only be made to a user of a wireless telegraphy station or wireless telegraphy apparatus where the station or apparatus—

(a)    is inherently incapable of transmission; and

(b)    operates at a site named in the Schedule whose location is listed in the Schedule (expressed by latitude and longitude coordinates).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 8 March 2007: see art 1(1).

Signature

Ed Richards

Chief Executive of the Office of Communications

For and by the authority of the Office of Communications

14th February 2007

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE   Article 2
Frequency bands
37.75–38.25 MHz
80.5–82.5 MHz
150.05–152.00 MHz
606–614 MHz
1.400–1.427 GHz
1.6106–1.6138 GHz
1.6600–1.6605 GHz
1.6605–1.6680 GHz
1.668–1.670 GHz
2.69–2.70 GHz
10.60–10.68 GHz
10.68–10.70 GHz
15.35–15.40 GHz
22.01–22.21 GHz
22.21–22.50 GHz
22.81–22.86 GHz
23.07–23.12 GHz
23.6–24.0 GHz
31.3–31.5 GHz
31.5–31.8 GHz
42.5–43.5 GHz
48.94–49.04 GHz
SiteLocation
Jodrell Bank02° 18′'26′'′' W 53° 14′'10′'′' N
Cambridge00° 02′'23′'′' E 52° 10′'06′'′' N
Darnhall02° 32′'46′'′' W 53° 08′'38′'′' N
Pickmere02° 26′'42′'′' W 53° 16′'44′'′' N
Defford02° 08′'10′'′' W 52° 05′'28′'′' N
Knockin03° 00′'40′'′'W 52° 46′'41′'′' N
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 8 March 2007: see art 1(1).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies the frequencies for which the Office of Communications (“OFCOM”) will grant recognised spectrum access.

Article 2(1) provides that a limited number of grants of recognised spectrum access will be available in the frequency bands listed in the Schedule. Article 2(3) sets out the criteria OFCOM shall apply in determining the limit on the number of grants and the persons to whom they may be granted.

A full regulatory impact assessment of the effect that this Order will have on the costs to business is available from OFCOM at Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA (Tel: 020 7981 3000) or on the Office of Communications Internet web site at www.ofcom.org.uk. Copies of the assessment have also been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament.