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Radiocommunications licences

Find information on applying for or renewing an Ofcom radio-communications licence. This section also includes information on spectrum trading and liberalisation, a process which enables transfer or variations on selected Ofcom licences.

For in-depth guidance as to how trading and liberalisation operates, please consult the Guidance Notes.


Information on licensing rules and regulations, licence exempt radio use and radio equipment technical information


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Do it online

Why not apply for your licence online? The Ofcom Licensing System allows you to apply for the following licences:

Amateur radio licence

Business radio licence

Ships' radio licence

Pay Online

Received an invoice? Then use our new secure payment portal to pay for your licence in a few easy steps.

Pay Online

Contact us

Spectrum Licensing.
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road

Tel: 0300 123 1000 or 020 7981 3131.
We are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Fax: 020 7981 3235

Textphone:0300 123 2024 or 020 7981 3043
- Please note that these numbers only work with special equipment used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

E-mail :spectrum.licensing@ofcom.org.uk

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