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The licences in all three bands are primarily used for point-to-point fixed wireless services.

Ofcom proposes:

  • to set a national annual licence fee of £7,568 per 2 x 1 MHz for 10 GHz spectrum and £4,576 per 2 x 1 MHz for 32 GHz spectrum;
  • to set regional annual licence fees for 28 GHz spectrum based on a national rate of £4,576 per 2 x 1 MHz of spectrum;
  • that the proposed annual licence fees would apply from 21 February 2023, with an option to pay across ten equal monthly instalments; and
  • to align regional annual licence fees previously set in 2015 for 28 GHz licences awarded in 2000 with the proposed annual licence fees in this consultation for 28 GHz licences awarded in 2008 (including the payment dates), so that a single fee applies for all 28 GHz spectrum.

The consultation closes on 27 September 2022. Ofcom aims to publish its decision and fee regulations by January 2023. To access the proposals, click here.

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