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Annex 2: Types and Numbers of Telecommunications Licences (as at 31 March 2020)

Type of LicencesNumber of Licences
Academic Institution Self-provided Telecommunications Installation2
Aeronautical VHF Fixed Station34
Aircraft Station351
Amateur Station2 620
Broadcast Radio Relay Station & Broadcast Relay Station15
Experimental Station82
Hotel Television (Transmission)163
Industrial, Scientific & Medical Electronic Machine1 496
Localised Wireless Broadband Service1
Maritime Radio (Local Vessel)1 556
Mobile Carrier1
Mobile Radio System Fixed Station16
Mobile Radio System Mobile Station1 812
Private Mobile Radio System2 065
Private Radio Paging System5
Public Radiocommunications Service8
Radio Dealers (Unrestricted)3 880
Radiocommunications School6
Radiodetermination and Conveyance of Commands, Status and Data205
Satellite Master Antenna Television66
Self-Provided External Telecommunications System6
Services-Based Operator of Class 1 Service, Class 2 Service and Services Other Than Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 Service Note A19
Services-Based Operator of Class 3 Service471
Ship Station2 506
Space Station Carrier12
Taxi Radiocommunications Service23
Unified Carrier - Mobile Services Note B12
Unified Carrier - Local/External Fixed Services Note B and Note C55
Wide Band Link & Relay Station52
Wireless Internet of Things3
Total17 543

Note A: This figure includes 17 licences which are also authorised for the provision of SBO Class 3 services.
Note B: This figure includes six licences which are authorised to provide both fixed and mobile services.
Note C: This figure includes the two licences authorising the transmission of domestic television programme services.