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Annex 2: Types and Numbers of Telecommunications Licences (as at 31 March 2021)

Type of LicencesNumber of Licences
Academic Institution Self-provided Telecommunications Installation2
Aeronautical VHF Fixed Station33
Aircraft Station330
Amateur Station2 582
Broadcast Radio Relay Station & Broadcast Relay Station12
Experimental Station79
Hotel Television (Transmission)165
Industrial, Scientific & Medical Electronic Machine1 716
Localised Wireless Broadband Service1
Maritime Radio (Local Vessel)1 919
Mobile Carrier1
Mobile Radio System Fixed Station16
Mobile Radio System Mobile Station1 819
Private Mobile Radio System2 012
Private Radio Paging System4
Public Radiocommunications Service8
Radio Dealers (Unrestricted)3 864
Radiocommunications School6
Radiodetermination and Conveyance of Commands, Status and Data170
Satellite Master Antenna Television66
Self-Provided External Telecommunications System5
Services-Based Operator of Class 1 Service and Class 2 Service Note A18
Services-Based Operator of Class 3 Service475
Ship Station2 468
Space Station Carrier10
Taxi Radiocommunications Service17
Unified Carrier - Mobile Services Note B12
Unified Carrier - Local/External Fixed Services Note B and Note C55
Wide Band Link & Relay Station50
Wireless Internet of Things3
Total17 918

Note A: This figure includes 16 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.