Ofcom consults on annual licence fees for 2100MHz

RNS Number : 1317F
Office of Communications
14 July 2021

14 July 2021


Ofcom consults on annual licence fees for 2100 MHz spectrum licences


Ofcom has today published the proposed annual licence fees for spectrum licences in the 2100 MHz band.


This spectrum was originally auctioned in 2000, with a fixed licence term of 20 years, to deliver 3G services. The licences, which are currently held by the four mobile network operators, include paired and unpaired spectrum.


In 2011, and following a UK Government direction, we varied the terms of these licences to make them indefinite and to require the payment of annual licence fees from 1 January 2022. The UK Government direction requires Ofcom to set annual licence fees that reflect the full market value of the spectrum.


We have proposed the following annual licence fees:


· £0.567m per MHz for the 119.1 MHz of paired 2100 MHz spectrum

· £0.290m per MHz for the 20.1 MHz of unpaired 2100 MHz spectrum


We are also proposing that these fees increase by CPI each year.


We welcome responses to this consultation by 5pm on 8 September.


Please visit the Ofcom website for further details:


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