Ofcom Business Radio Licensing Service

Business Radio Online enables users to apply for a range of licences authorising the use of radio systems used to pass messages to, from or between mobile units as an aid to conducting business. Typical Business Radio users include taxi companies, factories, shopping centres, hospitals, and transport operators.

You are able to apply for and issue the following licence types immediately online by logging into the Online Licensing System.

  • Simple Site
  • Simple UK
  • Suppliers Light

Ofcom is unable to issue licences immediately or take payment via this application for the licence types listed below. Once your application has been processed, the Ofcom Spectrum Licensing Team will send you an invoice and, when payment has been received, issue a licence.

  • Technically Assigned
  • Area Defined

Details of what these licences cover is available in the guidance notes.

Business Radio online does not cater for the following scenarios, which will require the submission of a paper application form:

Technically Assigned licences if they have:

  • more than one base station;
  • more than one antenna;
  • one or more remote control points.

You may download a paper application form from the Ofcom website.

Once completed, the form should be sent to:

Spectrum Licensing
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road

Related Links

Online Payment system

Use our new secure payment portal to pay for your licence in a few easy steps.

Ofcom Licensing

Millions of us use the UK's radio spectrum. Find out how Ofcom manages the airwaves, why and when you need a licence and how to get one.

Contact us

Spectrum Licensing
PO Box 56373

Tel: 0300 123 3333 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