About this 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.

Ofcom is unable to issue licences immediately or take payment via this application. 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.

What type of licence can I apply for online?

  • Simple Site
  • Simple UK
  • Suppliers Light
  • 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
PO Box 56373
London
SE1 9SZ

Contact us

Ofcom
FAO Spectrum Licensing
PO Box 1285
Warrington
WA1 9GL

E-mail: spectrum.licensing@ofcom.org.uk

Tel: 0207 981 3131