Types of Services

Network Facility Provider

Individual License
  • Earth stations;
  • Fixed links and cables;
  • Radio-communications;
  • Transmitters and links;
  • Satellite hubs;
  • Satellite control station;
  • Space station;
  • Submarine cable landing centre;
  • Such other network facilities which are not exempt under the CMA or not subject to a class license under Part IV of the licensing Regulations or not listed in this subparagraph
Class Licence
  • Niched or limited purpose network facilities
     

Network Service Provider

Individual License
  • Bandwidth services;
  • Broadcasting distribution services;
  • Cellular mobile services;
  • Access applications service;
  • Space services;
  • Switching services;
  • Gateway services;
  • Such other network services which are not exempt under the CMA or not subject to a class license under Part IV of the licensing Regulations or not listed in this subparagraph
Class License
  • Niched customer access
  • Niched connection services
     

Application Service Provider

Class License
  • PSTN telephony;
  • Public cellular services;
  • IP telephony;
  • Public payphone services;
  • Public switched data services;
  • Audiotext hosting services provided on an opt-in basis;
  • Directory services;
  • Internet access services;
  • Messaging services
     

Content Applications Service Provider

Individual Licence
  • Satellite broadcasting;
  • Subscription Broadcasting;
  • Terrestrial free to air TV;
  • Terrestrial radio broadcasting; or
  • Such other content applications services which are not exempt under the CMA or not subject to a class license under Part IV of the licensing Regulations or not listed in this subparagraph
Class Licence

Following limited content applications service:-

  • Content applications service limited in its availability to:-
    • vehicles, vessels, railway or aircraft
    • used for hire or reward or for any other valuable consideration;
    • a single commercial or residential building; or
    • a restricted geographical area;
  • A content applications service of limited appeal or which is targeted to a special interest group and available through subscription by persons using equipment specifically designed for receiving the said service;
  • A content applications service where the content is remotely generated and distributed through a network service and displayed on a screen;
  • A content applications service for distance learning purpose; or
  • A content applications service linked or associated specifically to a sporting, cultural or other one-off event

2 Communications and Multimedia (Licencing) Regulations 2000 as amended.

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