Under the Telecommunications Act 1984 (of Tynwald), licences are required to run telecommunications systems on the Isle of Man. The types of systems and services to be provided are then authorised as a condition of the licence.
The Authority can also grant licences under the Broadcasting Act (of Tynwald) to provide programme services in a manner which it considers best ensures that high quality and varied programming is available on-Island. When determining whether to grant a licence, the Authority must consider certain criteria. These include the ability for an applicant to sustain the service, the extent to which the proposed service meets the demand of Island residents or whether this demand can be met by other means and whether the proposed service would affect the ability of any existing services to operate.
In addition, licences are issued under the Radio Mast Regulation Act 1988 which requires a licence to erect or replace a radio mast or antenna, install or replace any antenna on a radio mast, or use any radio mast or antenna for the purpose of transmitting or receiving radio waves. However, domestic or hobby use, such as amateur radio or general TV reception, is exempt from licensing.
To view copies of the licences and any relevant modification which have been made, please select the licensee you wish to view details for on the right hand side.