ComReg publishes latest temporary spectrum management measures decision

17 Mar 2022

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has published a decision confirming it will extend its COVID-19 temporary licensing framework for what it intends to be a final time. Having earlier this month set out its proposals for a further temporary licensing framework beyond 1 April 2022, it said at the time it saw a need to provide current licensees ‘a reasonable period of time to manage an orderly transition … away from the use of COVID-19 temporary spectrum rights’.

Having received submissions from eir, Three Ireland, Virgin Media Ireland and Vodafone Ireland in response to its consultation on the plans, it said that having now considered these it was of the opinion that it was indeed appropriate to implement a further temporary licensing framework for frequencies in the 700MHz and 2100MHz bands for a period of up to six months from 1 April 2022.