What a PTS licence is for
A PTS licence lets you operate one or more stations to provide a public mobile telecommunications service (PMTS).
The station communicates with individual devices in a particular area.
- from a central office to staff working in mines
- from a main machine to other machines
A PTS licence is an assigned licence.
The Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 defines PTS licences.
Options for PTS licences
You can apply for a class B PTS licence.
We no longer give class A or class C licences.
Class B licence
A class B licence lets you operate a land station in these paired frequency ranges:
- 825 to 845 / 870 to 890 MHz
- 890 to 915 / 935 to 960 MHz
- 1710 to 1785 / 1805 to 1880 MHz
- 1920 to 1980 / 2110 to 2170 MHz
The cellular mobile telecom devices class licence sets the rules for hand-held devices that connect to the land station.
When you have a PTS licence, you must follow the conditions of your licence.
- conditions of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act)
- Licence Condition (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015
- Licence Conditions (PTS Licence) Determination 2013
- other conditions that apply to you under ‘special conditions’
These conditions help you communicate safely and without interference.
We will include information you should be aware of under the heading 'advisory notes'.
We do not give call signs for PTS licences.
Apply for a PTS licence
To apply for a PTS licence you should contact an accredited person.
- coordinate a station
- register the station with us
- assign frequencies
- help you register devices on specific frequencies
Transfer a PTS licence
You can apply to: