No. S 615
Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Act
(Chapter 323)
Radio-communication (Amendment) Regulations 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 131 of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Act, the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Communications, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Radio-communication (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st January 1999.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Radio-communication Regulations (Rg 3) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the definition of "licensee", the following definition:
“ “localised private network” means a private network that provides radio coverage of a confined or restricted area as specified by the Authority and that comprises at least 2 stations each operating generally at an effective radiated power of 5 watts or below;”;
(b)by deleting the word "range" in the fourth line of the definition of "Localised Radio-communication Station" and substituting the words "power limit";
(c)by inserting, immediately after the definition of "private network", the following definition:
“ “public mobile network” means any public network that enables radio-communications through the use of portable or mobile stations and may include any of the following telecommunication systems licensed under section 26 of the Act:
(a)a public cellular mobile telephone system;
(b)a public radio paging system;
(c)a public data system; or
(d)a public trunked radio system;”; and
(d)by deleting the full-stop at the end of the definition of "station" and substituting a semicolon, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following definition:
“ “wide-area private network” means a private network that provides radio coverage of a wide area as specified by the Authority and that comprises one or more stations operating generally at an effective radiated power of more than 5 watts.”.
New regulation 7A
3.  The principal Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 7, the following regulation:
Records
7A.—(1)  A licensee of a network shall keep an up-to-date record of the radio-communication equipment comprised in the network.
(2)  The record shall —
(a)contain such information;
(b)be kept in such form; and
(c)be submitted to the Authority at such intervals,
as the Authority may, from time to time, require.
(3)  The licensee shall, at all reasonable times, permit an authorised officer to inspect and make copies of any entry in the record.”.
Amendment of regulation 10
4.  Regulation 10 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting the words "or network" in the second line of paragraph (1) and substituting the words "other than a portable or mobile station";
(b)by deleting the words "or network" wherever they appear in the fourth line of paragraph (1); and
(c)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2), the following paragraph:
(3)  Any amendment to a licence for a change in the base or repeater station in the network may only be made if —
(a)the licensee has notified the Authority of the change;
(b)the base or repeater station has been inspected to the satisfaction of an authorised officer; and
(c)the Authority approves the change.”.
Amendment of regulation 23
5.  Regulation 23 (5) of the principal Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after the word "assigned", the words "as set out in Part III of the Second Schedule".
Amendment of regulation 24
6.  Regulation 24 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words "shall be the sum of the fees payable under Part I of the Second Schedule for each of the individual stations comprised in the network" and substituting the words "is set out in Part I of the Second Schedule".
Amendment of regulation 26
7.  Regulation 26 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph (1) and substituting the following sub-paragraphs:
(a)localised private network licence;
(b)wide-area private network licence; and
(c)public mobile network licence.”; and
(b)by deleting paragraph (4) and substituting the following paragraph:
(4)  The Authority may refuse to grant a localised private network licence or wide-area private network licence if it is satisfied that —
(a)the licensee failed to meet the minimum channel loading criteria set by the Authority from time to time for the network; or
(b)the radio-communication service that is, or is intended to be, provided by or through the network may be adequately provided by or through a public telecommunication system or by any other means.”.
Amendment of regulation 53A
8.  Regulation 53A (4) of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting the comma at the end of sub-paragraph (d) and substituting a semicolon, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub-paragraph:
(e)a public satellite mobile telephone or data system,”; and
(b)by deleting "(d)" in the penultimate line and substituting "(e)".
Amendment of regulation 58
9.  Regulation 58 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting "$200" in the last line and substituting "$1,000".
Deletion and substitution of First and Second Schedules
10.  The principal Regulations are amended by deleting the First and Second Schedules and substituting the following Schedules:
FIRST SCHEDULE
Regulation 4(1)
Equipment1 for Which No Station Licence Is Required for In-building or Localised On-site Operations
1  Other low power equipment that operate in frequency bands other than those listed, but which meet the output power limits specified for the same type of equipment are exempted from licensing as long as both the output power limits and the frequency bands are approved by the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore.
Equipment
Authorised Frequency Bands
Maximum Approved Field Strength (dB) (V/m) or power (mW)
1. CB Walkie Talkie Transceivers
26.96 — 27.28 MHz
500 mW ERP
2. Multi-channel Walkie Talkie Transceivers
477.000 — 477.250 MHz
500 mW ERP
3. Wireless Microphones
0.51 — 1.60 MHz
57 dB @ 3m
 
40.66 — 40.70 MHz
65 dB @ 10m
 
88.00 — 108.00 MHz
60 dB @ 10m
 
180.000 — 200.000 MHz
112 dB @ 10m
 
487.000 — 507.000 MHz
112 dB @ 10m
4. CB Band Radio Paging Systems
26.96 — 27.28 MHz
500 mW ERP
 
40.66 — 40.70 MHz
500 mW ERP
5. Induction Loop Communication Systems
0.016 — 0.150 MHz
100 dB @ 3m
6. VHF Radio Paging System
151.125 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
151.150 MHz
1000 mW ERP
7. Radio Detection and Alarm Systems
0.016 — 0.150 MHz
100 dB @ 3m
 
26.96 — 27.28 MHz
500 mW ERP
 
146.350 — 146.500 MHz
100 mW ERP
 
240.150 — 240.300 MHz
100 mW ERP
 
300.000 — 300.300 MHz
100 mW ERP
 
314.700 — 315.000 MHz
100 mW ERP
 
444.400 — 444.800 MHz
100 mW ERP
 
10.50 — 10.55 GHz
117dB @ 10m
(a) Car Theft Alarm Systems
 
 
(b) Burglar Alarm Systems
 
 
(c) Field Disturbance Sensing Devices
 
 
(d) Other Miscellaneous Radio Detection and Alarm Systems
 
 
8. Medical and Biological Telemetry Devices
40.500 — 41.000 MHz
0.01 mW ERP
 
454.000 — 454.500 MHz
2 mW ERP
9. Wireless Modem
72.080 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
72.200 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
72.400 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
72.600 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
158.275/162.875 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
158.325/162.925 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
453.7250/458.7250 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
453.7375/458.7375 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
453.7500/458.7500 MHz
1000 mW ERP
 
453.7625/458.7625 MHz
1000 mW ERP
10.Radio Telemetry Equipment
26.96 — 27.28 MHz
500 mW ERP
 
29.700 — 30.000 MHz
500 mW ERP
11. Remote Control Devices
26.96 — 27.28 MHz
500 mW ERP
 
40.66 — 40.70 MHz
500 mW ERP
(a) Garage Door Openers
 
 
(b) Cameras
 
 
(c) Toys, Robots
 
 
(d) Battery-operated Cars and Boats
 
 
(e) TV Receivers/ Radio Systems
 
 
(f) Other Miscellaneous Remote Control Devices
 
 
12. Cordless Telephones/Wireless PABX
1.605 — 1.800 MHz
94dB @ 3m
 
40.00 — 40.50 MHz
57dB @ 3m
 
46.50 — 47.00 MHz
90dB @ 3m
 
49.50 — 50.00 MHz
90dB @ 3m
 
864.10 — 868.10 MHz
10 mW ERP
 
1,880.00 — 1,918.10 MHz
250 mW EIRP
13. Wireless LAN/Low Power Devices
433.79 — 434.79 MHz
10 mW ERP
 
864.10 — 868.60 MHz
10 mW ERP
 
819.00 — 823.00 MHz
100 mW ERP
 
1,880.00 — 1,930.00 MHz
250 mW EIRP
 
2,445.00 — 2,483.50 MHz*
100 mW EIRP
*For in-building operations only.
 
5,725.00 — 5,875.00 MHz
100 mW EIRP
 
18,820 — 18,870 MHz
500 mW EIRP
 
19,160 — 19,210 MHz
500 mW EIRP
 
24,000 — 24,250 MHz
100 mW EIRP
14. Stand-alone GPS Receivers
1,575.420 MHz
 
15. Communication Receivers (excluding scanning devices) and Microwave Multipoint Distribution Systems (MMDS) Receivers
2505.250 MHz
 
 
2521.250 MHz
 
 
2537.250 MHz
 
 
2553.250 MHz
 
 
2569.250 MHz
 
 
2601.250 MHz
 
 
2617.250 MHz
 
 
2633.250 MHz
 
 
2649.250 MHz
 
 
2665.250 MHz.
 
SECOND SCHEDULE
Regulation 23
Part I
Fees for Station/network Licence
First column
Second column
Types of licences
Fee payable per annum
1. Ship Station
$50
2. Aircraft Station
$50
3. Amateur Station —
 
(a) General Class
$50
(b) Restricted Class
$25
4. Experimental Station
$50
5. Localised Radio-Communication Station —
 
(a) Remote Control Devices (aircraft models and cranes)
(i) $25 (Personal use)
 
(ii) $50 (Business use)
(b) Local Area Paging Devices Base Station
$50
(c) Wireless Microphones
(i) $25 (Personal use)
 
(ii) $50 (Business use)
(d) Transceivers (CB Walkie Talkies)
(i) $25 (Personal use)
 
(ii) $50 (Business use)
(e) Telemetry and/or Alarm Systems
$50
(f) Wireless Data/Voice Systems
(i) $50 for 50 stations or less
 
(ii) $100 for more than 50 stations
6. General Radio-communication Station —
 
(a) Base/Fixed Station
$100
(b) Mobile Station
$50
(c) Fixed Link/Relay Station
$100
(d) Radiodetermination Station
$50
(e) Coast Station
$100
(f) Aeronautical Station
$100
7. Satellite Communication Station —
 
(a) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
$100
(b) Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TT) Earth Station
$100
(c) Ground Earth Station
$100
(d) Portable Satellite Communication Terminal
$50
8. Localised Private Network —
 
(a) Portable/Mobile Station
$100 per network
(b) Base/Repeater Station
$100
9. Wide-area Private Network —
 
(a) Portable/Mobile Station
$500 per group of 50 stations or part thereof
(b) Base/Repeater Station
$100
10. Public Mobile Network —
 
(a) 300 Base Stations or less
$100 per station
(b) 301 to 500 Base Stations
$80 per station for all stations
(c) 501 to 700 Base Stations
$60 per station for all stations
(d) 701 Base Stations or more
$40 per station for all stations.
Part II
Application and Processing Fee for Use of A Frequency
First column
Second column
Category
Fee payable per frequency
1. Commonly Assigned Frequencies (for temporary or occasional use)
$100
2. All Other Frequencies —
 
(a) Bandwidth of 25 kHz or less
$290
(b) Bandwidth of more than 25 kHz but less than 500 kHz
$450
(c) Bandwidth of 500 kHz or more but less than 1 MHz
$1,350
(d) Bandwidth of 1 MHz or more but less than 20 MHz
$2,700
(e) Bandwidth of 20 MHz or more
$4,650
3. Satellite Downlink Frequencies
$750 per band.
Part III
Annual Fees for Use of Frequency
First column
Second column
Radio Frequency Spectrum
Fee payable per frequency per annum
1. Frequencies for Networks and Systems —
 
(a) Bandwidth of less than 1 MHz
$300 per 25 kHz of occupied bandwidth or part thereof
(b) Bandwidth of 1 MHz or more
(i) $12,000 for the first MHz of occupied bandwidth, and $300 per subsequent MHz of occupied bandwidth or part thereof, for an exclusive frequency
 
(ii) $3,500 for a shared frequency with bandwidth of below 20 MHz
 
(iii) $6,200 for a shared frequency with bandwidth of 20 MHz or above
2. Satellite Downlink Frequencies
$600 per band
3. Common Frequencies for In-building or On-site Wireless Systems —
ISM Band
Non ISM Band
(a) Bandwidth of 20 MHz or less
$ 50
$100
(b) Bandwidth of more than 20 MHz but not exceeding 50 MHz
$100
$200
(c) Bandwidth of more than 50 MHz
$150
$300
4. Block of Assigned Frequencies for Multi-channel Radio Communication Networks and Systems
$15.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 144/96; S 161/97]

Made this 16th day of December 1998.

CHIANG CHIE FOO
Chairman,
Telecommunication Authority
of Singapore.
[MINCOM TA.271.23.01.0.7; AG/LEG/SL/323/97/1 VOL. 1]