The application fee to apply to run a Restricted Service Licence has doubled from ?200 to ?400, with the daily charge being reduced slightly. This will make the overall cost of running an RSL lower, if the full 28 days is used. Organisations running an RSL for a just a few days will end up paying more.
Also, Ofcom have published a list of RSL stations which have applied for a licence during the holy month of Ramadan 2005.
The window for submitting Restricted Service Licence applications closed on 19 November last year. At this point, 82 applications were received. Licence award decisions in respect of applications where multiple applications have been received for the same area, are unlikely to be assessed until springtime 2005.
A list of licence applicants is available by clicking here.