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Licence Standard Terms and Conditions


  1. License Duration and renewal

    The radio license shall be valid for a period of twelve months from the date of issue. The applicant shall apply for renewal at least thirty (30) days before date of expiry.

  2. License Revocation

    In accordance with the Electronic Communications Act, this radio license may be revoked by the Commission should the licensee cease to meet the provisions of any of these terms or conditions attached to the radio license, or cease to use the licensed equipment and/or spectrum for the purposes set out in the radio license.

  3. Withdrawal of Radio License

    The licensee shall within six months from the date of issue of the license commence operations in default of which the license shall lapse. The Authority may, subject to the provisions of the Electronic Communications Act, amend, suspend or withdraw the license.

  4. Frequencies

    The licensee shall not operate any radio equipment that causes undue interference to other existing radio services. The licensee shall provide services within the allocated frequency band.

  5. License Fee

    The licensee shall pay license fees as provided for in the Electronic Communications Act and the regulations issued there under.

  6. License Expiry

    The Licensee shall not use any of the frequencies allocated in the radio license upon expiry of the license. Any use of the frequencies after expiry is illegal.

  7. License Not Transferable

    The Licensee shall not transfer, cede, pledge, assign or otherwise dispose of, or encumber a license without the prior approval of the Commission.

  8. Operation of Radio station

    The Radio station shall be operated for the sole purpose of receiving and or transmitting messages and shall only communicate with such stations as authorized by the Commission. The mode, frequency, transmission power, location and Area of operation shall be as specified in the Table below.

    Table: Frequency Usage Schedule
    1 Assigned/Allotted Frequency
    2 Necessary Bandwidth
    3 Emission Type
    4 Modulation Scheme
    5 Channelling
    6 Radiated Power
    7 Selectivity
    8 Sensitivity
    9 Frequency Tolerance
    10 Spurious Radiation
    11 Type of Antenna
    12 Location Of Switching Centre
    13 Area Of Operation

  9. Interference

    The Licensee shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that its station and equipment do not interfere with the efficient operation of other licensed stations.

  10. Use of Frequencies

    The Licensee shall use the frequencies allocated or assigned to the licensee in a rational, efficient and economic manner.

  11. Exclusivity

    The allocation or assignment of the frequency or frequencies shall not be construed as conferring an exclusive right in respect of such frequency or frequencies.

  12. Approval for Erection of Stations

    The erection of radio station(s) shall –

    1. be subject to the approval of the Commission,
    2. be carried out in accordance with the Act and relevant Regulations and
    3. be subject to such further restrictions and conditions as other Laws currently in force in the Kingdom of Eswatini may impose.

  13. Sharing of Frequencies

    The Authority may require the licensee to share a frequency with another licensee, on such terms and conditions as may be specified by the Commission.

  14. Inspection

    In order to ensure compliance with the provisions of this ACT and the terms and conditions of any license or assignment, the Commission shall carryout inspections and may appoint such telecommunications Officers as may be necessary for that purpose.


One of the responsibilities of the Spectrum planning and management is the authorization of service providers for the use of national frequency spectrum in the Kingdom of Eswatini. This includes new licenses and renewal of licenses.

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