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Fixed radio link devices

This general user radio licence notice covers the operation of fixed link radio transmitting equipment, including those known as U-NII devices, using digital modulation techniques to typically provide high data rate fixed point-to-point communications for individuals, businesses and institutions. Point-to-multipoint systems, omni-directional applications, and multiple co-located devices transmitting the same information are not permitted under this licence.

View the General User Radio Licence for Fixed Radio Link Devices Notice 2015.


Additional information regarding the exclusion of Point-to-Multipoint systems from the general user radio licence for fixed radio link devices

For networks involving more than one individual client transmitter communicating with a central access point transceiver, the following principles apply:

  1. As the central access point is providing a point-to-multipoint service, it is not covered by this licence, but instead by the General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices. Please ensure that the central access point complies with the conditions specified in that licence, including frequency, designated use and the mean power, power density and e.i.r.p. limits prescribed.

  2. As each client station is receiving from and transmitting to the one station (the central access point) the client station is essentially employing a point-to-point service and so, in the frequency range 5.725 GHz to 5.850 GHz is allowed the higher power limit of up to 1 Watt peak transmitter power, with up to 200 Watts (e.i.r.p.) peak radiated power. Note that there is a peak power spectral density limitation of less than 17 dBm in any 1 MHz bandwidth. Client equipment on other frequencies covered by the Short Range Device GURL are limited in the same manner as the central access point. 


Last updated 14 May 2018