Cancel a spectrum licence — Manager

You can cancel a spectrum licence online in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF) provided you have the correct authority. You can do this using the online Form 10 — Notice of cancellation of spectrum licence.

When to cancel

As manager of your management right you are able to cancel unwanted licences as long as you have the required authorisation on the licence. 

Before cancelling your licence

You must have the correct role assigned to your logon. Only the roles stated in the conditions of the licence are authorised to cancel a spectrum licence. These are either:

  • Rightholder alone
  • Manager alone
  • Rightholder and Manager together
  • Rightholder or Manager.

You can find the spectrum licence authorities under the licence conditions in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF). As Manager you cannot cancel licences with Rightholder alone authorisation.

How to cancel your spectrum licence

  1. Logon to the RRF using your Manager username and password. Logon to the RRF(external link)
  2. Select Spectrum Forms > Cancel Spectrum Licence from the menu. This opens the Search Licence to Cancel screen.
  3. Choose an option to select:
    • [Search] to view all spectrum licences within your Management Rights, or
    • Enter the relevant licence number or other search criteria and select [Search].
  4. Click the radio button next to the licence number you want to cancel and [Select]. This will open the online Form 10 with the relevant options based on the licence's authorisations.
  5. Choose an option to select:
    • [Notify Rightholder] to send your request to the spectrum licence rightholder to approve the cancellation, or
    • [Submit Form 10] to send the form to the Registrar for cancellation and click OK. 
  6. Select [Back] to continue cancelling more licences or log out.
  7. We'll send you an email when the licence is cancelled.
    • If any fees are due for renewal by the rightholder, they will be cancelled and removed from their list of licences.
    • If an invoice exists for the fees, a credit note is created and emailed to the relevant party.

Note: A Form 10 Notice of cancellation of spectrum licence is not valid until registered in the RRF.

You need to submit a separate Form 10 for each spectrum licence you want to cancel.

You can't reactivate a spectrum licence once it's cancelled.