Rightholder and manager roles explained

Holders of spectrum licences and management rights are known as rightholders and managers respectively.

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About these roles

Rightholders and managers have certain responsibilities as specified in the Radiocommunications Act 1989.

Radiocommunications Act 1989(external link)

Rightholder

If you are a holder of a spectrum licence, then you are considered to be a rightholder.

An individual person who holds a spectrum licence is automatically assigned the rightholder role in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).

An organisation that holds a spectrum licence may have one or more users that are authorised to be a rightholder.

Manager

If you are a holder of a management right, then you are considered to be a manager.

An individual person who holds a management right is automatically assigned the manager role in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).

An organisation that holds a management right may have one or more authorised persons to logon and transact for that organisation in the RRF. One or more of those authorised persons could be a manager.

How these roles are assigned in the RRF

Individual person

You don't need to do anything. The rightholder or manager role is automatically assigned to you if you have one or more spectrum licences or management rights.

Organisation

Your organisation can have one or more persons with a user logon to your client record in the RRF. One or more of these users can be assigned either a rightholder or manager role. A person who is authorised to act on behalf of your organisation must first give permission for these roles to be assigned to an individual user on your client in the RRF.

Permission can be emailed to RSM Licensing – all we need is the client number, the username and the role you want to be assigned to the user.