URCA Publishes 2013 Fee Schedule

December 28, 2012, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) published its fee schedule for January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, revising the previous schedule published December 30, 2011.

The new schedule amends the URCA Application/Administration Fees, adding Studio Transmitter Link (STL) and Type Approval application/administration fees. The annual URCA fee for large operating license holders [greater than or equal to $0.5m annual relevant turnover], including individual and class operating licensees requiring registration will be 1.075% of annual relevant turnover in 2013, compared to the 1.22% fee for 2012.

The new schedule also adds annual spectrum fees for bandwidth opened in 2012, including 700 MHz, 11GHz, 12GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands.

A copy of the new schedule may be obtained via the below link.