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Notes:
1.

Below is a list of the Groups which the various licences / registrations are categorised into.

2.

If you are able to identify the Group of the licence(s) / registration(s) which you are applying for, please click on the Group and it will direct you to the list of licences / registrations under the selected Group. You can also browse through the list to select the licence / registration you require.

3.

To apply for licence(s) / registration(s), you can add the specific licence(s) / registration(s) to the Online Cart and then click the 'Proceed' button.

4.

Alternatively, you can download the required form(s) by clicking on the respective links, save the form(s) and submit to IDA after the completion of all necessary details.

 
 

Types of IDA Licence / Equipment Registration
CABLE DETECTION GROUP Top
Cable Detection Licence
  This licence is issued to a person who is required to carry out detection of underground telecommunication cables prior to any earthwork.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 7 working days
   

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DEALER / EXPRESS LETTER LICENCE GROUP Top
Express Letter Service
  This licence is issued to provide express letter services (within the day delivery).
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Telecommunication Dealer's Class Licence
  For the manufacture, import, hire, sale, offer or possession for sale of any type approved telecommunication equipment or equipment that is under the General Approval Scheme.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Telecommunication Dealer's Individual Licence
  For the manufacture, import, hire, sale, offer or possession for sale of any type approved telecommunication equipment or equipment that is under the General Approval Scheme and includes the manufacture, import and sale of non-type approved equipment for the sole purpose of re-export.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
FBO LICENCE GROUP Top
Facilities-Based Operator Licence (Generic)
  Please click here to view the FBO guidelines.
Please click here to view the FBO licences issued.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111827
OTHER LICENCE Top
Accreditation Of Certification Authority
  The Certification Authority accreditation is issued to applicants to operate and provide digital certificate management services. This is a voluntary licensing scheme aims to promote high standards of integrity, security and service level for accredited Certification Authorities.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111948
Licence For In-Building Terrestrial Telecom System
  For laying in-building cables in telecommunication riser ducts, or providing telecommunication services to tenants, or cable access services to other providers.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111958
Market Trial
  Market trials are trials in which telecommunication operators charge participants (who may be members of the public) for the use of the telecommunication systems and services on trial. Such trials may be conducted for the purpose of equipment testing, R&D or to assess the commercial potential of a new technology, service or product that is not commercially deployed or offered in Singapore.
   
Phone No.
(65) 621110120
Market Trial With Use Of Frequency
  Market trials are trials in which telecommunication operators may charge participants (who may be members of the public) for the use of the telecommunication systems and services on trial. Such trials may be conducted for the purpose of equipment testing, R&D or to assess the commercial potential of a new technology, service or product that is not commercially deployed or offered in Singapore. This licence is required by any telecommunication operator who wishes to conduct a market trial which requires the use of radio frequency(s).
   
Phone No.
(65) 62110888
Postal Service Operator Licence
  Please click here to view the PSO guidelines.
Please click here to view the PSO licences issued.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62110336
Registration Of Accounting Authority
  Companies can register with IDA for providing services for settlement of ship radio traffic charges for Singapore registered ships.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111734
Satellite Downlink Licence For Broadcasting
  For providing and operating a satellite downlink facility for receiving of audio, video and data broadcasting signals.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111958
VSAT Licence For Corporate Communications
  For self provisioning of VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) networks and links for own use. A satellite communications station licence is also required for the physical operations of the VSAT.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 21 working days
   

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RADIO LICENSING GROUP Top
Aircraft Station Licence
  The Aircraft Station Licence is issued for the operation of radio-communication equipment installed on-board commercial or privately owned aircraft registered in Singapore.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Amateur Station (General Class) Licence
  The Amateur Station Licence is issued to qualified or approved persons interested in the operation of radio-communication equipment solely for pleasure and for furthering radio-communication techniques and not for financial gain.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Amateur Station (Restricted Class) Licence
  The Amateur Station Licence is issued to qualified or approved persons interested in the operation of radio-communication equipment solely for pleasure and for furthering radio-communication techniques and not for financial gain.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Exhibition Of Telecom Equipment (Frequency)
  This permit is issued to exhibitors for the display of telecommunication equipment and conduct of live demonstration at Exhibitions and Trade Shows.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 14 working days
   

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Exhibition Of Telecom Equipment (Without Frequency)
  This permit is issued to exhibitors for the static display of telecommunication equipment at Exhibitions and Trade Shows.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 7 working days
   

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Experimental Station Licence
  The Experimental Station Licence is issued to educational institutions, training establishments or researchers who wish to conduct research, experiments or development activities in radio-communication. The Licence is also granted to licensed equipment dealers, manufacturers or importers for similar objectives of testing, demonstrating or conducting research and development.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Fixed Wireless (Spectrum) Network Licence
  The Fixed Wireless (Spectrum) Network Licence is issued to users who are granted a spectrum rights for the operation of a wireless links network.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Fixed Wireless Network Licence
  The Fixed Wireless Network Licence is issued to users for the operation of a wireless links network.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com (Spectrum) Station (Base Or Fixed Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com (Spectrum) Station Licence (Base Or Fixed Station) is issued to applicants who are granted spectrum rights for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com (Spectrum) Station (Fixed Link Or Relay Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com (Spectrum) Station Licence (Fixed Link Or Relay Station) is issued to applicants who are granted spectrum rights for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com (Spectrum) Station (Mobile Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com (Spectrum) Station Licence (Mobile Station) is issued to applicants who are granted spectrum rights for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Aeronautical Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Aeronautical Station) is issued to applicants for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Base Or Fixed Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Base Or Fixed Station) - Broadcast Station is issued to Broadcasters to provide broadcasting services in Singapore.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Base Or Fixed Station) Licence - Free Space Optics(FSO)
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Base Or Fixed Station) - (FSO) is issued to applicants for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Coast Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Coast Station) is issued to applicants for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Fixed Link Or Relay Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Fixed Link Or Relay Station) is issued to applicants for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Mobile Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Mobile Station) is issued to applicants for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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General Radio-Com Station (Radiodetermination Station) Licence
  The General Radio-com Station Licence (Radiodetermination Station) is issued to applicants for the purpose of enabling them to transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of radio-communication.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Inspection Agent
  The licensed dealers who are dealing in radio-communication equipment can register with IDA to conduct inspection of the mobile/portable stations on behalf of IDA for the licensees who have been granted licences by IDA to operate the stations. The Inspection Agents are required to submit the test reports to IDA for updating purposes.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111959
Localised Private Network (Multi-Channel Radio-Com Networks And Systems) Licence
  The Localised Private Network (Multi-Channel Radio-Com Networks And Systems) is issued to users with fewer portables (minimum 2 units) to operate a multi-channel radio-communication network on share-used basis.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Localised Private Network Licence
  The Localised Private Network Licence is issued to users of walkie talkies with minimum of 5 units and the output power capped at 0.5 watts erp for localised operation.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Localised Radio-Com Station (Local Area Paging Devices Base Station) Licence
  The Localised Radio-com Station Licence (Local Area Paging Devices Base Station) is issued to applicants for the operation of localised radio paging system.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Localised Radio-Com Station (Remote Control Devices) Licence
  The Localised Radio-com Station Licence (Remote Control Devices) is issued to applicants for the operation of remote controlled devices such as model aeroplanes.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Localised Radio-Com Station (Telemetry Or Alarm Systems Or Both) Licence
  The Localised Radio-com Station Licence (Telemetry Or Alarm Systems Or Both) is issued to applicants for the operation of telemetry or alarm systems or both.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Localised Radio-Com Station (Transceivers) (CB Walkie Talkies) Licence
  The Localised Radio-com Station Licence (Transceivers) (CB Walkie Talkies) is issued to applicants for the operation of citizen band walkie talkies.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Localised Radio-Com Station (Wireless Data Or Voice Systems) Licence
  The Localised Radio-com Station Licence (Wireless Data Or Voice Systems) is issued to applicants for the operation of wireless data or voice systems (e.g. Wireless LAN).
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Localised Radio-Com Station (Wireless Microphones) Licence
  The Localised Radio-com Station Licence (Wireless Microphone) is issued to applicants for the operation of wireless microphones.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Public Mobile (Spectrum) Network Licence
  The Public Mobile (Spectrum) Network Licence is issued to Public Telecommunication Licensees to provide telecommunication services by means of radio-communication to the general public.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Public Mobile Network Licence
  The Public Mobile Network Licence is issued to Public Telecommunication Licensees to provide telecommunication services by means of radio-communication to the general public.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Satellite Communication Station (Earth Station) Licence
  The Satellite Communication Station (Earth Station) Licence is granted to users to operate stations for the purpose of transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of satellite communication.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Satellite Communication Station (Portable Satellite Communication Terminal) Licence
  The Satellite Communication Station (Portable Satellite Communication Terminal) Licence is granted to users to operate stations for the purpose of transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of satellite communication.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Satellite Communication Station (Very Small Aperture Terminal [VSAT]) Licence
  The Satellite Communication Station (VSAT) Licence is granted to users to operate stations for the purpose of transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of satellite communication.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Satellite Communication Station [Tracking, Telemetry And Command (TT&C) Earth Station] Licence
  The Satellite Communication Station (TT&C) Licence is granted to users to operate stations for the purpose of transmit, receive or transmit and receive messages by means of satellite communication.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Ship Station Licence
  The Ship Station Licence is issued for the operation of the radio-communication equipment installed on-board ships registered in Singapore.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 7 working days
   

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Special Purpose Station Licence
  The Special Purpose Station Licence is issued for the installation and operation of any special purpose stations. "Special Purpose Station" is a station not otherwise defined in the Regulations that is established exclusively for such purpose.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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Technical Trial With Use Of Frequency
  This licence is required by anyone who wishes to conduct any technical trial on any telecommunication service, system and/or network, which requires the use of radio frequency(s). Licensees who are already licensed to provide such telecommunication systems or services need not apply for conduct of technical trial.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 14 working days
   

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Technical Trial Without Use Of Frequency
  This licence is required by anyone who wishes to conduct any technical trial on any telecommunication service, system and/or network. Licensees who are already licensed to provide such telecommunication systems or services need not apply for conduct of technical trial.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 14 working days
   

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Temporary Use Of Frequency
  For temporary use of radio frequencies for the purpose of exhibition, demonstration or testing of telecommunication equipment.
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 14 working days
   

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Wide-Area Private (Spectrum) Network Licence
  The Wide-Area Private (Spectrum) Network Licence is issued to users of radio-communication networks (comprises base/fixed/repeater stations and mobile/portables) for island-wide operation.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Wide-Area Private Network Licence
  The Wide-Area Private Network Licence is issued to users of radio-communication networks (comprises base/fixed/repeater stations and mobile/portables) for island-wide operation.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
RADIO OPERATOR GROUP Top
General Operator Certificate
  The General Operator's Certificate of Competency is granted to qualified person for the purpose of operating the radio-communication services of a licensed ship station equipped with radio-communication apparatus using frequencies and techniques prescribed in the ITU Radio Regulations for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. The holder of a General Operator's Certificate of Competency is allowed to operate the ship station in all sea areas.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111734
Restricted Operator Certificate
  The Restricted Operator's Certificate of Competency is granted to qualified person for the purpose of operating the radio-communication services of a licensed ship station equipped with radio-communication apparatus using frequencies and techniques prescribed in the ITU Radio Regulations for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. The holder of a Restricted Operator's Certificate of Competency is allowed to operate the ship station in sea area A1.
   
Phone No.
(65) 62111734
SBO (CLASS) LICENCE Top
SBO (Class) Licence
  For leasing telecommunication network elements from any Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) licensed by the Infocomm Authority of Singapore(IDA) so as to provide their own telecommunication services or to resell the telecommunication services of FBOs or Services-Based Operators (SBOs) to third parties.
   

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Business.gov.sg
SBO (INDIVIDUAL) LICENCE Top
SBO (Individual) Licence
  For leasing telecommunication network elements from any Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) licensed by the Infocomm Authority of Singapore(IDA) so as to provide their own telecommunication services or to resell the telecommunication services of FBOs or Services-Based Operators (SBOs) to third parties.
Please click here to view the SBO (Individual) licence template.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
WIRING LICENCE GROUP Top
Wiring Contractor (Class) Licence
  This registration under a Class licence is to be made for business/company to arrange, perform or carry out internal telecommunication wiring works for others.
   

Apply at
Business.gov.sg
Wiring Installer Licence
  This licence is issued to a person who carries out internal telecommunication wiring works (e.g within an office or home)
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 7 working days
   

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EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION Top
Equipment Registration For Complex Multi-Line Equipment Or SRD/LPD
  ESER Scheme - For equipment suppliers who wish to register complex multi-line equipment or the Short Range/Low Power Devices (SRD/LPD) or DVB-T2 Integrated Receiver Decoders
Please click here to download the Guide, and Q&A
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 1 working days
   

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Equipment Registration For Self-Declaration
  SER Scheme - For equipment suppliers who wish to register LTE/3G/GSM/GMPCS Mobile Phones, or ADSL Modem & Cable Modem.
Please click here to download the Guide, and Q&A
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 3 working days
   

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Telecommunication Equipment Registration / Application For Confirmation Of Conformity
  GER Scheme - For equipment suppliers who wish to register telecommunication equipment; or
COFC - For equipment suppliers who wish to apply for a Confirmation of Conformity for telecommunication equipment under which no approval for sale is required (exempted equipment)
Please click here to download the Guide, and Q&A
  Estimated Processing Time if applied online here: 10 working days
   

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