There are four classes of telecommunications licence in Jersey:
- a Class I licence is for those telecoms operators that have no discernible impact on the competitive market;
- a Class II licence is for those applicants without Significant Market Power (SMP);
- a Class III licence is for those applicants with SMP; and
- a General Class licence is for cases where there is a need for a licence but where, in the opinion of the JCRA, a formal application is too rigorous for the requirement. There is no need for an application or for notification to be made, but the licensee is required to know the limitations and responsibilities of the General Class licence.
For those wishing to apply for a fixed telecommunications licence in Guernsey, OUR document 02/09R sets out the procedures for applying for a licence to provide telecommunications services or to establish, operate and maintain a telecommunications network in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It briefly outlines those services that require a licence and provides references to more detailed information documents to assist interested parties in considering whether or not they require a licence.