New radio programming licences available for application: two new frequencies in Helsinki
The free frequencies allocated for analogue FM radio broadcasting have been determined in FICORA Regulation 70C. In this round, the programming licences for FM radio broadcasting may be applied for 19 individual FM frequencies and three AM frequencies.
There are frequencies available throughout Finland. Major cities included in this round are Helsinki, Turku, Oulu and Vaasa. In the Greater Helsinki area, new frequencies could be allocated for operations subject to a licence after assessing the effect of the Information Society Code and, in particular, the rules regarding reservation periods of short-term radio licences.
Programming licences may be applied for either new radio operations or to complete the coverage of existing radio stations. The licences are valid until the end of 2019, unless the applicant requires for a shorter validity period. Deadline for the applications is 28 January 2016 at 16:15.
FICORA grants the licences if there are sufficient frequencies. If there are no sufficient frequencies for all applicants, the Government makes the decisions on such programming licences.
The granting of long-term programming licences was transferred from the Government to FICORA at the beginning of 2015 as the Information Society Code entered into force.
Henriikka Rosti, Legal Counsel, tel. +358 295 390 326
Suvi Juurakko-Lehikoinen, Head of Fixed Radiocommunication Networks, tel. +358 295 390 446
FICORA's email addresses are of the format email@example.com