It should be noted that there are often other authorizations that are required in parallel with the spectrum authorization. In the case of telecommunication carriers, often telecom licensing is required (see the Module 3. Authorization of Telecommunication/ICT Services). The licensing of such telecom facilities can involve radio and non-radio based facilities, the former being subject to spectrum authorization as well as telecom licensing. In some countries, such licensing of telecom carriers is performed by the same regulatory body which regulates the use of spectrum whereas in other countries, telecom licensing is carried out by a separate regulatory authority. Similarly, in the case of broadcasting, often a broadcasting licence separate from a spectrum authorization is required. Again, in some countries it is the same regulatory body that issues broadcasting licences as issues spectrum authorizations whereas in other jurisdictions, it is a different regulatory body. In some countries, the regulation of spectrum, telecommunications and broadcasting is all carried out by a single regulatory body.
In addition to these authorizations, there are often additional authorizations required for a radiocommunication facility. For example, if an associated antenna structure is above a certain height and/or within a certain distance of an airport, painting and lighting requirements may enter into play. These requirements are usually set out by the government authority responsible for air navigation safety. Another type of authorization that may be required in some countries is what is often referred to as local planning permission. The siting of antennas may be subject to local land use policies and authorizations confirming conformity with such policies may be required.
The following references give examples of regulators in selected jurisdictions who are responsible for multiple service authorizations (television, radio, telecommunications), singular authorizations, and regulations concerning deployment of infrastructure (antenna in municipalities).
Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.
The CRTC is an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
The Nepal Telecommunications Authority is responsible for The National Broadcasting Regulation, 2052 (1995) and the licensing of broadcast facilities.