Isle of Man

Geographic Region (ITU/UN)

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The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann, is a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The jurisdiction is not part of the United Kingdom, although defence and most foreign relations are handled by the British Government.

Mann are not a member of the ITU however are a dependency of the UK who are. As such the region follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-1. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the UK Office of Communications - Ofcom, and the Communications Commission is charged with regulating the territory's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.

The UK Wireless Telegraphy Act (of Parliament) 2006 is extended to the Isle of Man by Statutory Instrument. Ofcom is therefore responsible for the licensing of radio spectrum in the Isle of Man under that legislation. The Oaseirys Çhellinsh Communication Commission works in close consultation with Ofcom to ensure that the differences between UK and Isle of Man Government policies are considered.