Implementation status


ECC/DEC/(18)04 of 6 July 2018 on the harmonised use, exemption from individual licensing and free circulation and use of land based Earth Stations In-Motion (ESIM) operating with GSO FSS satellite systems in the frequency bands 10.7-12.75 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz latest updated on 18 November 2022

Implementation Summary
Yes 23
Yes Partly 2
Committed 1
Planned 0
Under study 1
See remarks 0
No 1
No info 18
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra No info
Austria No info
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 05-05-2023
Bosnia and Herzegovina No 07-01-2020
Bulgaria Yes 05-11-2021 Implemented by Rules for free use of radio frequency spectrum, published in the Bulgarian Official Gazette No. 92 of November 5, 2021. The use of ESIM is permitted only if they operate with an ITU-registered satellite system. The use of ESIM operating under the control of satellite systems that are not registered in the ITU is allowed only when in the process of international coordination Bulgaria has not expressed disagreement with the use of these systems or has given its consent.
Croatia No info
Cyprus Yes 25-01-2022
Czech Republic Yes 26-02-2020 General Authorisation VO-R/1/6.2022-6
Denmark Yes 01-01-2019
Estonia Yes 16-08-2021 Implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan"
Finland Under study 09-01-2019
France Yes 05-08-2021 Taken into account when licensing by Arcep
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 22-10-2021 Terminals are planned to be exempted from individual licensing but the operation is allowed only under the control of a satellite network, which needs to be authorised by the NRA. Specific conditions may apply in Germany.
Greece No info
Hungary Yes 09-03-2023 Decree No. 7/2015 (XI.13.)NMHH on the national frequency allocation and the rules of using frequency bands
Iceland Yes 17-02-2020
Ireland Yes 02-11-2022 See National Legalisation S.I. 226 of 2020
Italy Yes 21-10-2019 implemented by the decree of Ministry of the Economic Development of 5 October 2018 and published in the Italian Official Gazette No. 244 dated 19 October 2018
Latvia Yes 21-03-2019
Liechtenstein No info
Lithuania No info
Luxembourg Yes 19-12-2022 Through references in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations.
Malta Yes 22-07-2022 Implemented through Decision No. MCA/D/22-4662.
Moldova Yes 16-11-2023
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 21-03-2023 Implemented through reference in the National Frequency Allocation Table and in the Rulebook on radio-frequencies and the condition under they can be used without individual authorisation
Netherlands Committed 10-02-2022
North Macedonia Yes 13-03-2023
Norway No info
Poland No info
Portugal No info
Romania No info
San Marino No info
Serbia Yes 03-07-2020 Implementation per 3 July 2020 through reference in the national table of frequency allocations
Slovak Republic Yes 22-11-2023
Slovenia Yes 19-07-2018
Spain Yes 01-06-2022
Sweden Yes Partly 22-04-2021 Implemented by PTS license exemption regulations. Some deviations relate to max e.i.r.p. and operations in the vicinity of airfields. Designation implemented by the Swedish national frequency allocation table
Switzerland Yes 01-01-2020 Terminals are license exempt on the condition that the terminals are under the control of a network for which a valid spectrum license for the Swiss territory is required.
Türkiye No info
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes Partly 26-11-2021 GSO land ESIMs terminals in 14 - 14.25 GHz are authorised under an Earth Station Network licence where individual licensing of terminals is required only in a few number of cases.
Vatican City No info