Implementation status


ECC Decision of 6 July 2018 on the harmonised use, exemption from individual licensing and free circulation and use of Earth Stations In-Motion (ESIM) operating with NGSO FSS satellite systems in the frequency bands 10.7-12.75 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz latest updated 5 November 2021

Implementation Summary
Yes 13
Yes Partly 2
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 2
See remarks 0
No 1
No info 30
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 19-08-2020 BGBl. II Nr. 317/2019; EU Notification number 2019/0138/A
Azerbaijan No info
Belarus No info
Belgium No info
Bosnia and Herzegovina Under study 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. ESIM can be used on licence exempt basis. 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 No info
Czech Republic Yes 26-02-2020 VO-R/1/12.2018-8
Denmark Yes 01-01-2019
Estonia Yes 16-08-2021 Implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan"
Finland Yes 09-01-2019
France Yes 05-08-2021 Taken into account when licensing by Arcep
Georgia No info
Germany Under study 02-02-2021 Terminals are planned to 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.
Greece No info
Hungary No info
Iceland Yes 17-02-2020
Ireland No info
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 No 21-03-2019
Liechtenstein No info
Lithuania No info
Luxembourg No info
Malta No info
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro No info
Netherlands No info
North Macedonia No info
Norway No info
Poland No info
Portugal Yes 17-03-2021
Romania No info
Russian Federation 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 No info
Slovenia Yes 19-07-2018
Spain No info
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.
Turkey No info
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes Partly 26-11-2021 NGSO 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. Attention is drawn to section 6.4 of the Minutes of the 56th ECC Plenary Meeting (
Vatican City No info