Implementation status


ECC Decision of 17 October 2003 on the Exemption from Individual Licensing of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) operating in the frequency bands 14.25 - 14.50 GHz Earth-to-space and 10.70-11.70 GHz space-to-Earth. Amended on 8 March 2019.

Implementation Summary
Yes 30
Yes Partly 1
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 0
No 8
No info 9
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania Yes 04-10-2010 Implemented through reference in the National Frequency Allocation Table, Government Decision Nr.479, Dt. 06.05.2009
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented with the Frequency Utilisation Ordinance
Azerbaijan No info
Belarus No 20-12-2012
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009 Royal Decree of 16/04/1998
Bosnia and Herzegovina No info
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the Regulation on performance of electronic communications by means of radio equipment using radiofrequency spectrum which is not individually assigned
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in the NTFA. Issued general licence OD-94
Cyprus Yes 01-09-2009 Adopted 30.04.04 by a Ministerial Order (P.I.355/2004). No further authorisation required for conformant transmitters/stations
Czech Republic Yes 26-02-2020 VO-R/1/12.2018-8
Denmark Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the national table of frequency allocations and executive order (at present No 758 of 1 June 2015)
Estonia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment exempted from frequency authorisation"
Finland No 24-10-2012 Because of the Fixed Service usage in the neighbouring countries, Finland cannot implement the decision until co-ordination issues between Finland and neighbouring countries are solved
France Yes 23-01-2014 Taken into account when licensing by Arcep
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009
Greece Yes 05-02-2016
Hungary Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Decree No. 7/2011 (X.6.)NMHH on the establishment of the rules relating to the use of frequency bands for uncoordinated VSATs with the following parameters: - antenna diameter: max 2.4 m - antenna gain: max 52 dBi - e.i.r.p. Spectral density: max 57 dBW/40 kHz
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Electronic Communications Act no. 81/2003, art. 62, and reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocation
Ireland Yes 04-03-2014 VSATs permitted subject to individual licencing
Italy No 21-10-2019 This decision has not been implemented due to the presence of lot of fixed links in the frequency band 14.25-14.50 GHz
Latvia Yes 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Yes Partly 26-06-2012 For 10.7-11.7 GHz band (space-to-Earth) only
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta Yes 12-01-2016
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 26-10-2010
Netherlands Yes 01-09-2009
North Macedonia No 01-06-2012
Norway Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through regulations concerning general authorisations for the use of radio frequencies
Poland Yes 18-07-2018
Portugal Yes 05-03-2014 Publication underway
Romania No 04-10-2010
Russian Federation No info
San Marino No info
Serbia No 27-09-2010
Slovak Republic Yes 01-09-2009
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 2014/53/EU (RED)
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by PTS Licence Exemption Regulations
Switzerland Yes 01-09-2009 The exemption from the individual licensing requirement only applies subject to a valid operator's license for the Swiss territory which includes the use of individual customers terminals
Turkey Yes 15-04-2013
Ukraine No 30-03-2011
United Kingdom No 17-11-2021 UK has point to point fixed links in the band 14.25-14.50 GHz
Vatican City No info