Implementation status


ECC Decision of 18 March 2005 on the use of the band 27.5-29.5 GHz by the Fixed Service and uncoordinated Earth stations of the Fixed-Satellite Service (Earth-to-space). Amended on 8 March 2013 and amended on 8 March 2019.

Implementation Summary
Yes 29
Yes Partly 6
Committed 1
Planned 1
Under study 1
See remarks 1
No 1
No info 8
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 Partly 13-03-2013 In Austria the decision can only be implemented partly. The frequency band 28.8365-28.9485 GHz is designated to FS and currently licensed to Mobile Operators. After the termination of the valid licences (according to decides 2) and depending on the future need in the Mobile backhaul market, Austria will decide on the future application of the band 28.8365-28.9485 GHz for FS or FSS, taking into account the most beneficial usage
Azerbaijan No info
Belarus See remarks 20-12-2012 FSS Earth stations: NO Fixed links: YES
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes Partly 01-06-2012
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009 Technical requirements for the operation of the electronic communications networks and the relevant equipments in fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite services and Technical requirements for the operation of the electronic communications networks and relevant equipment in fixed-satelite and mobile-satellite services
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in the NTFA
Cyprus Yes 29-05-2012
Czech Republic Yes 27-10-2015 Plan of Radio Spectrum Utilisation, Part No. PV-P/11/07.2015-5
Denmark Yes 01-07-2017
Estonia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan" and in "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment under frequency authorisation"
Finland Yes Partly 26-02-2014 Implemented by Regulation FICORA 4 on radio frequency_x00D_ regulation, see_x00D_
France Yes 01-09-2009
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009
Greece Yes 29-05-2012
Hungary Committed 26-02-2014 Planned in 2014. Version of 18 March 2005 implemented. National Table of Frequency Allocations, which was published by Decree No. 15/2012 (XII.29.)NMHH, national footnotes H194A, H206 of the National Table of Frequency Allocations, and Decree No. 2/2013 (I.7.)NMHH on establishing the rules of use for frequency bands that may be used for civil purposes Note: In the frequency band 28.8365-28.9485 GHz no FS systems are licensed
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocation
Ireland Yes 04-03-2014
Italy Yes 10-06-2011 Implemented by the decree of Ministry of the Economic Development of 13 November 2008 and published in the Italian Official Gazette No. 273 dated 21 November 2008
Latvia Yes 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Yes Partly 26-06-2012 FSS Earth stations - No<br> Fixed links - Yes<br> Lithuania has already implemented ECC/DEC/(05)01 partly by designating relevant bands for FS. Because 27.5-29.5 GHz band is still extensively used by radio relay links and we do not observe solid demand for FSS services in Lithuania, after amendment of the mentioned decision we stand with the same position and meanwhile restrain from setting additional restrictions for terrestrial stations
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta Yes 31-05-2012
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 09-11-2011
Netherlands Yes 01-09-2009
North Macedonia Yes 01-09-2009
Norway Yes 05-03-2014 Partly implemented except decide 2 and parts of decide 4
Poland Yes 18-07-2018
Portugal Yes 21-10-2010 Press release containing the Decision published (Spectru no 123, September/October 2009). Adoption of the amended version dated 3 March 2013 underway
Romania Yes 04-10-2010 Included in the National Table of Frequency Allocations (
Russian Federation No info
San Marino No info
Serbia No 27-09-2010
Slovak Republic Yes 10-07-2012
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 NTFA
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes Partly 19-12-2019 Implemented by the National Frequency Allocation Table except that 27.8285-27.9405 GHz are designated for FSS. The deployment of FS stations and uncoordinated FSS earth stations are not license exempted. Free circulation (carriage) de facto implemented by EU RE Directive.
Switzerland Planned 07-06-2019
Turkey Yes 31-05-2012 Fixed links under study
Ukraine Under study 30-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes Partly 03-01-2019 27.5 – 27.8185 GHz, 28.4545 – 28.8265 GHz and 29.4625 – 30 GHz is available for the use of uncoordinated FSS earth stations (decides 1 refers) in accordance with UK Regulation: Remaining parts of the band, including 28.8365-28.9485 GHz, have been made available to operators in a manner where they are able to decide on the most suitable service usage, in accordance with the terms of their licence
Vatican City No info