Implementation status


ECC Decision of 24 March 2006 on Exemption from Individual Licensing of Low e.i.r.p. Satellite Terminals (LEST) operating within the frequency bands 10.70–12.75 GHz or 19.70–20.20 GHz space-to-Earth and 14.00–14.25 GHz or 29.50–30.00 GHz Earth-to-Space

Implementation Summary
Yes 34
Yes Partly 1
Committed 1
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 0
No 1
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
Belgium Committed 01-09-2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina No info
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009 Following the alignment of the legislation with the provisions of the Code, currently 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 LEST is permitted only if they operate with an ITU-registered satellite system. The use of LEST 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 Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in the NTFA. Issued general licence OD-88, OD-89
Cyprus Yes 29-05-2012
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 Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Regulations FICORA 4 on radio frequency regulation and FICORA 15 on collective frequencies for_x00D_ licence-exempt radio transmitters and on their use, see_x00D_
France Yes 19-05-2010 When under the control of an authorised satellite network
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009 Terminals are 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. The radio application is limited to the frequency band 14.00 - 14.25 GHz
Greece Yes 05-02-2016
Hungary Yes 26-02-2014 Decree No. 2/2013 (I.7.)NMHH on establishing the rules of use for frequency bands that may be used for civil purposes
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocation
Ireland Yes 01-09-2009 See National Legalisation S.I. 226 of 2020 See National Legalisation S.I. 295 of 2007 See National Legalisation S.I. 197 of 2005
Italy Yes 02-11-2015 Implemented by the decree of Ministry of the Economic Development of 27 May 2015 and published in the Italian Official Gazette No. 143 dated 23 June 2015
Latvia Yes 23-01-2014
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Order No. 1V-173 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 19 February 2008 on the amendment of Order No. 1V-27 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 13 March 2003 on Approval of the List of Frequencies (channels), which may be used without an individual authorization
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 Exemption from individual licensing is implemented in the relevant executive order
North Macedonia Yes 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 21-10-2010 Press release containing the Decision published (Spectru no 123, September/October 2009)
Romania Yes 04-10-2010 Included in the National Table of Frequency Allocations (
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 01-09-2009 NTFA
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by PTS Exemption Regulations
Switzerland Yes 01-01-2022 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 Yes 25-02-2013
Ukraine No 30-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes Partly 17-11-2021 Terminals in 14 - 14.25 GHz and 29.5 - 30 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