Implementation status

ECC/DEC/(06)03

ECC Decision of 24 March 2006 on Exemption from Individual Licensing of High e.i.r.p. Satellite Terminals (HEST) with e.i.r.p. above 34 dBW 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. Amended on 8 March 2019.

Implementation Summary
Yes 35
Yes Partly 1
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 1
See remarks 0
No 2
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 19-01-2011
Azerbaijan No info
Belarus No 20-12-2012
Belgium Under study 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 HEST is permitted only if they operate with an ITU-registered satellite system. The use of HEST 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-90, OD-91
Cyprus Yes 29-05-2012
Czech Republic Yes 26-02-2020 VO-R/1/12.2018-8 Maximum e.i.r.p. 60 dBW
Denmark Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the national table of frequency allocations and executive order (at present No No 758 of 1 June 2015). Maximum e.i.r.p. 60 dBW
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". Maximum e.i.r.p. 60 dBW
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_ https://www.viestintavirasto.fi/en/steeringandsupervision/legislation/regulations.html_x00D_ The licence exemption is limited to transmitters in the bands_x00D_ 14.00 - 14.25 GHz and 29.5 - 30 GHz with a maximum e.i.r.p._x00D_ of 50 dBW
France Yes 23-01-2014 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 with a maximum e.i.r.p. of 50 dB(W).
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 The maximum e.i.r.p. For licence exempted HESTs in Hungary: 60 dBW
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocation. Maximum e.i.r.p. 50 dBW
Ireland Yes 01-09-2009 Provision has been made in the NTFA
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. Maximum e.i.r.p. 50 dBW. Maximum transmitter output power 2W
North Macedonia Yes 01-06-2012
Norway Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through regulations concerning general authorisations for the use of radio frequencies Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) 50 dBW e.i.r.p. Satellite User Terminals (SUTs) 50 dBW e.i.r.p. Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) 80 dBW e.i.r.p.
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 (www.ancom.org.ro)
Russian Federation Yes 11-11-2011 Under constrains provisions established by the SRFC Decision 10-06-03-3 of 19 February 2010
San Marino No info
Serbia Yes 27-09-2010 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 1. Implementation through reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocations (Ministerial Order ITC/332/201 of 12th February 2010). <br> 2.Terminals are exempted from individual licensing on the condition that the system is under the control of a network operator, which requires a frequency authorisation from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. <br> 3. Uplink transmissions in the bands 14.00 - 14.25 GHz and 29.5 - 30.0 GHz are limited to a maximum e.i.r.p. of 50 dBW
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by PTS Exemption Regulations. The maximum effect allowed is 60 dBW e.i.r.p.
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.
Turkey Yes 15-04-2013
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