Implementation status


ECTRA/DEC/(99)02 of 3 March 1999 on harmonisation of authorisation conditions in the field of Satellite Personal Communications Services (S-PCS) in Europe, operating in the bands below 1 GHz (S-PCS<1 GHz)

Implementation Summary
Yes 14
Yes Partly 0
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 1
No 17
No info 14
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented with Frequency Utilisation Ordinance: MLMS uplink frequencies are not available
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina No info
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through issued general licence OD-83
Cyprus No info
Czech Republic Yes 26-02-2020 General Authorisation VO-R/1/6.2022-6 Terminals using 148-149.9 MHz up-link and 137-138 MHz down-link are allowed
Denmark No 30-01-2014
Estonia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan" and "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment exempted from frequency authorisation"
Finland Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Regulations TRAFICOM 4 on radio frequency regulation, see and TRAFICOM 15 on collective frequencies for licence-exempt radio transmitters and on their use, see
France See remarks 14-11-2011 See ERC/DEC/(99)05
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
Greece No info
Hungary Yes 09-03-2023 No specific measure will be adopted, the Hungarian administration implements the related ERC/DEC/(99)05 and ERC/DEC/(99)06
Iceland No info
Ireland No 01-09-2009
Italy No 02-11-2015
Latvia No 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein No 13-10-2022
Lithuania No 28-09-2010
Luxembourg No 07-03-2024 This Decision was not formally adopted, but implemented in practice. Given that the related ERC Decisions ERC DEC (99)05 and ERC DEC (99)06 are implemented a formal adoption is not planned anymore as it is now obsolete.
Malta No 01-09-2009
Moldova No 16-11-2023
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 09-11-2011 Implemented through reference in the Rulebook on radio-frequencies and the condition under they can be used without individual authorisation
Netherlands No 01-09-2009
North Macedonia No 13-03-2023
Norway Yes 01-09-2009
Poland Yes 18-07-2018
Portugal No 05-03-2014 ECTRA/DEC/(99)02 not formaly adopted but implemented in practice (given that related ERC decision was adopted); formal adoption is not planned anymore as it is now obsolete
Romania No info
San Marino No info
Serbia No 31-01-2022
Slovak Republic No 22-11-2023
Slovenia No 01-09-2009
Spain No info
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009
Switzerland No 01-09-2009
Türkiye No 25-02-2013
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes 24-11-2021 Licence exempt in the UK
Vatican City No info