Implementation status


ERC/DEC/(99)05 of 10 March 1999 on Free Circulation, Use and Exemption from Individual Licensing of Mobile Earth Stations.(S-PCS < 1GHz)

Implementation Summary
Yes 27
Yes Partly 5
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 0
No 7
No info 7
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania Yes 20-10-2010 Implemented through the Radio Spectrum Utilisation Plan
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 Royal Decree of 16/04/1998 Automatic exemption if the company is registred as Operator in Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes 16-05-2012
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
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through issued general licence OD-83
Cyprus Yes 01-09-2009 Commissioners Decision (P.I.595/2004), Postal Regulation Law (L.112(I)/2004)
Czech Republic Yes Partly 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 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)
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 Partly 09-01-2019
France Yes 01-09-2009 When under the control of an authorised satellite network
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009 Earth station network license needed in Germany
Greece Yes 05-02-2016
Hungary Yes 09-03-2023 Decree No. 7/2015 (XI.13.)NMHH on the national frequency allocation and the rules of using frequency bands
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Telecommunications law nr 107/1999, art. 46
Ireland Yes 01-09-2009 Free circulation is implemented under the provisions of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) which has been implemented in national law by the Statutory Instrument 240 of 2001. Exemption from licensing is considered on an individual system basis
Italy No 06-07-2012
Latvia Yes 23-01-2014
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the Orders of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority No.1-V27 of 13 March 2003 on the Approval of the List of Frequencies (channels) which may be used without an individual authorisation and No. 138 of 14 October 2002 on the approval of Technical Regulations of Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta No 12-01-2016
Moldova No 16-11-2023
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 26-10-2010 Implemented through reference in the Rulebook on radio-frequencies and the condition under they can be used without individual authorisation
Netherlands Yes 01-09-2009 The Decision is related to aspects which are already covered on community level by Directive 1995/5/EG of the European Parliament and the European Council of 9 March 1999 concerning radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity (PbEG L91). Based on the above-mentioned Directive and on existing national regulations, the carriage and use of this equipment without licence in the Netherlands is already permitted
North Macedonia Yes 01-06-2012
Norway Yes 01-09-2009 The Decision will not be implemented on Svalbard due to restrictions laid down in the regulation "Forskrift om etablering, drift og bruk av jordstasjon for satellitt", chapter 3
Poland Yes 18-07-2018
Portugal Yes 01-09-2009 National measures that have been taken to implement this Decision: Press release containing the Decision itself (SPECTRU No. 21, September 2000)
Romania No info
San Marino No info
Serbia No 31-01-2022
Slovak Republic No 01-09-2009
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 2014/53/EU (RED)
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden No 22-04-2021
Switzerland Yes Partly A coordination is necessary. 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 Partly 25-02-2013 Terminals using 148-149.9 MHz uplink and 137-138 MHz downlink are allowed
Ukraine No 31-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes Partly 08-12-2021 149 - 150 MHz is the only band below 1 GHz that is licence-exempt in the UK.
Vatican City No info