Implementation status

ERC/DEC/(99)06

ERC Decision of 10 March 1999 on the harmonised introduction of satellite personal communication systems operating in the bands below 1 GHz (S-PCS<1GHz) annex 1 is latest updated 10 March 2023

Implementation Summary
Yes 26
Yes Partly 7
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 1
See remarks 0
No 4
No info 8
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania Yes 20-10-2010 Implemented through the Radio Spectrum Utilisation Plan
Andorra No info
Austria Yes Partly 14-11-2018 Article 15 of the Austrian Telecommunications Act 2003 as amended requires a notification of a public communications network or service to the regulatory authority (see RTR - Telecommunications) prior to the start of operation.The frequency ranges 399.9-400.05 MHz (Earth-space) and 400.15-401 MHz (space-Earth) are not assigned to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) in Austria. A revision of the National Table of Frequency Allocation on other aspects is under discussion for 2019. See Radio Interface Specification FSB-RU016.
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009 Included in the National Frequency Allocation Plan. Royal Decree of 7.05.99
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 use of radio frequency spectrum for electronic communication networks from satellite radio services after authorisation, published in the Bulgarian Official Gazette No. 91 of November 2, 2021 and Rules for free use of radio frequency spectrum, published in the Bulgarian Official Gazette No. 92 of November 5, 2021. Gateway earth stations can be used after authorisation. Notification for providing services is needed.
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through issued general licence OD-83
Cyprus Yes 01-09-2009 Incorporated into National Frequency Allocation Table
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
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 Taken into account when licensing by Arcep
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009 400.05 – 400.15 MHz: single-frequency 400.1 +/- 0.050 MHz for standard time and frequency signal service via satellite. 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 See National Legalisation: S.I. 214 of 1998
Italy No 06-07-2012
Latvia Yes 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Under study 07-03-2022 assessment of implications of the latest amendment 1 March 2022
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta Yes 01-09-2009
Moldova No 01-09-2009
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 Implemented on 01-01-2005 except 225 - 399.9 MHz
North Macedonia Yes 01-09-2009
Norway Yes 01-09-2009
Poland Yes Partly 01-09-2009 Measures partly implementing the Decision. Part of the band is used by the military systems. Included in National Table of Frequency Allocations
Portugal Yes 01-09-2009 Press release containing the Decision published (Spectru no 58, October 2003). Only the terminals of the ORBCOMM system will be exempted from radio license, since no other operator has requested the introduction of their own S-PCS
Romania No info
San Marino No info
Serbia Yes 27-09-2010
Slovak Republic No 01-09-2009 The bands are shared with other governmental and civil services
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 NTFA
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes Partly 22-04-2021 Satellite terminals in the 148.00-150.05 MHz band are license exempted
Switzerland Yes Partly 01-01-2022 Before every frequency assignment a CIV/MIL coordination is necessary.
Türkiye Yes 21-10-2010
Ukraine No 31-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes Partly 16-02-2022 149 - 150 MHz is the only band below 1 GHz that is licence-exempt in the UK.
Vatican City No info