Implementation status


ERC/DEC/(99)26 of 29 November 1999 on Exemption from Individual Licensing of Receive Only Earth Stations (ROES)

Implementation Summary
Yes 31
Yes Partly 1
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 1
See remarks 0
No 4
No info 9
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 01-09-2009 General Licence Ordinance
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009 Royal Decree of 16/04/1998
Bosnia and Herzegovina No info
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the the Law on electronic communications and List of radio equipment using frequency bands harmonised throughout the EU and electronic communications terminal equipment
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through issued general licence OD-26
Cyprus Yes 01-09-2009 Adopted by the article 17.3.(a) of the Radiocommunications Law. No further authorisation required for conformant transmitters/stations
Czech Republic Yes 01-09-2009 According to the Czech Electronic Communications Act No. 127/2005 Coll. any licencing of receivers is not required
Denmark Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Act on Radio Frequencies, 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 the Telecommunications Act
Finland No 24-10-2012
France Yes 23-01-2014
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009 National measures are not necessary with regard to ROES taking into account the German Telecommunications Act of 25 July 1996 (as published in Federal Law Gazette I No 39 of 31 July 1996) and the Frequency Assignment Ordinance of 26 April 2001 (as published in Federal Law Gazette I No 20 of 8 May 2001)
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 Statutory Instrument 273 of 2000 refers
Italy Under study 02-11-2015
Latvia No 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009 The exemption from the individual licence requirement only applies under the condition and in the framework of a valid operators license for the Liechtenstein territory that includes the use of individual customers terminals.
Lithuania Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Order No. 1V-167 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 16 December 2003 on the Approval of the Radio Frequency Usage Plan
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta Yes 01-09-2009
Moldova No info
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
North Macedonia Yes 01-06-2012
Norway Yes 01-09-2009
Poland Yes 01-09-2009 In agreement with the Post and Telecommunication Act, the Decision does not need an individual licence
Portugal Yes 01-09-2009 Press release containing the Decision published (Spectru no 58, October 2003)
Romania Yes 01-09-2009 In agreement with the Electronic Communications Act, the Decision does not need an individual licence
San Marino No info
Serbia No 31-01-2022
Slovak Republic No 01-09-2009 According to the Electronic Communications Act licencing of receivers is not required.
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 2014/53/EU (RED)
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 License for receivers not required
Switzerland Yes 01-09-2009
Türkiye Yes 21-10-2010
Ukraine Yes Partly 31-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes 01-09-2009 Licence Exempt. Covered under the Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus (Receivers) (Exemption) Regulations 1989. Statutory Instrument No 123. Although this predates the 99/26 decision, they include all receivers and therefore ROES
Vatican City No info