Implementation status

ECC/DEC/(05)10

ECC Decision of 24 June 2005 on the free circulation and use of Earth Stations on board Vessels (ESV) operating in fixed satellite service networks in the frequency bands 14-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 12.5-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth)

Implementation Summary
Yes 36
Yes Partly 2
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 3
No 3
No info 4
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 Yes 11-08-2017
Austria Yes 02-06-2010 Not applicable. Austria has no sea coast, nor is there any large inland lake on the Austrian territory
Azerbaijan Yes 11-08-2017 No objection letter required
Belarus See remarks 02-02-2018 Not applicable. Belarus has no sea coast.
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the Royal Decree of 16/04/1998.<br> The satellite earth stations installed onboard ships or aircrafts are licence exempt in Belgium as long as they are covered by a valid licence issued by the country where the ship or the aircraft is registered
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes 11-08-2017 BH Rule 72/2014
Bulgaria Yes 22-10-2018 Implemented by the Rules for carrying out electronic communications through radio equipment using frequency spectrum which does not need to be individually assigned
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in the NTFA. Issued general licence OD-100
Cyprus Yes 29-05-2012
Czech Republic See remarks 01-09-2009 N/A
Denmark Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the national table of frequency allocations and executive order (at present No 758 of 1 June 2015). Note that ECC/DEC/(05)10 is also implemented in Greenland and the Faroe Islands in the respective frequency allocation tables.
Estonia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through references in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan" and "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment exempted from frequency
Finland No 24-10-2012
France Yes Partly 03-06-2011 Implemented in the NFAT F105a and in ARCEP Decision : see decisions 2010-1184 and 2010-1185 adopted by ARCEP on 4 November 2010, and the corresponding ministerial decree, dated 18 January 2011, and published in the French Official Journal on 3 February 2011
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009 Operation in the frequency range 14.0 - 14.25 GHz only
Greece Yes 05-02-2016
Hungary Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in the main text of Decree No. 15/2012 (XII.29.)NMHH on establishing national frequency allocations. Note: Hungary is not a coastal state therefore only the provisions related to ESVs installed on board ships which are registered in Hungary and cruise at sea are applicable. Notification under Decides 6 and due to considering g): ESV equipment is not exempt from individual licensing when installed on board ships registered in Hungary. Requirements needed for ESV equipment to be installed on board a ship registered in Hungary: according to the Radio Regulations and the Decision
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocation
Ireland Yes 01-09-2009 Provision has been made in the NTFA For further information, please refer to S.I. No. 007 of 2004, available at: http://www.comreg.ie/_fileupload/publications/SI007of2004.pdf
Italy Yes 05-07-2012
Latvia Yes 23-01-2014
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Yes 28-09-2010 Implemented by Order No. 1V-1160 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 24 December 2008 on the Approval of the Plan for the Use of Radio Frequencies
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009 Not applicable. Luxembourg has no sea coast, nor is there any large inland lake on the Luxembourg territory
Macedonia (FYROM) Yes 19-08-2016
Malta Yes 12-01-2016
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 09-11-2011 Through reference in the NFAT
Netherlands Yes 01-09-2009 These earth stations are licence exempt when the EIRP does not exceed 50 dBW. They should further not be operated within 500 metres of the fence around an airport
Norway Yes 01-09-2009 The use of ESV and AES in the 14 GHz band has been included in our regulation for licence exempt frequency usage. Implemented through regulations concerning general authorisations for the use of radio frequencies
Poland Yes 18-07-2018
Portugal Yes 05-03-2014
Romania Yes 28-05-2010 NTFA www.ancom.org.ro.<br> According to the provisions from ECC/DEC/(05)10 Decision, under Decides 5 due to considering f), in permitting or limiting ESV emission in the band 14.25-14.5 GHz, within the 125 km distance from the coast or within the territorial seas or internal waters, ANCOM as national administration submits the following notification:<br> 1. The ESV shall be operated on a ‘Non-Interference Non-Protected’ basis, that is, the ESV shall not cause harmful interference to, and shall not claim protection from, other stations operating in accordance with Article 5 of the Radio Regulations.<br> 2. The ESV shall not be permitted to operate when the vessel is within:<br> a. 5 km to an off-shore installation, if that off-shore installation is to be treated as part of the Romanian territorial sea;<br> b.10 km from the Romanian land, that means from the Romanian coast line to the Black Sea.<br> 3. The minimum elevation angle used by the ESV shall exceed 7 degrees.<br> 4. The ESV shall employ a stabilised platform with the ability to maintain a pointing accuracy +/– 0.2 degrees towards the geo-stationary satellite throughout transmissions.<br> 5. The ESV equipment shall comply with the appropriate essential requirements identified in Article 3 of the R&TTE Directive and other relevant provisions of that Directive.<br> According to the provisions from ECC/DEC/(05)10 Decision, under Decides 6 and due to considerings g), i) and j), ANCOM as national administration submits the following notification:<br> 1. The ESV equipment is not exempted from individual licensing when installed on board of ships registered in Romania. Therefore, ANCOM will issue individual license for each ESV equipment installed on board of ships registered in Romania.<br> 2. The requirements needed for ESV equipment to be installed on board of a ship registered in Romania will be provisioned in the license. <br> The point of contact is the ANCOM’s headquarters National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications, str. Delea Noua nr. 2, Bucharest, sector 3, Romania, phone: +40 372 845 400 / 454, fax: +40 372 845 402, e-mail: ancom@ancom.org.ro, website: www.ancom.org.ro, and the ESV forms can be retrieved from the ANCOM’s website, at Forms section.<br> 3. The AES equipment installed on board of ships registered in a foreign country (CEPT or non-CEPT), which may land at Romanian ports, should require to have a "radio station license".<br> 4. The usage of ESVs in the band 14.25-14.5 GHz when navigating in Romanian inland waterways, or near national off-shore platforms, or when at ports is strictly forbidden.<br> 5. The ESV operators will restrict any undue emission and will make any effort required to prevent and resolve potential and actual interference issues to the terrestrial services in the band 14.25-14.5 GHz within the Romanian territory
Russian Federation No info
San Marino Yes 11-08-2017
Serbia No 27-09-2010
Slovak Republic See remarks 11-08-2017 N/A
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 NTFA
Spain Yes 22-10-2015
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the National Frequency Allocation Table and PTS Licence Exemption Regulations. Free circulation de _x00D_ facto implemented by EU R&TTE Directive (99/5/EC)
Switzerland Yes 01-09-2009 Subject to the provision of the Decree of the Federal Council based on Telecommunications Act, FKV Art. 8 (granting of reciprocal right)
Turkey Yes 04-06-2012
Ukraine No 30-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes Partly 09-02-2017 Link to Ofcom guidance on ESV: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/13270/esvlicensing.pdf
Vatican City Yes 11-08-2017