Implementation status

ERC/DEC/(99)05

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

Implementation Summary
Yes 28
Yes Partly 3
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 1
No 7
No info 9
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
Belarus No 20-12-2012
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 Implemented by the National Frequency Allocation Table, Technical requirements for the operation of the electronic communications networks and the relevant equipment in fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite services and Regulation on performance of electronic communications for own needs by means of radio equipment using radiofrequency spectrum which is not individually assigned
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 14-09-2017 VO-R/1/05.2017-2 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 No 24-10-2012
France Yes 01-09-2009 Terminal equipment use is authorised only with a network licenced in accordance with the French telecommunications law. See http://www.arcep.fr
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009
Greece Yes 05-02-2016
Hungary Yes 01-09-2009 Decree No. 2/2013 (I.7.)NMHH on establishing the rules of use for frequency bands that may be used for civil purposes
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
Macedonia (FYROM) Yes 01-06-2012
Malta No 12-01-2016
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 26-10-2010
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
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
Russian Federation No info
San Marino No info
Serbia No 27-09-2010
Slovak Republic See remarks 01-09-2009 The frequency band is partly occupied by governmental services. Operation of mobile terminals is covered by the service licence
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 2014/53/EU (RED)
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes Partly 24-07-2012 Satellite terminals in the 148.0-150.05 MHz band are license exempt. Free circulation de facto implemented by EU R&TTE Directive (99/5/EC)
Switzerland No 01-09-2009 Band partly used by non-civil applications
Turkey 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 01-09-2009 Licence Exempt. Covered under the WT Exemption Regulations 1999. Statutory Instrument No 930
Vatican City No info