Utilization of defined radio frequencies

The utilisation of radio frequencies defined by general authorisation is laid down in individual general authorisations. The terms and conditions under which the relevant frequencies and frequency bands can be used are set out in these general authorisations. Here we present information about certain groups of equipment about which questions are frequently asked:

Short range equipment

Frequencies and the terms and conditions of their utilisation are presented in General Authorisation No. VO-R/10/11.2016-13 on the use of radio frequencies and the operation of short range equipment.

27 MHz Operation is possible according to VO-R/10/11.2016-13.
49 MHz Operation is not permitted (equipment interferes with radio service and non-civil applications).
230–400 MHz The band is reserved for the purposes of national defence – no civil operation is permitted.
433 MHz Operation is possible according to VO-R/10/11.2016-13.
(only data transmission; wireless headsets are not permitted)
470−789 MHz,
823–832 MHz
The operation of wireless microphones is possible according to VO-R/10/11.2016-13.
(Possible restriction in the long-term in the 694–789 MHz section.)
789–823 MHz,
832–862 MHz
The operation of wireless microphones has not been permitted since 1.1.2013.
863–865 MHz The operation of acoustic applications is possible according to  VO-R/10/11.2016-13.
868–870 MHz Operation is possible according to VO-R/10/11.2016-13.
870–960 MHz Band for the operation of mobile telephones (GSM) – the operation of other applications is not permitted.
1,2 GHz Cannot be used in Europe for short range equipment.
1785−1800 MHz A new band freed-up according to VO-R/10/11.2016-13. for wireless microphones.
2,4 GHz Operation (RLAN, RFID, short range equipment) is possible according to VO-R/12/09.2010-12 nebo VO-R/10/11.2016-13.

Notification of other possible restrictions of frequency bands for wireless microphones can be found here.

Cordless telephones

Cordless telephones can presently only be placed on the market and operated within the European DECT 1880–1900 MHz band according to  VO-R/8/08.2005-23 (not in the American 1920–1930 MHz band, denoted DECT6!) and in the CT0 CZ (31/40 MHz) band according to VO-R/17/08.2005-29.

Equipment in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band

The 2400–2483.5 MHz band is currently one that is used very intensively. Based on general authorisations VO-R/12/09.2010-12 and VO-R/10/11.2016-13. this band is shared by wireless network applications, including wireless Internet (RLAN, WLAN -  IEEE 802.11b, g, n standards), Bluetooth equipment and certain other applications (wireless cameras, railway applications, RFID, etc.). Operation is possible in the 5 GHz band according to VO-R/12/09.2010-12 and VO-R/10/11.2016-13. : in the 5.15–5.35 GHz band (only inside buildings), in the 5.470–5.725 GHz band (IEEE 802.11a standard) and in the 5.725–5.875 GHz band with low power (25 mW e.i.r.p.).

BMIS equipment

The operation of wireless local information system (BMIS) stations in the 70 MHz band is possible according to General Authorisation No.  VO-R/2/01.2010-1. Information about the use of radio frequencies by BMIS equipment with digital transmission is available here.

Fixed wireless point-to-point links

The use of radio frequencies and the operation of equipment in the 10 GHz frequency band is possible according to General Authorisation No. VO-R/14/12.2012-17.

The use of radio frequencies and the operation of equipment in the 71–76 GHz and 81–86 GHz frequency band is possible according to General Authorisation No. VO-R/23/08.2017-6.
The obligation to inform is laid down within the scope of this general authorisation. The ESD II web portal, intended for the fulfilment of this obligation, is found here. More information about the web portal can be found here.

You will find clear information about the division of radio frequencies and the use of individual frequency bands at:

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