Radio spectrum

TIP: Do you want to obtain a profesional competence certificate or individual authorization for the use of frequencies, or ask for an extension of an existing license? We have a comprehensive overview of what is needed for this. The interactive forms can be useful.

According to Act on Electronic Communications (No. 127/2005 Coll.) the radio spectrum is understood to be electromagnetic waves of a frequency from 9 kHz to 3000 kHz, broadcast in space without special lines.

The use of the radio spectrum is governed at an international level by the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The ITU Radio Regulations are applied in the Czech Republic in the Plan of Frequency Band Allocations (National Table of Frequency Allocations), which determines the allocation of frequency bands to individual radiocommunication services.

The radio spectrum utilisation plan follows on from the allocation plan and in this CTU determines the technical parameters and conditions for the use of the radio spectrum for radio communication services.

In its frequency planning, CTU also draws on the legal regulations of the European Commission and on the decisions and recommendations of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT).

By law, the following basic obligations apply to the operators and users of wireless networks when using radio frequencies and operating any radio broadcasting equipment:

1. To only use frequencies based on individual or general authorisation (Section 9 and subs.; Section 17 and subs. of the Act on Electronic Communications).

2. Equipment must comply with the set technical requirements (Section 73 and subs. of the Act on Electronic Communications).

3. A special competence certificate is also required to operate equipment in aeronautical and nautical operation, equipment in the shortwave band and equipment for an amateur radiocommunication service.

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