Submission of an application for individual authorisation

A. General information

 

Radio frequencies can only be used based on individual authorisation to use radio frequencies, unless the law provides otherwise. The award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies is governed by:

1. Act No. 127/2005 Coll., on electronic communications and amending certain related acts (Act on Electronic Communications), as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), in Section 17 to Section 19b of which the principles are laid down for the award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies,

2. the frequency band allocation plan (National Frequency Table) issued in Decree No. 105/2010, which was published in the Collection of Laws on 19th April 2010, Chapter 38,

3. the radio spectrum utilisation plan published in Chapter 14/2005 of the Telecommunication Bulletin (Telekomunikační věstník) (common part) and in the chapters of the Telecommunication Bulletin specified here (annexes),

4. Government Regulation No. 154/2005 Coll., on determining the amount and method of calculating charges for using radio frequencies and numbers, as amended,

5. the obligations arising from the Czech Republic’s membership of international organisations (the decisions and recommendations of CEPT/ECC, ETSI standards, ITU recommendations etc. are taken into consideration in frequency planning).

 

B. How to lodge an application for the award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies

An application for the award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies (including individual authorisation for experimental purposes) must comprise:

1. if the applicant is:

a/  a legal person undertaking business, trade name or name, registered office or registered office of subdivision in the Czech Republic, Company Registration Number, if assigned, first name, surname    and place of residence of person authorised to act on behalf of this legal person;

b/ a natural person undertaking business, first name and surname or trade name, place of residence, place of business and Company Registration Number, if allocated;

c/ a person not undertaking business, first name and surname, place of residence and date of birth of natural person or name and registered office of subdivision in the Czech Republic or Company Registration Number of legal person;

2. the data about radio frequencies which is required, including their technical parameters and the purpose of their use (the scope of data in the application is laid down in Measure of a General Nature No. OOP/13/06.2008-6);

3. the reference number and date of the award of a decision on the allocation of radio frequencies in the case of an application for the award of authorisation to use radio frequencies for which the right of use was awarded with this allocation;

4. a proposal for the required call sign, identification number or code, if required for the specific type of radiocommunication service;

5. the determination of the anticipated territory of use of radio frequencies, if required for their utilisation;

6. the requested period of use of radio frequencies.

The application must be substantiated with the following:

1. in the case of an application for the award of authorisation to use radio frequencies for radio analogue broadcasting, with a licence to operate radio broadcasting transmitted by way of analogue according to Act No. 231/2001 Coll., on operating radio and television broadcasting and amending other acts, as amended (a licence is issued by the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting - The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) of the Czech Republic), or with a contract with the holder of such a licence, excepting the case in which it involves an application for the award of authorisation to use radio frequencies to which the right of use was awarded with an allocation of radio frequencies or the case in which radio frequencies are reserved according to Act No. 483/1991 Coll., on Czech Television, as amended;

2. the consent of the holder of an allocation in the case of an application for the award of authorisation to use radio frequencies to which the right of use was awarded by way of the allocation of radio frequencies, if the holder of this allocation does not apply for authorisation;

3. an authenticated copy of a contract or deed or establishment or foundation of a legal person for persons not already entered in the Commercial Register;

4. certification of entry in the Aircraft Register of the Czech Republic or certification of the allocation of licence number, if the application is applying for the award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies on board an aircraft;

5. confirmation from the Ministry of Transport on the execution of frequency coordination within international aviation organisations, if the applicant is applying for individual authorisation to use radio frequencies of an aeronautical mobile service;

6. certification of entry in the Shipping Register of the Czech Republic if the applicant is applying for the award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies on inland vessels or in the Maritime Register of the Czech Republic if the application is applying for the award of individual authorisation to use frequencies on a maritime vessel; the entry of a vessel in the Shipping Register of the Czech Republic can also be proven with a navigability licence.

The Office collects an administrative fee for the issue of a decision on individual authorisation to use radio frequencies, to extend its validity or to make changes, doing so in accordance with Act No. 634/2004 Coll., on administrative fees, as amended. Administrative fees are paid into the current account of the Office, account number 3711-60426011/0710, held at the Czech National Bank, Prague branch. When making a payment, the payment method code (konstantní symbol) of 1148 (bank transfer) or 1149 (payment by postal order) must be stated.  The payment identification code (variabilní symbol) is stated as follows: for an application for new authorisation, in the format 10xxxxxx, where instead of xxxxxx the first six numbers of the Company Registration Number or date of birth (in the format dd-mm-yy) stated in the application are entered; when applying for a change of authorisation, in the format 10yyyyyy, where instead of yyyyyy the authorisation number is entered. A copy of a document proving payment of an administrative fee (need not be authenticated) is enclosed with the application. Further information and the tariff of administrative fees can be found here.

Charges for utilising radio frequencies are paid into account number 19-60426011/0710, held at the Czech National Bank Prague, Prague 1 branch, Na Příkopě 28, payment method code (“konstantní symbol”) 308 (payment by bank transfer) or 379 (payment by postal order). The payment identification code (“variabilní symbol”) for the relevant payment is stated in the format XXXXyyyyyy, where XXXX indicates the four digits of the year for which the charge is being paid and yyyyyyy is the individual authorisation number.

An application for the award of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies is filed using interactive electronic forms or is sent in writing to the address of the Office.

If you have any questions, you can call the following Office telephone numbers for the Department of Frequency Spectrum Administration:

  • 224 004 656

frequencies for a terrestrial mobile service for Prague and the nationwide terrestrial mobile radio network;

  • 224 004 857

frequencies for the terrestrial mobile service for Central Bohemia;

  • 224 004 615

frequencies for the terrestrial mobile service for East Bohemia;

  • 224 004 663

frequencies for the terrestrial mobile service for South Moravia;

  • 224 004 670

frequencies for the terrestrial mobile service for West and South Bohemia;

  • 224 004 727

frequencies for the terrestrial mobile service for North Bohemia;

  • 224 004 668

frequencies for the terrestrial mobile service for North Moravia;

  • 224 004 615, 224 004 668, 224 004 727, 224 004 663, 224 004 857, 224 004 670, 224 004 656

frequencies for a service in a fixed location (submitting applications, fees);

  • 224 004 701, 224 004 715, 224 004 796, 224 004 709, 224 004 666

frequencies for a service in a fixed location (technical inquiries);

  • 224 004 708, 224 004 728, 224 004 696, 224 004 642

frequencies for an aeronautical mobile service;

  • 224 004 663

frequencies for a maritime mobile service;

  • 224 004 728, 224 004 673, 224 004 709

frequencies for a satellite service;

  • 224 004 654, 224 004 677, 224 004 695, 224 004 678, 224 004 710

frequencies for radio and television broadcasting;

  • 224 004 708, 224 004 728, 224 004 696, 224 004 642

frequencies for an amateur radiocommunication service;

  • 224 004 576

frequencies for general authorisations;

  • 224 004 674

the administration of fees;

  • 224 004 657

operator certificates;

  • 224 004 661

secretariat of the Department of Frequency Spectrum Administration.

 

C. How to file an application for short-term authorisation to use radio frequencies

The information presented in point B applies to an application for the award of short-term authorisation to use radio frequencies, with the following variations:

  • The application must include the particulars specified in points 1, 2 and 6.
  • The appendices with which the application must be substantiated are not usually required.
  • There is no prescribed printed form for the application, which can be submitted electronically without recognised electronic signature or by fax.
  • The fee is set at a standard one-off amount of CZK 3,000. This fee is paid into the current account of the Office, account number 19-60426011/0710, held at the Czech National Bank, Prague branch. When making a payment, the payment method code (konstantní symbol) of 1148 (bank transfer) or 1149 (payment by postal order) must be stated.  The payment identification code (variabilní symbol) is stated in the format 11xxxxxx, where the first six digits of the Company Registration Number or the date of birth (in the format dd-mm-yy) as specified in the application are entered instead of xxxxxx. A copy of a document proving payment of the fee (need not be authenticated) is enclosed with the application.

D. How to file an application to extend the period of validity of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies (hereinafter referred to as “extending validity”)

The holder of individual authorisation to use radio frequencies (hereinafter referred to as “authorisation”) files an application to extend validity either in writing or electronically with a recognised electronic signature. The Office decides to extend validity according to Section 19(3) of the Act, where it is also stated that an application to extend validity must be delivered to the Office not later than one month prior to the date of expiration of its validity.
It ensues from the facts stated above that for an application for the extension of the period of validity to be accommodated in full, such an application must be delivered to the Office not later than 30 days prior to the expiration of the period of validity of authorisation.

E. How to lodge an application to change individual authorisation to use radio frequencies

 

An application to change a radio frequency, including its technical parameters, i.e. the information which is presented in Measure of a General Nature No. OOP/13/06.2008-6, is considered an application for the award of new authorisation according to Section 19(1)(d) of the Act. The applicant is therefore obliged to proceed according to Section 17 of the Act. The instructions presented in point B above relate to this application.

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