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General authorization regimes in EU MS
Name of NRA

National provisions   transposing  art. 3.2,  art 3.3  and  art. 9  of
the   EU   Authorization   Directive   and   links   to   relevant

Institution   in   charge   of   receiving   any   notification/declaration
in the Country
Any   differentiation   of   the   requirements   for   undertakings
depending   on   whether   they   intend   to   provide   ECN/ECS   to
consumers   or   not,   i.e.   if   they   only   intend   to   provide   ECN/
ECS  to business  users

Possibility  to  submit  the  notifications/declarations  online  and
relevant links
Number  of  categories  of  networks  and  services  provided  for
by the notification/declaration

Possibility   to   download   the   notification/declaration   form
online and relevant link
Availability   of   an   English   version   of   the   notification/
declaration  form  and relevant link

Grounds   for   rejection   of   the   notification   beyond   the
requirements   provided   for   in   Article   3(3)   Authorisation
Any   further   obligations    imposed   on   operators   in   terms   of
administrative   duties   and/or   provision   of   information/
documents  related  to the authorization requirements

Legal   basis   for   authorization   requirements   (national
legislation  or administrative decisions  of  the NRA)
Provision,   from   the   institution   in   charge,   of   an
acknoledgement   to   the   undertakings   submitting   the
notification/declaration   in   order   for   it   to   be   able   to   ask   to
interconnect  with other  operators
Specific   reporting   obligations   for   the   undertaking   who   has
submitted  the notification/declaration

Language  to be  used  to report  any information  requested
Administrative   charges   envisaged   under   the   general
authorization regime

Relevant   basis   for   the   calculation   of   the   administrative
Specific   provisions,   in   the   national   notification/declaration
system,  addressed  to cross-border  services  providers

Contact   point   for   the   relevant   office   in   charge   of
authorisation  issues  (email,  telephone  number,  web  page  if
Notification obligation according Article 15 of the Austrian Telecommunications Act
(1) The intended provision of a public communications network or service as well as
its modifications and its termination shall be notified to the regulatory authority prior
to the start of operation, modification or termination.  
(2) Notification shall be in writing and shall provide the following information: 
1. name and address of the provider, 
2. legal structure of the undertaking, where appropriate, 
3. short description of the network or service, 
4. anticipated date of the start of operation, modification or termination of the
(3) The regulatory authority shall acknowledge receipt of the notification within a
week of receiving the complete notification. This certificate shall also point out the
rights and obligations resulting from this Federal Act.  
(4) If the regulatory authority has reason to assume, on the basis of the complete
notification, that there is no provision of a public communications network or service,
it shall inform the notifier of this fact within one week and carry out further
investigation. If such further investigation shows that there is no provision of a public
communications network or service, a declaratory notice shall be issued, at the
party’s request, within four weeks of receipt of the complete notification or the
procedure shall be discontinued. Otherwise, a certificate pursuant to Par. 3 shall be
(5) The regulatory authority shall publish the certificates issued under Par. 3 as well
as the notices issued under Par. 4. (6) The provisions of Articles 17, 18, 19, 22, 23,
24, 24a, 25, 25a, 25b, 25c, 25d, 70, 71 and 72 are not applicable to providers of
communications services who provide the entire scope of their services to end-
users exclusively on their own business premises unless the services fall under
Article 26 Par. 2.  

Basically not. The notification scheme is the same 

Five categories concerning telecommunication services

The notification form is not downloadable, as it is an online form, please see: https://
Notification form is only available in German, but it can also be filled in in English.

There are no additional obligations associated with the authorisation requirements.
However operators have to notify Terms and conditions as well as tariffs to the
regulatory authority before provision of the service is started and shall be
promulgated in an appropriate form (§ 25 TKG 2003). They also have to provide a
financing contribution for the NRA (there is a threshold for financing contribution
requirements); there are also information obligations (§ 90 TKG 2003), ...

The requirements are set out in national legislation - § 15 (Notification obligation) in
conjunction with § 3 Z 9 (definition of “communications service”) and § 3 Z 16
(definition of “publicly available telephone service”) and § 3 Z 11 (definition of
“communications network”).
As soon as the authorization procedure is finished a declaration is sent confirming
that the undertaking has submitted a notification and detailing under what
circumstances any undertaking providing electronic communications networks or
services under the general authorisation has the right to apply for rights to install
facilities, negotiate interconnection, and/or obtain access or interconnection in order
to facilitate the exercise of those rights for instance at other levels of government or
in relation to other undertakings.
Reporting obligations are regulated in § 90 TKG 2003: Duties to provide information
§ 90. (1) Operators of communications networks or services as well as holders of
rights of use for frequencies or communications parameters shall be obliged to
provide, upon written request, to the Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and
Technology and the regulatory authority the information that is required for the
execution of this Act and the relevant international regulations, in particular 1.
information required for systematic or individual review of the obligations arising
from this Federal Act or an ordinance issued under this Federal Act, 2. information
required for individual review of the obligations if a complaint has been addressed to
the regulatory authority or if it assumes a violation of duties for other reasons or
conducts investigations on its own behalf, 3. information in procedures for the
licensing of frequencies or communications parameters, 4. information required for
a procedure pursuant to § 37, 5. information required for the publication of quality
and price comparisons for services to the benefit of consumers. This information
shall be presented within the period specified and according to the time schedule
and shall give the requested details. Undertakings may request information pursuant
to item 3 also prior to the commencement of their activities. The requested
information shall be in reasonable proportion to the execution of the tasks. The
request shall be substantiated and the party concerned shall be notified of the
specific purpose for which the information provided is to be used. (2) To observe
and monitor the development of the market and of competition pursuant to § 34 the
Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology shall be authorised to
order the preparation of statistics for the field of communications. The statistics
shall be prepared by the regulatory authority. (3) In addition to the statistical surveys,
the order pursuant to subsection (2) shall comprise in particular: 1. the survey
population; 2. statistical units; 3. the type of statistical survey; 4. survey
characteristics; 5. the frequency and intervals of data survey; 6. the definition of the
population obliged to give information; 7. whether and to what extent the results of
the statistical surveys shall be published, observing the provisions of § 19 (2)
Federal Statistics Act 2000 [Bundesstatistikgesetz], BGBl. I no. 163/1999. (4)
Individual data may be passed on to the “Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich“ for
purposes of federal statistics. (5) The preparation of statistics shall take place,
correspondingly applying the provisions of the Federal Statistics Act 2000
[Bundesstatistikgesetz], BGBl. I no. 163/1999. (6) Operators of communications
services shall be obliged to provide information to administrative authorities, at their
written and substantiated request, on master data, as defined in § 92 (3) item 3 lit. a
to e, of subscribers who are suspected of having committed an administrative
offence by an act using a public telecommunications network.
Basically the official language is German. Concerning types of information and level
of detail see above (§ 90)
Operators do not have to pay for authorization, but have to contribute to finance the
NRA. For details please refer to line 15.

Revenues  subject to contribution requirements: In general, all revenues earned in
Austria from the provision of communication services and the operation of
communications networks are subject to financing contribution requirements.   The
regulatory authority has written a guide in order to help companies identify revenues
subject to financing contribution requirements; however, as its name suggests, this
document only provides a set of guidelines and can not be regarded as exhaustive
or conclusive.  How high is the threshold for financing contribution requirements:
Below a certain level, the administrative costs involved in collection are higher than
the financing contributions actually collected. As a result, the regulatory authority
introduced a revenue threshold. The revenue threshold was set at about EUR 300,--
finance contribution per year. In cases where a company subject to the financing
contribution requirement generates revenues below the threshold level, that
company's revenues are not included in the calculation of overall industry revenues,
and no financing contribution is required. How are financing contributions calculated:
The basis for financing contributions collected by RTR is the budget for the current
business year. RTR's projected revenues are subtracted from its projected
expenses, and federal funding amounts are deducted from the balance. The
remaining amount, which is subject to a maximum limit under Austrian law, is
covered by financing contributions.

Mail:, Web:

Article 9 of the Electronic Communication Act of 13 june 2005 and Royal Decree of
7 March 2007 regarding the notification of electronic communications services and


Not limited but 7 example are given in the application form. This classification will be
revised this year.

The form can be filled in French, Dutch and English see
Any change in the declaration must be given to BIPT. The registred company must
also answer to all questionnaire, notification … from BIPT

The requirements are set in the legislation

French, Dutch or English

Royal Decree of 7 March 2007 regarding the notification of electronic
communications services and networks
No -
Art. 3.2, Art. 3.3 and Art. 9 of the Authorization Directive are transposed respectively by:
 Art. 66, Para 1 of the Law on Electronic Communications (Prom. SG. 41/22 May 2007,
hereinafter                       referred                        to                       as                         LEC);
                       Art.                   75                      of                    the                       LEC;
                       Art.                   77                      of                    the                       LEC.
Under these provisions public electronic communications are carried out after submission of a
notification to the Bulgarian NRA – the Communications Regulation Commission (hereinafter
referred to as CRC or “the Commission”). The rights arise as from the date of the due filing of the
notification in an approved form to CRC, except for issuance of an authorization for usage of
individually       assigned        limited      resource          is        required.      The         notification      contains:
1. identification data of the person providing electronic communications - name (corporate name),
seat,     head           office     address           and         respective            unified        identification         code;
2. brief description and basic parameters of the public communication network and/or service;
3.                  territorial                     coverage,                       where                      applicable;
4.             a               contact               person                   and               contact                 details;
5. an estimated commencement                        date of provision of public electronic communications.
An undertaking carrying out electronic communications under general requirements may request
in writing from CRC to issue a certificate for inscription in the register under Art. 33, Para 1, Item 1.
CRC issues the certificate under Para 1 within 7 days from receipt of the request. The certificate
specifies the rights related to provision of electronic communications networks and/or services,
the construction of electronic communications infrastructure, including right-of-way, negotiating
access                   to              and                interconnection                       of             networks.
The English version of the LEC is available on the CRC website, at:
LAW_ON_ELECTRONIC_COMMUNICATIONS.pdf.                                       The updated version of the LECis available
only               in             Bulgarian,                at:      
The data bank with all registered service providers is available in Bulgarian:
Communications Regulation Commission (CRC)
The legal requirements concerning the notification are the same (in the notification form there is no
information about the type of clients aimed by the undertaking – consumers, business users, other
providers of ECN/ECS)

Yes, the CRC portal allows users access to electronic services:
section.php?lang=en&id=246. Requirements for access are: registration for the use of e-services
and valid certificate for qualified electronic signature. 
According to Art. 72 of the ECA the networks and/or the services, through which public electronic
communications are provided meeting general requirements, are indicated in a list, approved by
CRC. The decision of CRC along with the list is promulgated in the State Gazette. Currently the
notification provides for 3 main categories of networks (divided in 18 subcategories) and 10 main
categories of services (divided in 20 subcategories), all of them listed in the notification form.
However the applicant may choose other categories of networks and services not mentioned in the

I. Networks for operation of public electronic communications:  
1. Cable networks.  
2. Terrestrial networks using radio frequency spectrum. 
3. Satellite networks. 
II. I. Services for operation of public electronic communications:  
1. Public telephone services.  
2. VoIP services where outgoing calls to public telephone networks are made without using
numbers from the National Numbering Plan. 
3. Services for transfer of radio and television programs. 
4. Services for distribution of radio and television programs.  
5. Terrestrial broadcasting services.  
6. Satellite broadcasting services.  
7. Data transfer services (including internet access services).  
8. Services providing access to satellite systems.  
9. Services providing leased lines.  
10. Other electronic communications services. 

A standard notification form is available in Bulgarian on the CRC website:
No. According to Art. 75 Para 3 of the LEC the notification is filed in Bulgarian. The possibility to fill
in the form in other languages is legally not foreseen.

Pursuant to Art. 69 of the ECA public electronic communications are provided by sole
entrepreneurs and legal persons. Therefore the possibility for individuals and branches of legal
entities to submit a notification is legally not foreseen.
Under Art. 3, Para 3 of the General Requirements for Provision of Public Electronic
Communications (hereinafter referred to as “the General Requirements”) undertakings intending to
provide electronic communications service - transfer of radio and television programmes through
electronic communication networks for analogue terrestrial broadcasting, shall submit the
notification within 7 days of the issuance of a license for radio and/or television activities by the
Council for electronic media; undertakings intending to provide electronic communications service
- transfer of radio and television programmes through electronic communication networks for
digital terrestrial broadcasting, shall submit the notification under the procedure of Chapter 5,
Section II of the LEC. 
Under the provisions of the LEC where it has been found, from a notification filed, that the provision
of public communication services will require the use of individually assigned scarce resource, the
Commission notifies the person in writing for the necessity of filing an application for granting a
permission for use of individually assigned limited resource within 7 days from the date of receipt
of the notification, respectively from rectification of the deficiencies. 
Under the provisions of the LEC the undertaking carrying out public electronic communications
notifies CRC of any amendments to the data of the notification within 14 days from the change. An
undertaking may cease providing electronic communication networks and/or services, notifying the
Commission thereof. 
An undertaking having submitted a notification for carrying out public electronic communications
shall observe general requirements, set out depending on the type of the electronic communication
network and/or service. The general requirements are adopted by a decision of the Commission in
compliance with the principles of transparency, equality and adequacy. The decision is adopted
after holding public discussions and is promulgated in the State Gazette. Under Art. 73 Para 3 of
the LEC depending on the type of electronic communication network and/or service the applicable
general requirements, approved by the CRC decision, may contain all or some of the following
1. to negotiate and provide access to and interconnection of its network with the networks of other
undertakings, carrying out electronic communications, including: 
a) to ensure interoperability of its services with those of the other undertakings; 
b) to maintain the integrity and to provide safety of its network; 
c) to ensure the protection of the public network from unauthorized access to personal data; 
d) whenever possible, to provide shared use of premises and facilities of its network to other
undertakings, providing public electronic communications network and/or services; 
e) to provide conditions for preventing electromagnetic distortions between the electronic
communication networks and/or services; 
2. to comply with the ecological, spatial and technical requirements in the establishment and
operation of the electronic communication networks; 
The authorization requirements are set out in national legislation - the LEC, and in the General
3. requirements and conditions, related to provision of the right of transition; 
Requirements for Provision of Public Electronic Communications, adopted by a decision of the
4. to provide to the Commission the information required for the implementation of its regulatory
Commission. The notification form may be considered an administrative tool as well. 
functions (see answer to question 12); 
5. to provide for usage numbers from the National Numbering Plan to end-users when the
provision of public electronic communication services is connected with use of numbers; 
6. to provide to the end consumers access to numbers of the European Telephony Numbering
Space, the universal free telephony numbers and, where technically and economically possible, to
the numbers of the numbering plans of other Member States of the EU, as well as the conditions
thereof, when the undertaking provides public telephony services; 
7. to provide protection of personal data and the right of privacy of the consumers; 
8. to provide: 
а) observance of the conditions not allowing harmful electromagnetic fields and radiation.; 
b) observance of the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility; 
c) use in the network only of facilities that are in good technical condition, which have been
conformity assessed under the Technical Requirements to Products Act; 
d) observance of conditions related to the efficient use of radio-frequency spectrum and not
allowing harmful interferences, when such use is not subject to issuing an authorization; 
e) application of the operative standards and/or standardisation documents in the field of electronic
communications networks and/or services; 
9. to cooperate for protection of the public interest, for protection of the national security and for the
Within 14 days from the date of receipt of the notification or elimination of the incompleteness CRC
inscribes the person in the register of undertakings having notified the Commission about their
intentions to carry out public electronic services. Under Art. 77 of the LEC an undertaking carrying
out electronic communications under general requirements may request in writing from CRC to
issue a certificate for inscription in this register. The Commission issues the certificate within 7
days from receipt of the request. The certificate specifies the rights related to provision of
electronic communications networks and/or services, the construction of electronic
communications infrastructure, including right-of-way, negotiating access to and interconnection of
networks. There is an administrative fee payable for issuance of the certificate in the amount
determined in the Tariff on the Fees collected by the Commission under the LEC. A document for
a paid fee shall be enclosed to the request.
Under Art. 5 of the General Requirements the undertakings are required to submit annually, by
March 1, a report on the activities for provision of electronic communication networks and/or
services during the previous year. The report is drawn-up on a model form approved by CRC. The
model is published on the website of the Commission by January 31 each year, available at http:// In case the Commission has not published the model form
within the deadline indicated, the undertaking shall present the report within one month of its
Moreover, CRC may address to the undertakings, carrying out electronic communications, justified
written requests for provision of information, in relevant amount, terms and details, required for the
implementation of its regulatory functions, including financial information; information of the future
development of the networks or services, which may impact the wholesale services provided by
them to competitors; accounting information of the retail markets that are related to the wholesale
markets, from the undertakings having significant impact on the wholesale market. CRC shall
state the reasons and the purposes, for which the information is required. 

The annual reports should be presented in Bulgarian
Yes, under the general authorization regime undertakings have to pay an annual administrative
control fee in the amount determined in the Tariff on the Fees collected by the Commission under
the LEC. The fee is to be paid in four installments. There is also an administrative fee payable for
issuance of the certificate for inscription in the register in the fixed amount determined in the Tariff
on the Fees collected by the Commission under the LEC (see answer to question 1). 
When submitting an application for issuing an authorization a one-off fee is due for administrative
services. In case an authorization is issued, a one-off administrative fee is due.    

Pursuant to Art. 5 Para 1 of the Tariff on the Fees collected by the Commission under the LEC the
basis for the calculation of the administrative control fee is the annual net revenue of the
undertaking from the provision of electronic communications networks and/or services. According
to the revenue undertakings are assigned into two categories: 
- Category 1: annual net revenue > 100 000 BGN: the CRC regulation fee is 0,2%. 
- Category 2: annual net revenue < 100 000 BGN: the CRC regulation fee is 0%. 

The amount of the one-off administrative fee for issuing authorizations is compliant to art. 142 of
the LEC and equals the administrative expenses for the preparation and issuance of the
authorization, including materials, consultancy, frequency planning and national and international
Under Art. 66 Para 2 of the LEC (in force from 29 December 2011) undertakings providing cross-
border electronic communication services to undertakings located in several Member States of the
EU shall file a single notification for the respective country.
                    Cech Republic

Section   8   paragraph   2   Act   No.   127/2005   Coll.,   on
Electronic   Communications   and   on   Amendment   to
certain   related   Acts   (hereinafter   referred   to   as
“Electronic   Communications   Act”),   Section   9
paragraph   2   and   Section   13   of   the   Electronic
Communications   Act.                                   

The Czech  Telecommunication  Office  (CTU)
No differences.

It   is   possible   to   submit   the   notification   via   online
features  right from  the body of the notification form  (e-
mail  or web  service  using  verified electronic  signature
data box). Online notification via direct  web  form  is not
The   notification/declaration  provides   for   6   categories
of services  and 3 categories  of networks.

The   form   is   downloadable   in   .DOC   form   on
and   in   .ZFO   (to   be   filled  in   electronically   using   S602
Form  Filler software  and  with  possibility of being sent
directly)   as   „Oznámení   komunikační   činnosti“   on
Czech   language   is   the   only   possible   in
communication  with  the CTU.  According  to section  16
of the Act  No.500/2004 Coll. Administrative Procedure
Code    all   written   submissions   shall   be   in   the   Czech
language.   There   is   no   further   guidance   in   foreign

There   is   an   obligation   to   specify   types   of   their
commercial   activities   along   with   the   notification.,
Further, any change  in the activities (dates,  types etc.)
has   to   be   notified   to   the   CTU.
Beyond  the  scope  of  art.3.3 AD  there  is  an  obligation
to           submit           following             documents:         
1) Extract  from  the criminal  records  (art.8 paragraph 6
of   the   Electronic   Communications   Act)  
2)   Certificate   from   the   appropriate   financial   authority
that   the   notifying   person   is   not   in   arrears   with   the
payment   of   any   taxes,   levies,   fees,   payments,
considerations,   penalties   and   fines    incl.   the   costs   of
any   proceedings,   as   collected   by   territorial   tax
authorities   (art.8   para   3d   of   the   Electronic
Communications                                       Act)              
3) Statutory declaration that the natural person  or legal
entity is  not  in arrears  with  the  payment  of  insurance
Premium   or   penalties   on   public   health   insurance   or
with   payment   of   insurance   preiums   or   penalties   on
social   security   insurance   (art.8   para   3e   of   the
Electronic                  Communications                  Act)       
4)   Extract   from   the   Commercial   Register   or   Trade
authorization                  (certified                 copy)        
Legal entity not registered  in the Commercial  Register
so   far,   has   to   submit   certified   copy   of   the   contract
establishing   the   legal   entity   (art.13   para   5   of   the
Electronic  Communications  Act).

National legislation: Electronic  Communications  Act
According  to Section  14 paragraph 1 of the Electronic
Communications  Act, within one week  of receiving the
notification,   the   Office   shall   issue   a   certificate   to   the
effect   that   an   undertaking  submitted   a   notification   of
its commercial  activities, if required so.  
CTU collects information electronically through the
portal for collecting data by means of electronic forms
( The reporting
obligations of undertaking are obligatory after it starts
provision of its services. There are usually some half-
year and full-year forms to be filled in. 
Section 73 paragraph 7 of the Electronic
Communications Act states that the undertaking
providing a public communications network shall
report to CTU the types of interfaces it offers for the
connection of apparatus, and their technical
specifications. The operator must fulfil these
obligations at the latest 1 month before the public
telecommunications services provided through those
types of interface become available. The operator
must notify to CTU any changes in the technical
specifications 3 months before the date of making
such changes at the latest. 

Czech  language.
According to the Tariff on Administrative Fees (Part
VIII, item no.109), which is annexed to the Act No.634/
2009 Coll. on Administrative Fees, as amended, and
is published on the CTU website:

Administrative   fee   for   the   issuance   of   the   notification
communication   certificate   is   set   at   a   fixed   amount
according   to   the   Act   No.634/2009   Coll.   on
Administrative Fees.

The Czech Telecommunication Office
The certificate of notification is issued by a competent
regional department; contact details available at: 

HAKOM   provides   for   a   notification.   Article   3.2   of   the
Authorization   Directive   is   directly   transposedinto
national   Law.   Namely,   the   network   operator/service
provider   is   entitled   to   start   its   activities   upon
notification submitted  to HAKOM.  HAKOM shall  issue
to  the  operator, within  eight days  following the  receipt
of a complete  prior notification, a certificate  confirming
the submission  of the prior notification. This  certificate
shall   not   be   an   administrative   act.   The   operator   shall
be   entitled   to   start   providing  the   mentioned   services
on  the  basis  of  the  general authorisation even  before
the receipt of the certificate.

No, the requirements  are the same.  

Unfortunately, no.
Only   in   Croatian.   Guidance   on   administrative
obligations is  available through  the  documents  on  the
English version of our website
No   further   obligations   exist   in   our   country   regarding
administrative   duties   related   to   the   authorization

Authorization   requirements   are   set   in   national
legislation, i.e. in the Electronic  Communication  Act. 
HAKOM shall  issue  to  the  operator,  within  eight days
following the  receipt  of a  complete  prior  notification, a
certificate   confirming   the   submission   of   the   prior
notification.   This   certificate   shall   not   be   an
administrative   act.   The   operator   shall   be   entitled   to
start  providing the mentioned  services  on the basis  of
the   general   authorisation   even   before   the   receipt   of
the certificate.

In carrying  out the tasks  referred to in Article 12 of the
Electronic   Communications   Act   HAKOM   shall   be
authorized   to   require   the   following   information   to   be
provided   in   writing   by   the   operators   and   persons
designated   by   a   special   law   regulating   the   postal
services   sector:   –   delivery  of   all  necessary   data   and
information,   including   financial   data   and   classified
data and data regarded as  a business  secret,  and the
delivery  of   all  the   necessary   data   and   documents   for
consideration;   –   immediate   inspection   of   business
premises,   associated   infrastructure,   equipment   and
other   technical   means   for   the   provision   of   electronic
communications   networks   and   services   and   postal
services  and  of  business  books,  archives,  databases
and other documents;  – carrying  out of other activities
deemed   by   the   Agency   to   be   necessary   for   the
establishment  of all the important facts  in the decision-
making process.
The  funds  for  the carrying  out of the tasks  of HAKOM
referred  to in Article 12,  paragraph 1 of the  Electronic
Communication   Act,   in   accordance   with   the   annual
financial   plan,   shall   be   secured   from   the   following
sources:  1. from  the fee for the use  of addresses  and
numbers;   2.   from   the   fee   for   the   use   of   the   radio
frequency  spectrum;  3.  from  the  fee  for  performance
of  other  tasks  of  the  Agency  in the  percentage  of  the
total annual gross  revenue earned by operators  in the
previous   calendar   year   by   providing   electronic
communications   networks   and   services   on   the
market,   except   for   electronic   media   broadcasters
broadcasting   their   radio   and   television   programmes
by   means   of   their   own   electronic   communications
network used  exclusively for that purpose.
Croatia   is   not   yet   member   of   the   EU,   so   no
experience is  available with the cross-border  provision
of the communication  services.

According to the Regulation of Electronic Communication
and Postal Services Law of 2004, Artcle 38 "any person
who intends to provide an electronic communications
network or an electronic communications service shall
notify the Commissioner of their intention to provide same
in advance of doing so. A notification under subsection 1
shall be in such form as prescribed by Order and shall
contain the following information: (a) the name of the
notifying undertaking including, in the case of a body
corporate, the company registration number, (b) the
names, addresses and contact numbers of relevant
contact persons, (c) the business address of the
undertaking concerned and, , (d) a short description of the
network or service the subject matter of the notification,
and (e)the estimated date of commencement for the
relevant activity.

Commissioner of Electronic Communication and Postal
Regulation (OCECPR)
No, there are no different requirements for the notification.

The categories of networks and services are described in
the relevant document
The notification  form is not available in English

According to the Regulation of Electronic Communication
and Postal Services Law of 2004, Artcle 37 (5)
"Exclusively for reasons of public order, safety and health,
the Commissioner may at any time from the submission
of the applicant’s registration statement, subject to the
adoption of a fully and objectively justified decision,
prohibit or limit the ability of a specific undertaking from
providing electronic communications networks or
According to the Regulation of Electronic Communication
and Postal Services Law of 2004, Article 38 (4) ' An
undertaking shall notify the Commissioner of any changes
to the information supplied under subsection (2) within
thirty (30) days of such change". Also according to Article
25 of the Law "the Commissioner may-demand that
electronic communications network and/or electronic
communications and/or postal service providers provide
such information and submit statements and reports in
relation to their operations at such intervals and in such
form, as the Commissioner may from time to time

National Legislation: The Regulation of Electronic
Communication and Postal Services Law of 2004
Administrative decisions of the NRA: Licencing
(Electronic Communications) Order of 2004
According to Article 40 (4) the Commissioner shall, within
one week of the receipt of a request from any authorised
undertaking, issue to that undertaking, in such form as the
Commissioner may, from time to time, determine, a
standardised declaration confirming, where applicable,
that the undertaking has submitted a notification
according to Section 38
See line 9

Greek, information in English are also acceptable

The annual administrative fee is calculated as a
percentage of total gross annual income from operations
of Elecronic Communication.
No specific provisions

Panayiota Hadjistilli, Officer of Legal Affairs,Office of the
Commissioner of Electronic Communication and Postal
Tel; +357 22693125

Network   operators   and   service   providers   are   entitled
to   start   activities   without   a   notification/declaration
since  Denmark  has  chosen  not  to apply a  notification
regime  and therefore no notification regime  is in force.

Neither   DBA   nor   any   other   Danish   authority   is
responsible  for  receiving notifications. Therefore  there
is no authorization fee
See  answer  to question 1. No Notification regime  is  in

No Notification regime  is in force
No Notification regime  is in force

No Notification regime  is in force
No Notification regime  is in force

No Notification regime  is in force
No Notification regime  is in force

N. A. see  first line
N. A., see  first line
Since  no notification regime  is  in force,  DBA  does  not
provide for reporting obligations. 
Since   no   notification   regime   is   in   force,   no
administrative charges  are collected. 

Since   no   notification   regime   is   in   force,   no
administrative charges  are collected. 
Since   Denmark   has   no   notification   system   it   would
not   be   relevant   to   introduce   a   specific   category   for
cross-border   service   providers.   This   is   also   in
accordance   with   the   Treaty   of   the   European   Union
and the obligation of non-discrimination,

Danish   Business   Authority,   Erhvervsvilkår   og
Regulering,   område   III,   Tore   Christensen   -, Jakob Levring -

Undertaking   shall   submit   to   the   Estonian   Technical
Surveillance   Authority   (ETSA)   a   notice   of
commencement   of   activities.   The   notice   form   is
available   on   the   ETSA   website.   Filled   and   signed
notice shall be sent  to the ETSA.

Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority

At the  moment  notification form  (fillable PDF)  can  be
electronically   signed   and   sent   by   e-mail.   It   will   be
possible  at the end of 2011 or 2012 also  to use  online
web-based  notification. The  undertaking will be able to
log on securely  by ID-card.
7   categories   services   (no   networks   because   of
network  neutrality): Data  communication  service  (incl
Internet), mobile  telephone service,  telephone service,
network  service,  fixed line (leased  line) service,  CATV
service  and other electronic  communication  service.  The   form   is   in
Estonian, but there is an English instruction available.
Official   language   is   Estonian,   but   we   accept   any
language   what   our   officials   can   understand   (mainly
English and Russian).

No   special   obligations   except   that   a   person   who
wishes  to  provide a  communications  service  shall  be
entered   into   or   register   a   branch   in   the   Estonian
central commercial  register.

It is set  out in legislation.
They   receive   formal   declaration   with   general
information about their rights and conditions.

No administrative charges


Article 3.2. of the Authorization Directive has been
transposed into national law by Communications Market
Act (393/2003) Section 13.  According to this Section a
written notification of the intention to operate public
telecommunications shall be submitted to the Finnish
Communications Regulatory Authority before the
operations begin (telecommunications notification). The
notification duty does not apply to public
telecommunications that is temporary in nature, aimed at
a small audience or otherwise of minor significance.
Further provisions on the type of telecommunications
considered to be of minor significance may be given by
Government decree.

In relation to notification, no.

Not   limited,   but   six   examples   are   given   in   the   notification
form.   For   example   a   mobile   communications   network
operator   /   a   mobile   communications   service   operator,   an
international   telecommunications   network   operator   /   an
international telecommunications  service  provider (see  the
link to notification form  below).
lomake.html. Please notide that this link will be updated
next year!
Form   can   be   filled   in   Finnish,   Swedish   and   English   and
there   is   guidance   provided  also   in   these   languages   (see:
According  to  Section  15.2  of  the  Communications  Market
Act,   the   Finnish   Communications   Regulatory   Authority
shall be notified of any change  in the information entered in
a telecommunications  notification. If a telecommunications
operator   discontinues   its   operations,   it   shall   notify   the
Finnish   Communications   Regulatory   Authority   of   this   no
later   than   one   week   before   the   discontinuation   of
operations. If the telecommunications  operator is  a service
operator,   the   network   operator   whose   communications
network   the   service   operator   uses   shall   also   notify   the
Finnish   Communications   Regulatory   Authority   of   the
matter.   A   telecommunications   operator   subject   to
notification   or   licence   shall   also   pay   an   annual
communications   market   fee   to   the   Finnish
Communications  Regulatory Authority (Section  15 a of the
Communications  Market Act)

National legislation and Government decrees
On  the basis  of Section  15 of the Communications  Market
Act   on   request   of   the   telecommunications   operator,   the
Finnish   Communications   Regulatory   Authority   shall
provide   confirmation   of   the   receipt   of   a
telecommunications   notification   within   a   week   of   the
request  being made.  The  confirmation  notice  given by the
Finnish   Communications   Regulatory   Authority   shall
indicate   the   rights   and   obligations   of   telecommunications
operators  in Finland under this Act.
See line 9

Official   languages   in   Finland  are   Finnish   and   Swedish   so
law  requires  serving  in these  languages.  However,  Ficora
helps foreign operators  in English as  much  as  possible.
No   charges   in   relation   to   notification   itself.   However,   a
telecommunications   operator   subject   to   notification   or
licence  shall pay an annual communications  market  fee to
the   Finnish   Communications   Regulatory   Authority.   The
communications   market   fee   shall   be   determined   in
payment   units   according   to   payment   categories.   One
payment  unit equals  EUR  350.  The  payment  category  for
each  operator shall  be determined  by the turnover that the
operator   has   for   telecommunications   activities   in   Finland
during   the   period   that   precedes   the   determination   of   the
fee   (see   Sections   15   a   and   15   b   of   the   Communications
Market   Act).   The   English   translation   of   the   Act   can   be
found   at:
en20030393.pdf        Besides  communications  market  fee,
the   information   security   fee   must   be   paid.   Relevant
provisions   can   be   found   in   the   Act   on   the   Protection   of
Privacy  in Electronic  Communications  (516/2004), Section
39.  The  information  security  fee  is  determined  in payment
units                      according                           to              
payment   categories.   One   payment   unit   equals   EUR   60.
The   payment   category   for   each   operator   shall   be
determined   by   the   turnover   that   the   operator   has   for
telecommunications   activities   in   Finland  during   the   period
that   precedes   the   determination   of   the   fee.  
The   English   translation   of   the   Act   can   be   found   at:   http://
In  the   notification   form,   this   has   already   been   taken   into
account.   More   relevant   and   helpful   would   be   to   clarify   in
the law,  whether  and  in which  situations  does  the national
legislation   apply   to   cross-border   services   (especially   to
services  provided in the internet). At the moment  this is not
very clear. 

An   organizational   change   will   take   place   in   Ficora   next
year   so   the   contact   person   is   to   be   decided.   In   the
meanwhile   you   can   contact   Liisa   Räsänen,   Also   a   webpage   reform   will   take
place   next   year   so   all   the   links   mentioned   above   will   be

The   network   operator/service   provider   is   required   to
notify   the   NRA   when   starting   its   activities.   Art   3.2   of
the Authorization Directive  is  transposed  in France  by
the   article   L.   33-1   of   the   Postal   and   Electronic
Communications   Code.   Link:


Not yet but there is  a plan to implement  such  a tool in
The  operator has  to indicate the nature of the network
and/   or   service   that   it   provides.  

Regarding  the  network,  the  operator  has  to  indicate  if
it                                     has:                          
-   Its   own   access   network,   and   if   so   what   kind   of
technology   is   used   (DSL/Copper,   fiber-optic,   cable,
mobile,   frequency   hopping   WiMAX,   Wifi-RLAN,
satellite,             broadcasting,                  other),        
-   Its   own   backhaul   network   (fixed   or   wireless);  
-           Its        own          network              core.       

Regarding the services,  the operator has  to indicate if
it   intends   to   provide:   fixed   telephony   ;    mobile
telephony  ;   international  telephony/  carrier   selection   ;
transit/   collection   of   telephone  traffic;   IP   transit;   fixed
access  to internet; mobile  access  to internet; content
delivery   networks;   data   transmission   (VPN,   leased
lines,  transit);  hosting  of  added  value services;  radio-
paging;   directory   services;   broadcasting;   other.  

According   to   French   law,   the   form   has   to   be   filled  in
French.   There   isn’t   any   guidance   available   in   other
The  declaration must  be accompanied  by a certificate
of   incorporation   (“K-Bis   extract”   in   french)   or
equivalent   document   for   non-profit   organizations
(such  as  a receipt from  the local authorities)

Authorization   requirements   are   set   out   in   national
legislation   (Postal   and   Electronic   Communications
ARCEP  issues  an acknowledgement  of registration in
order   to   faciliate   the   exercise   of   undertakings’   rights.
In   addition,   a   list   of   all   undertakings   declared   is
published on ARCEP’s  website

Undertakings   have   to   provide   information   in   French.
The   NRA   indicates   the   motivations   of   the   demands,
which  must  be proportionate and specifies  the level of
details   as   well   as   the   time   frame   within   which
answers   are   expected.   Undertakings  must   file  yearly
and   quarterly   questionnaires   containing   600   and   80
fields   respectively.   Information   asked   by   the   NRA   is
related   to   volumes,   turnouts   and   fleet   disaggregated
by types of offers.

General case:  20  000€.  Undertakings with  a  turnover
between 1 M€ and 2 M€: (T/50 - 20 000) €, T being the
turnover  free  of  taxes  from  electronic  communication
activities.;   Undertakings   with   a   turnover   under   1   M€:
0€;   Undertakings   on   an   experimental   basis:   0€.   The
above   mentioned   amounts   can   be   divided   or
multiplied according  to the following criteria: divided by
2 for activities limited to overseas  departments  or only
one   continental   departement;   multiplied   by   4   for
undertakings appearing on  a  list  provided by article  L.
36-7  8°  of the Postal  and  Electronic  Communications
Code  and whose  turnover exceeding 800 M€
Technically it could  be feasible to add such  a category
in   the   French   national   declaration   system.   However
this  opportunity has  still to be  assessed  regarding the
pursued  objectives which  are not really clear yet.


Article 6 of the Telecommunications  Act


3  categories  of  networks/providers  and  46  categories
of services,  all listed  and  described  in the notification/
declaration form,  so  the  applicant  has  only to  tick  the
appropriate box

Yes, from  the BNetzA website
No   English   version   of   the   form   is   available.   The
possibility   to   fill   in   the   forms   in   other   languages   is
legally not foreseen

There   are   no   further   administrative   duties   related   to
the authorization requirements

The   basics   requirements   are   set   out   in   the   law
(company  register  number,  address,  start  of  service,
short  description  of service).  The  details (e.g. defining
of   the   categories)   are   an   administrative   decision   of
The  undertakings have the rights  by law  to receive  an
acknoledgement (Art. 6 para 3 TA).
Reporting obligations exist, but they are not connected
with   the   notification   requirement.   These   obligations
arise   from   the   Telecommunications   Act   because   an
undertaking   is   a   provider   of   a   public
telecommunications   network   or   of   publicly   available
telecommunications   services.   These   reporting
obligations are required e.g. for the purpose  of market
analysis  procedures,  annual reports  etc.  (Art. 127 TA)
or  for  international reporting requirements  (Art. 4  TA).
There   are   no   administrative   charges   connected   with
the   notification/authorization.  There   are   no   reporting
obligations to ensure  the implementation  of Art. 10-12
of the Authorization Directive. 

All   reporting   obligations   must   be   complied   with   in
There   are   no   administrative   charges   connected   with
the notification/authorization.

At   the   moment   there   are   no   special   provisions   for
cross-border   operators.   These   providers   still   have   to
fill in the relevant network  and/or service  categories.  If
(part   of)   their   network   is   located   in   Germany   or   the
services   are   also   offered   to   German   companies   (not
cross-border),   the   questionnaire   has   to   be   filled  in   in
any case.

The   national   provision   which   transposes   art   3.2,   art
3.3 and  art 9 of the EU  athorization Directive  is  art 18
of National Law  4070/2012.

There are no different requirements.

Yes,   only   for   Greek   providers/operators.   In   the   near
future   online   notifications/   declarations   will   also   be
available for foreign providers/operators 
Based   on   the   new   regulation  of   EETT   Decision   676/
41/20-12-12   that   will   be   adopted   within   the   next
month,   the   categories   requested   are   the   following:  
Network                   categories:                20         
Services  categories:  33

Yes.   The   link   is   the   following:
Yes.The   link   is   the   following:

A   Registration   Declaration   shall   be   submitted   by
interested   persons   to   EETT,   in   accordance   with   a
sample   Registration   Declaration   included   in   Annex  A
of   General   Authorization  Regulation.   If  a   Registration
Declaration   is   incomplete,   the   person   shall   not   be
registered   in   the   Registry   of   Electronic
Communication   Network   and   Service   Providers.  
Upon   submission   of   the   initial   Registration
Declaration,   a   300-Euro   administrative   fee   shall   be
paid,   whereas   upon   submission   of   any   Registration
Declaration   amending   the   initial   one,   if   it   pertains
exclusively to  the  registration  of  new  services,  a  100-
Euro administrative fee shall be paid. 

Authorization requirements  are set  out both in national
legislation   and   in   administrative   decisions   of   EETT.
The   links   in   Greek   are   the   following:

The   links   in   English   are   the   following:
Upon   application   filed  by   a   person   operating   under   a
General   Authorization   regime,   EETT   shall   issue   a
standardized   certificate,   within   seven   (7)   days   from
the receipt  of the application, which,  depending on the
case,  shall: (a) certify that the person  has  submitted  a
Registration   Declaration   in   an   acceptable   format;   (b)
certify   that   the   person   shall   provide   electronic
communication  networks  or/and services  pertaining to
the   activities   which   the   Registration   Declaration   has
been  submitted  for;  (c)  describe  the  conditions  under
which   the   person   shall   negotiate   its   interconnection
pursuant   to   applicable   law;    (d)   describe   the
conditions  under  which  the  person  shall  be  entitled to
obtain an interconnection and, depending on the case,
to obtain access  from  other persons;  and (e) describe
the conditions  under which  the person  shall be entitled
to   file   a   request   with   competent   authorities   for
installing various facilities in, upon, or under areas  that
belong   to   the   State,   to   Local   Government
Organizations   or   to   private   persons,   or   which   are
used   by   the   general   public.    This   is   to   facilitate   the
exercise   of   the   rights   extended   to   the   said   person
based  on the General Authorization. 
No, there are not.

Questionnaires  are send  to providers every 6 months,
whereas   for   specific   markets   every   two   or   three
months.  The questionnaires are only in Greek.

All   persons   operating   under   a   General   Authorization
regime  and  providing public  communication  networks
or   publicly   available   electronic   communication
services   shall   have   to   pay   an   annual   administrative
fee,   calculated   as   a   percentage   of   the   total   gross
income   derived   from   the   provision   of   public
communication   networks   or   publicly   available
electronic   communication   services   under   a   General
Authorization               regime              as              follows:
Zone   of   total   annual   income   (E)   in   EURO   million
Administrative   fee   factor   per   zone   
E                  ≤                  0.15                     0         
0.15   <   E   ≤   250    0.0025   
250        <          E          ≤         750             0.004   
750                    <                   E                     0.0005
Administrative   fee   factor   per   zone   
For  each  calendar  year, the annual administrative fee,
which   shall   be   calculated   based   on   the   above   Table,
shall   be   paid   no   later   than   30   June   of   the   following
calendar   year,   and   no   relevant   written   notification   by
EETT  shall  be  required. The  above  annual fees  shall
also   be   paid   even   if   the   first   year   of   the   General
Authorization   does   not   coincide   with   the   calendar
Yes,   there   is   specific   service   category   in   EETT
Decision   676/41/20.12.12.   This   decision   will   be
adopted within the next month.

Mina Giannopoulou 

Art 3.2  has  been  entirely transposed  according  to  the
first   section   of   paragraph   N°77   of   Act   2003/C:   „after
the   notification  to   the   NRA,   the   service   provider   may
start   to   provide   electronic   communication   services”.
The   content   of   the   notification   can   be   found   in
paragraph  N°76  of  Act  2003/C.    Art 3.3  and  Art. 9.  of
the   EU   Authorization   Direcive   is   transposed   by
Section   76   of   Act   2003/C   on   Electronic

NMHH (See in  paragraph N° 10 of Act 2003/C.)
The   most   significant   difference   exists   between
providers  that provide ECS  to subscribers,  and  those
that   do   not.   While   both   types   of   ECS   need   to   be
registered   with   the   supervisory   authority,   there   are
additional   requirements   for   ECS   provided   to
subscribers,   eg.   the   need   to   prepare   and   publish   a
General   Terms   and   Conditions   document.   There   are
however  some  legal rules  that only apply to contracts
concluded  with  consumers,  but  these  are  mostly  not
specific   to   ECS/ECN,   but   deal   with   consumer

A template  is  accessible  for the providers  – the online
administration   platform   is   currently   under
4   service   categories   and   7   network   categories   are
provided for.

The NRA’s procedures are regulated by the Act 2004/
CXL. According to section 9 of this Act: „In the
republic of Hungary the official language of regulatory
proceedings is Hungarian” – accordingly, these
documents are available only in Hungarian. : The
notification form is available under the following link,
(only in Hungarian):
The  NRA’s  procedures  are  regulated by the Act  2004/
CXL.   According   to   section   9   of   this   Act:   „In   the
republic  of  Hungary the  official language of  regulatory
proceedings  is Hungarian”.

Rejection   of   the   notification   is   tackled   by   Section   76
(5)   of   Act   2003/C   on   Electronic   Communications:  
"The   Authority   shall   refuse   to   admit   an   electronic
communications   service   provider   if   the   information
supplied   in   the   notification   is   insufficient   for   the
identification of  the  service  provider or  the  services  it
intends to provide, and shall order the service  provider
to   re-submit   the   notification   within   eight   days."  
In  addition,  according   to   paragraphs   2   and   18   of   the
NMHH Decree  no. 5/2011 (X.6.) when  notifying a new
service   or   a   service   provider   an   administrative   fee
shall   be   payed.   The   Authority   will   terminate   the
notification   procedure   if   the   notifier   fails   to   pay   the
administrative   fees   within   the   given   deadline   despite
the  Authority's notice  and  is  not  eligible for  exemption
for  costs.  Following the  termination  of  teh  procedure,
of   course,   a   new   notification   procedure   can   be
initiated at any time.
The   imposed   further   obligations,   among   others   are
the following: to notify changes  in data and the launch
date of the  service,  to submit  the  General Terms  and
Conditions   or   the   modified   General   Terms   and
Conditions             for          the           services.          
According   to   paragraphs   2   and   18   of   NMHH  Decree
no   5/2011   (X.6.)   when   notifying   a   new   service   or   a
service  provider or  when  notifying the  General Terms
and  Conditions  for  the  first  time  an  administrative  fee
shall  be  payed. The  amount  to be  payed is  3000 HUF
(10,6   EUR   using   the   exchange   rate   of   6.12.2012)  

Authorization   requirements   are   set   out   mostly   in
national legislation.
All   undertakings   registered   with   the   supervisory
authority   have   equal   rights   to   request   access   to
installation   facilities   and/or   interconnection   by   the
force  of  law,  so  there  is  no  need  to  issue  a  separate
declaration about this  matter  by the authority. As  soon
as   an   undertaking   receives   notice   about   its
successful   registration,   it   is   automatically   entitled   to
request   access   to   installation   facilities   and/or
interconnection.   The   register   of   service   providers   is
published   by   the   supervisory   authority,   but   upon
written   request   by   the   undertaking,   the   authority   will
also   issue   a   separate   declaration   about   them   being
entitled to operate ECS  on the Hungarian market.
Yes,   there   are   regular   reporting   obligations   in   the
following   fields:   Service   quality   indicators:
Undertakings   need   to   report   annually   about   the
fulfillment   of   minimum   service   quality   standards
established   by   law   or   contained   in   their   own   General
Terms   and   Conditions.   The   report   must   also   contain
information   on   the   methods   used   to   measure   the
fulfilment   of   these   indicators   and   any   supporting
documentation.  Number  of  subscribers:  Undertakings
need  to provide the  number  of their subscribers  once
a   year.   Revenue   stemming   from   electronic
communications:   Undertakings   need   to   provide   this
figure annually

. The reports  must  be provided in Hungarian.
According to paragraphs 2 and 18 of NMHH Decree
no 5/2011 (X.6.) when notifying a new service or a
service provider or when notifying the General Terms
and Conditions for the first time an administrative fee
shall be payed. The amount to be payed is 3000 HUF
(10,6 EUR using the exchange rate of 6.12.2012) 
Additionally, a yearly market surveillance charge must
be paid by all undertakings providing ECS under the
Hungarian general authorisation regime, which is
determined in a Presidental decree. Currently, it is set
at 0.212% of the net revenue stemming from the
provision of ECS.

The   total   annual   revenue   generated   from   providing
ECS,   operating   ECN   and   EC   equipment,   as   well   as
equipment sales.
The   current   notification   system   does   not   distinguish
between   the   services   provided   in   Hungary   and   the
cross-border  services  provided to Hungary. Given that
the   NRA   treats   the   aforementioned   ECS   the   same
way,   our   view   is   that   the   introduction   of   a   specific
cross-border   category   is   unjustified.   The   issue   had
not   been   raised   during   the   implementation   of   the
amended  directives.

Information  on   the   notification  procedure   and   contact
details of the Service  Notification Unit can  be found at:
(available only in Hungarian) 

The Irish administrative scheme provides for a
notification of the information set out in Article 3.2 of
the Directive – see Regulation 4 of  http://  The
last paragraph of Art 3.2 has been transposed directly
into Irish legislation (Reg 4.2).


No. The relevant documentation can be accessed
online.  We require, however, that all notifications are
signed and this requires submission of a physical
Eight network and seven service categories.
Forms can be completed in English or Irish.  No
guidance or administrative obligations are provided in
other languages

There are no additional obligations associated with the
authorisation requirements.   However if the
undertaking will be utilizing spectrum or numbering
resources, applications for Rights of Use must be
made (except for licence-exempt spectrum)

The requirements are set out in the European
Communities (Electronic Communications Networks
and Services) (Authorisation) Regulations 2011, S.I
No 335 of 2011.  See Regulation 4 of http://
ComReg provides additional guidance on the
notification process at
On receipt of a completed notification, ComReg within
one week issues to that undertaking a standardized
declaration confirming that the undertaking: 1) has
submitted a notification, 2) stating that the undertaking
may apply for consent to carry out road works or
establish underground infrastructure 3) may apply for
a licence to establish overground electronic
communications infrastructure and any associated
physical infrastructure. The declaration also states
that where an authorized person is providing an
electronic communications network or service to the
public, such authorized person has a right to negotiate
interconnection with another authorized person.
General reporting obligations relate to all market
participants and are not related to the notification
process.   Operators are required to provide market
data on a quarterly basis (for the preparation of
statistical reports)and financial data on an annual
basis (for the calculation of afdmministrative fees).

English or Irish
The amount of the levy imposed is based on a
percentage of the gross revenue excluding value
added tax, paid or payable to the provider in respect of
the electronic communications networks or services
provided in any levy year.   The rate is 0.2% and is set
out in the attached Order.   Operators with a turnover
less that €500,000 are exempt from payment of the

 In case of queries, contact ComReg at

Legislative Decree n. 259 of  1 August 2003 (the so-called
Italian Electronic Communications Code, as amended by
Legislative Decree n.70  of 28 May 2012, transposing the
2009 ECNS package), article 25. According to this article,
an undertaking wishing to start an activity in the electronic
communications sector must present a declaration/
notification and is entitled to start the activity immediately.
The competent body (the Ministry of economic
development - Department of communications) can
examine the declaration within 60 days and, if there is a
good reason (e.g. when the general requirements are not
fulfilled) can require the undertaking to stop the activity.
If scarce resources are needed, the undertaking will have
to apply for the provisions on the rights of use, in
accordance with the transposition of the articles 5, 6 and 7
of the Directive (articles 27, 28 etc of the Electronic
Communications Code). In this case, the deadline for the
provision of the rights of use will be 3 weeks (if it involves
the assignment of numbers) or 6 weeks (if it involves the
assignment of frequencies)                            

the Italian Ministry of Economic Development - Department
of Communications
There are no different requirements.

Not yet
There is no exhaustive list of categories. The undertaking
has to describe the type o service it is applying for. A
sample list is however published for guidance on the
Ministry web site, and includes: Phone center, Internet
point, Internet Service Provider, traffic reseller, telefax
services, public phone services, provision of public
networks, satellite services, maritime services, aeronautic
services and so on.

NO. The form is in Italian

All conditions, obligations and requirements that may be
imposed to operators wishing to obtain a general
authorization are enlisted in Annex 1, part A, of the Italian
Electronic Communications Code. These conditions are
exactly the same as those enlisted in the Annex to the
Authorization Directive, part A.

The possibility to impose conditions, obligations and
requirements to the operators wishing to obtain a general
authorization is stated in article 28, number 1, and article
33, number 1, of the Italian Electronic Communications
The Ministry for economic development issues an
aknowledgement if it is requested by the operator. The
aknowledgement is issued within a week from the day the
operator has filed the notification and contains a declaration
that the requesting undertaking is entitled of relevant rights
concerning infrastructure installation, access and
Every undertaking who starts an activity in the electronic
communications sector in Italy must register in the
Register of the communications operators and submit data
on a yearly basis about its activity. In addition, specific
second level regulations impose reporting obligations for
some kind of services, aimed to specific purposes (e.g.
monthly reporting concerning mobile number portability

Yes, as generally stated in artt. 34 and 35 and specified in
detail by Annex 10 of the Electronic Communications Code

Charges are computed on the basis of various parameters,
depending on the type of service (e.g. territory/population
covered,  number of  stations, etc)
Not yet

The   competent   office   is   the   Directorate   General   for   the
electronic   and   radio   communications   services   of   the
Ministry           fo            economic              development.
The   person   in   charge   is   LEONE   Francesco   Saverio   
Tel.    (+39)   06   5444   2906   /   08   
Fax          (+39)            06           5422           1080          

Article   32   of   the   National   Law   on   Electronic
communications,  which  sets  the rights  to the Regulator
to  elaborate the  rules  of  notification process  and  to  set
the list of services  to be notified. 

Regulator  - SPRK  (Public  Utilities Commission)
There  are  no  difference  for  notification if the  purpose  is
to provide ECN  or ESC.

This  is not possible  yet.
There  is  one type of the declaration (notification) to start
activities   in   the   electronic   communications   market.
According   to   that   it   is   possible   to   provide   8   different
electronic   communications   services   and   2   networks
(mobile and fixed).

The   notification   form   is   published   in   our   official
No, only in Latvian.

If  the   particular   merchant   has   been   excluded   from   the
list   of   authorised   electronic   communications   service
providers by the decision  of SPRK  for the violation of the
General authorisation rules,  the notification sent  by  this
merchant   during   the   veto   period   will   be   rejected.     The
decision   forsees   the   term   for   veto   for   activities   in   the
market   up   to   5   years.   Regulations   on   the   procedure   of
vioaltion  of   General   authorization   rules   are   set   by   the
Authorised   merchant   starting   the   provision   of   services
and/or networks  should  submit   the information on  what
kind   of   services   or   and   networks   they   have   started   to
provide.   According   to   the   Law   on   Electronic
Communications,   Article   35,   Regulator   has   the   right   to
elaborate and  adopt  the  rules  on  Information should  be
submitted  by the merchants  yearly.

Requirements   ar   set   by   the   rules   elaborated   and
adopted   by   the   Regulator.
According  to the Law  on Electronic  Communications,  all
the   notified   (authorised)   merchants   have   the   right   to
interconnect.   Regulator   publishes   the   list   of   all
merchanst   in   the   web,   this   is   official   list   to   look,   if   the
merchant   has   the   right   to   interconnect   or   to   act   in   the
market.   Under   the   request   of   merchant,   the   Regulator
can  issue  the  notification that  merchant  is  registered  in
the list of electronic  communications  service  providers.
All  the   notified   merchants   shall   submit   the   information
on servises  and or networks  they started  to provide.

Yes,the regulatory fee is applicable in Latvia. But it is not
the   administrative   charge   for   the   authorisation.   There
are no administrative fees  for the authorization. 

According   to   the   Law   on   Regulators,   regulatory   fee
could   be   up   to   0,2%   from   turnover   in   particular   area
(currently  it is  0,17%  from  annual turnover  in electronic
communications  sector)

Sabiedrisko   pakalpojumu   regulēšanas   komisija   (Public
Utilities   Commission);   phone:   +371
67097200,;   Authorization   division
dirrect;   phone:
Article                                                                43                                
Notification                                                        obligation                           
1)   By   way   of   an   ordinance,   the   Government   may   designate   electronic  
communications   networks   and   services   whose   provision,   operation,   offering  
and   discontinuation   must   be   notified   to   the   regulatory   authority.   In   justified  
cases,   it   may   also   prohibit   provision,   operation,   offering   and   discontinuation  
of   such   networks   or   services   until   the   time   of   receipt   of   the   notice   by   the  
regulatory                                                         authority.                            
2)   The   notification   obligation   under   paragraph   1   shall   encompass:  
a)   a   declaration   by   the   legal   or   natural   person   in   question   that   the   person  
intends   to   take   up   or   discontinue   the   designated   activity;   and  
b)   notification   of   the   minimum   information   necessary   for   the   regulatory  
authority   to   compile   a   register   or   directory   of   those   subject   to   the  
notification         obligation.           This         notification         must          include:      
1.   information   for   identifying   the   person   subject   to   the   notification  
2.   the   name   of   at   least   one   contact   person   for   the   person   subject   to   the  
notification                                                       obligation;                           
3.   the   mailing   address   of   the   person   subject   to   the   notification   obligation  
and                 of                the                 contact                 person(s);81           
4.   a   brief   description   of   the   network   or   service   in   question;   and  
5.   the   date   of   expected   provision,   putting   into   service,   offering   or  
discontinuation   of   the   network   or   service   in   question.  
c)   every   change   to   information   subject   to   notification   under   subparagraphs  
(a)                                      and                                    (b).82                   
3)   Notification   under   paragraph   1   does   not   release   the   person   concerned  
from  compliance  with commercial  provisions.             4) The Government shall provide further
details                                   concerning                                 the                 
notification obligation by ordinance.

No, there are no different requirements.

No, but it is planned for 2013. 
18 different categories

No. Official language is German;  English notifications are accepted;

Article                                                                44                                    
Information            obligation        vis-à-vis         the          regulatory            authority      
1)   Providers   must   disclose   information   to   the   regulatory   authority,                          
especially   financial   and   statistical   data   as   well   as   data   for   statistical   purposes,    
in   the   form   and   time   period   specified   in   the   decree.   The   disclosure   shall   be       
free                                     of                                     charge.                      
2)   Providers   may   not   refuse   disclosure   of   information   on   the   grounds   of                
professional,               commercial               or             business                secrecy.         
3)   The   regulatory   authority   may   publish   the   information   disclosed   to   it                  
under   paragraph   1   in   an   appropriate   manner   and   with   due   regard   to                      
information                 and              data              protection                legislation.        
4)   By   ordinance,   the   Government   may   provide   further   details   concerning                     
the   disclosure   of   information   and   the   use   thereof,   especially   within   the                 
framework   of   cooperation   between   the   regulatory   authority   and   other                          
national   regulatory   authorities   and   with   the   EFTA   Surveillance   Authority,   in               
accordance   with   article   5   of   the   Framework   Directive,   articles   10   and   11   of          
the Authorisation Directive and article 10 of Directive 2006/24/EC.83

National legislation (including ordinance)
In accordance  with  the  ordinance  the  undertaking may  require  a  written  acknowledgement.  
The  register  for  notification/declaration is  published  online:
Only   regarding   data   for   statistical   purpose,   see   line   9,   Art.   44   Communications   Act  
And   according   to   Art.   43   Communication   Act   every   change   to   information   subject   to
notification must  be submitted  to the NRA. 

Basically  the official language is German.  
Only if operators require a written acknowledgement.

Administrative charges  are calculated  according  to administrative expenditure; Fixed costs  for
the  use  of  resources.  Notification/declaration is  free  of  charge;  there  is  a  charge  only if the
undertaking requires a written acknowledgement. 
No. Every undertaking must  name  a domestic  mailing address  as  well as  a contact  person.  

Office  for Communications,,  +423  / 236 64 88,

Article   29   of   Law   on   Electronic   Communications.
Basis   for   the   Right   to   Engage   in   Electronic
Communications                            Activities.       
Law   on   Electronic   Communications   in   English:  

There aren’t any differences.

We   don’t   have   online   electronic   forms   on   our   web
page,   but   you   can   provide   all   documents   to   RRT
electronically   (the   undertaking  has   to   sign   a   contract
with   the   RRT   in   order   to   be   able   to   provide   the
information   by   electronic   means   via   the   protected
The   list   of   electronic   communications   activities
(hereinafter   referred   to   as   the   List)   about   the
commencement   and   end   of   which   an   undertaking
must  notify the  Communications  Regulatory  Authority
according  to the procedure  set  in the Conditions  is  as
follows:  a)  provision of public fixed telephone network
and/or public fixed telephone services;  b)  provision of
public  mobile  telephone network  and/or  public  mobile
telephone   services;   c)    provision   of   leased   lines
services;   d)    provision   of   public   communications
networks   and/or   public   electronic   communications
services  by using  communications  systems,  ensured
through   power   transmission   lines;   e)    provision   of
public   satellite   communication   network   and/or   public
satellite communication  services.
In   Lithuanian   language   only.   In   accordance   with
paragraph   12   of   the   Conditions,   the   documents,
specified   in   paragraphs   9   and   11   of   the   Conditions,
and   their   confirmed   copies   shall   be   submitted   to   the
Authority according  to the procedure,  set  by the Rules
on   Submission   of   Documents   to   the
Communications   Regulatory   Authority   under   the
Government  of the Republic  of Lithuania, approved by
Order  No. 1V-292 of  the  Director  of  Communications
Regulatory   Authority   under   the   Government   of   the
Republic   of   Lithuania  of   16   September   2004   (Official
Gazette   Valstybės   žinios   No.   141-5171,   2004).
Paragraph   6   of   the   Rules   says   that   the   entire
documents   shall   be   submitted   to   the   Authority   in
Lithuanian   language.   Document   in   foreign   language
shall   be   translated   into   Lithuanian.   Authenticity   of
translation   shall   be   verified   with   the   signature   of
translator   or,   if   the   documents   have   been   translated
by a translation bureau, with the signature of translator
and the seal of translation bureau.
Main   conditions   for   the   electronic   communication
activities  being carried  out are  described  in the III part
of the Conditions.

National legislation;all requirements  are  detailed in the
In   accordance   with   paragraph   12   of   the   Conditions,
the   confirmation   specified   in   Paragraph   17   of   these
Conditions   shall   additionally   specify   under   what
conditions  any undertaking, providing public  electronic
communications   network   and/or   services,   acting   in
accordance   with   the   requirements   laid   down   in   legal
acts,   setting   the   conditions   for   engagement   in   the
corresponding   electronic   communications   activities
shall   have   the   right   to   install   electronic
communications   infrastructure,   negotiate   network
interconnection   and/or   gain   access   or   interconnect
electronic  communications  networks.  
In accordance with paragraph 29 of the Conditions,
The undertakings, which engage in electronic
communications activity, entered on the List, specified
in Paragraph 5 of these Conditions as well as
undertakings, providing Internet access and other data
communications, television (cable television,
microwave multi-channel television (MMDS), digital
terrestrial television, Internet Protocol television
(IPTV)), wire radio, physical optical lines fibre
provision, radio and/or television programs
broadcasting services shall regularly, every three
months, submit to the Communications Regulatory
Authority the information, specified in Paragraph 32 of
these Conditions about the electronic
communications activity being carried out: 1) data on
the first quarter (1 January – 31 March) shall be
submitted by 30 April; 2) data on the second quarter
(1 April – 30 June) shall be submitted by 31 July;  3)
data on the third quarter (1 July – 30 September) shall
be submitted by 31 October; 4) data on the fourth
quarter (1 October – 31 December) shall be
submitted by 31 January.

In Lithuanian.
Submission   of   Conditions    is   applied   to   the
undertakings   whose   revenues   from   activities   defined
in   Paragraph   5   of   the   Specification   during   the
reference   year   and   from   provision   of   electronic
communications   network   interconnection   and   (or)
television   (cable   TV,   MMDS,   IPTV)   services,   on   the
basis   of   the   reports   on   electronic   communications
activities  carried  out the previous  year, exceeded  LTL
1,000,000.  The  fee shall be paid every month  starting
from   1   May   of   the   current   year   until   1   May   of   the
following   year   for   each   individual   electronic
communications  activity defined in Paragraph  5 of the
Specification,   the   commencement   of   which   the
undertaking   has   to   submit   Notification   of   to   the
Authority, as  well as  for the provision of radio and (or)
television   (cable   TV,   MMDS,   IPTV)   services   in   case
revenues   of   undertaking   from   a   relevant   electronic
communications   activity,   on   the   basis   of   the
submitted   reports   on   electronic   communications
activities  carried  out the previous  year, exceeded  LTL

Total electronic  communications  services  revenues.

Networks       and       Acccess         Division,    
Communications  Regulatory Authority of the  Republic
of                          Lithuania                 
370 5210 5664, 370 5210 5666

According   to   Article   8   of   the   Law   on   electronic
communications   networks   and   services   ("the   Law"),
natural   or   legal   persons   are   entitled   to   provide   an
electronic  communication  service  or  network  upon  prior
notification,   by   the   latest   20   days   before   the   effective
start  off of the planned activity.


No.   ILR   provides   a   standard   notification   form   on   its
website             under:    
index.html and notification has  to be done by mail.
The   non   exhaustive   notification   form   indicates   8
categories   of   ECN   and   6   categories   of   ECS   (with
There   is   no   notification   form   in   English.   Official
languages   in   Luxembourg   are   Luxembourgish,   French
and   German   (law   of   24   February   1984   on   the   language
Besides  general legal and administrative obligations of all
notified   operators   (information   obligations,   market
analysys,   etc.),   notified   operators   have   to   submit   the
annual turnover related to the notified activities.

Requirements  are set  out in the Law.
According   to   article   7(3)   of   the   Law,   upon   request,   the
ILR will issue  a notification certificate  no later than 7 days
of the request. 
General   language   provisions   of   the   law   of   24   February
1984 apply. 
According   to   article   11   of   the   Law,   notification   implies
that   the   notified   operator   accepts   to   participate   in
financing   the   ILR's   costs   incurred   for   the   regulation   of
electronic  communications  sector.  

Administrative   costs   are   allocated   between   notified
oprators   according   to   objective,   transparent   and   non
dicriminatory  principles  set  out annualy in a regulation of
the   ILR.   This   way,   administrative   taxes   for   2013   have
been   determined   by   regulation   12/165/ILR   (http://

Institut   Luxembourgeois   de   Régulation       
M.                 Henri            FRATINI       
17,            rue          du          Fossé     
L-2922                       Luxembourg           
+352             28          228          228                               

The  transposed  legislation uses  the following wording:
“Upon   receipt   by   the   Authority   of   a   notification
pursuant   to   subregulation   (1),   the   person   concerned
is   deemed   to   be   authorized   to   provide   an   electronic
communications  network or service  or, as  appropriate
both,  subject  to  such  conditions  as  may  be  specified
under regulation 70.”

The   notification   process   is   light-touch   for   both
categories  of  providers  and  does  not  discriminate  on
this basis.

Undertakings   can   send   electronic   copies   of
notifications, however  formal  notification is  considered
to   have   taken   place   only   when   hardcopy   authentic
originals are submitted.   The  principal reason  is  that a
secure  electronic  signature  portal is  considered  to be
a pre-requisite for complete  electronic  acceptance.  

Official languages in Malta are Maltese and English. 

Notifying operators  are subject  to administrative duties
in the same  manner  as  other commercial  businesses
operating in Malta.

National legislation and NRA decisions
Art 67.   The  transposed  legislation uses  the following
wording:   “(1)      The    Authority    shall,    within    seven
days    of    the    receipt   by   it   of   a   request   from   any
authorised   undertaking,   issue   to   that   undertaking,   in
such   form   as   the   Authority   may   from   time   to   time
determine,   a   standardised   declaration   -   (a)
confirming,  where  applicable, that the undertaking has
submitted  a notification pursuant  to regulation 66; and
(b)     detailing    under    what    circumstances    any
undertaking  has   the   right   to   -   (i)      apply   for   rights   to
install facilities,  (ii)    negotiate interconnection  and,  or
(iii)      obtain   access   or   interconnection,   in   order   to
facilitate the exercise  of those  rights.  (2)     Where   the
Authority  considers   it  appropriate  to  do   so,   it may
issue   such   declaration   as   an   automatic   reply   upon
receipt of a notification pursuant to regulation 66.”
National   regulatory   authorities   are   required   to
introduce   reporting   obligations   in   order   to   implement
the framework.

Official   languages   in   Malta  are   Maltese   and   English.
The   level   of   information   which   all   undertakings   are
required   to   submit   is   very   basic,   however   the   MCA
also   requires   more   specific   information   from
undertakings that provide certain services.

A flat charge  is  applicable on  all general authorisation
categories,  plus  a percentage  of total gross  revenues
derived   from   the   majority   of   electronic
communications  services  
No;   an  introduction  of  them  would  be  likely to  create
confusion   and   lead   to   discrimination   between
undertakings   as   to   the   regulatory   standard   that   they
are subject  to.

Companies have to fill out a form: ‘Notification of the
provision of public electronic communications
activities’, available at


No, the form  has  to be  sent  through fax or  via regular
(i)   Public   electronic   communications   services,   (ii)
public   electronic   communications   network   and   (iii)
related   facilities.   The   company   has   to   specify   what
kind   of   services,   network   or   related   facilities   they
It  is   not   explicitly  stated   in   which   language   the   form
has   to   be   filled   in.   Given   that   they   are   available   in
Dutch   and   in   English,   they   can   be   filled  in   in   Dutch
and   English.   See:

The   company   has   to   specify   the   net   turnover.
According   to   turnover   the   company   is   assigned   into
one   of   three   categories   that   need   to   pay   a   certain
duty:    Category   1:   net   turnover   >   20   million   euros
(OPTA   regulation  fee:   0,077%   of   the   net   turnover)   A
category  1 company  has  to supply  either the turnover
data   as   stated   in   its   annual   accounts   or   a   specified
statement   of   its   relevant  turnover.   In  both   cases,   the
data  must  be  accompanied  by  an  audit report.  In the
first  case,  the  company  can  use  the  audit report  that
is  part  of  the  annual accounts.  In the  second  case,  a
separate  audit report must  be compiled.  A model  audit
report  is  enclosed  in the  registration  form  and  is  also
available on  the  OPTA  website.  Category  2:  2  million
euros   ≤   net   turnover   ≤20   million   euros   (OPTA
regulation   fee:   €8,479.00)   A   category   2   company
suffices   by   mentioning   a   single   amount   on   the
turnover   details   form.   The   turnover   statement   need
not   be   accompanied   by   any   supporting   evidence.
However,   the   company   has   to   state   whether   it   is   its
relevant   or   total   net   turnover   on   the   turnover   details
form.   In   addition,   the   Commission   asks   that   any
service   providers   that   are   required   to   lodge   their
annual   accounts   (including   their   profit   and   loss
account)   with   the   Chamber   of   Commerce   in
accordance  with  the  provisions  of  Section  394  of  the
Civil Code,  Vol. 2, supply  a copy  of them  to it as  well.
Category   3:   net   turnover   <   2   million   euros   (OPTA
regulation   fee:   zero   fee   upon   request)   A   category   3
company  must  supply  turnover data demonstrating  to
the Commission  that the company’s  relevant turnover
is  below  the  lowest  limit.  The  company  can  do  so  by
submitting   the   turnover   data   stated   in   the   annual
accounts  or  by  means  of  a  specified  statement  of  its
relevant   turnover   accompanied   by   an   audit   report.   A
model  audit report is enclosed  and is also  available on
the OPTA  website.
The   Telecommunications   Act   specifies   that
registration   is   required.   OPTA   determines   which
information companies  must  provide. 
Rights and duties are set out in the
Telecommunications Act
Any change related to the registration has to be
notified instantly.

I assume that the question relates to the registration
process only: Type of information needed: see
previous questions. Level of detail: you don’t indicate
how you would like to compare the information among
NRA's so please refer to the form. Language:  Dutch
or English
Not for the process of registration, but undertakings
pay an annual fee to finance OPTA's activities on the
electronic communications markets.

Net turnover/relevant turnover
No specific provision.

Mrs. Els van Kuijen, +31703159254, e-mail:

A   notification   is   required   and   it   shall   be   provided   no
later   than   at   the   time   the   activity   commences.
Applications regarding numbering  resources  and radio
frequencies  must  be filed separately.   

The notification scheme  is the same  in all cases.  

Notifications   can   be   sent   by   email   or   ordinary   mail.
Direct  online registration is not possible. 
Three   categories   (“Providers   which   install,   operate
and   give   access   to   electronic   communications
networks  that are  used  for  offering a  public  electronic
communications   service”,   "providers   of   publicly
available   telephone   services”   and   "providers   of
transmission  capacity”)

Yes,  but only in Norwegian version.
No,   but   NPT   will   accept   notifications   in   both   English
and  Norwegian. Guidance  on  both  administrative  and
regulatory   obligations   are   also   available   in   English,


The   requirements   are   set   out   in   national   legislation
(The   Norwegian   Electronic   communications   Act
provides   legal   basis   for   requirements   set   out   in   the
Regulations  on  Electronic  Communications  Networks
and Services).  
When  a complete  notification form  has  been received
NPT   issues   a   letter   to   the   company   acknowledging
the   notification,   including   the   categories   of   their
registration.   The   NPT   also   publish   and   maintain   an
updated list  of  undertakings registered  in the  different
categories  on the Authority’s web  pages.  
There exists different obligations to report statistics for
use in e.g. SMP analyses, market reports and to
estimate administrative charges because they
operate in the Norwegian market, but not due to the
notification as such. There are two reporting
obligations each year. Full year and first half year.
There is an online reporting scheme set up, but it is
only available in Norwegian. The scheme consists of
questions regarding number of subscriptions, traffic
and revenue for different areas of the telecom sector.
The scheme includes fixed telephony (PTSN, ISDN
and broadband telephony), mobile telephony, mobile
broadband, fixed broadband, leased lines,
broadcasting (television conveyance) and data
communication services like IP-VPN. The operators
are asked to split the figures between private and
business, and between retail and wholesale. 

See line below

Providers   of   electronic   communication   networks,
electronic   communication   services   and   associated
facilities  with  relevant revenues  in excess  of  NOK  30
million   during   the   previous   accounting   year   have   to
pay administrative charges  to NPT  (their share  covers
49%   of   the   total   administrative   charges).   Relevant
revenues   are   revenues   for   electronic   communication
networks  and  services,  i.e. retail revenue  for  external
sales   in   the   markets   for   telephony,   leased   lines,
broadband   and   broadcasting   (except   satellite
broadcasting),   etc.,   at   an   overall   level   and
geographically limited to Norway.   
No,  Mr. Arve Dagfinrud (

According to the Polish Act of 16 July 2004 Telecommunications Law
(hereinafter referred to as “of the TLA”), the undertaking or another entity
authorized to perform business activities on the basic of separate provisions
wishing to start providing telecommunications services have to submit a
written request for entry in the register of telecommunications undertakings
(hereinafter referred to as “Register”). If the President of the Office of
Electronic Communications (Polish NRA, hereinafter referred to as “the
President of UKE”)  fails to make an entry in the register within 7 days and 14
days have passed from the day of the receipt of the request, the undertaking or
another entity authorised to perform business activities on the basic of
separate provisions may start up the performance of telecommunications
activities after the written notification to the President of UKE (Art. 10 (8) “of the
This regime only concerns the undertaking or another entity authorized to
perform business activities on the basis of separate provisions who meet the
conditions of entry in the register and are not requested to supplement the
request for entry in the register within the 7 days of the day of the request. A
written request shall include information as follows (Art. 10 (4), (5) and (6) “of
the TLA”).
The President of UKE within 7 days of the entry in the register issue ex officio
a certificate of the entry in the register. Moreover the request for entry in the
register, the attachments to this request and the entry in the register shall not
be subject to stump duty (Art. 10 (12) of the TLA).

The Register  is held by the President  of UKE.
There are no different notification requirements  for undertakings providing ECN/
ECS   to   consumers   or   bussiness   users.   The   undertaking   or   another   entity
authorized  to  perform  business  activities  on  the  basic  of  separate  provisions
shall   provide   a   general   description   of   the   telecommunications   network,
telecommunications   service   and   associated   facilities   to   which   the   request

In accordance  with  the  TLA  it is  not  possible  to  submit  online request  for  the
entry in the register.
The   register   covers   the   following  categories   of   networks   and   services   which
are   mentioned   in   the   legal   definition   of   telecommunications   undertaking:
providing   telecommunications   network,   provision   of   telecommunications
services,  providing associated  facilities.  There  is  also  non  -  exhaustive list  of
around   60   business   activites   under   these   3   categories   ,   that   includes   e.g.
provision   of   a   data   transmission   network,   provision   of   leased   lines   services,
provision  of  call  services  in the  CATV, provision  of  broadcasting  of  radio  and
television programmes  services,  etc.

Only  the Polish  version  of the request  for entry in the register  is  available. See
the   attachements   on   the   bottom   of   the   page:
According  to Polish  law  the request  for entry in the register  shall  be submitted
in Polish language. 

According  to  TLA  in connection  with  the  Code  of  Administritive Procedure,    if
the  applicant  is  requested  to  supplement  the  request  for  entry  in the  register,
the  applicant  shall  be  summoned  to  correct  the  defects  within  7  days,  with  a
notice   advising   that   failure   to   comply   will   result   in   the   application   not   being
Art. 12 of the TLA states  that the telecommunication  undertaking in the event of
changes  to  the  information  mention  in  the  Art. 10  (4)  (1)  to  (8)  of  the  TLA  is
obliged  to   immediately   submit   a   written   request   to   the   President   of   UKE   for
modification   to   the   entry   in   the   register.   After   the   entry   in   to   register   the
telecommunication   undertaking  is   a   subject   of   rights   and   duties   regulated   in
the   TLA   (such   as   in   Art.   159   which   imposes   obligation   of   preserving
telecommunications   confidentiality  on   the   telecommunications   undertakings)
and   the   Polish   Act   of   7   May   2010   on   support   of   the   development   of
telecommunications  services  and networks.  

The   authorisation   regime   has   been   set   out   in   national   legislation   (TLA   and
ordinance  of the  Minister of Infrastructure,  which  specify  the  request  template
for entry or the modification of an entry in the register).
Yes,   according   to    Art.   11   of   the   TLA   (that   implements   Art.   9   of   the
Authorisation Directive  ) “1. The  President  of UKE  within 7 days  of the entry in
the register  shall issue  ex officio a certificate  of entry in the register, hereinafter
referred  to as  ‘the certificate’.   2. The  certificate  should  include: 1)  the register
number;  2) the information referred to in Article 10 (13) (2) and (3); [the date of
receipt  of the request  for entry in the register  and the entry date, as  well as:  1)
the   company   of   the   undertaking  or   the   name   of   another   entity   authorised   to
perform   business   activities   on   the   basis   of   separate   provisions,   its   seat   and
address;  2)  the  indication of  a  legal form  of  the  undertaking or  another  entity
authorised  to  perform  business  activities  on  the  basis  of  separate  provisions;
3)   tax   identification   number;   4)   the   relevant   number   in   the   entrepreneurs
register  or  business  activities  register  or  another  relevant register  maintained
by a Member  State  or  another state  specified  in paragraph 1; 5)  the indication
of a person  authorised to contact  on behalf of the undertaking or another entity
authorised  to  perform  business  activities  on  the  basis  of  separate  provisions
with   the   President   of   UKE,   its   seat,   address   and   telephone   number;   6)   the
name,  surname,  address  and phone number  of a person  authorised to contact
on  behalf of  the  undertaking or  another  entity authorised  to  perform  business
activities on the basis  of separate  provisions  in the case  of emergency  related
to   the   telecommunications   network   operation   or   telecommunications   service
provision   the   request   refers   to;   7)   a   general   description   of   the
telecommunications   network,   telecommunications   service   and   associated
facilities   to   which   the   request   refers;   8)   the   area   where   the
telecommunications   activities   are   to   be   performed;   3)   the   information   on   the
telecommunications   undertaking’s   rights   under   the   Act.   3.   Where   the
information  included in the certificate  is  different from  the information  included
in the register, the information included in the register  shall be deemed  binding.
4. The issuance  of the certificate  shall not be subject  to stamp  duty”.
Yes, the TLA imposes  a few  kinds  of reporting obligations. Provisions  of Art. 7
of   the   TLA   set   out   reporting   obligation,   which   should   be   fulfilled   by
telecommunications  undertakings without any request  of the President  of UKE.
This   Article   states   that:   “1.   A   telecommunications   undertaking   with   annual
revenues   from   performing   telecommunications   activities   in   the   previous
financial   year   exceeding   the   amount   of   PLN   4   million   shall   submit   to   the
President  of UKE:  1)  an  annual financial statement  by 30  June; 2)  information
concerning   the   type   and   scope   of   performed   telecommunications   activities
and   the   sales   volume   of   telecommunications   services   by   31   March.   2.   A
telecommunications   undertaking   with   annual   revenues   from   performing
telecommunications   activities   in   the   previous   financial   year   equal   to   or   less
than  the  amount  of  PLN  4  million  shall  submit  to  the  President  of  UKE  by  31
March   information   concerning   the   type   and   scope   of   the   performed
telecommunications   activities   and   the   sales   volume   of   telecommunications
services.   3.   The   Minister  competent   for   communications   shall   determine,   by
means  of an ordinance, the templates  used  to submit  to the President  of UKE
the information referred to in paragraph 1 (2) together with explanations related
to the manner  of their filling, guided by the necessity  to provide the President  of
UKE   with   the   information   necessary   for   proper   execution   of   his/her
obligations”.The ordinance  referred  to in Art. 7 (3)  contains  a template  named
“Information   about   telecommunications   undertaking”   and   12   additional
templates  which  should  be  attached  by an  undertaking depending on  the type
and   scope   of   its   telecommunications   activities.   The   ordinance   contains   also
explanations how  the  templates  should  be  filled in. According  to  Art. 6  of  the
TLA, a telecommunications  undertaking or an entity which  has  received a radio
licence,   a   general   exclusive   frequency   or   orbital   resources   licence   or   a
numbering  assignment,  shall  submit,  at  the  request  of  the  President  of  UKE,
information   necessary   for   the   performance   by   the   President   of   UKE   his/her
tasks   (e.g.   analyses   and   evaluation   the   market   for   telecommunication
services).   In   every   case   the   request   of   the   President   of   UKE   should   be
justified.  Furthermore,  every request  should  be proportionate to the purpose  it
serves   and   should   contain   at   least:   indication   of   the   undertaking  or   an   entity
which  is  obliged to report, the date, indication of requested  information and the
period to  which  it refers,  indication of  the  purpose  the  information  serves  and
the time  limit for submitting  information adequate to the scope  of a request,  not
shorter  than 7 days.  It should  also  contain justification and advice on the threat
of penalty. Other  reporting obligations consisting  in provision of information on
request   of   the   President   of   UKE,   lying   with   the   operators   of   the   public
Answer:  All information should be provided in Polish.
telecommunications  network,  are  stipulated  in  Art. 6a  and  6b  of  the  TLA  and
they   include:   providing   information   concerning   localisation   and   nature   of
telecommunications   infrastructure   owned   by   an   undertaking   or   an   entity,   or
public   telecommunications   network   localised   in   the   area   covered   by   the
request;  the requested  information  should  serve  the purposes  connected  with
applying for telecommunications  access  by local government  units,  or in order
to justify public intervention in the telecommunications  sector,  providing a list of
areas  which  in a previous  year were  covered  by a public  telecommunications
network   provided  by   an   operator   as   well   as   a   list   of   new   areas   which   in   the
forthcoming  year will be covered by the public telecommunication  network, and
determining conditions under which  this new  coverage occurs.  
Telecommunications undertakings are obliged to pay annual
telecommunications fee associated with the performance of tasks within the
scope of telecommunications by administrative bodies  including i.a. keeping a
register of telecommunications undertakings. The fee shall be paid after 2
years from the day on which the performance of  activities commenced. This
obligation is introduced in the article 183 of TLA:  (2)The amount of the fee
referred to in paragraph 1 may not exceed 0.05 % of a telecommunications 
undertaking’s annual revenues from performed telecommunications activities,
obtained in the 
financial year 2 years before the year for which this fee is due. 
(3) A telecommunications undertaking shall pay the fee referred to in
paragraph 1 after 2 years from 
the day on which the performance of these activities commenced. 
(4)The fee referred to in paragraph 1 shall be paid by a telecommunications
undertaking that has 
obtained revenues from performing telecommunications activities in the
financial year 2 years before 
the year for which this fee is due higher than PLN 4 million.

Annual   revenues   from   performed   telecommunications   activities,   obtained   in
the financial year 2 years  before the year for which  this fee is due. According to
the article 183 ofTLA:  (2)The amount  of the fee referred to in paragraph 1 may
not   exceed   0.05   %   of   a   telecommunications                                               
undertaking’s annual revenues  from  performed  telecommunications  activities,
obtained                                      in                                     the            
financial   year   2   years   before   the   year   for   which   this   fee   is   due.  
(3)   A   telecommunications   undertaking   shall   pay   the   fee   referred   to   in
paragraph               1               after             2              years              from    
the   day   on   which   the   performance   of   these   activities   commenced.  
(4)The   fee   referred   to   in   paragraph   1   shall   be   paid   by   a   telecommunications
undertaking                                    that                                   has           
obtained   revenues   from   performing   telecommunications   activities   in   the
financial                year                   2                 years                  before     
the year for which  this fee is due higher than PLN 4 million.
There   are   no   provisions   addressed   exclusively   to   the   cross-border   services

phone: 48 22 534 91 26

The   Portuguese   national   administrative   scheme   provides   for   a
notification/declaration  and   is   fully   in   line   with   the   Authorization
Directive,  including the  last  paragraph  of  its  article  3.2.  A link to
the   relevant   provisions   may   be   found   at
render.jsp?contentId=1099877   (English   version).   See   in
particular articles  19 and 21, namely  paragraph 4 of article 21 on
what   concerns   the   last   paragraph   of   article   3.2   of   the
Authorisation Directive.

The requirements  are the same.

Notifications by e-mail  are accepted  and the form  is  available on-
line. The  application form  can  be found at
There   is   a   list   of   the   main   categories   of   networks   and   services
that   can   be   chosen   by   the   interested   undertakings.   However,
they may  indicate other  categories  of networks  and  services  not
mentioned   in   the   list.   See
render.jsp?categoryId=115580 for further details.

The   notification/declaration   forms   are   available   in   English
although they have  to  be  filled in Portuguese.  Nevertheless,  it is
possible   to   attach   documents   written   in   other   languages   (for
instance  technical documentation).  

Further  applicable obligations are: a) to notify the NRA in case  of
change  of the undertaking's address  and any other modifications
regarding   the   information   contained   in   the   original   notification/
declaration   and   b)   to   inform   the   NRA,   at   least   15   days   in
advance,   when   the   provision   of   electronic   communication
networks  or  services  is  to be  ceased.  Whenever  the  notification
of   undertakings   by   the   NRA   proves   to   be   impossible   for   more
than   90   days   they   shall   be   removed   from   the   register   of
companies   providing   electronic   communications   networks   and

The authorization requirements  are set  out in national legislation.
Upon notification, the NRA issue  a declaration describing  in detail
the   rights   provided   for   in   the   law   in   respect   of   access   and
interconnection   and   of   instalment   of   resources,   which
presentation is intended to facilitate the exercise  of such  rights.
Yes.  There  are  reporting obligations, but  not  connected  with  the
notification   procedure.   These   obligations,   which   stem   from   the
Electronic   Communications   Law   and   apply  to   any   provider   of   a
public   telecommunications   network   or   of   publicly   available
telecommunications   services,   are   necessary,   for   instance,   for
market  analysis procedures,  yearly reports,  etc.

Undertakings must  file yearly and quarterly questionnaires. There
may   be   other   ad-hoc   requests.   The   questionnaires,   to   answer
the   reporting   obligations   referred   in   anwser   12,   are   normally
available  on-line,   through   the   site,   in   portuguese.   Undertakings
have to provide information in portuguese. The NRA indicates  the
motivations   of   the   demands,   which   must   be   proportionate   and
specifies   the   level   of   details   as   well   as   the   time   frame   within
which  answers  are expected.
There  is  an  annual fee  due  for  the  provision of  publicly available
electronic  communications  networks  and  services.  The  amount
of   this   fee   is   calculated   based   on   the   amount   of   relevant
revenues   directly   connected   to   the   pursue   of   the   activity
achieved in the calendar  year preceding  that on  which  the fee is
paid. Fees  are also  charged  for the grant of frequencies  rights  of
use  and  for  the allocation and  use  of numbering  resources.  See
Administrative   Rule   ner   1473-B/2008,   of   17   December,   for
further                    details:       
There   are   no   specific   provisions   addressed   to   cross-border
service  providers. 

Contact   Point   for   authorisation   issues:   Direcção   de
Regulamentação   e   Assuntos   Jurídicos.   Email: Phone number:  +  351217212507

The named articles from EU Authorisation Directive
are transposed into national law by Government
Emergency Ordinance no. 111/2011 on electronic
communications approved, with modifications and
completions, by Law no.140/2012, as follows:
art. 3.2 of the EU Authorisation Directive - art.5, art.
6.1, art. 6.2 and art. 6.4 of the Government
Emergency Ordinance no. 111/2011;
art. 3.3 of the EU Authorisation Directive - art. 6.1 and
art. 6.3 Government Emergency Ordinance no.
art. 9 of the EU Authorisation Directive -   art. 10.3 of
the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 111/

The   National   Authority   for   Management   and
Regulation in Communications  of Romania  (ANCOM )
is responsible for receiving notifications.
According  to ANCOM President  Decision  no.338/2010
on   general   authorisation   regime   for   the   provision   of
electronic   communications   networks   and   services
(available   in   English   at
134190670_decision_2010_338_AG_en.pdf)                          in
Romania there are no distinctions regarding the
requirements of the notification   on   the   basis   of
different   end-users   categories   to   provide   electronic
communications  networks  or services.

Submitting   online  notification  it  is   not   possible,   at   the
moment,   in   Romania.   However,   using information
communications             technologies             to      submit
notification it is possible . For example, the standard
notification  forms   can   be   electronically   filled  in,   being
available   on   ANCOM   web   site,   at   http://,   and   the   other
documents   which   have   to   be   attached   to   standard
notification forms  can  also  be  submitted  in electronic
format   if   it   has   included,   attached   or   logically
associated   an   extended   electronic   signature   based
upon   a   qualified   certificate   that   has   not   been
invalidated   or   revoked   at   the   respective   moment,
generated   using   a   secured   device   for   creating
electronic  signature.
The   notification  form   provides 4 main categories of
public electronic communications networks and 6
main categories of publicly available electronic
communication services :   A)   Public   electronic
communications   networks:   A1.   Public   terrestrial
networks  with access  to a fixed location or with limited
mobility  A2. Public  mobile  cellular  radio  networks  A3.
Public   access   mobile   radio   networks   A4.   Satellite
public   networks;   B)   Publicly   available   electronic
communication   services   B1.   Publicly   available
telephone   services   B2.   Leased   lines   services   B3.
Data   transmission   services   B4.   Internet   access
services   B5.   Retransmission   of   linear   audio-visual
media   program   services   to   the   end-users   B6.   Other
electronic  communications  service

A standard notification form and description file for
networks and services is available in English on
ANCOM website, at
  All   the   information   regarding   general   authorisation
regime   and   notification   procedure   is   available   in
English   on   ANCOM   website,   at   http://

The   operators in Romania are not bearing any
administrative duties related to authorization
requirements ,   except   those   expressly   mentioned   in
Authorization Directive.  Even  though, in Romania  any
business   trader   has   the   obligation   to   entry   in
Romanian  Commercial  Register.  Other  legal persons
which   are   not   business   traders   according   to
Romanian  legal framework  have also  the obligation to
entry in a public  register.  Of  course,  these  obligations
do   not   apply  to   nationals   from   other   European   Union
or   European   Economic   Area   member   states   which
exercise   their   freedom   to   provide   services   in

The   concrete   authorization   requirements   are   set   out
in   an   administrative   decision   –   ANCOM President
Decision no. 338/2010 (available in English  at: http://
134190670_decision_2010_338_AG_en.pdf)  -   which
develops general provisions from  primary  legislation.
According   to   art.   10.3   of   Government   Emergency
Ordinance  no. 111/2011 and to article 9 from  ANCOM
President  Decision  no.  338/2010, upon  request  or  ex
officio,   ANCOM shall issue a standard certificate
to the person who submitted a notification   in
compliance   with   the   provisions   set   out   in   primary   or
secondary  legislation. The standard certificate shall
be issued within 7 days and   attests   that   a   relevant
person   has   sent   the   notification  to   provide   electronic
communications   networks   or   services.   Also,   the
standard   certificate   sets   the   conditions   upon   which
the holder of it is able to exercise  the rights of way  and
the   right   to   negotiate   access   and   interconnection
a)  information  which  must  be  provided upon  case  by
case   request   on   the   level   of   detail   indicated   by
ANCOM, on the grounds  of art. 11 of EU  Authorisation
b)   information   which   must   be   submitted   periodically
yearly   or   for   every   6   months.  

Only in Romanian  
In   Romania   there   are   no charges related   to   the
procedure  under the general authorization regime.

According   to   Government   Emergency   Ordinance   no.
11/2011   any   person   who   is   a   provider   of   public
electronic   communications   networks   or   of   publicly
available electronic  communications  services  shall  to
pay   to   ANCOM   an   annual   monitoring   tariff   from   the
moment  of gaining the capacity  as  a provider until the
termination of such  capacity.  As an exception of this
rule, the providers who register a turnover which
does not exceed the equivalent in Romanian
currency of EUR 100,000 are not obliged to pay
the monitoring tariff. In   this   case   however   the
providers  shall  provide all necessary  data  to  ANCOM
in order  to verify the conformity  with  the requirements
of the law.  The  precise  amount  of the monitoring  tariff
is  calculated  as  a  percentage  of  the  turnover of  each
provider   achieved   during   the   year   prior   to   that   for
which   the   monitoring   tariff   is   due   or,   if  so   requested,
instead of the turnover, the revenues resulted from  the
provision   of   electronic   communications   networks   or
servives.   In  order   to   do   so,   the   providers   shall   keep
separate  accounts  on the revenues  achieved from  the
provision   of   electronic   communications   networks   or
services.  Such  revenues  shall  be certified by a legally
authorised   independent  auditor,   under   the   conditions
set  out by ANCOM.
Article   5   paragraphs   (3)   –   (5)   of   ANCOM   President
Decision   no.   338/2010   have   specific   provisions   for
cross-border   services   offered   by   foreign   nationals
with   the   headquarters   in   the   Member   States   of   the
European   Union  or   of   the   European   Economic   Area,
determined   by   whether   they   choose   to   exercise
freedom  to  provide services  or  right  of  establishment
in Romania.  These  specific  provisions  offer  guidance
on   foreign   nationals   about   the   equivalent  documents
which   have   to   be   attached   to   standard   notification
form  and  do  not  impose  any different obligations than
those  which  Romanian  national are bound to fulfil.  

Phone: +4 0372.845.418 
Fax: +4 0372. 845.404 
web page:
                       Slovak Republic
                           TU SR

Act   No.   351/2011   on   Electronic   Communications:
§13,   1   Provision   of   network   or   service   can   be   based
only   on   a   general   authorization   issued   by   the
Authority. If it is  necessary  to assign  an individual right
to   use   numbers   or   frequencies   for   the   provision   of
networks   or   services,   the   undertaking   requests   the
grant   of   such   rights   under   §   31   or   §   32.   §15,   1:   The
person  intending to carry  out business  in the provision
of  networks  or  services  shall  be  obliged to  notify this
intention to the Office  prior to initiation of the provision.
The person  shall be obliged to notify also  any changes
in   network   or   service   provision   or   termination   of   their
provision, within 15  days  from  a change  in network  or
service  provision or their termination.

No differences

No.   The   undertaking  meets   the   notification   obligation
by   delivering   the   written   notification   using   the   form
given in the Annex to General Authorisation. 
Notification obligation is necessary if person intends to
carry out business providing any kind of networks or
services. In the notification form only the basic
networks and services are mentioned.
• Fixed network 
• Wireless fixed network
• Wireless mobile network 
• Satellite network (e.g. satellite network used for R
and TV broadcasting, SNG, or the provision of other
electronic communications services)  
• Network for retransmission of radio and TV signals
• Network of R and TV transmitters  
• Electricity distribution network (to the extent that it is
used for the transmission of signals)  

• Public telephone service  
• Other voice services  
• Leased lines
• Transmission of radio and TV signal  
• Data transmission services 
• Internet access services 
• Other electronic communications services 
• Retransmission service for R and TV programme  

The notification form is Annex of General Authorisation
Slovak version of the form:
English version of the General Authorisation: http://
Yes, but according to the Slovak legal system, the
notification should be provided in Slovak language.

A foreign person’s authorization to carry on a
business activity on the territory of the Slovak
Republic takes effect on the day as of which that
person, or that person’s organizational component, is
recorded in the Commercial Register.

The   requirements   are   set   in   the   Act   on   Electronic
Communications  and in General Authorisation.
If   requested   by   the   undertaking   (in   case   the
notification form  is  complete  and sufficient),  the Office
shall   affirm   fulfilment   of   notification   obligation   to   the
undertaking within seven  days  after the delivery of the
The undertakings are obliged to submit a declaration
on the level of revenues relating exclusively to the
provision of networks or services yearly.

Information should be reported in Slovak language.

The  basis  for  the  calculation  of  administrative  fees  is
in   General   Authorisation.   The   amount   of   the
administrative  fee  is  0.08  %  of  annual revenues  from
the provision of networks  or services  for the preceding
closed   accounting   period,   where   the   lowest   payment
is € 33.19, even if the undertaking had no revenues.

telephone: +421 2 57 881 402; +421 2 57 881 451 

Article   5   of   Electronic   Communications   Act   in   force.
The same  provision is also  in the Article 5 of proposed
text   of   Electronic   Communications   Act-1   that   will   be
adopted by the end of the year. Link: http://www.uradni-

APEK   (Agency   for   Post   and   Electronic
Communications  of Republic  of Slovenia) is  in charge
of   receiving   the   notifications   (See:   first   paragrapf   of
Article 5 od Electronic  Communication  Act)
There are no diffeences.

This  is not possible  yet.
The   notification   regime   ensures   the   freedom   to
provide   any   type   of   electronic   communications
networks  and  services.  Nevertheless,  our  notification/
declaration  provides  for  six  (6)  different categories  of
networks   (access   to   the   end-users)   and   twenty   (20)
different   categories   of   services,   which   are   ment   as
guidance to APEK.  

Although   APEK   has   also   an   English   version   of   its
website,   the   application  form   available  on   the   web   is
only   in   Slovenian   language.   The   possibility   is   being
considered   of   translating   the   documents.   The
Slovenian version is available here:
The   form   can   be   filled   in   any   language,   preferably
Slovenian   (due   to   the   fact   that   according   to   the
Slovenian   law   on   common   administrative   procedure
the  official language of  APEK  as  State  Administration
is   (only)   Slovenian).   APEK   has   not   yet   issued   any
guidance   in   other   languages,   but   intends   to   update
and   renew   its   website,   which   will   probably   include
certain   information   regarding   notifications   in   English
language as  well.

No,   there   are   no   grounds   for   rejection   of   the
notification   beyond   the   requirements   provided   for   in
Art. 3(3) of AD.
The   Register   of   Operators   must   be   updated   at   all
times.   This   implies   that   the   undertaking   shall
According   to   Article   6   of   the   Electronic
Communications   Act   notify   APEK   of:   (i)   any
amendments  or  changes  of  the  information  regarding
its   identification   and   activity   in   30    days   after   their
occurrence   and   (ii)   the   envisaged   termination   of   the
provision   of   public   communications   networks   or
services   (at   least   90   days   prior   to   the   envisaged
termination). Undertakings must  pay an administrative
charge   (annual   fee)   from   the   moment   of   the
registration. This  annual fee is  calculated  in relation to
the undertaking’s yearly income,  based  on  which  they
are disposed  in four different classes.  

The  requirements  are  set  in national legislation and  in
APEK's   general   act,   in   which   the   Agency   prescribed
more  in detail the content  and  form  of the notification,
as  well  as  the  scope  of  data  and  evidence  under  the
third   paragraph   of   the   Article   5   of   the   Electronic
Communications   Act.   It  shall,   by   general   act,   specify
the form  and content  of the confirmation  referred  to in
the fifth paragraph of the mentioned Article.
Within  seven  days  of the receipt  of notification with  all
necessary   data   referred   to   in   the   third   paragraph   of
Article   5   of   the   Electronic   Communications   Act,   the
Agency   enters   the   operator   into   the   official   records
and   at   the   same   time   sends   it   the   confirmation   of
registration. Recording  in the official records  does  not
constitute   a   condition   for   the   exercise   of   rights   and
obligations   of   operators   under   the   Electronic
Communications  Act.  The  notice  explicitly states  that
such   confirmation   is   not   an   administrative   act   and   it
does   not   in   itself   create   rights   and   obligations   of   the
Reporting obligations exist, but they do not derive from
the notification requirement. These obligations are set
in the Electronic Communications Act in force (Article
126) because an undertaking is a provider of a public
telecommunications network or of publicly available
telecommunications services. Reporting obligations
are required e.g. for the purpose of market analysis
proceduresm, annual reports...

All   reporting   obligations   must   be   in   Slovenian
There are no administrative charges connected with
the notification. 

At the moment  there is no special  provision for cross  -
border operators. 

Email:; telephone number: +386 1
583 63 00;
numbering-space )

(i) Article 6.2 of the Spanish  Telecommunications  Act of 2003, which  transposes  into Spanish  legislation 
Authorization Directive,  related to the prior notification needed in order to exploit networks  and/or provide
(ii) Article 5 of the Regulation 424/2005, 15 April 2005, on electronic  communication  services  (ECS)  pro
service  and user  protection, which  transposes  Article 3.3 of the Authorization Directive,  related to the re
have               to           be               submitted               together              with              the           n
(iii) Article 11 of the mentioned  Regulation 424/2005, which  transposes  Article 9 of the Authorization Dire
the declaration confirming,  where  applicable, that the undertaking is  listed in the Register  of Operators  a
to   occupy   the   public   domain   and   the   private  property.   Spanish   telecommunication   legislation  and   stan
can   be   found   at   the   Spanish   Telecommunications   Commission   (hereinafter,   CMT)   website,   http:
According   to   this   legislation,   the   interested   undertakings   for   the   provision   of   electronic   communica
services  must  submit  a prior notification of its  intention to commence  its  activities.  Upon notification, C
the   undertaking  in   the   Register   of   Operators.   The   authorization   to   begin   an   electronic   communication
from   the   law.   This   means   that   the   undertaking   can   start   its   activity   at   the   moment   o
Furthermore,   upon   request,   CMT   shall,   within   one   week,   issue   a   declaration   confirming,   where   app
undertaking is  listed in the Register  of Operators  and has  the right to occupy  the public domain  and the 
This   decision   has   the   effects   of   the   standardised   declaration   of   Article   9   of   Authorization   Directiv
notification does  not comply  with  all the stated  requirements,  CMT shall issue  a dismissal  resolution in 
in   which              case        the   undertaking   would   have   to   stop   its
As for the list of the notification requeriments,  undertakings must  submit  the administrative data that iden
such  as  the company  registration numbers,  provider's  contact  persons  and powers  of attorney, provide
the data concerning  the activity, such  as  a short  description  of the network or service,  the estimated  dat
activity and the area of coverage, and a responsible statement  of compliance  with the laws  is required.

However, the right of use  for radio frequencies  is  not subject  to CMT competence,  but to the Ministry of 
and Tourism.  The  exercise  of this  right requires  the authorization of the mentioned competent  administr
obtain the authorization to use  radio frequencies,  the prior notification of the activity must  be submitted  
undertaking correctly  filed at the Registry).
No. The legal requirements  concerning  the notification obligation for the provision of electronic  communic
or services  to either consumers  or business  users  are the same.

Yes. Since  4th of June 2008, the undertaking can  submit  an online notification (prior required electronic  s
link              is              the              following:     
However, there are some  official documents  that must  be submitted  by regular mail,  when  its official reli
ensured              online            (companies               certifications,              powers,         
The  information documents  inform  about a wide  list of ECN/ECS,  stating that this  list is  only for guidanc
the ECN/ECS  notified does  not fall under  one  of the categories  established  in the list, CMT  categorizes
names  and,  if it is  no  possible,  creates  as  appropriate new  categories,  according  to  the  Regulations  
Numbering Plan. 

Yes.   The   notification   form   is   available   on   CMT   website   in   the   following   link:
No. Although CMT has  an English  version  of its  website,  the application form  available on the web  is  on
the  link above). 

No. Only when  the notification does  not fulfil with all the requirements  set  out in article 5 of the Regulation
shall,  within the period of 15  days,  enact  a dismissal  notification, in which  case,  the undertaking would
The Register  of Operators  managed  by CMT must  be updated at all times.  This  implies  that the underta
(i) any amendments  of the information recorded  both on its  identification and its  activity, (ii) the complet
in order  to  cancel  its  registration  in the  Register  of  Operators  and,  (iii) its  intention to  continue  its  acti
years  from  the initial notification. 

The   information   to   be   notified   together   with   the   notification   is   required   by   the   Spanis
CMT confirms  by a particular decision  whether or not the notification fulfills all the above mentioned requi
the   inscription   in   the   Register   of   Operators   managed   by   CMT,   within   the   period   of   15   days.   The   ena
decisions   -when   possitive-   is   discretionary,   since   it  is   not   established   in   the   laws.   CMT   considers   ap
such   decisions   for   transparency   reasons   and   to   guarantee   the   rights   of   defence   of   the  
In these  decisions,  undertakings are  informed  of  the  need  to  comply  with  the  law  –general obligations
possibility of being imposed  further obligations and the need to request  and obtain a specific  authorizati
radio   frequencies   and   numbering   resources   –articles   5,   6   and   7   of   Authorization  Directive-.   CMT   de
certain                 open                provisions              established                   in             the              R
Yes,  CMT  always  issues  a Resolution  confirming  the registration of the undertaking and  informing  of th
and obligations that this  undertaking shall have and/or will have to comply  with, interconnection included
has   the   effect   considered   in   the   last   paragraph   of   article   9   of   the   Authorization  Directive.   The   mentio
informs   of   the   legal   right   to   occupy   the   public   domain   as   far   as   this   is   necessary   for   the   establishm
electronic  communications  network. It also  informs  of the legal right to occupy  the private property for su
when  necessary.  
Apart from  the obligations of the operators  in relation with the Register  of Operators,  they must  provide t
information requested  according  to Article 9 of the General Telecommunications  Act of 2003 (Article 5 o

According  to the Spanish  law  on  common  administrative  procedure,  the Spanish  is  the official languag
State   Administration.   However,   CMT   is   based   in   the   Autonomous   Region   of   Catalonia   –“Comunida
Catalunya”-  which  holds  the  Catalan  language. Therefore,  there  are  two  co-official  languages  in Catalo
undertaking may  use  and choose  any of the mentioned co-official  languages in its relations with the CMT
procedure  included. 
No           payment              is          required            for         the             act            of          n
However,   there   is   an   annual   administrative   charge   (Operators   general   tax)   required   to   every   ope
Additionally, when  necessary,  operators  shall  attend the  payment  of other  administrative  charges,  such
Tax, Spectrum  Tax and Telecommunications  Tax.

Upon   the   operators   are   filed   in   the   Register   of   Operators,   they   must   pay   the   Operators   Genera
management,   control   and   enforcement   of   the   application   of   the   legal   regime   established   i
Telecommunications   Act.   The   net   tax   payable   does   not   exceed   the   1‰   of   the   gross   operating   rev
wholesale                                                                                      costs).
As  mentioned  in line 3, neither the legal requirements  nor the notification system  have a specific  provisi
cross-border  service  providers.

Dirección                 de                   Regulación                de               Oper
Telephone            number:            +            34          93          603         62

Article   3.2   and   3.3    of   the   Authorization   Directive   have   been
transposed   into   nation   law   by   The   Electronic   Communications
Act   (2003:389).    Applications   regarding   number   capacity   and
radio   frequencies   must   be   filed   separately.     http://
Svenskforfattningssamling/_sfs-2003-389/  (only in Swedish)


8   categories   (3   categories   of   networks   and   5   categories   of


The   application   form   shall   be   completed   with   a   current
registration   certificate.   Notified  operators   are   also   subject   to   an
obligation to immediately  give notice  if the  operation ceases  and
to   inform   PTS   of   any   change   in   the   information   given   in   the
application form.  

The  Electronic  Communications  Act  specifies  that registration is
required.   PTS   determines   which   information   operators   must
provide   in   accordance   with   article   3.3   of   the   Authorization
No,   but   PTS   confirms   that   the   notification   has   been   registered
when  all details and documents  have been received. 
Yes,   there   are   obligations   to   report   statistics   for   use   in   SMP
analyses,  market  reports  and to estimate  administrative charges.

In Swedish  or in English.

PTS   issues   charges   regulations   annually.  The   annual   turnover
forming   the   basis   of   charges   refers   to   the   turnover   during   the
immediately  preceding  financial year  of  the  operation referred  to
in the  notification. It is  prescribed  by the  provisions  that different
charges   apply   for   those   notified   having   a   turnover   (for   the
operation   subject   to   a   notification   obligation)   exceeding   or
alternatively under  5  million SEK.  Those  subject  to  a  notification
obligation,   shall   when   submitting   the   notification,   pay   a
processing  charge  of 1 000 SEK.  Those  whose  annual turnover,
for  the  operation subject  to  a  notification obligation, is  less  than
SEK   5   million   SEK   per   year   shall   pay   an   annual   charge   which
amounts  to  1000  SEK.  Those  subject  to  a  notification obligation
with   a   turnover   that   is   equal   to   or   exceeds   5   million   SEK   per
year,  for  the  operation subject  to  the  notification obligation, shall
pay an annual charge  to PTS.  This  charge  amounts  to 0.165 per
cent   of   the   annual   turnover   of   the   operation   subject   to   the
notification   obligation.  Those   subject   to   a   notification   obligation
with   a   turnover   that   is   equal   to   or   exceeds   30   million   SEK   per
year,  for  the  operation subject  to  the  notification obligation, shall
pay   an   annual   emergency   surcharge   to   PTS.   This   charge
amounts  to 0,150 per cent  of the annual turnover of the operation
subject   to   the   notification   obligation.  There   is   also   a   charge   on
radio   and   telecommunications   terminal   equipment.   In  order   for
PTS   to   impose   the   correct   annual   charge   for   the   forthcoming
year,   an   information   request   is   dispatched   annually   to   those
notified,   which   should   be   completed   and   returned   to   PTS.   If
details   of   annual   turnover   are   not   received,   are   lacking   or
inadequate, the annual turnover may  be estimated.
There are no special provision for cross-border operators.

Helena Klasson, helena.klasson@pts,se, +46 8 678 57 87

In Switzerland  each  undertaking intending to provide ECS’s  (Electronic
Communications   Services)   is   required   to   submit   to   BAKOM   a   single
notification   where   all   services   should   be   announced.   After   checking
the   notification,   if   there   is   no   additional  clarification   and   the   situation
falls  within  the  conditions  established  in the  law,   each  undertaking is
registered  and  the  provider receives  a  confirmation  of  the  registration
in   form   of   a   administrative   decision.   Numbers   are   assigned   to
registered  service  providers  or  anyone else  depending on  the  type of
usage   (fixed   or   mobile   services,   added   value   services,   etc.)   to   be
given to the numbers.  In principle the numbers  are  assigned  in blocks
of   10’000   numbers.   Single   numbers,   such   as   those   for   value   added
services,   may   also   be   assigned   to   single   persons   or   other
organizations  (non-ECS  providers).  The  assignment  of  numbers  is  a
process   independent  from   the   ECS   provider   notification/   registration
and is formalized  by a formal  administrative decision  (comparable  with
a   license).   The   rights   of   use   for   radio   frequencies   are   in   general
assigned   by   the   means   of    licenses   established   independently  from
the   above   mentioned   announcements   and   registrations   as   ECS
providers.   Radio   frequencies   may   also   be   assigned   to   non-ECS
providers,   like   broadcasters   distributing   their   own   TV   program   over
DVB-T.    Please  find the notification form  and corresponding  guidance

There  is  a  single  form  with  no  question  asking  for  the  type  of  clients
aimed   by   the   undertaking   (consumers,   businesses   or   other   service
providers).   Therefore   there   is   no   different   treatment   for   the   different
types  of  providers.  However,  the  type of  services  offered, the  service
description  details and offering or not interfaces  to end-users  may  help
understanding what is the intended area of activity. 

Notifications by e-mail  are  accepted  and  the  form  is  available on-line:
index.html?lang=en     OFCOM   just   started   a   on-line   notification
process.   Please   find   it   on:
public/  To  find the  service
providers   registered   in   Switzerland   please   consult   the   web:   https://
5   categories   of   ECS   subdivided  in   (totally  12)   subcategories.   Please
consider  §3 (page 8/10, ‘Registering telecommunications  services’)  of
the notification form  cited above. 

Yes,   please   find   it  on   (French,   German   and   Italian  versions   are   also
Both   the   form   and   the   guidance   are   available  on   the   web   in   French,
German  and  Italian (national languages)  and  also  in English.  All these
four   languages   may   be   used   in   the   notification   and   on   the
correspondence  by post  or e-mail. 

For  details please  consult  the form  and, if necessary,  the guide. Apart
the respect  of the Swiss  applicable law,  the notifying undertaking shall
specify:   1)   Company   name/   address,   number   of   employees   and
apprentices,   contact   person(s)   for   general   information,   technical   and
statistical   information   and   their   addresses   (post,   telephone,   fax,   e-
mail).    2)  Clarify  if it will  be  a  relevant public  ECS  offer  or  if it falls  in
particular   cases   not   to   be   registered   and   indicate   2a)   If  addressing
resources   are   required   for   the   service   2b)   And/   or   if   the   use   of   the
frequency  spectrum  is  required for  the service  3)  The  category  of the
service(s)  (as  mentioned  above) 4)  The  brief description  or  reference
to an attachment  with  the description  of: 4a) The  Network Termination
Point   interface(s)   (according   to   the   requirement   of   the   R&TTE
directive,   article   4.2)   4b)   The   services   to   be   offered   and   the
infrastructures   supporting   the   services.   The   data   bank   with   all
registered   service   providers   is   available   on   the   web:   https://  

Both national legislation and administrative decisions  of BAKOM, since
the   notification   form   may   be   considered   an   administrative   tool.   The
basic   ruling  for   the   announcement   as   service   provider  is   established
by   the   Telecommunications   Act   in   art.   4   and   the   Ordinance   on
Telecommunications   Services.   Please   find   them   on   the   web   pages:
The  data  bank with  all registered  service  providers  is  available on  the
Answer            yearly          statistics           questionnaire.      
Answer   specific   questionnaires   based   on   monitoring   campaigns.  
Announcement of any changes  in the service  catalogue.

Apart   a   limited   number   of   surveillance   actions   centered   in   particular
issues,  OFCOM  according  the Swiss  law distributes  yearly a statistics
form   to   be   filled   by   service   providers.   Please   find   it   on:   http://
index.html?lang=en    As   mentioned   above   French,   German,   Italian
(national   languages)   and   English   are   common   languages   for
exchange of correspondence  with OFCOM.
Unique   fee               at        registration          (hourly         based).       
Yearly fee (fixed).

OFCOM  charges  administrative registration (of a ECS  provider) costs
at   210   SFr   per   hour   (a   simple   registration   may   cost   some   2   hours)
and   960   SFr/year   (80   SFr/month)   for   regular   surveillance   and
administrative costs.  These  values are based  on the ordinances:  http://
OFCOM  cannot, for the moment,  find a justification for it.  

Armin         Blum,                 Sektionchef              TC/FG     
+41             32                     32                   75579                                              
Article 3(2) deals  with several issues.   The 1st  sentence  requires  that, without prejudice to certain provis
of  ECN  and  ECS  may  only be  subject  to  a  general authorisation.  In the  UK,  this  provision was,  in effe
section  147  CA2003  by  repealing various  provisions  of  the  Telecommunications  Act  1984.    In particula
abolished the prohibition on running telecommunications  systems  without a licence  granted under the 1
is   ‘generally   authorised’   in   the   UK   to   provide   ECN   and   ECS,   subject   to   any   regulator

The  remaining  sentences  of Article 3(2)  provide, in essence,  that one of the regulatory requirements  ma
could  be  required  to  provide an  advance  notification before  they  begin  activity.   Section  33(1)  CA2003
from  providing certain  activities  ‘designated’ by  Ofcom  unless  they give Ofcom  advance  notification be
provide   those   activities.    However,   Ofcom   has   not   yet   made   any   such   ‘designations’   in   accordanc
CA2003   and   therefore   persons   may   currently   begin   activity   without   giving   Ofcom   any   adva

Article   3(3)   deals   with   the   information   that   may   be   required   from   persons   in   any   advance   notificatio
keeping of a register  or  list  of providers.   Section  33(5)  CA2003 transposes  the former  by setting  out th
Ofcom   may   require   an   advance   notification   to   contain.    Section   44   CA2003   deals   with   Ofcom’s   dut
accessible   register   for   the   purposes   of   section   33   (if   Ofcom   was   to   designate

Article   9   deals   with   NRAs   issuing   declarations   to   confirm,   where   applicable,   to   an   undertaking  that   i
notification under Article 3(2) and to provide certain other information.  Section  146 CA2003 transposes  t
currently   without   effect   as   Ofcom   has   not   yet   made   a   designation   for   the   purposes  

“CA2003”   means   the   Communications   Act   2003,   which                                        is     available   via

CA2003   was   amended   by,   in   particular,   the   Electronic   Communications   and   Wireless   Telegraphy  Re
2011           No.           1210),                 which             is        available            via         this

Ofcom,  but see  above – anyone may  currently begin activity without giving Ofcom  any advance notificatio
Regarding   requirements   in   advance   notification   under   section   33   CA2003,   see   first   line   –   anyone   m
activity           without             giving               Ofcom                 any                advance             

When  referring to regulatory requirements  more  generally, the General Conditions of Entitlement impose
section  45 CA2003 distinguish  between  different types  of network  or service  provider, and the types  of 
which  they provide determine  which  conditions  apply to  them,  including to  whom  they provide a  netwo

Ofcom’   s   so-called   ‘General  Conditions   Guidelines’  provide   an   introductory   overview,   which   are   avai

Consolidated   versions   of   the   General   Conditions   themselves   are   available   vi

Not                                                                                       applicable.

Section   33(4)   requires   that   advance   notifications   must   be   sent   to   Ofcom   in   such   manner   as   Ofc
However, anyone may  currently  begin activity without  giving Ofcom  any advance  notification so  Ofcom
yet   required   any   manner   (e.g.   online)   in   which   advance   notifications   shoul
Not applicable - see  first line

Not applicable
Not applicable

Not applicable
Not   applicable   -   see   first   line   -   if   this   question   concerns   advance   notification   for   the   purposes   of   sec

Operators   may   be   subject   to   various   regulatory   requirements   under   CA2003,   including   the   Gene
Entitlement                                 (see                               first                               l

Operators   could   also   be   required   to   provide   information   in   various   contexts   and   for   different   purpose
power   for   imposing   requirements   to   provide   information   is   section   1

Not   applicable   -   see   first   line   -   as   concerns   advance   notification   for   the   purposes   of   secti

For   the   avoidance   of   doubt,   operators   may   be   subject   to   various   regulatory   requirements   under   CA2
General Conditions  of Entitlement  (see  first  line), which  Conditions  are  set  out in statutory  notifications 
decisions)   issued   by   Ofcom   under   powers   conferred   on   it   by   the   UK   Parliament   unde
Not                     applicable                       -                     see                      first           

For  the avoidance of doubt, undertakings’ ability (and  their entitlement) to negotiate interconnection  with
or   interconnection   from,   other   operators   is   regulated   under   regulatory   obligations   imposed   on   opera
means  of conditions  under section  45 CA2003, such  as  the obligation to negotiate interconnection under
1.1 and various SMP conditions to provide network access  on reasonable request.
Not applicable - see  line 1

Not applicable - see  Answer  to Q1.
Yes,  administrative charges  must  be paid by persons  providing an activity ‘designated’ by Ofcom  from  
section                                           38                                           CA2003.

Ofcom’s   designation   set   out   in   the   Statement   published   on   31   March   2005   is   available

That   designation   provides,   in   particular,   that   “During   each   Charging   Year,   the   Electronic   Commun
Electronic  Communications  Service  or Associated  Facility which  is  designated for the purposes  of secti
any   Electronic   Communications   Network,   Electronic   Communications   Service   or   Associated   Facility  
providing  that   Network   or   Service,   or   making   available  that   Associated   Facility   had   a   Relevant   Turno
Activities of £5 million or more  in the last  but one calendar  year prior to the charging  year in question. (F
relevant   Charging   Year   commences   on   1   April   2007,   the   relevant   turnover   will   be   for   the   calenda

Administrative charges  are calculated  by applying a percentage  tariff to the Relevant Turnover (see  des
to Q14).   The tariff applicable will therefore be a percentage of Relevant Turnover from  Relevant Activitie
tariff tables  which  will  be  published  by  Ofcom  on  or  before  31st  March  for  the  following charging  year
Ofcom’s           Tariff         Tables         2012/13         which         are         available        via

Additional information relating to administrative charges  (including lists  of providers  billed to pay adminis
available                               via                                 this                               l
Not applicable - see  line 1

All information is available at:
      Austria              RTR          ok

     Bulgaria              CRC

 Cech Republic             CTU

      Croatia           HAKOM

                                        non UE
    Denmark               DBA           ok
   ESTONIA                ECA           ok
     Finland            FICORA          ok
     France             ARCEP           ok
   GERMANY              BNetzA          ok
    Greece               EETT           ok
    Hungary              NMHH           ok

      Ireland          COMREG
       Italy    AGCOM                   ok
  Lichtenstein    AK                    non UE
    Lithuania    RRT                    ok
      Malta      MCA                    ok
     Norway       NPT                   non UE
     Poland       UKE                   ok
    Portugal   ANACOM                   ok
    Romania     ANCOM                   ok
Slovak Republic TU SR                   ok
  SLOVENIA       APEK                   ok
      Spain      CMT                    ok
    Sweden        PTS                   ok
  Switzerland   BAKOM                   non UE

The Netherlands           OPTA
         UK              OFCOM          ok

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