The use of radiofrequencies in the Republic of Cyprus is subject to either a General Authorisation or an Individual Rights of Use, issued by the Director of the Department of Electronic Communications (DEC) of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, according to the Radiocommunications Law and the relevant Regulations.
Individual Rights of Use are issued in cases where assignment of a specific frequency is required i.e. for Private Mobile Radio (PMR) systems, Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) systems, Public and Private Paging systems, Satellite Earth Stations, Amateur Radio Services, Fixed Radio Services and any other Radiocommunications Service concerning Terrestrial, Aeronautical or Maritime stations, other than those mentioned above, for which the assignment of a specific frequency is required in order to avoid harmful interference.
The use of all other radiofrequencies is subject to a General Authorization regime (see The Radiocommunications (Categories of Radiofrequencies Subject to General Authorization and Registration) Order) except from those referred in the Radiocommunications (Use of Radiofrequencies by Radioequipment that is Exempted from the Obligation to obtain an Authorization) Order.
There are no eligibility criteria which a natural person or legal entity must satisfy in order to obtain Radiocommunications Authorizations.
The relevant application form (see the table below), can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:
Department of Electronic Communications
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
Strovolou 256 Avenue, 2048 Nicosia
P.O Box 24647, 1302 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22 814846, +357 22 814841
Fax: +357 22321925
Table. Application forms concerning radiocommunications services