EFIS contributes to the CEPT policy objectives of harmonisation and transparency as well the European Union policy objectives laid down in the Decision of the Council and European Parliament on Radio Spectrum Policy. On 31 January 2002, the ECO launched EFIS. EFIS is available to the public. ECC Decision (01)03 of 15 November 2001 on the ECO Frequency Information System (EFIS) defines inter-alia requirements and the usage of the allocation (Annex 1) and application terminology (Annex 2). The application terminology is constantly amended to take into account changes in frequency management such as addition of new applications.
With this tool, the ECO aims at providing a valuable service to all parties with an interest in spectrum utilisation. EFIS contributes to the CEPT policy objectives of harmonisation and transparency, as well the European Union policy objectives laid down in the Decision of the Council and European Parliament on Radio Spectrum Policy.
ECC Report 180 includes guidance on the interpretation of the requirements of ECC Decision (01)03 for administrations when editing information in EFIS.
In 2005, the European Commission issued a mandate to CEPT on the feasibility for EFIS to develop into a European portal for spectrum information.
EC Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community was published on the 16 May 2007, and EFIS is the tool to fulfil this EC Decision. EC Decision 2007/344/EC entered into force on 1 January 2008. In accordance with this EC Decision, Member States shall input into EFIS information about the use of radio spectrum on their territory.
In 2012, another mandate to CEPT was issued to further develop EFIS in relation to the RSPP (Radio Spectrum Policy Programme of the European Parliament and the Council as set out in 243/2012/EU). This mandate recognised the existing role of the ECO Frequency Information System (EFIS) and the potential to develop it in a way which would enable it to serve as a primary input to the spectrum inventory. The ECC’s recommendations on the scope of this have been covered in CEPT Report 46 and CEPT Report 47 under mandate from the Commission.
The Commission has, within its Radio Spectrum Committee, adopted an Implementing Act for the spectrum inventory which references the role that EFIS should play in it. Information will flow from Member States to EFIS then to the EC.
The Commission Implementing Decision 2013/195/EU defines the practical arrangements, uniform formats and a methodology in relation to the spectrum inventory, in particular, that data should be made available by Member States through EFIS.
Relevant reference documentation on EFIS can be downloaded here:
Commission Implementing Decision 2013/195/EU - Radio Spectrum Inventory
CEPT Report 46 in response to the Mandate (Tasks 1-3) on inclusion of information on rights of use for all uses of spectrum between 400 MHz and 6 GHz
CEPT Report 47 in response to the Mandate (Tasks 4-5) on inclusion of information on rights of use for all uses of spectrum between 400 MHz and 6 GHz
ECC Report 180 on guidance on the interpretation of the requirements of ECC Decision (01)03 on EFIS
EC Decision 2007/344/EC download link
ECC Decision (01)03 download link
CEPT Report 011 download link
ECO Report 05 (Use of application terminology in ECC deliverables) download link
With EFIS you can search for and compare spectrum utilisation across Europe as well as related information such as CEPT activities, radio interface specifications according to the Radio Equipment Directive and other national or international regulations.
We continuously strive to improve EFIS, and your comments can influence the process. If you have comments or questions concerning EFIS please contact the EFIS project manager, Robin Donoghue ([email protected]), or use the feedback button provided in EFIS.
National frequency tables
The ECO also maintains a list of links to national frequency tables. Click here to access the list.
More countries will be added to the list as and when their national tables become available in electronic form.
EFIS is an information tool, not a legally binding instrument. Although all is being done to ensure that the data contained in EFIS is valid and up-to-date, ECO cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information contained in EFIS.