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22.2 International radio communication and satellite earth station transmitting licenses

A license is normally required to use a radio transmitter in accordance with the provisions in the Electronic Communications Act (2003:389). Certain radio transmitters are exempted from the license obligation. These transmitters are shown in the regulations on exemptions from the license obligation for certain radio transmitters. Examples include so-called private radio on 27 MHz and mobile telephones in the systems NMT, GSM, DCS and certain mobile satellite terminals together with small VSAT terminals. No authorization is needed for the use of radio receivers.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post- och Telestyrelsen - referred to as the PTS) is the agency assigned by the Government as the competent authority to issue licenses and establish regulations on exemption from the license obligation for certain radio transmitters.
Application forms can be downloaded from the PTS website:

The application form and any subsequent correspondence should be addressed to:
Box 6101
102 32 Stockholm
or e-mailed to: [email protected].

In case of modification or termination of use of radio equipment, the PTS must be notified. A license may be revoked in cases of serious misuse or on other objective grounds.