Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Law no. 241-XVI of 15.11.2007, with subsequent amendments, (hereinafter - Law no. 241/2007), ANRCETI issues technical permits for the use of radio communication stations, where the law does not provide for the issuance of licenses for the use of radio channels and frequencies. The technical permit is a permissive document certifying the right to use, observing certain technical parameters, one or more radio communication stations on the frequencies or radio channels assigned by the Public Institution, National Radio Frequency Management Service (hereinafter - IP SNMFR).
Art. 43, 44 and 45 of Law no. 241/2007 provides for the procedures of issuance, modification, suspension and cancellation by ANRCETI of technical permits for the use of one or more radio communication stations on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. ANRCETI issues the technical permit within 10 days from the moment the standard application, filled out by the applicant, has been registered. The standard application forms, including the application for technical permit cancellation, and the forms for the types of technical permits were approved by ANRCETI Administrative Board Decision no. 10 of 23.03.2018 (hereinafter – Decision no. 10/2018).
The application standard forms applications are available in Annexes 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Decision no. 10/2018 as follows:
Annex 1 – for radio communication stations (radio relay) within public terrestrial mobile electronic communications networks;
Annex 2 – for the use of radio communication stations for radio amateurs;
Annex 3 – for the use of radio communication stations, other than the radio communication stations (radio relay) used within the public terrestrial mobile electronic communications networks and the radio communication stations for radio amateurs;
Annex 4 – for technical permit cancellation.
The first three forms can also be used by applicants where they need to change the data provided in the technical permit or to issue its duplicate.
Pursuant to Art. 43 of Law no. 241/2007, the following documents are attached to the application for technical permit issuance:
a) approval regarding the assignment of the radio channel or frequency issued by IP SNMFR, which includes the result of selection, calculation and coordination of the channel or radio frequency requested for use, in copy and the original (the original is returned to owner when the technical permit is issued);
b) the technical project of radioelectric means, approved by IP SNMFR;
c) the conformity certificate for the radioelectric emission facilities, issued by the certification body for telecommunications products, in copy.
d) the coordination approval regarding the location of the radioelectric facilities, issued by the sanitary-epidemiological service, in copy;
e) the report of technical measurements (measurement bulletin), drafted by IP SNMFR;
f) copy of the identity card of the applicant’s administrator or, as the case may be, of the delegated/authorized person.
g) where appropriate, the power of attorney for the person delegated/authorized to represent the applicant in relations with ANRCETI, as regards signing/submitting the application and collecting the technical permit or its duplicate.
Note: The application for a technical permit to use radio communication stations for radio amateurs, needs to contain only the approval regarding the assignment of the radio channel or frequency issued by IP SNMFR and the applicant's identity document, in copy.
The technical permit validity term is prescribed in Law no. 241/2007 as follows:
a) for radio relay stations within the public terrestrial mobile electronic communications networks - 15 years;
b) for radio communication stations for radio amateurs – 3 years;
c) for other types of radio communication stations – 5 years.
The application for technical permit issuance and the attached documents are submitted to ANRCETI in one of the following ways:
a) by personal submission or by a legal representative of the applicant, under signature;
b) by means of registered mail service with confirmation of receipt;
c) by e- mail, with advanced qualified electronic signature.
Art. 44 of Law no. 241/2007 provide for the cases where the refusal to issue the technical permit for the use of radio communication stations can be admitted, whereas art. 45 of the same law provides for the cases where the technical permit can be suspended and/or canceled.
ANRCETI issues/updates technical permits and their duplicates free of charge. Persons wishing to apply for technical permits for the use of radio communication stations only have to pay for the services provided by IP SNMFR. According to Art. 40, (2) of Law no. 241/2007, the methodology for calculating tariffs applied by IP SNMFR is approved by the specialized central body and published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova.
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