ECO Frequency Information System
European Spectrum Information Portal
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. 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 European Community was published on the 16th of May 2007 and entered into force on 1st 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 following 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/DEC/(01)03 on EFIS
EC Decision 2007/344/EC download link
ECC/DEC(01)03 amended on June 2016 download link
CEPT Report 011 download link
ECO Report 05 (Use of application terminology in ECC deliverables download link
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.
Applications terms marked with an asterisk (*) are no longer standard according to the list of searchable applications in Annex 2 of the ECC/DEC/(01)03 (current version February 2013).They will be removed as soon as data entries containing these terms have been corrected.
Your opinion and comments regarding EFIS and its content are of great value to us in our continuous effort to improve EFIS. Please use the 'feedback button' or mail directly to the EFIS project manager Thomas Weber.