BIPT is in charge of allocating user rights for radio frequencies entirely or partially used for public electronic communications services.

The terms for obtaining and exercising these user rights are laid down by Royal Decree on the BIPT’s proposal or following the BIPT’s opinion and deliberation in the Council of Ministers

Existing rights of use

Rights of use

Exposure to radiation

In 2009, the Constitutional Court found that the general competence of the Regions to regulate the environmental protection also included the competence to take measures to prevent and limit the risks associated with non-ionising radiation, including the limitation of human exposure to the risk of this type of radiation which is released into the environment.

Since then the Regions have been setting the radiation standards (maximum permitted levels of radiation) to be observed by operators.

Mobile operators are required to observe these radiation standards regardless of the technology used.

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