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SRD Regulations and indicative list of equipment sub-classes

SRD Regulations and indicative list of equipment sub-classes in accordance with the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC)

Disclaimer: ECO has no responsibility for the content of sub-classes published in this page.
The list has been developed by the TCAM Committee of the European Commission.
All queries on the list and its content should be made to the European Commission.

Related links:
R&TTE Directive
R&TTE Guide
R&TTE Compliance Association
EFIS and National Frequency Tables

RTTE Equipment Classes

Equipment classes are defined by Article 4.1 of the Directive. The European Commission has adopted a Decision laying down an initial classification (Commission Decision 2000/299/EC of 6 April 2000).

The decision identifies two classes:

  • Class 1 equipment is equipment that can be placed on the market and be put into service without restrictions as indicated in Article 1(1) of the Decision. The Commission, in consultation with Member States, publishes an indicative and non exhaustive list of equipment falling within the scope of Class 1:

rtte subclass july 2012_en.pdf 

  • Class 2 equipment is equipment for which Member States apply restrictions as indicated in Article 1(2) of the Decision, which also assigns the Alert Sign as Equipment Class Identifier for this class.


Class 1 and class 2 equipment classes can also be searched for in EFIS under documents by selecting frequency range and/or application term.

The link to the webpage of the European Commission for the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive reference documents is here.

Short Range Device Regulations

Implementation of Short Range Devices spectrum regulations

The CEPT Recommendation ERC/REC 70-03 provides valuable information concerning:
Implementation status within the EU/EEA-EFTA countries (Appendix 1).
Implementation status within the CEPT countries not being EU/EEA-EFTA (Appendix 1).
National restrictions within the CEPT countries (Appendix 3).
Implementation status as per Appendix 1, will mean the application of "Class 1" equipment provision according to the EU 1999/5/EC (R&TTE) Directive for placing onto the market, or equivalent effect through the relevant European Commission Decisions i.e. 2006/771/EC and 2011/829/EU for SRDs to which the EU/EEA-EFTA Member States are obliged to implement (EEA-EFTA refers to those Member States of EFTA who participate in the EEA Agreement).
It should be noted that Appendixes 1 and 3 are representing the most recent available information which ECO regularly updates.

Nearly harmonised frequency bands for Short Range Devices

Appendix 1 of ERC/REC 70-03 mentioned above offers a rapid overview of the progress of the European harmonisation. It also gives implicit information on the frequency bands used by Short Range Devices, which are nearly harmonised.
Nearly harmonised means that, only a limited number of countries have not been able to implement a particular band or have introduced limited implementation.
These frequency bands are therefore ideal candidates for updating the European Commission Decisions 2011/829/EU and 2006/771/EC for SRDs, as new entries within the annual review process.

European Commission regulation on SRDs

European Commission has adopted a Decision on 9 November 2006 on "harmonisation of the radio spectrum for use by Short Range Devices (Decision 2006/771/EC)". The Decision has an annex which is updated annually in order to respond to the technological and market developments in the area of Short Range Devices."
Last update:

The European Commission has adopted a Decision on 8 December 2011 amending Decision 2006/771/EC on SRD i.e. Decision 2011/829/EU.

ECO contact: Thomas Weber,, tel. +45 33 89 63 12

Updated: 17 July 2013, 14:41