EFIS: ECO Frequency Information System

On 31 January 2002 the ECO launched a frequency information system called EFIS. EFIS is available to the public on the Internet either via the ECO website or directly under www.efis.dk. ECC Decision (01)03 of 15 November 2001 on the ECO Frequency Information System (EFIS) defines inter-alia requirements and the usage of the allocation (Annex1) and application terminology (Annex 2). The application terminology is constantly amended to take into account changes in frequency management such as addition of new applications.

With this tool the ECO aims at providing a valuable service to all parties with an interest in spectrum utilisation. EFIS will also contribute 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.

ECC Report 180 includes guidance on the interpretation of the requirements of ECC/DEC/(01)03 for administrations when editing information in EFIS.

In 2005, the European Commission issued a mandate to CEPT on the feasibility for EFIS to develop into a European portal for spectrum information.

An EC Decision on this issue was published on the 16th of May 2007. EFIS is the tool to fulfil this ECC Decision (2007/344/EC) on the harmonized availability of information regarding spectrum use in Europe.

EFIS has also a role to play in the European Union’s spectrum inventory, which is part of the programme of initiatives set out in the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP). The ECC’s recommendations on the scope of this have been covered in CEPT Report 46 and CEPT Report 47 under mandate from the Commission.

The Commission has, within its Radio Spectrum Committee, adopted an Implementing Act for the spectrum inventory which references the role that EFIS should play in it. Information will flow from Member States to EFIS then to the EC.

With EFIS you can search for and compare spectrum utilisation across Europe as well as related information such as CEPT activities, radio interface specifications according to the R&TTE Directive and other national or international regulations.

Click here to access EFIS.


We continuously strive to improve EFIS, and your comments can influence the process. If you have comments or questions concerning EFIS please contact the EFIS project manager, Robin Donoghue (robin.donoghue@eco.cept.org), or use the feedback button provided in EFIS.

National frequency tables

The ECO also maintains a list of links to national frequency tables. Click here to access the list.

More countries will be added to the list as and when their national tables become available in electronic form.

Updated: 02 January 2019, 11:18