Apparatus General Authorisation established pursuant to Article 30A of the Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Cap. 399)

The Malta Communications Authority published Decision No. MCA/D/22-4662 which establishes the framework for the installation or use of radiocommunications apparatus regulated by an apparatus general authorisation. Adopted pursuant to Article 30A of the Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Cap. 399), this Decision lays down the rights and obligations of persons installing, making use of or dealing in any such radiocommunications apparatus as set out in the Schedules. The radiocommunications apparatus to which this Decision applies are described in the Schedules listed below.

The Decision complements the General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus) Regulations (S.L.399.40) until such time as these Regulations remain into effect. In the circumstances, the publication of Schedule Nos. 1, 2, 5-11, 13-15, 17-21, 23-24, 26-27 and 29 is being postponed to a later date.

Schedule 03 - Wireless Access Systems

Schedule 04 - Non-specific SRDs

Schedule 12 - Model control radiocommunications apparatus

Schedule 16 - Apparatus used for Radiodetermination applications 

Schedule 22 - Radio Frequency Identification Devices - RFIDs 

Schedule 25 - Mobile Communications services on Aircraft - MCA services 

Schedule 28 - Earth Station on board vessels - ESV 

Schedule 30 - Very Small Aperture Terminals - VSATs 

Schedule 31 - High EIRP Satellite Terminals - HEST 

Schedule 32 - Land-Maritime and Aeronautical ESOMP NGSO in Ka band 

Schedule 33 - Fixed Earth Stations NGSO

Schedule 34 - Land based ESIM GSO in Ku band 

Schedule 35 - ESOMP GSO in Ka band 

Schedule 36 - ESIM NGSO in Ku band 

Regulatory Type: 
Electronic Communications

MCA Reference: 

Related Consultation:
Consultation on proposed amendments to the general authorisation regime for radiocommunications apparatus