Radio Equipment

After the Republic of Lithuania accessed the European Union the procedure of placing of radio equipment (for instance, GSM handsets, radio stations, ADSL or RLAN modems) on Lithuania’s market simplified significantly.
Manufacturers or their authorized representatives perform the equipment conformity assessment procedures themselves, and, according to the results of conformity assessment, declare the conformity of the equipment to the requirements, provided by Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Union and mark them with the CE marking and the appropriate accompanying marks.
The suppliers of equipment should know that each equipment unit, placed on the market should be accompanied by the declaration of conformity of its manufacturer and the user manual in the Lithuanian language.
The conditions and essential requirements for free movement, placing on the market, use and connection of radio equipment into telecommunications networks, as well as the obligations, relating to the information on specification of interfaces and the conditions and procedure of assessment, approval and supervision of conformity to the aforementioned requirements in the Republic of Lithuania are established by the Technical regulations of radio communications equipment, implementing Directive 2014/53/EU (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations).

Effective and efficient use of radio spectrum

Effective and efficient use of radio spectrum tests and electromagnetic compatibility tests of radio equipment in order to avoid harmful interference are performed by the competent body: accredited Apparatus and Equipment Electromagnetic Compatibility Control Division of RRT.

Actual Scope of Accreditation of Apparatus and Equipment EMC Control Division No.(29.24) LAS-2 (valid from 17 February 2020) includes more than 170 national and international standards.

The accreditation certificate No. LA.01.026 of Apparatus and Equipment Electromagnetic Compatibility Control Division issued 18 April 2019 by Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (LA), member of EA.

Lists of Harmonized Standards

Harmonized Lithuanian standards, relating to the Technical regulations of radiocommunications equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment can be found on the Website of Lithuania’s Standards Department, the common list of harmonized Lithuanian standards (in the pdf format), under the heading “Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (Directive 1999/5/EEC of the European Union)”. The List of European harmonized standards  pertaining to Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council is published at the Website of the European Commission.

Essential Requirements and Assessment of Conformity to Essential Requirements

According to the Regulations radiocommunications equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment can be placed on the market and used in case they satisfy the following essential requirements:

  • Requirements relating to the protection of the health and the safety of the user and any other person, covering the safety requirements;
  • Requirements with respect to electromagnetic compatibility (hereinafter referred to as EMC requirements);
  • Radio equipment shall be so constructed that it effectively uses the spectrum allocated to terrestrial and/or space and satellite communications and orbital resources so as to avoid harmful interference (the requirements for efficient use of the radio spectrum).

Prior to placing the equipment on the market the manufacturer of the radiocommunications equipment or telecommunications terminal equipment or its authorized representative must assess compliance of the equipment to the essential requirements.

Tests of Effective Use of Equipment's Radio Frequencies

The Infrastructure Supervision Division of the Communications Regulatory Authority performs tests of equipment with the aim to assess the compliance of the equipment to the requirements for effective use of the radio frequency spectrum, provided in Paragraph 10.3 of the Technical regulations of radiocommunications equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations).

Equipment, taken from the market is tested, manufacturers of equipment, performing the equipment conformity assessment procedures, described in the Regulations also can perform their tests.

Tests of EMC Characteristics of Radio Equipment

Tests of parameters of electromagnetic compatibility is performed by the Apparatus and equipment electromagnetic compatibility control division of RRT.

Tests of electromagnetic radiation are performed throughout the year at distances of 3 m, 10 m and 30 m.

Interference immunity tests are performed at the 30 square meters wide and 5.5 meters high Albatros Projects screening camera.

Tests of electromagnetic compatibility are performed within the frequency band of 0 Hz – 26 GHz.

RRT performs measurements of electromagnetic interference radiation of 10 different types and interference immunity tests within the frequency band of 0 Hz – 20 Hz of 15 types, including the electromagnetic field immunity test, where field strength of up to 30 V/m in the frequency band of 80 MHz – 4 GHz can be created.

Safety Tests

Lithuanian manufacturers, importers and market supervisory authorities may perform tests of equipment, relating to the protection of the health and the safety of the user and any other person, covering the safety requirements (according to Paragraph 10.1 of the Regulations) at accredited test laboratories of Lithuania and the European Union.

In Lithuania the tests are performed at:

Test Center UAB Ratesta
Draugystės g. 19
LT-51230 Kaunas
Tel/Fax: (8 37) 31 28 50

UAB Sertika
Savanorių pr. 271-253
LT-50131 Kaunas
Tel/Fax: (8 37) 314 434
Director Tel: (8 37) 312166

Notification and Publication of Interface Specifications

According to the Law on Electronic Communications and the requirements, provided in Paragraph 12 of Chapter V of the Technical regulations of radiocommunications equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), operators of public telecommunications networks or providers of public telecommunications services must, not later than till the date of commencement of provision of services or change of specifications notify in writing the Communications Regulatory Authority and publish on their website, as well as provide to the persons who have requested it, accurate and adequate technical specifications of all interfaces used for the provision of the relevant services.

The information must contain comprehensive data of the technical specifications, necessary for manufacture and placement of the terminal equipment, able to efficiently support all the services of a telecommunication network, provided via the specified interfaces on the market. Such information must be timely and fully updated in case the characteristics of the network interfaces are changed or the provision of the services via the interfaces is planned to be terminated.

The Communications Regulatory Authority must be informed on the place and time of publication of the aforementioned interface specifications.
When detailing interface specifications, the standards of the Republic of Lithuania, international standards and recommendations can be referenced.
When publishing, classifying, and detailing the aforementioned network interface specifications the following recommendations, prepared by the European Commission and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute):

  • Recommendations of the European Commission (Guidance documents related to Directive 1999/5/EC)
  • ETSI TR 101 730 Guidelines for describing analogue interfaces;
  • ETSI TR 101 731 Guidelines for describing digital interfaces;ETSI TR 101 845 Technical Information on RF Interfaces applied by Fixed Service Systems including Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), in the light of the R&TTE Directive (Article 4.2));ETSI EG 201 838 Guidelines for describing radio access interfaces;
  • ETSI TR 101 857 Guidelines for describing Cable Network Interfaces.

The ETSI recommendations can be acquired at Lithuanian Standards Department.

Updated on 2020-02-18