Satellite communications

Communications regulatory authority plays a crucial role in overseeing and managing satellite communications. The main aim of our functions is to ensure that satellite communications are efficient, reliable, and serve the public interest while fostering innovation and protecting against harmful interference. Services that we provide are:

  • Allocation of frequency bands for satellite communications to avoid interference with other communication systems.
  • Issue licenses to satellite operators and service providers.
  • Ensure compliance with national and international regulations and standards.
  • Assign and manage orbital slots for satellites to ensure optimal use and to avoid collisions.
  • Monitor and manage radio frequency interference among satellite systems and with terrestrial services.
  • Develop and implement policies and regulations to promote fair competition and innovation in the satellite communications sector.
  • Work with international bodies like the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to coordinate satellite positions and frequency use.
  • Collaborate with other countries regulatory authorities to manage satellite communications issues.
  • Ensure satellite communications support public safety, emergency services, and national security requirements.
Earth Stations

To obtain a license for an earth station operators need to fill in an application, which include technical specifications, operational details, the intended use of the earth station, provide details about the location and equipment.

The appropriate application for a satellite earth station can be filled in a form below.

Satellite News Gathering (SNG)

In Lithuania in order to use the radio frequencies for the Satellite News Gathering (SNG) the individual authorisation is required. For the use of the SNG earth stations please fill in the SNG Application and e-mail the signed copy to [email protected]

Please note: that only those SNG earth stations with maximum EIRP of 50 dBW and located more that 1800 meters beyond the airfield boundary can use 14.00-14.25 GHz frequency band without individual authorisation.

Satellite network

Satellite networks are pivotal in providing reliable communication services, particularly in remote and underserved areas where terrestrial infrastructure is lacking. They enable critical applications such as high-speed internet access, television and radio broadcasting, and secure government and military communications. Additionally, these networks support emergency response efforts, scientific research, and global navigation systems, ensuring comprehensive connectivity and data transmission across various sectors.

A frequency assignment for a satellite network may be issued if necessary information is provided:

  • technical specifications: detailed information about the earth station’s equipment, frequencies to be used, and operational parameters;
  • the frequencies are designated for satellite service in the National Frequency Plan;
  • efficient and interference-free frequency use can be ensured.

The appropriate application for a satellite network can be filled in a form below.

GNSS Repeater

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou, provide critical positioning, navigation, and timing services worldwide. GNSS applications span various sectors, including transportation, agriculture, emergency services, and scientific research, enhancing efficiency, safety, and innovation globally. By amplifying and extending the reach of GNSS signals,  repeaters enable reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services in locations that typically lack direct satellite visibility.

The appropriate application for a GNSS-Repeater can be filled in a form below.

Updated on 2024-07-05