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Radiotelephone and handheld transceiver licence

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you want to use a radiotelephone or handheld transceiver network, you need a licence from the Telecom Agency. This also applies to the use of specific frequencies when you rent radiotelephones and handheld transceivers temporarily. The licence validity period for a radiotelephone or handheld transceiver network is 5 years at most. You can also apply for a temporary licence such as an event licenceExternal link. You do not require a licence for a number of radio frequencies, used mostly for short range devices (remote control, wifi).

Please note: You may require an All-in-One Permit for Physical Aspects with regard to building activities for the antenna installation and a separate All-in-One Permit for Physical Aspects for the transceiver (environmental permit). You apply for these licences to the municipality where you will be installing the system.

Temporary handheld transceiver/radiotelephone use (PMT)

If you rent radiotelephones or handheld transceivers temporarily, the rental company may apply for a PMT licence (Portofoons/Mobilofoons Tijdelijk gebruik. If you want to deploy radiotelephones or handheld transceivers more often for short periods of time at different locations, you could apply for the licence yourself. As PMT licence holder, you must keep a register with information about the use of the frequencies.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency