Satellite Links

SNG (Satellite News Gathering) is one of the very latest ways of gathering information. For example, a team of cameramen is filming far from the television station and sends the material either live or after it has been quickly edited direct via satellite to the home receiver. A licence is required to operate SNG equipment.A Very Small Aperture terminal (VSAT) is a satellite receiver and a transmitter with antennas (aperture) for satellite-based communication. Differently than the stationary Small Aperture terminals of the satellite ground stations can be installed VSAT systems also mobile on truck or containers.

Application for a temporarily licence SNG / VSAT

The licence application can also be completed online:

Application for a satellite radioccommunication licence for own use, unlimited duration

Application for a satellite radioccommunication licence for the provision of telecommunications services

The licence application can also be completed online:

Provision of telecommunications services

Transmission of the documents

In the case that you would prefer to fill out the form on paper, you can send the document to the following address:

Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Zukunftstrasse 44
P.O. Box 252
2501 Biel

or by electronic way by one of the channels mentioned on the page:

Further information

OFCOM enacts technical and administrative requirements. It defines in particular the frequency bands which may be exempted from the licence obligation.

Specialist staff
Last modification 22.11.2018

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