Radio networks are used for communication between mobile and/or portable stations, possibly via base stations by means of voice or data transmission.


  • A taxi company sending routing information to its vehicles.
  • Walkie-talkies used for the smooth operation of events or a building site.
  • The operation of cranes via a remote control unit.
  • Beepers used in hospitals.

In order to use these communication systems without any interference, a specific frequency needs to be assigned to each user. Therefore, it is necessary to apply for a licence at BIPT.

In order to allow the technical characteristics to be checked on the spot, the licence has to be kept where the radio is used.

Applications for the temporary or permanent use of radio networks have to be made via the ad hoc form.

It is recommended to submit an application as soon as possible in order to avoid extra handling charges due to a late application.

For all license requests with a potential impact on aviation (e.g. the use of aviation frequencies), the BIPT has to obtain an opinion from the aviation bodies, in particular the Directorate of Aviation, skeyes and Defence.

In order to enable us to obtain these opinions on time, requests for applications with a potential impact on aviation should therefore be submitted to the BIPT’s Private Licences Department at least two weeks prior to the desired start date of use.

If this deadline is not met, we cannot guarantee that the licence will be able to be delivered on time. Moreover, the granting of a licence is always subject to a positive outcome of the technical analysis of the file.


BIPT - Licences Department
Ellipse Building C
Boulevard du Roi Albert II 35 box 1
B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 226 88 15

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