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Radio equipment is an electrical or electronic product that transmits or receives radio waves for the purpose of radio communication or radio determination and includes all TV and radio receivers, equipment capable of being connected to a public telecommunications network, cordless and mobile telephones, terminal adaptors, telephones and modems.

Requirements for radio equipment

In addition to the requirements of Directive 2014/53/EU regarding radio equipment, radio equipment must also comply with the requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU on electromagnetic compatibility and Directive 2014/35/EU on low-voltage equipment, and the manufacturer must implement an appropriate risk assessment as part of the conformity assessment process. 

Radio equipment manufactured in accordance with harmonised standards is presumed to comply with the essential requirements of Directive 2014/53/EU. Notified bodies are conformity assessment bodies notified to the European Commission and fulfilling the conditions set out in this Directive. A conformity assessment body shall, in the course of the conformity assessment process as a third party, ensure independence and impartiality towards the organisation or radio equipment it assesses.  Directive 2014/53/EU requires that radio equipment subject to marketing restrictions or authorisation requirements in a particular Member State must be specifically identified as being subject to the requirements of this Directive. 

Classification of radio equipment

Radio equipment which may be placed on the market and used without restriction is listed in Class 1.

For other radio equipment not falling under Class 1, restrictions on use are foreseen for reasons related to the efficient and correct use of the radio frequency spectrum, harmful interference to the environment or adverse effects on human health. Such radio equipment must be specially marked, and the instructions must contain information on the conditions that must be met in order for such equipment to be placed on the market.

Agency for Communication Networks and Services

The Agency for Communications Networks and Services manages and controls the radio spectrum in Slovenia in accordance with the Electronic Communications Act. The restrictions and requirements for the use of radio equipment in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia are set out in more detail in the Radio Equipment Regulations issued on the basis of the Technical Requirements for Products and Conformity Assessment Act and in the Radio Frequency Use Plan adopted by the Agency.