3. I wish to provide electronic communication services based on the infrastructure of another Provider, but under my own brand and corporate organization. Am I required to submit a Registration Declaration?
1. I am interested in providing electronic communication networks or/and services in Greece. Are there any requirements I must meet?
General Authorizations are required for the engagement in all kinds of electronic communication activities pertaining to the provision of electronic communication networks or/and services, conforming to Law No. 4070/2012 and the " Regulation on General Authorizations " (EETT Decision no 834/2/9-11-2017).
The interested persons are required to complete and submit to E.E.T.T. a Registration Declaration for Engaging in Electronic Communication Activities under a General Authorization Regime.
The submission of a Registration Declaration is only required by persons providing public communication networks or publicly available electronic communication services, as well as persons operating special radio networks.
Attention! If a Registration Declaration is incomplete, the person shall not be registered in the Registry of Electronic Communication Network and Service Providers. If no administrative fee is paid, pursuant to article 12 of the Regulation on General Authorizations, the relevant Registration Declaration shall be considered incomplete.
2. What must I do if the engagement in an electronic communication activity also requires the granting of rights of use for numbers or frequency bands?
If the engagement in an electronic communication activity also requires the granting of rights of use for numbers or frequency bands, prior to engaging in the said activity, in addition to obtaining a General Authorization, the interested person shall have to secure the required rights of use for the numbers or frequency bands in question.
3. I wish to provide electronic communication services based on the infrastructure of an other Provider, but under my own brand and corporate organization. Am I required to submit a Registration Declaration?
Yes. a General Authorization is required for the provision of electronic communication services by third persons which, despite the fact that they do not have their electronic communication infrastructure, provide electronic communication services - however, under their own different trade name and separate corporate organization - based on the infrastructure of other persons providing electronic communication networks or/and services which they have concluded relevant contracts with. The Registration Declaration is submitted by the persons concerned to EETT in accordance with the Statement Template included in Annex A1. In the Registration Declaration, the person declares his intention to initiate one or more of the electronic communications activities which he describes in accordance with Annex A1 of the Regulation of General Authorization and requests to be registered in the Electronic Communications Networks and Services Providers Registry, kept by EETT, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the Regulation of the General Authorization. This Registration Declaration must be submitted solely through the Online Application System for Electronic Communications Services Providers. When submitting the application, the person concerned must electronically send to EETT all required supporting documents attached to the Statement. In order to access the Online Application System for Electronic Communication Providers, the applicant must submit an “Administrator’s Statement”, according to the provisions of the EETT decision 586/006/30-10-2010 (OGG 2052/Β/31-12-2010) as in force.
In order to access the online application, you need to register to https://eregistry.eett.gr where the account name is the administrator's email address.
Then, the administrator has to follow Instructions that will be sent to his email address.
A1. Legal/Natural persons based/residing in Greece
Upon initial submission of the application for general authorization
• The Company’s Articles of Association and Amendments thereto, or a decision of the BoD or minutes of the general meeting of the partners, duly published, on the legal representation of the company and authorization to legal representatives.
• Latest certificate issued by GEMI on the non-dissolution and/or amendments to the company.
Depending on the legal form of the requesting provider, there may be more specific variations to the required supporting documents.
Natural persons - sole proprietorships
• Identity card or passport.
• Residence and work permit in the case of a foreign person.
• Certificate of tax registration for the commencement of business activity, issued by the competent tax authority.
A2. At each subsequent submission, modification, change in information
Update of supporting documents
B. Legal / Natural persons based / residing in a Member State of the European Union
B.1. Upon initial submission of the application
a. Legal entities
• Documents certifying the incorporation and representation of the foreign legal entity accompanied by apostille and an official translation in the Greek language
b. Natural Persons
• Copy of ID Card or Passport.
• Certificate of tax registration for the commencement of business by the competent tax authority
• Certificate/Document of the competent tax authority stating the tax registration number/ certifying the tax registration number.
B 2. At each subsequent submission, modification, change in information
Update of supporting documents
C. For specific categories of legal entities
As appropriate It is specified that companies outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, wishing to submit a Registration Declaration, shall also provide a document issued by the competent Greek tax authority certifying they have taken all necessary actions/have provided all required notifications to that Authority in order to start providing electronic communications networks and/or services. Any statement which does not meet the above requirements shall be automatically filed.
6. What are the Fees that a person operating under a General Authorization regime is required to pay to EETT?The persons operating under a General Authorization regime shall pay administrative fees proportionate to the cost incurred for the management, control and maintenance of the General Authorizations regime and the rights of use for radio frequencies or/and numbers.
Paragraph I bellow applies for persons who operate under a General Authorization.
In case these persons wish to make use of numbers or radiofrequency bands, they are required to pay additional fees, as described in paragraphs II and III.
Administrative Fees for General Authorizations
A. Declaration submission Fees
1. Upon submission of the initial Registration Declaration, a 300-Euro administrative fee shall be paid,
2. Upon submission of any Registration Declaration amending the initial one, if it pertains exclusively to the registration of new services, a 100-Euro administrative fee shall be paid.
3. No fee is due in case of submission of a declaration for ceasing the provision of electronic communication activities
B. Annual Fees
1. All persons operating under a General Authorization regime and providing public communication networks or publicly available electronic communication services shall have to pay an annual administrative fee, calculated as a percentage of the total gross income derived from the provision of public communication networks or publicly available electronic communication services under a General Authorization regime as follows:
Zone of total annual gross revenue (R) subject to fees, in EURO
Rate of administrative fees per zone
Obligation to Submit a Revenue Statement or a Statement of Payment of Fees
E £ 150.000
Revenue Statement (Annex C) up to 1/7 of each year
150,000 <E £ 250.000.000
Statement of Payment of Fees (Annex D) up to 1/7 of each year
250.000.000 < E £ 750.000.000
750.000.000 < E
For each calendar year, the annual administrative fee, calculated in accordance with the above Table, shall be paid by 1 July of the following calendar year at the latest, accompanied by the Statement of Payment of Fees (Annex D), together with the necessary accompanying documents referred to in the above Annex without requiring a prior written notice by EETT. Where payment of fees is not required, a Revenue Statement shall be submitted (Annex C) together with the required documents.
The above administrative fees shall also be paid in case that the first year of the General Authorization term does not coincide with the calendar year.
The Statement of Revenue and the Statement of Payment of Fees must be submitted through the "Online Application System", along with the attached documents and supporting documents of Annexes C and D of the General Authorization.
Payment of the annual administrative fees shall made by deposit in an EETT bank account, and the undertaking must enter its TIN in the “Reason of Payment” field of the deposit voucher and indicate that payment has been made on account of “E/C General Authorization Fees”.
If the Registration Declaration submitted is complete, the interested person or company is registered in the Registry of Electronic Communication Network and Service Providers and is then entitled to provide the electronic telecommunication services concerned.
If the Registration Declaration submitted is incomplete, EETT notifies the interested person for the elements missing.
EETT, upon demand of the interested person or company that operates under a General Authorization, issues a certificate of General Authorization.
A person operating under a General Authorization Regime is under obligation to submit a supplementary or amended Registration Declaration in the following cases:
(a) in order to engage in the provision of other electronic communication services or/and networks, in addition to the ones stated in the initial Registration Declaration;
(b) when it intends to terminate the provision of some or all the electronic communication services or/and networks stated in the already submitted Registration Declaration and in accordance with the provisions laid down in Article 10 of the Regulation of the General Authorization;
(c) if any change is made in the details stated in the initial Registration Declaration. Any change of data shall be notified within fifteen (15) days from its occurrence.
Please note that a failure to submit a Registration Declaration, as well as a delayed or inaccurate Declaration may cause the imposition of such administrative sanctions as referred to in article 12 of Law No. 4070/2012.
9. For how long is the General Authorization valid?
The provision of electronic communication network or/and services under a General Authorization regime may go on for as long as the person making the Registration Declaration wishes. EETT may impose a limitation only in extraordinary cases, based on an especially justified Decision, after hearing the relevant person, pursuant to article 77 of Law No. 4070/2012.