Mobile service

Mobile service[1] is – in line to ITU Radio Regulations – a radiocommunication service between mobile and land stations, or between mobile stations (CV).[2]


In accordance with ITU Radio Regulations (article 1) variations of this radiocommunication service are classified as follows:

Mobile service

(R)° = abbreviation to route flights (route)
(OR)°° = abbreviation to flights others than on routes (off-route)

Frequency allocation

The allocation of radio frequencies is provided according to Article 5 of the ITU Radio Regulations (edition 2012).[3]

In order to improve harmonisation in spectrum utilisation, the majority of service-allocations stipulated in this document were incorporated in national Tables of Frequency Allocations and Utilisations which is with-in the responsibility of the appropriate national administration. The allocation might be primary, secondary, exclusive, and shared.

  • primary allocation: is indicated by writing in capital letters
  • secondary allocation: is indicated by small letters (see example below)
  • exclusive or shared utilization: is within the responsibility of administrations

However, military usage, in bands where there is civil usage, will be in accordance with the ITU Radio Regulations. In NATO countries military mobile utilizations will be in accordance with NATO Joint Civil/Military Frequency Agreement (NJFA).

Example of frequency allocation
Allocation to services
Region 1Region 2Region 3
  525-535 kHz
526.5-1 606.5 kHz
526.5-535 kHz

See also


  1. ITU, RR, article 1.24
  2. Definitions identical to those contained in the Annex to the Constitution or the Annex to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992) are marked "(CS)" or "(CV)" respectively.
  3. ITU Radio Regulations, CHAPTER II – Frequencies, ARTICLE 5 Frequency allocations, Section IV – Table of Frequency Allocations

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