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Flexibilisation of frequency usage rights

Decision of the President's Chamber of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway of 12 October 2009 on the flexibilisation of frequency usage rights for wireless access for the provision of telecommunications services in the bands 450 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2 GHz and 3.5 GHz *

- File reference: BK 1a-09/001

The following decision was made by the President's Chamber of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway on the flexibilisation of frequency usage rights for wireless access for the provision of telecommunications services in the bands 450 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2 GHz and 3.5 GHz:

The Federal Network Agency is taking the following steps to flexibilise frequency usage rights for wireless access for the provision of telecommunications services in the bands 450 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2 GHz and 3.5 GHz:

Activity 1

The Federal Network Agency will open up the possibility of access to radio frequencies for wireless access for the provision of telecommunications services under 1 GHz by assigning available spectrum in the band 800 MHz by means of open, transparent and non-discriminatory award proceedings (BK 1a-09/002).

This award procedure is associated with the frequency assignment already initiated in the band 1.8 GHz, 2 GHz and 2.6 GHz for wireless access for the provision of telecommunications services (BK 1-07/003).

Activity 2

Upon request and in accordance with the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 87/372/EEC1, the Federal Network Agency will flexibilise the GSM frequency usage rights (900 MHz and 1800 MHz) as quickly as possible.

Activity 3

Prior to the expiry of current temporary frequency usage rights in the frequency bands 900 MHz and 1800 MHz, the Federal Network Agency will decide, ex officio, on the allocation of these frequencies from 01.01.2017.

The same shall apply in those cases where an allocation holder requests an extension of his allocation beyond 31.12.2016.

Activity 4

Upon request, the Federal Network Agency will flexibilise the UMTS/IMT-2000 frequency usage rights (2 GHz) as quickly as possible.

Activity 5

Upon request, the Federal Network Agency will flexibilise the frequency usage rights for wideband trunked radio in the 450 MHz band as quickly as possible.

Activity 6

Upon request, the Federal Network Agency will flexibilise the frequency usage rights for broadband wireless access (BWA) in the 3.5 GHz band as quickly as possible.

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* This Decision serves to transpose the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 87/372/EEC on the frequency bands to be reserved for the coordinated introduction of public pan-European cellular digital land-based mobile communications in the Community.

Decision of the President's Chamber - TRANSLATION (pdf / 158 KB)
 

Date of modification: 2010.10.22