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Short-term fre­quen­cy as­sign­ment

Every frequency used in Germany needs a frequency assignment pursuant to the German Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz - TKG). Where no general frequency assignment has been issued, the Bundesnetzagentur will make individual assignments. If frequencies are to be used for a short term only, eg for motor races, sports events, concerts and trade fairs, assignments are issued in a simplified procedure as short-term frequency assignments. These are issued for a maximum period of 30 days.

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Frequency assignment for short-term use is generally tied to a specific event and location. More details can be found in the Administrative Rules on Frequency Assignments for Short-term Use (Verwaltungsvorschrift Kurtzeitnutzung - VVKuNz).

Administrative Rules (VVKuNz) (pdf / 57 KB)

All about short-term use

Is it possible to deviate from the Frequency Plan?

Frequency usages that are applied for as short-term use do not always conform with the provisions of the Frequency Plan. Where frequency demand is required at short notice, deviations from the frequency specifications in the Frequency Plan are permitted for a limited time in accordance with section 58 TKG.

This is provided that the frequency usages indicated in the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) or the Frequency Plan are not adversely affected.

Where do I submit an application?

Individuals and companies whose place of residence or registered office is in Germany should contact the regional office regional office responsible for the area where their event is located. Individuals and companies whose place of residence or registered office is not in Germany should contact the office on the left:

How do I submit an application?

Applicants are requested to submit applications no later than 4 (four) weeks before the intended start of frequency use. If applications are received after this date – this applies especially to frequency use in the vicinity of borders to neighbouring countries – timely assignment cannot be guaranteed.

You can submit an application informally or you can use the application form.

Antrag Kurzzeitnutzung / Application form short-term usage (pdf / 875 KB)
Antrag Kurzzeitnutzung / Application form short-term usage (xls / 236 KB)

Assignment fee

Frequency assignment or, under certain circumstances, the rejection of an application is subject to a fee. The level of fee payable is based on the Frequency Fee Ordinance (FGebV) as amended from time to time.

Assignees must also pay annual contribution charges. The level of these charges is given in the Ordinance concerning Contributions for the Protection of Interference-Free Frequency Usage (FSBeitrV), as amended from time to time. Based on the TKG, in conjunction with the current Frequency Fee Ordinance, the charge for temporary operation of a transmission channel (up to 30 days at one location) is €130 at present. A further €50 is charged for each additional transmission channel.

At the present time no contributions are charged under the Ordinance concerning Contributions for the Protection of Interference-Free Frequency Usage for short-term use.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions, please send an email ShortTerm@BNetzA.de or fax us at +49 6131 18-5610.

Infoblatt / Fact sheet (pdf / 323 KB)