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No­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ment

Information on the notification requirement for telecommunications service providers

Legal basis

Section 6 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG) provides the legal basis for the notification requirement:

"Any person operating a public telecommunications network on a commercial basis or providing a publicly available telecommunications service on a profit-oriented basis shall notify the Bundesnetzagentur without undue delay of beginning to provide, of providing with differences or of ceasing to provide his activity and of any changes in his undertaking. Such notification requires written form."

Notification form

The notification is to be made on a form prescribed and published by the Bundesnetzagentur (section 6(2) sentence 2 of the Act). This form is available for download:

Meldeformular (doc / 186 KB) - Notification form (GERMAN)
Meldeformular (pdf / 233 KB) - Notification form (GERMAN)

List of notified undertakings

The Bundesnetzagentur publishes a list of notified undertakings at regular intervals, in accordance with section 6(4) of the Act. The list containing the names and addresses of the undertakings operating networks or providing services is available for download:

Gemeldete Unternehmen (xls / 500 KB) - Notified undertakings (GERMAN)
Gemeldete Unternehmen (pdf / 598 KB) - Notified undertakings (GERMAN)

Date of modification: 2017.05.24