No­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ment

Information on the notification requirement for telecommunications service providers

Legal basis

Section 5 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. This form is available for download:

Meldeformular (Stand 31.03.2022) (docx / 64 KB) - Notification form
Meldeformular (Stand 31.03.2022) (pdf / 787 KB) - Notification form

List of notified undertakings

The Bundesnetzagentur publishes a list of notified undertakings at regular intervals, in accordance with section 5 of the Act. The list containing the names and addresses of the undertakings operating networks or providing services is available for download:

Gemeldete Unternehmen (Stand 01.02.2023) (xlsx / 312 KB) - Notified undertakings (GERMAN)