Frequency management

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Under spectrum management to any government agency (public authority), responsible for the measures to fulfill the obligations under understands the Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Telecommunication Convention and the ITU Radio Regulations is responsible (Radio Regulations). The current edition is 2012, which contains the results of the World Radio Conference 2012 (WRC-12).


The Federal Republic of Germany is a full member of the ITU. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is the sovereign . For frequency ranges used jointly for civil / military purposes, the BMWi establishes an agreement with the Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg). On behalf of BMWi and BMVg, the Federal Network Agency acts as civil frequency administration and the National Radio Frequency Agency - Germany (NARFA DEU) acts as military frequency administration. The legal basis is the Telecommunications Act (TKG) in its current version.


In Austria , the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology is the frequency management for fixed radio services below 1 gigahertz (GHz), for point-to-point radio relay systems above 1 GHz and radio relay distribution systems (WLL - Wireless Local Loop).

Special terms in frequency management

  • Allocation (of a frequency range): Entry of a specific frequency range in the frequency range plan for the purpose of using this range by one or more terrestrial radio services or a space radio service or by the radio astronomy service under precisely defined conditions. This term is also used for the relevant frequency ranges.
  • Distribution (of a radio frequency or radio frequency channel): inclusion of a designated radio frequency or frequency channel in an agreed plan adopted by a competent conference for use by one or more administrations for a terrestrial radio service or a space service in one or more of the named countries or geographic areas precisely defined conditions.
  • Allocation (of a radio frequency or radio frequency channel): Authorization issued by an administration for a radio station to use a radio frequency or radio frequency channel under well-defined conditions.

In all service aids of the ITU in which the terms assignment, distribution and allocation are used, they have the meanings given to them in the above-mentioned terms. The following terms are used in the three working languages:

ITU terms for frequency regulation
Frequency distribution
ITU languages German Article, according to VO Funk
French English Spanish Arabic Chinese Russian
Radio services attribution
(to allocate)
تخصيص распределение
Territory or countries allotisement
(to allot)
توزيع выделение
Radio stations assignation
(to assign)
تعيين присвоение

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ITU download page for VO Funk 2012 (English)
  2. Telecommunications Act (TKG), Section 52 Tasks, Paragraph (3).
  3. Telecommunications Act (TKG), Part 5, Section 1 Frequency Ordinance, Section 57 Frequency Allocation for ... Security-Relevant Radio Applications, Paragraph (2).