Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

Media Guide: Media Telecommunications Rate Card System

Millions of fans throughout the world expect journalists to transmit 2006 FIFA World Cup pictures and reports instantaneously to editorial offices back home. The 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and its service provider T-Systems have devised special communications packages and installed optimal technical infrastructures at the twelve FIFA World Cup stadiums to ensure this is the case.

Tailored Communications packages covering every conceivable need may be ordered direct from T-Systems.

ISDN connections can be ordered for the media stand either on a match-by-match basis or for all games at one venue. A broadband Internet connection (2Mbit/s Best Effort) is also available. Journalists are provided with broad-band Internet access at Stadium Media Centres, connecting via wireless LAN.

To meet their special requirements, photographers may take advantage of a special Photographers' Package. Mobile phones equipped with a suitable prepaid card, and stand-alone UMTS cards, are on sale in every SMC.

Ordering a telecommunications pack-age does not guarantee a place in the media stand. Match tickets are allocated through FIFA and the 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee. Orders can be placed online until 15 April 2006 for the 48 Group stage games. Allocations will be published on the Media Channel.

Orders for telecommunication products in the media stand or for photographers at pitchside can only be made once match tickets have been allocated. Invoices will only be sent after this point.

Preliminary reservations for telecommunications packages can be made before the allocation of match tickets.

Journalists may also use their prepaid cards in the prepaid telephones installed in the SMC.

(includes all call charges and a handset)

(includes all call charges and a handset)

(SMC service does not include Press Tribune)

(2006 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums with no SMC, 1Mbit/s Best Effort)

(2006 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums with no SMC, 1Mbit/s Best Effort)

(35 Cents/Minute to all German national networks and free mailbox within Germany)

(optional extra with T-Mobile Prepaid Card)

Broadband: Flatrate, 2Mbit/s Best Effort