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Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Some broadcasters and photographers face 1 March deadline

Broadcasters and photographers planning to work in Germany during the 2006 FIFA World Cup using wireless equipment face a 1 March deadline to receive approval from German authorities to use certain frequencies.

In Germany, frequencies must first be assigned by a regulatory agency before they can be used. The regulatory agency, known as Bundesnetzagentur, is responsible for the issue of radio frequency assignments and does this on the basis of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).

Individual authorisation is needed if the frequency usage in question has not been approved under a general assignment. Frequencies are assigned individually for sporting and media events as short-term assignments.

For complete details on rules and regulations, authorised frequencies and an application form, media should visit the official Bundesnetzagentur website.