Due to the use of new broadband communication technologies, the need for directional radio links is increasing. Radio relay enables fast and relatively inexpensive transmission.
Frequencies for directional radio applications are for the most part allocated individually. This is to ensure that the frequencies allocated to directional radio are used as efficiently and without interference as possible.
Frequencies are available for point-to-point (PP) radio relay in the following ranges: 4 GHz, 6 GHz, 7 GHz, 13 GHz, 15 GHz, 18 GHz, 23 GHz, 28 GHz, 32 GHz, 38 GHz 42 GHz, 52 GHz and 71-76/81-86 GHz.
You must apply to the Federal Network Agency for the allocation of frequencies. The following instructions must be observed:
- The directional radio equipment intended for use must comply with the basic legal requirements of the Radio Equipment Act (FuAG). This can be done by declaring conformity with the relevant European standards. For all new frequency allocations, the Federal Network Agency assumes that digital system technology will be used.
- You have no legal claim to the allocation of specific transmission frequencies, polarizations and band positions. However, you can apply for desired parameters. As part of the allocation procedure, the Federal Network Agency checks whether these or other frequencies are available and can be coordinated. This involves compatibility with other microwave links already in operation in Germany and abroad.
- The frequency allocation defines the usage parameters that you must adhere to in order to protect other frequency uses. If necessary, you will receive the allocations subject to coordination with neighboring countries. In this case, you bear the risk as the applicant.
- As a rule, directional radio frequency allocations are limited to 10 years.
- In connection with the allocation of directional radio frequencies, the Federal Network Agency does not assume any tasks relating to technical planning, radio field testing or project planning for directional radio systems. These tasks must be performed by you or by companies commissioned by you.