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National Frequency Management and Licences (FNK)

The National Frequency Management and Licences Division is the competence centre for sovereign regulatory tasks in the fields of wireless communications. It ensures the availability of frequencies and the interference-free operation of radiocommunications in Switzerland for the population and the economy. It awards radiocommunication licences and is also responsible for management and coordination of apprentice training within the Office.

With 3 sections it answers the needs of customers both inside and outside the administration.

The FNK Division:
  • prepares the information required to make decisions within its area of competence on behalf of the Federal Council (government) and the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) as well as the licence issuing divisions of the Office
  • produces the planning basics for broadcasting and telecommunications networks
  • produces the frequency-technical parts of radiocommunication licences and awards licences (excluding telecommunications services)
  • determines sources of interference and monitors compliance with radio licences
  • represents Switzerland on international radiocommunications committees
  • within its area of activity, is the contact point for industry and provides help and information to all customers on the market
  • manages and coordinates apprentice training within the Office

The division is subdivided in 3 sections:

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Last updated on: 01.09.2013

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Head of Frequency Management and Licences

Silvio Rubli
Silvio Rubli


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