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Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)

What is the Federal Network Agency?

The Federal Network Agency, short: BNetzA, is an authority that belongs to the Federal Ministry of Economics. It is one of the authorities which, with the change of the capital as well as the seat of government of Germany, has not moved to Berlin, but is based in Bonn.

What are the tasks of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)?

The range of tasks can be presented as a good overview if the areas of operation of the Federal Network Agency are listed.

The focal points of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) include:

  • safeguarding and promoting competition
  • technical supervision, for example of radio networks
  • consumer protection
  • Service offers for customers, for example:

Even though these fields of application are very different, they have one thing in common: the network, which makes the function possible for the user in the first place. Competition is one of the core tasks of the Federal Network Agency. It promotes fair competition and non-discriminatory access to the networks. This is implemented by means of regulations that are as cautious as possible.

Services of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)

The Federal Network Agency also has services within its remit. For example, it ensures the provision of telephone numbers and frequencies in the telecommunications sector. Monitoring activities are also implemented by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) for citizens. Electronic signatures are an important topic in this context. In addition, there is a consumer advice service which provides competent information on topics such as unwanted advertising calls or EU roaming.

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