Information regarding the UEFA EURO 2020 events

Published: 10 February 2020

2020 will be a special year for the European Football scene. The matches for this year’s UEFA European Championship will be held by different countries.

For Hungary, the new Puskás Aréna Stadium will be the home for 4 matches at the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 16 June
  • Saturday, 20 June
  • Wednesday, 24 June
  • Sunday, 28 June

There is an exceptionally high media interest for these matches. It is expected that many sport and news channel and broadcasting crew will follow the teams from country to country trying to use their existing media equipment and radio devices.

UEFA has recognized the issue that every country has different frequency usage terms and so they are aiming to coordinate the frequency usage and licensing between the clients and the respective country’s authority.

For this reason UEFA has created an internet portal where the clients can provide their planned frequency usage and equipment details. The portal can be reached at https://frequencies.uefa.ch/ and requires a registration. After the client has uploaded their frequency request to the portal UEFA will manage the complete licensing process with the Authority.

For Hungary, all incoming requests from UEFA will be checked whether the frequency is allowed to be used in Budapest and if so, the radio license and invoice will be granted for UEFA. The license holder for all client requests will be UEFA. The client will receive a certification from UEFA for the frequency usage right and assigned technical parameters.

According to Hungarian law frequency requests can also be made directly to the Authority. The request must be provided on a paper base with a business signature. The request can be sent in via post service or handed in personally at our customer service (http://english.nmhh.hu/the-nmhh). If a client has registered access to the NMHH Data Gate, then the request can also be handed in through it.

For foreign clients please fill out and attach the following form to your request: http://nmhh.hu/dokumentum/172849/temporary_licence_application.xlsx

For Hungarian clients please make your request according to the Hungarian licensing procedure: http://nmhh.hu/cikk/264/Tajekoztato_az_URH_foldi_mozgoszolgalat_es_allandohelyu_szolgalat_allomasainak_engedelyezeserol

The frequency request will be processed through an administrative procedure. If the requested frequency is available and does not harm any other already licensed network, then the client will receive a radio license. The invoice for the radio license will be issued after the radio license has been finalized.

After the client has received the radio license from the Authority there is an obligation to provide UEFA with the license number and technical details to gain entry for the events.  This can be made through the UEFA internet portal. UEFA will not incur any charges for this process.

Below you can find some frequency bands that cannot be licensed at The Puskás Aréna in Budapest:

  • 452,0 – 457,6 MHz
  • 462,0 – 467,6 MHz
  • 494 – 502 MHz
  • 550 – 558 MHz
  • 574 – 582 MHz
  • 606 – 614 MHz
  • 630 – 638 MHz
  • 742 – 750 MHz
  • 766 – 774 MHz
  • 790,5 – 821,5 MHz
  • 831,5 – 862,5 MHz
  • 875,5 – 915,0 MHz
  • 920,5 – 960,0 MHz
  • 1710 – 1785 MHz
  • 1805 – 1880 MHz
  • 1920 – 1980 MHz
  • 2110 – 2170 MHz
  • 2500 – 2570 MHz
  • 2575 – 2600 MHz
  • 2620 – 2690 MHz
  • 3400 – 3490 MHz.

Below you can find some frequency bands that can be used without a radio license. We cannot grant any interference protection for these bands:

  • 174 – 216 MHz, maximum 50 mW
  • 216 – 230 MHz, maximum 10 mW
  • 470 – 786 MHz, maximum 50 mW
  • 786 – 789 MHz, maximum 12 mW
  • 823 – 832 MHz, maximum 100 mW
  • 863 – 865 MHz, maximum 10 mW

Please take the above mentioned lists into consideration when creating you frequency request.