As from 4 June, and up to 9 June, a team from ANACOM will be on the ground carrying out spectrum monitoring activities to ensure that the semi-finals, the third and fourth-place play-off and final of the football Nations League take place free of interference likely to affect its organization and TV broadcast to dozens of countries. The collaboration between ANACOM and UEFA started in February, covering the allocation of temporary licenses required by several operators.
Monitoring activities will be held on the eve and on the day the games are played, so today, 4 June, and tomorrow, when the semi-final between Portugal and Switzerland is played, teams from ANACOM will be present at Estádio do Dragão. To prepare the second semi-final that will be contested at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, between England and the Netherlands, teams from ANACOM will be on site in Guimarães on 5 and 6 June.
On 8 and 9 June, ANACOM’s teams will be on the ground again to ensure the absence of interference during the third and fourth-place play-off and final of the 2019 Nations League.
The guarantee of absence of interference is crucial to the success of this worldwide event, which requires a high concentration of “radio media”, namely dozens of wireless microphones and in-ear monitoring devices, walkie-talkies for operation coordination and management, wireless video cameras, as well as satellite communications, so that the broadcast of the event reaches several countries. In any of these situations, it is fundamental that spectrum is properly used, without any constrains and interference, so that everything operates under the best possible conditions.