Wireless Local Area Networks Regulation
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN / WiFi) appeared as a result of the rapid and increasing development in the communications and information technology sector and its services worldwide. A typical application of these networks is the replacement of the wiring between computer related equipments with wireless connections, This enables the user to roam freely , install and extend their computer networks in a more flexible and rapid manner in addition to ease of access to the internet from any location.
Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act issued under Royal Decree No. (M/12) dated 12/3/1422H which stipulates that any one interested in providing telecommunications services must obtain a License from the Communications and Information Technology Commission, and the Commission Ordinance issued under Council of Ministers Decision No. (74) Dated 5/3/1422H, and due to the importance of regulating this field in response to market requirements, the Commission is issuing this Regulation in order to regulate the use of Wireless Local Area Network equipments Inside and outside buildings and the provision of Internet service through these Wireless Networks.
Key Information to be applied when using Wireless Local Area Networks:
The frequency bands used by Wireless Local Area Networks are allocated in accordance with the International Radio Regulations for the primary use of a number of fixed and mobile wireless telecommunication services. Operation of Wireless Local Area Networks in these frequency bands is allowed as a secondary use. The user of these Wireless Local Area Networks has no right to claim protection against the primary use of these bands, and shall not cause any interference to any of these primary uses, and shall stop using these equipments in case they cause interference to the primary services in these frequency bands.
Due to minimal security level provided by these Networks, the owner shall be familiar with their method of operation and the suitable locations for their installation, with special emphasis on boosting security level in order to protect his network and prevent unauthorized access and misuse with or without his knowledge. The owner of the network is fully liable for any use of his network.
You can read the WLAN Regulations through the following link: