The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has approved the update of technical specifications for communication and information technology devices and applications to keep pace with the rapid technological development and facilitate the release of devices and the issuance of conformity certificates.

The commission was keen on raising the quality and efficiency of devices manufactured or imported to the Kingdom by aligning them with the standards and specifications approved by the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization. 

The commission also specified the technical and regulatory requirements for communications and information technology devices to allow users to access the latest gadgets and conform to the standards issued by the International Telecommunication Union and relevant international organizations. 

The specifications are the technical basis for the communications and information technology devices services that the authority provides. 

By approving the technical specifications, the commission ensures the compatibility of the devices used in the Kingdom with its network operators, distribute the latest communication and information technologies and applications, verify the quality and safety of devices used in the Kingdom according to the highest standards. In addition to determining the frequency bands allowed to be used, according to the National Frequency Spectrum Plan and international agreements.

The commission's specifications review the technical characteristics of most communications technologies in terms of frequencies and technical standards, specify safety standards and electromagnetic requirements for devices, and also specify through the technical specification No. (GEN002) the mandatory minimum for mobile phones, routers, and Internet of Things devices approved by the authority in terms of hardware-supported technologies and the frequency bands, in addition to mandatory voice services technologies (VoLTE, VoWiFi) and mandatory emergency services technologies (CBS, AML).

For more information on specifications, please click the link​

  • Publish Date:
  • 06/09/2021
  • Corresponding:
  • 1443/01/29