The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published a public consultation on Fixed Radio Service: Frequency Allocation and Use Regulation for Wireless Links.
CITC seeks to re-allocate all frequency bands used in wireless links in (point-to-point and point-to-multipoint), and to update the licensing mechanism of the wireless links in fixed radio service; in order to enhance spectrum efficiency and avoid any harmful interference between users.
This pubic consultation document shows the proposed changes to the frequency channel plans used in wireless links, and includes the regulations for bands identified for these services. In addition, the document includes the proposed process to re-farm some of those bands to align with the regulations and ITU recommendations.
CITC has revealed its intention to adopt flexible regimes in assigning wireless links such as license exempt and light license. The consultation is seeking inputs on the proposed regimes of licensing in some spectrum bands including the 28GHz and 80GHz. CITC believes that the proposed changes will play a valuable role in achieving the optimum frequency usage, reducing congestion of the allocated spectrum bands, enabling new technologies, and satisfying the market needs.
CITC is inviting all interested parties nationally and internationally, including telecom and technology providers, industrial stakeholders, public entities, members of the public as well as consumers of telecom and digital services, to provide feedback by 21 October 2021.
The consultation document can be accessed by the link