The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has published the “Frequency Spectrum Regulations for Maritime Services”, which aims to regulate the use of the maritime radio services, raise the efficiency of spectrum use by organizing the channels for these services, and ensure international harmonization to protect these services from harmful interference.

The document highlights main elements for regulating maritime services such as the types of licenses for maritime radio services, the management of numbering resources for maritime radio services, the technical terms and conditions for licensing, and the frequency allocations for maritime radio services.

It is worth noting that the maritime radio services provide essential services to the maritime sector such as communications, navigation, and distress & safety.

CST further adds that this document stems from its role to manage the use of maritime radio services, raise the efficiency spectrum use in the Kingdom according to best international practices, and provide spectrum for all maritime radio services in the Kingdom while ensuring compliance with international regulations and protection from wireless interference. The document can be accessed through CST website:


  • Publish Date:
  • 25/09/2023
  • Corresponding:
  • 1444/03/10