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  • 04/03/2021
  • Expiry Date:
  • 04/04/2021
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The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has launched a public consultation on the modernization of technical specifications for communication and information technology devices and equipment to accommodate the latest technological developments and enable the provisioning of state of the art communication and information technology services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These specifications define how all communication and information technology devices and equipment manufactured or imported to the Kingdom are used, with conformance to them being mandatory for all parties manufacturing, importing or selling these devices and equipment in the Kingdom.

The primary objectives of this update are to improve the quality of services using these devices and equipment and enable the provisioning of state of the art communication and information technology services in the Kingdom to satisfy the Kingdom's digital needs as per CITC's strategy to transform into a digital regulator.

Views are welcome from local and international telecom and technology providers, industrial stakeholders, public entities and members of the public as well as consumers of telecom and digital services. The submissions from interested parties are open till the 3rd of April, 2021. Interested parties are requested to answer the questions listed in the “Consultation Questions" section. 

Submission of answers can be made using any of the following methods:

·         By email to:


·         Hand-delivered (paper and electronic) at CITC premises or by mail to:

Communications and Information Technology Commission
Al-Nakheel District
Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz I S treet intersection with Imam Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Road
PO Box 75606, Riyadh 11588

Saudi Arabia​

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Specificatio​​n Number​

Specification T​itle
GEN001General Requirements
GEN002Requirements for specific ICT Equipment
GEN003Requirements for Radio Modules
IT0​02​​Specification for Voice over IP Equipment
IT004Specification for Fiber Optics Equipment
LI001Specification for Equipment connecting to Wired Network
DI005Specification for High Speed Serial Interfaces (HSSI) Equipment
RI004Specification for Paging Equipment
RI009​Specification for Analogue PMR Handsets and Encillary Equipment
RI011Specification for TETRA Handsets and Ancillary Equipment
RI012Specification for TETRA Base Stations and Ancillary Equipment
RI013Specification for TETRAPOL Handsets and Ancillary Equipment
RI014Specification for TETRAPOL Base Stations and Ancillary Equipment
RI015Specification for APCO 25 Equipment
RI017Specification for iDEN Equipment
RI019Specification for Citizens' Band Radio Equipment
RI021Specification for Amateur Radio Equipment
RI022Specification for Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) <1GHz Terminals and Ancillary Equipment
RI023Specification for Mobile satellite Service (MSS) > 1GHz Terminals and Ancillary Equipment
RI025Specification for SPCN Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) Terminals and Ancillary Equipment
RI026Specification for V-SAT Terminals and Ancillary Equipment
RI027Specification for Satellite News Gathering (SNG) Transportable Earth Stations and Ancillary Equipment
RI028Specification for SIT and SUT Terminals and Ancillary Equipment
RI031Specification for Point to Point and Point to Multipoint Radio Fixed Links
RI033Specification for Wireless Local Loop Equipment
RI038Specification for Analogue Cordless Telephones Equipment
RI040Specification for DECT Cordless Telephones Equipment
RI044Specification for Wireless Audio, Radio Microphones, In-Ear Monitoring and Ancillary Equipment
RI049Specification for Road Transport, Traffic Telematics and Intelligent Transport Systems
RI051Specification for Ground, Sea and Airborne Model Control Equipment
RI052Specification for Hearing Aids with Radio Interface
RI054Specification for Short Range Devices (SRD)
RI058Specification for WiMAX Equipment
RI059Specification for Desert Attendees Radio Equipment “Barary"
RI081Specification for Avalanche Beacons
RI082Specification for Alarms
RI084Specification for Animal Implantable Devices
RI085Specification for Ultra Wideband Epuipment
RI089Specification for Power Line Equipment
RI090Specification for Air Navigation Equipment
RI091Specification for Ground Navigation Equipment
RI092Specification for Water Navigation Equipment
RI096Specification for Emergency Beacons
RI108Specification for Software Defined Radio (SDR) equipment
RI111Specification for Automatic Identification System (AIS) Equipment
RI112Specification for VHF Maritime Equipment
RI113Specification for Short Range Railway Equipment
RI114Specification for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) Equipment
RI116Specification for Mobile Repeaters (Signal Boosters)
RI117Specification for Data Communication Equipment operating in License-Exempt Frequency Bands
RI119Specification for IMT base stations and relat​ed Equipment
RI1​20Specification for IMT User Equipment
Specification for Broadcast Equipment​