UAE: TRA Allocates New Frequencies for 5G Networks

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority announced on Sept 15th 2020 that new spectrum will be released to the operators inline with the recommendations of WRC 19.

The release will be effected in two phases starting sept 1st 2020. at the end of the two phases, each operator will be assigned 1GHz of spectrum in n the millimeter wave range between 24.25 – 27.5 GHz 

Saudi : Public Consultation on “Spectrum for IMT-2020 and beyond: Fostering Commercial and Innovative Use of Radio Spectrum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. :

In conjunction with the National Spectrum Startegy released earlier this year, CITC launched a consultation for the purpose of proposing the release up to 10 GHz of additional spectrum by 2024.

Views/comments can be submitted until Sept 27th 2020 to one or more of the following addresses:

  • By email to:
  • Hand-delivered (paper and electronic) at the CITC premises or By mail to:
    Communications and Information Technology Commission
    Al-Nakheel District
    Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz I Street intersection with Imam Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Road

Tunisia ANF starts a consultation on IMT bands

This consultation was published on May 22nd 2020 and aims to gather stakeholders comments on possibilities around IMT spectrum in Tunisia

The documents lists questions around bands identified by CMR 19 and those candidates to identification during CMR 23.

Interested parties can send their response to until June 22nd 2020.

Tanzania TCRA: Minimum Technical Specification for Base Station Repeaters

On May 3rd, TCRA Tanzania published minimal technical specification for Base Station repeaters.

The cellular Base Station should operate in the following bands
925 MHz – 960 MHz /880 MHz – 915 MHz
791 MHz – 821 MHz /832 MHz – 862 MHz
1 805 MHz – 1 880 MHz /1710 MHz – 1785 MHz
2110 MHz – 2170 MHz /1920 MHz – 1980 MHz
2300 MHz – 2400 MHz/ 2300 MHz – 2400 MHz
2570 MHz – 2620 MHz /2570 MHz – 2620 MHz
2620 MHz – 2690 MHz /2500 MHz – 2570 MHz
3400 MHz – 3600 MHz/ 3400 MHz – 3600 MHz

Vendors shall demonstrate that the cellular base stations and repeater equipment have been tested and certified for operating in the frequency bands stated above  and
conformity to any or a combination the standards and all applicable standards
referenced in the specification document.

You can access the full document on TCRA website
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Tanzania TCRA : Minimal Technical Specifications for Radio Hearing Aids

On May 3rd 2018, TCRA publishes on their website two new specifications for Radio Hearing Aids and for Base Station Repeaters.

Radio hearing Aids devices can be approved in the 173.965-174.015 MHz band and testing should be carried out by manufacturer to insure the compliance to the following standards:

EN 300 422-2/ EN 301489-1-3-9/EN 300220-3/ EN60950/EN60215

Please follow this link to the source of this information

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