After issuance of a draft in 2019, South Africa ICASA issued on Dec 15th 2021 the amendment of the radio frequency spectrum regulation listing allowed bands for unlicensed bands. The new regulations came with the following modifications:
More bands for inductive applications allowing more deployment for Wireless charger beyond 135KHz (135-148.5KHz and 148.5-5000KHz)
New RFID Band 400-600KHz -8dbuA/m @10m
UWB: 3100-4800MHz & 6000-9500 MHz
5725-5875MHz added for Non Specific Applications EN 300440 and for Wireless Industrial Applications EN 303 258
Radar 57-64Ghz EN 305550
63-64GHz for ITS
77-81GHz for RTTT
These are the main changes our customers were asking about all the time.. finally, we have them now!
The regulation can be found on the authority website
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is opening a call for comments on: “Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) Devices in the 5925-7125 MHz band” which sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt WIFI 6E
Full details can be found here, and this consultation is open until August 16, 2021.
The use of Wi-Fi 6E is made possible following the publication of Decision ANRT / DG / N ° 07/2021 of May 2021 modifying and supplementing the technical conditions of use of radio installations made up of low power devices and low range. This new decision brings some other novelties such as the use of omnidirectional obstacle detection radars in the 24-24.25 GHz band, low power low range portable devices operating in certain frequency bands.
Concerning Wi-Fi 6E :
200 mW EIRP
Indoor Use Only. Use onboard of vehicles/wheeled vehicles is not allowed.
25 mW EIRP
Can also be used for portable devices (smartphones, connected objects) Indoor and Outdoor. Use for drones is not allowed.
Regarding the extension of the 2.4 GHz band :
200 mW EIRP max
This band is intended for omnidirectional obstacle detection radars and motion detection radars
Please feel free to inquire if you have more questions