QATAR CRA issues WIFI 6E regulation

On April 26th, Qatar published on its website its policy regarding WIFI 6E. In that document, CRA explains that the decision on the spectrum assignments for WIFI 6E will be done in two phases.

Phase 1: An immediate release of a class license for the use of WIFI 6E in the band 5925-6425 MHz

Phase 2: The decision on the assignment of the upper band 6425-7125MHz will be taken after the WRC 23

Also, CRA instructed on the use of the lower band as follows

  • Indoor use Only @23dBm
  • Outdoor and Indoor use @14dBm

For more on the conditions of use of the 5925-6425MHz, a guideline from CRA can be downloaded from our Knowledge Center

Senegal ARPT issues a new Regulation for SRDs

On March 17th, ARTP issued a new regulation for Short Range Devices Regulations.

The new regulation opens new bands for new applications:

  • more bands are allowed for inductive applications like Wireless Chargers
  • 24.05-24.5GHz and 77-81GHz are open for RTTT
  • 57-64GHz is allowed for Non specific applications including radars
  • more bands for radiodetermination, TLPR, TLP
  • 6000-8500MHz for Non Specific including UWB

For the full copy of the regulation, you are invited to download from our knowledge center

Egypt issues IoT Regulatory Framework

Egypt published on its website the regulatory framework ed Jan 2022.

The framework details the different licenses needed for the provision of each element of the IoT value chain. In total, five entities can be licensed/authorized to act on the IoT value chain:

  • Existing MNOs can offer services through LTE-M and NBIoT as well as through non cellular LPWAN using 863-870MHz
  • IoT network operators  can provide connectivity and services through Non Cellular LPWAN  based on 863-870MHz 
  • Satellite Operators  can only provide network connectivity
  • IoT service provider can be licensed to offer IoT services to others. 
  • Government Entities can be authorized to establish IoT platform for own use and may use IoT service providers to offer service for others.

More details on the LPWAN bands allowed for non cellular IoT as well as the full document of the regulatory framework can be found in our Knowledge Center.

For those with no much time to read the whole framework, NTRA issued an overview document that highlights the main points.

South Africa issues Amendment of the unlicensed bands list.

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

Senegal ARPT issues a new type approval regulation

On 27th August 2021, a new regulation has been issued but not yet published on the authority website.

The regulation publishes a template of label to be affixed on the equipment with a possibility to adapt the label to the size of the equipment.

The regulation also requires a sample. The same provision existed in the old regulation but was never enforced. Realtime confirmed that the sample waiver provision will be maintained for the time being.