on Sept 10th 2021, MACRA concluded its public consultation process and issued a feedback on comments its received from stakeholders as well as a draft regulation has been published.
The main points are as follow:
1- Macra sets a 45 days to process the approval
2- Macra will issue identification mark for labelling of approved devices. It will be possible to use e-identification or affix the identification on the packaging under certain conditions
3- The fees are increased and depending on the category of the device.
The regulations, once promulgated by the Minister, shall become effective after its publication in the official gazette.
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.
In order to determine the current usage of certain bands and to insure sufficient spectrum is reserved for other broadband and IMT services, ICASA launched on Sept 30th 2021 a call for comment.
The consultation document can be found here
Comments can be received up to December 3rd
OMAN Ministry of Commerce notified the WTO of its intention to adopt a decree on December 2021 requiring compliance to the European directive 2011/65/EU and its 2015 and 2017 amendments for telecommunications and medical devices.
The expected date of enforcement would be June 2022.
However, TRA has already put in place such requirement for Telecom devices since 30 June 2020.
CITC seeks to re-allocate all frequency bands used in wireless links in (point-to-point and point-to-multipoint), and to update the licensing mechanism of the wireless links in fixed radio service ; that is to enhance spectrum efficiency and avoid any harmful interference between users.
Views/comments can be submitted to one or more of the following addresses:
▪ By email to ( Spectrum.Strategy@citc.gov.sa).▪ Hand-delivered (paper and electronic) at the CITC premises.▪ By mail (paper copy and electronic) to the following postal address: Communications and Information Technology Commission, Al-Nakheel District- Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz I Street intersection with Imam Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Road, PO Box 75606, Riyadh 11588, Saudi Arabia.
the consultation document can be found here