Guinea: ARPT intentions to build a certification lab

Through a tender issued in May 2022, ARPT showed its intention to acquire testing tools that will allow verification of WWAN, WiFi and other SRD devices.

The Authority has always been asking for a sample but for visual inspection only. Now, It seems that the plan is to move to in-country testing but no timeline has been announced yet

The tender can be downloaded from our Knowledge Center

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

Jordan TRC issues RLAN guidelines (Including WIFI 6E)

After issuing a draft in October 2021, TRC issued the final RLAN regulation on April 13th 2022.

The new regulation confirms the following bands as allowed:

2400-2483.5 MHz , 100 mW , Indoor & Outdoor

5150-5350 MHz, 200 mW , Indoor & Outdoor

5470-5725 MHz, 1W , Indoor Only

5725-5875MHz , 200mW Indoor only

5925-6425 MHz 200mW Indoor, 25mW Outdoor

57-71 GHz – TRC has allowed this band to be used with 40 dBm Max EIRP provided that TX power shall not exceed 27 dBm.

A copy of the regulation 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.