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.

Egypt NTRA updates SRD Guidelines and National Frequency Plan

June 2021, NTRA updated the SRD Guidelines to version 2.0.

The difference with older edition is the merge of table 4 (Wideband data tansmission) and Table 13 (Wifi) into one single table.

The update guidelines can be found the authority website

Beside the SRD Guidelines, NTRA updated the national frequency plan inline with the lastest resolution of WRC19. The NFP can be found on the authority website as well.

Egypt: Guidelines for using short range devices (SRD) in Egypt

On Dec 25th, NTRA published the Short Range devices Guidelines.

The guidelines describes the terms and conditions for usage of unlicensed spectrum by short range devices. The guidelines also list the different frequency bands allowed for use by SRDs in Egypt

Previous information on SRDs used to be listed on the website itself. It is the first time NTRA issues a guideline for SRDs

Egypt – TRA updates list of Accredited Bodies

NTRA published a new version of accredited labs late october 2018. In this version, they classified labs in two categories:
– Group A: Labs that are authorized to issue VoC and PVoC as well as test reports for communication equipments
– Group B: Labs that are authorized to issue test reports for communications reports
VoC and PVoC are required in few cases for devices that are made in China or India by manufacturers with no 17025 accredition or in factories with no ISO9001 accredition.

New list of accredited labs can be found here