Governing the Use of the Unlicensed and Light Licensed Frequency Bands

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) thas issued a document regarding the use of the Unlicensed and light licensed frequency bands.

The main purpose of this regulation is to determine the terms and conditions that governs the use of the unlicensed and light licensing in the frequency Spectrum bands 2.4 GHz, 5GHz and 60GHz for the deployment of broadband services.

The objectives of this regulation are the following:

  • a) To ensure that the use of the frequency spectrum bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60GHz comply with technical parameters set by appendix1 and appendix 2 of this regulation;
  • b) To ensure that broadband services in the frequency bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60GHz operate in an interference free environment; and
  • c) To cater for fixed outdoor broadband services in 5 GHz and 60GHz frequency spectrum bands

Any person already conducting activity related to the frequency spectrum bands provided in this regulation has a period of six (6) months from the commencement of this regulation to align activities with the provisions of this regulation. This reguation was initially released in May of 2021.

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