Updated Requirements for ICT Equipment

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) of Saudi Arabia has updated its requirements for ICT equipment and mobile devices.

Per GEN002 - Requirements for Specific ICT Equipment, the regulated equipment can be classified in the following product categories:

  • Mobile Phones, Tablets and Mobile Computers
  • Mobile Routers and Customer Premises Equipment CPEs
  • Cellular IoT devices

Previously, the CITC mandated new requirements for 5G NR frequencies in the n1, n3, n8, n28, n40, n71, and n77 bands.

Now the 5G NR frequency band n71 is voluntary and only frequency bands n1, n3, n8, n28, n40, and n77 will be required.

This is in addition to current n41 and n78 frequency band requirements.

The following frequency bands are required to be supported by devices:

  • LTE: B1, B3, B8, B20, B28, B40 and B41 (2540-2640MHz)
  • 5G NR: n1, n3, n8, n28, n40, n41, n77 and n78

Band n71 may still be included in ICT devices.

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