The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued a document denoted 'Regulatory Framework for Short Range Devices (SRD) & Terrestrial Internet of Things (IoT)services’.
The objective is apparently to provide a regulatory guideline for the industry, to enable the development of Internet of Things (IoT) eco-system in the country either through unlicensed/shared bands, that maybe used for Lower-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) on non-interference and non-protection basis, or through exclusively assigned or licensed frequency bands.
However, it is said that the main emphasis of this framework is to elaborate on the requirements and guidelines for the provisioning of IoT services in shared frequency bands.
The service provisioning details and general conditions are listed in the document, as well as the frequency spectrum bands for Short Range Devices (SRD), Ultra-wide band technology (UWB), Lower Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) and their technical requirements.
PTA planned to start accepting Class LPWAN Licensing applications from 31 March this year, and to facilitate uploading of LPWAN license template, application forms and application requirement checklist “in due course".
The official announcement and the full text of the new regulatory framework.
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(Article is based on text provided by Vanessa Wen, edited by T.Sollie)