The Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a revised regulation (Technical Code) for so called “IMT-Advanced (Long Term Evolution) - User Equipment”. It is based on the International Mobile Telecommunications IMT Advanced Standard, issued by the International Telecom Union ITU. The new regulation was developed pursuant to section 185 of the Act 588 by the Malaysian Technical Standards and is denoted MCMC MTSFB TC T015:2022. It entered into force on 5 January and replaces the former MCMC MTSFB TC T015:2017.
Some of the major modifications in this revision are:
- Inclusion of new frequency 800 MHz (band 20) for Long Term Evolution - User Equipment (LTE UE) i.e., for utilization of the frequency bands between 839 MHz to 844 MHz (uplink) paired with 798 MHz to 803 MHz
- Inclusion of the international safety standard for ITC equipment; IEC 62368-1.
- Inclusion of 700 MHz (band 28) for the purpose of anchoring for 5G User Equipment (UE) operations in Non-Standalone (NSA) mode.
The user equipment that is intended for use in connection with the IMT Advanced (Long Term Evolution) for public mobile telecommunications service, includes amongst other cellular mobile terminals, handheld, portable and vehicle-mounted equipment, Radio Frequency (RF) interface cards and modems.
The new Technical Code may be seen at this site.
For further information, please contact Vanessa.Wen@nemko.com
(Article is based on text provided by Vanessa Wen and edited by Trond Sollie)