CRA revamps management and monitoring of radio spectrum

CRA revamps management and monitoring of radio spectrum
Published: 19 January 2017 - 3:56 a.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer

H.E. Minister of Transport and Communications, Qatar, Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti has launched the Automated Spectrum Monitoring System (ASMS) and the Automated Frequency Management System (AFMS) by inaugurating CRA’s National Monitoring Centre – equipped with technology to monitor spectrum usage remotely.

“The two systems which have been launched today are one of main infrastructure that Qatar invests in to improve the overall performance of the institutions and government entities for their interest, and to enhance economy and community benefits by using advanced and innovative technologies. Using the advanced technologies on a large scale in government work field has become an integral part of the work effective management,” said H.E. Al-Sulaiti.

"Today we see a great example as CRA is launching advanced systems classified as the first of its kind in the region, these systems with no doubt will be part of Qatar’s international achievements and part of the future preparations to host major international events." he added.

“The launch of these systems marks an important milestone that will ensure effective management of monitoring the radio spectrum which is a solid foundation of CRA’s Spectrum Policy and Regulatory Framework. Both, ASMS & AFMS, empower CRA to oversee its mandate to manage and monitor the legitimate use of radio spectrum in the country, especially for key sectors like oil & gas, aviation, maritime, infrastructure development, among others,” said H.E. Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, president of CRA.

The two systems – ASMS & AFMS – are effectively coordinated through the NMC by integrating interference requests and regular monitoring process with the actual usage of radio spectrum.


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