Regulations



Radio Spectrum

Radio spectrum is one of the state’s vital scarce resources utilized in the daily activities of the modern society. These activities include TV and radio broadcast services, commercial mobile services, public safety services, disaster relief activities and much more.

- Spectrum Supply
- Spectrum Use Guidelines
- International and Region Cooperation
- Spectrum Related Tasks

- Spectrum Supply
NTRA is responsible for the management, supply, and regulation of radio spectrum in Egypt. NTRA responsibilities in these areas include:
- Allocating spectrum bands to radiocommunication services in line with the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
- Assigning frequencies to users and coordinating and protecting usage locally and internationally, and
- Representing Egypt in relevant international and regional forums.

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- Spectrum Use Guidelines
NTRA issues the necessary guidelines for licensees on using the frequency spectrum to provide services to citizens. The guidelines help increase the economic and social benefits of the spectrum utilization, optimize its use through terrestrial and satellite radio systems, and maximize the return from the use of orbital slots by Egyptian and foreign satellites providing their services in Egypt.

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- International and Region Cooperation
NTRA represents Egypt in the international spectrum management-related events at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), such as the meetings of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC). NTRA discusses the interests of Egypt in relevant international events to help facilitate spectrum availability at the international level.

At the regional level, NTRA cooperates with Arab and African countries and regional groups involved in spectrum management worldwide. As a result of NTRA sustained and successful regional cooperation, Egypt is a principal partner to all regional and international groups concerned with spectrum management.

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- Spectrum Related Tasks
o Spectrum and Wireless Device Usage Fees
NTRA sets fees for the usage of spectrum and wireless devices under a decision by its board of directors. Users of the spectrum and wireless devices pay the fees unless the law stipulates otherwise. NTRA grants users licenses after the agreed fees are collected.

o Spectrum Monitoring
Spectrum monitoring is one of the main steps required to streamline the use of the locally-regulated spectrum to protect its usage against interference.

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