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Frequency Allocation Table:

The table of frequency allocation constitutes the document for regulation of frequency allocation and the frequency utilization in the Sultanate of Oman by legal and physical entities which engaged in ordering, development and purchasing radio-electronic installations (REI) or in planning frequency use by the existing REI.
The content of frequency allocation table and attached regulations are always under the optimization of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority for embracing the increasing demands of radio telecommunication sector, as far as compatible with national Telecommunication Act, international trends and existing applications. The Spectrum Management Unit monitors constantly the trends and developments of new wireless technologies and reviews the frequency allocations whenever there is a demand for spectrum. To keep the industry and interested parties informed on the availability of spectrum in the coming years, the technological trends in the use of spectrum and the national telecommunication policy direction with regard to spectrum allocation and re-allocation for public communication networks.


The National Allocation Table consists of the following columns:

  • International frequency allocations extracted directly from the latest ITU RR Article (5). These columns are given just for information and comparison with national counterpart according to the ITU’s division of the world into three regions (Oman is in region 1).
  • National frequency assignment table.
  • Allowed or expected usage of frequency bands through different applications, radio technologies, reference regulations and documents.

There are three categories of bands or sub-bands:

  • exclusive military band;
  • exclusive civil bands, and
  • military and civil bands on a shared basis (shared bands)

ALLOCATION TO SERVICES SULTANATE OF OMAN
REGION 1 REGION 2 REGION 3
267-272 Fixed 262-272 MILITARY

MOBILE
Space operation

 

 

 

5.254 5.257

FIXED

MOBILE

Spacx

272-273 SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth) 272-273 (MILITARY)

FIXED
MOBILE

 

 

 

5.254

SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)

FIXED

MOBILE

5.254

273-312 Fixed 273-312 (MILITARY)

MOBILE
Mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space)

 

 

 

5.254

FIXED

MOBILE

5.254

312-315 Fixed 312-315 (MILITARY)

MOBILE
Mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.254 5.255

 

 

 

5.254

FIXED

MOBILE

Mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.254 5.255

315-322 Fixed 315-322 (MILITARY)

MOBILE

 

 

 

5.254

FIXED

MOBILE

5.254

322-328.6 Fixed 315-322 (MILITARY)

;MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY

 

 

 

5.149

FIXED

MOBILE

RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149

328.6-335.4 AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.258 328.6-335.4 (SHARED)

RADIO ASTRONOMY

 

 

 

5.259

AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.258

335.4-387 Fixed 335.4-380 (MILITARY)

MOBILE

 

 

 

5.254

FIXED

MOBILE

5.254


380-387 (MILITARY)

MOBILE

5.254

387-390 Fixed 387-390 (MILITARY)

MOBILE
Mobile-satellite (space-to-Earth) 5.208A 5.208B 5.254

 

 

 

5.255

MOBILE

Mobile-satellite (space-to-Earth) 5.208A

5.208B 5.254 5.255

390-399.9 Fixed 390-399.9 (MILITARY)

MOBILE

 

 

 

5.254

MOBILE

5.254

399.9-400.05 MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.209 5.224A 399.9-400.05 (CIVIL)

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
5.222 5.224B 5.260

 

 

 

5.220

MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.209 5.224A
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE 5.222 5.224B 5.260

5.220



Frequency Assignment Table:

The table of frequency allocation designated frequency bands to the stations of different radiocommunication services on exclusively or shared basis in each country. Therefore, each frequency band provides a legal base to operate some consistent licensed radiocommunication stations under the permitted services. To protect the interference-free operation of exiting stations and to provide opportunity for introduction of new applications, there is need to clarify the usage method of each individual frequency band. Frequency assignment table introduce available applications in each frequency band with corresponding details such as channeling plan, reference standard, radiated power and etc. Following main references that have been studied and used for drafting of assignment table:

  • Table of national frequency allocation
  • The latest four volume ITU Radio Regulations,
  • Different series of ITU-R Recommendations,
  • Regional agreements,
  • National frequency assignment database,
  • Document of different well-known standardization organizations,
  • Frequency allocations and assignment of various administrations,
  • Reliable internet information about products and advanced technologies.

Therefore, the National Frequency Assignment Table of contains:

  • Allocated frequency bands identified with two edge frequencies
  • Allowed radiocommunication services under each band along with their priority. Based on their initial priority in the table of ITU RR Article 5 and recognized national interests, the priority of services could be primary or secondary. Different rights have been granted to different categories of priorities.
  • Applications/radio-technologies, reference regulations and documents.

In this Table, different allowed types of applications/radio-technologies and their working bands, under each allocated service, have been identified. This facility provides additional information to spectrum users as well as managers to gain enough sense of actual application radio frequency spectrum. However, this identification neither reflects all existing application worldwide nor is going to limit introduction of numerous compatible applications in different parts of spectrum. Besides, planning the usage of some famous bands by certain type of high density radio-technologies or by compatible applications, such as cellular public radiotelephony and broadcasting networks, is inevitable and furthermore, will harmonize their application nationally, regionally and even in some cases internationally. This common approach, on the other hand, allows peaceful operation of stations with acceptable degree of electromagnetic compatibility. From the spectrum management point of view, this additional information gives guideline to predict spectrum management priorities, to purify policies and to designate enough bandwidths for new applications/radio-technologies, aligned with the world trends.

National Assignment Table
Allocations for ITU Region 1 National Allocations of Sultanate of Oman Major utilization Notes
460-470  MHz 460-470  MHz  (CIVIL)    
FIXED FIXED    
MOBILE  5.286AA MOBILE  5.286AA IMT CDMA450/3G
       
Meteorological-Satellite (space-to-Earth) Meteorological-Satellite (space-to-Earth)    
       
5.287  5.288  5.289  5.290 5.287  5.289    
470-790  MHz 470-790  MHz  (CIVIL)    
BROADCASTING BROADCASTING Broadcasting Analog TV (G/PAL). Regional agreement GE06
      DVB-T. Regional agreement GE06
  Fixed  5.300    
  Land mobile  5.296    
  Mobile except aeronautical
mobile  5.300
   
       
5.149  5.291A  5.294  5.296      
5.300  5.304  5.306       
5.311A  5.312  5.312A 5.149  5.311A  SRD 470-790 MHz: Wireless Audio Applications. Decision of TRA No 133/2008 of 28-Oct-08
790-862  MHz 790-862  MHz  (CIVIL)    
FIXED FIXED    
BROADCASTING BROADCASTING Broadcasting Analog TV (G/PAL). Regional agreement GE06
MOBILE except aeronautical
mobile  5.316B  5.317A
    DVB-T. Regional agreement GE06
  MOBILE except aeronautical
mobile  5.316B  5.317A
  Allocation is effective from 17 June 2015
       
5.312  5.314  5.315  5.316  5.316A  5.319 5.316A