The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has uploaded the draft of the Framework for Frequency Spectrum Re-Farming (FFSR) on its website for consultation and public suggestions.
“As per Section 8.5.2 of the Telecommunication Policy 2015, the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication has shared the first-of-its-kind draft Framework for Frequency Spectrum Re-Farming prepared with recommendations from PTA, PEMRA and FAB has been uploaded on the Ministry of IT & Telecommunication website for open consultation,” said a statement issued by the ministry on Friday.
In view, of the increasing worldwide demand for radio communication services, Spectrum Re-Farming is considered a powerful and innovative approach to managing the spectrum dynamically to make it available for newer applications such as 4G, 5G, broadband wireless access, digital broadcasting, etc.
The framework will facilitate in effective utilization of available spectrum, better quality and coverage of Mobile Broadband Services and additional revenues for the national exchequer.
After conclusive open consultation, the final draft would be submitted to the federal cabinet for final approval.