CITC publishes public consultation on spectrum auctions 2021
RIYAD – The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published a public consultation on its 2021 spectrum auction as part of the process of implementing the ‘Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use 2021-2023 , Which was released earlier this year.
Consultation is a key step towards freeing up several critical bands for a wide range of digital radio services. The auction aims to allocate a wide range of bands, including the 600, 700, 2100 and 3800 MHz bands.
Additionally, the published paper consults on releasing UHF spectrum bands to provide specialized broadband services and enable industrial IoT applications for businesses.
CITC seeks to efficiently allocate spectrum in the Kingdom to enable a wide range of market-driven use cases, and aims to enable innovative use cases across different industries and verticals as part of the will of the ‘Saudi Arabia to build a digital society using IoT, 5G and new generations of satellite technologies.
CITC invites all parties nationally and internationally, including wireless technology investors, ICT service providers and providers, as well as industry entities and spectrum users, to provide comments and to engage in this process to better support the results of this auction. Participants are invited to submit their comments by July 8, 2021, by visiting this link: https://www.citc.gov.sa/en/new/publicConsultation/Pages/144205.aspx – SPA