Spectrum Management
CRC

The main goals of Radio Frequency Regulation and Monitoring Department of the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) of Mongolia are to encourage efficient spectrum use, to introduce new spectrum efficient technologies and to avoid and minimize the risks of interferences caused by misuse or inappropriate assignment. The objectives of spectrum management is making spectrum available widely, controlling interference between users and services and ensuring efficient use of spectrum.

The radio frequency spectrum is scarce, limited but renewable resource. Spectrum can be used for many applications and several applications can use any given frequency. On the other hand applications can utilize different bands of frequencies and different applications use different bandwidth. The main functions of the department is frequency allocation, assignment, licensing, monitoring and control of radio frequency use.

Due to development of new advanced technologies, usage and demand for radio frequency increasing worldwide so that well planned, efficient radio frequency spectrum management required. Limited spectrum resource is coordinated and regulated on the national and international level.

On the International level ITU regulates radio spectrum usage worldwide. Mongolia is a member of ITU, which is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology. World Radio Conference is held every three to four years organizes by ITU. WRC-15 was held in Geneva in November 2015. CRC of Mongolia participates every WRC and sends delegation to represent Mongolia. 

On the national level an independent authority, CRC of Mongolia is responsible for following issues as:

  • Radio frequency spectrum planning;
  • Radio frequency allocation;
  • Radio frequency regulation;
  • Radio frequency and technical analysis;
  • Radio frequency licensing;
  • Radio frequency monitoring;
  • Radio technical inspections;
  • Equipment type approval. 

 

Radio Frequency Regulation and Monitoring Department of the CRC of Mongolia constantly issues and updates procedures, regulations, requirements and recommendations to support frequency management activities. These documents include conditions for use, procedure for applying and renewing license, permission, technical and operational requirements, channeling plans and all other related information.

 
National Spectrum Plan

National frequency table is the basis on effective, efficient and appropriate frequency management within national boundary. CRC of Mongolia updates National Spectrum Plan reflecting changes made during WRC. The plan consolidates Mongolia’s strategic policy objectives for the national market, with international market standards, global radio spectrum allocation and technical standards for international connectivity, as stipulated by the International Telecommunication Union’s Radio Regulations.

Click the following link to see National Spectrum Plan.

The next revision of the National Spectrum Plan will be released in 2016 in response to the Final Act of WRC 2015.

The graphical guide to major frequency allocations is shown in the picture below.

 

National radio spectrum regulation and frequency assignment is made on basis of national and international radio frequency allocation table and resolutions determined by the ITU and WRC. These radio frequency allocation, regulation and technical requirements are developed according to international trends, technological developments of radio communication services and its application and ITU-R recommendations in research among sector experts, operators opinion and discussion,  approved by the Commission meeting.

Following types of documents have been developed and approved by the CRC.  

  1. Regulation is the document that determine regulatory principles based on national ICT policy in accordance with related Mongolian Laws, national programs, international regulatory approach. Regulation would provide basic guidance to the documents which would be developed by CRC for that service in the future.  
  2. Technical requirements is an act which must be fulfilled by ICT sector operators, license holders, certificate holders.
  3. Resolution is an act that authorize to operate ICT service and its action sequence, determine stakeholders’ requirements, rights and responsibilities.

Radio frequency regulation documents approved by CRC can be found on the following link.

No Name Date of approval Resolution No. Type Description
1 1.5 GHz and 2 GHz Radio frequency band regulation and technical requirements 18 March, 2011 10 Technical requirements Newly approved
2 Regulatory document of short-distance radio communication equipment, operational parameter and frequency band 10 May, 2012 33 Direction of regulation Amendment made
3 Regulatory direction of 470-690MHz frequency band, which is to be used for broadcasting of digital TV in Mongolia 01 Mar, 2013 12 Direction of regulation Newly approved
4 Distribution of UHF 340-350MHz frequency band in Mongolia, technical requirements 15 Mar, 2013 16 Terms and requirements Revoked the Resolution No. 18, “To distribute frequency band”, of CRC dated on 26 June, 2009 and newly approved.
5 Distribution of UHF 400-430MHz frequency band in Mongolia, technical requirements 15 Mar, 2013 17 Terms and requirements Revoked the Resolution No. 24, “To distribute frequency band”, of CRC dated on 14 April, 2011 and newly approved.
6 Distribution of UHF 440-450MHz frequency band in Mongolia, technical requirements 15 Mar, 2013 18 Terms and requirements Revoked the Resolution No. 13, “To distribute frequency band”, of CRC dated on 08 May, 2009 and newly approved.
7 Technical and operational terms and requirements for communication radio stations to be used in territory of Mongolia 01 May, 2013 25 Terms and requirements Updated and approved
8 Technical specifications and regulatory requirements of network to distribute multi-channels of digital TV to multiple points 28 Jun, 2013 29 Terms and requirements Revoked the Resolution No. 28 of CRC dated on 07 May, 2010 and newly approved.
9 Direction of regulation for 2700-2900MHz frequency band in Mongolia 28 Jun, 2013 29 Direction of regulation Revoked the Resolution No. 38 of CRC dated on 31 May, 2011 and newly approved.
10 Terms and requirements of license to use radio frequency 29 Jun, 2013 36 Terms and requirements Updated and approved
11 Regulation and technical terms and requirements of radio frequency band regulation (Frequency band 2.4GHz) 30 Aug, 2013 44 Terms and requirements Newly approved
12 Regulation and technical terms and requirements of radio frequency band regulation (Frequency band 5GHz) 30 Aug, 2013 45 Terms and requirements Newly approved
13 Special terms and requirements of license to provide internet service 06 Sep, 2013 49 Terms and requirements Updated and approved
14 Procedure to issue radio frequency license through competitive selection 06 Dec, 2013 61 Procedure Updated and approved
16 Regulation of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) 25 Apr, 2014 12 Direction of regulation Updated and approved
17 Quality Manual 17 Jun, 2014 19    Updated and approved
18 Radio frequency band regulation for digital radio relay 17 Jun, 2014 20 Regulation  Newly approved
19 6-13 GHz radio frequency band regulation for radio relay 4 Jul 2014 30 Regulation  Newly approved
20 Regulation of mobile satellite service 4 Jul 2014 31 Regulation  Newly approved
21 Regulation for analogue to digital television broadcasting transition 4 Jul 2014 32 Regulation  Newly approved
22 15 GHz radio frequency band regulation for radio relay 30 Sept, 2014 48 Regulation  Newly approved
23 18 GHz, 22 GHz, 38 GHz radio frequency band regulation for radio relay 8 Dec, 2014 54 Regulation  Newly approved
24 Technical and operational requirements for Mobile trunking radio services UHF 342.0-344.5 / 347.0-349.5 MHz plan 23 Mar, 2015 11 Technical requirements  
25 Regulation of Transmitting and Receiving Antennas Registration on Wireless Communication 23 Mar, 2015 12 Regulation  Newly approved
26 31-33.4 GHz radio frequency band regulation for radio relay   20 May, 2015 23 Regulation  Newly approved

 

International Cooperation

The Radio Frequency Regulation incorporates and adapts the decisions of the World Radiocomm​unication Conferences (WRCs), including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations for efficient, interference free use of radio frequency.

For international regulations, the Rules of Procedure are strictly followed from ITU-R published radio regulations and recommendations. They complement the Radio Regulations by providing clarification of the application of particular Regulations or establishing the necessary practical procedures that may not be included in the current national Regulatory Procedures. We adopt and interpret the regulations according to our needs and specifications.

Radio communications ITU - http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/Pages/default.aspx regulates following areas 

- Spectrum management, research materials and publishes;

- International spectrum allocations, standards, recommendations;


- International coordination, notification and recording procedures for terrestrial systems and examination of frequency assignment notices submitted by Administrations (Membership) for inclusion in the Master International Frequency Register (MIFR) and Plans;

 http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/Pages/default.aspx

 

- Disaster management;

- Meteorological activities and studies;

- International coordination, notification and recording procedures for space systems and earth stations and examination of frequency assignment notices submitted by Administrations (Membership) for inclusion in the Master International Frequency Register (MIFR).

 

Manages procedures for space-related ITU assignment or allotment plans for launching of satellites. http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/go/space/en

Radio frequency International Master Registry, Space service

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/space/Pages/brificMain.aspx

Guideline to the international master registry for Space service is located: http://crc.gov.mn/file/newfile/20150216%20-%20MIFR-d%20burtuuleh%20zuvlumj.pdf

 

INTERNATIONAL FREQUENCY INFORMATION CIRCULAR (TERRESTRIAL SERVICES)

Due to the large volume of the data, the BR International Frequency information Circular (BR IFIC) is published in two parts according to services, namely Terrestrial Services and Space Services. The BR IFIC (Terrestrial Services) represents a reference publication which contains the following information that is relevant for frequency management purposes. This part of the Preface describes the Terrestrial services part of the above Circular, currently in DVD-ROM format. The BR IFIC (Terrestrial Services) contains:

  • the International Frequency List (IFL) (including all the frequencies prescribed for common use);
  • the complete and up-to-date versions of terrestrial frequency assignments/allotment Plans;
  • particulars of notices under treatment in accordance with Article 11 for updating of the Master Register;
  • particulars of notices under treatment pursuant to regional Agreements for updating of the Plans;
  • the Special Sections associated with the Regulatory procedures applicable to Terrestrial Services; – the TerRaQ program for querying the published information;
  • the TerRaNV program for checking electronic notices;
  • the latest version of the Preface in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish in PDF format. This Circular (BR IFIC) is published once every two weeks since 24 August 1999.
 

The details of the data of the recorded assignments and those contained in the notices under treatment and other data are structured as follows:

Administrative Data; Emission Characteristics, Station Information, Finding Information, Publication Information, Coordination Information, Main Antenna Characteristics, Receiving station information, Reference Data, Table of Attenuations, Table of Effective antenna Heights and Remarks as these appear using TerRaQ query software.

An Index of the notices published in Parts I, II and III as well as those in Parts A, B and C of the Special Sections of the Terrestrial Plans can be viewed in the Circular (DVD-ROM) using TerRaQ software and sorted by fragment, assigned frequency, etc. with other minimum essential details to identify the assignments. This list of index for notification under Article 11 and the complete information in respect of Special Sections are also posted at the following ITU website and distributed on paper to those administrations requesting it can get from: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/Pages/default.aspx

Following records have been submitted to the BRIFIC from Mongolian administration:

 http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Article11-Index/ific2788.pdf#page=121

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Article11-Index/ific2786.pdf#page=61

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Article11-Index/ific2785.pdf#page=87

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Article11-Index/ific2784.pdf#page=251

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Article11-Index/ific2783.pdf#page=140

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Article11-Index/ific2782.pdf#page=90

 

Regulations and publications http://www.itu.int/pub/R-REG

Main page to BRIFIC http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/Pages/default.aspx

BRIFIC Preface http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/Preface/PREFACE_EN.pdf

Service specific guidelines http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/tpr/Pages/Notification.aspx

 

Cross Border Frequency Coordination

Mongolia is landlocked country located between Russia and China with total border length of 3485 km. Since radio waves are propagate without limitation over the national boundaries cross border frequency coordination between neighboring countries is very important for the efficient use of limited spectrum and interferences avoidance.

Cross border frequency coordination agreement between administrations of Mongolia and Russian Federation on the radio frequency spectrum regulation and use in the border areas has been signed in 2013.

The 1st Meeting between the Administrations of the People's Republic of China and Mongolia on radio frequency coordination of terrestrial services in the border areas was held in Sep 2015 in Hohhot, China.
 

 

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