CITC publishes public consultation on Spectrum Auction 2021

CITC publishes public consultation on Spectrum Auction 2021

CITC (The Communications and Information Technology Commission) published a public consultation on its Spectrum Auction 2021 as part of the implementation process for ‘Spectrum Outlook for commercial and Innovative use 2021-2023’, which was published earlier this year.

The consultation is a key step towards releasing multiple critical bands for a wide range of digital radio services. The auction aims to allocate a wide range of bands, including 600, 700, 2100 and 3800 MHz bands.

Moreover, the published document consults about releasing UHF spectrum bands to provide specialized broadband services. Besides, enabling industrial IoT applications for enterprises.

CITC seeks to efficiently allocate spectrum in the Kingdom to enable a broad range of market-driven use cases. It also aims to enable innovative use cases across different industries and verticals as part of Saudi Arabia’s drive to build a digital society using IoT, 5G, and new generations of satellite technologies.

CITC is inviting all parties nationally and internationally, including wireless technology investors; ICT service providers and vendors; as well as industrial entities and spectrum users. This is to provide their feedback and engage in this process to better support the outcomes of this auction. Participants got invitation to submit their comments by 8 July 8, 2021; by visiting this link: https://www.citc.gov.sa/en/new/publicConsultation/Pages/144205.aspx.