AN EYE ON THE SPECTRUM
The Ministry of Transport and Communications recently launched two milestone systems initiated by the Communication Regulatory Authority to ensure effective and seamless management and monitoring of the radio spectrum usage in Qatar.
HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti launched two milestone systems – Automated Spectrum Monitoring System (ASMS) and Automated Frequency Management System ( AFMS) by inaugurating the Communication Regulatory Authorityís (CRA) National Monitoring Center – equipped with technology to monitor spectrum usage remotely. "The launch of these systems marks an important milestone that will ensure effective management of monitoring the radio spectrum which is a solid foundation of CRA's Spectrum Policy and Regulatory Framework. Both, ASMS & AFMS, empower CRA to oversee its mandate to manage and monitor the legitimate use of radio spectrum in the country, especially for key sectors like oil & gas, aviation, maritime, infrastructure development, among others," said HE Mohammed Ali Al Mannai, President of CRA. The key to the operations, however, is the National Monitoring Center (NMC), which accesses, monitors and controls servers in four Fixed Monitoring Stations (Al Rayyan, Al Shamal, Al Kharara and Zikrit) and two Mobile Monitoring Stations.