Breaking Boundaries: South Sudan Launches National Table of Radio Frequencies
The National Communication Authority (NCA) has launched a national table of 42 frequencies that have been allocated to authorized radio stations across South Sudan. The majority of these stations are community-based.
The table called the South Sudan Radio Frequency Spectrum, has been developed to ensure that frequency bands are made available for new services and applications without causing interference to incumbent services.
The NCA states that the table is a crucial instrument in providing a general plan for spectrum use, as well as ensuring systematic allocation and assignment of radio frequencies.
The South Sudan National Table of Frequency Allocation is derived from the international frequency allocations of Article 5, which provides a breakdown of the current and future frequency allocation between 8.3KHz and 30 GHz.
Napoleon Adok, Managing Director of NCA, has advised radio managers to stick to broadcasting through their allocated frequencies to prevent interference between radio services.
He explained that frequencies are like borderlines, and being assigned a frequency comes with the responsibility of knowing how to broadcast through it and at what levels to avoid interfering with others.
According to Adok, this is the first time the country has released its frequency allocation table, and it provides critical guidelines for anyone operating in the radio industry in South Sudan.
Whether you run a telephone network or satellite in the country, you will now have access to exact information on which band you are operating in. Radio managers are advised to read the document carefully, especially if they intend to set up a broadcasting system across the country.
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