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Spectrum Management

Spectrum Management involves providing a responsive and flexible approach to meet the need of spectrum users, making adequate provision of spectrum for public and community services, maximizing the overall public benefit derived from use of the spectrum by ensuring its efficient allocation, encouraging the use of efficient wireless technologies and practices to enable operation of a wide range of services with an adequate quality of service, supporting the CMA policy objectives of the Government and providing Malaysian views in the development of international agreements in Radio-communications.

Scope Of Activities

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's scope of activities in accordance with ITU's recommendations that Administrations set up a "National Spectrum Management Administration," are as follows:

  1. Planning, coordinating, regulating and administering the use of the spectrum within the country;
  2. Establishing regulations, technical parameters and standards governing the use of each frequency band or specific frequency by stations of different services, having regards to current international regulations and agreement;
  3. Optimizing the use of spectrum, space and geo-stationary satellite orbit, ensuring the harmonious operation of different services, which use them;
  4. Allocating frequency bands in accordance with international regulations and the national priorities and assigning specific frequencies as appropriate;
  5. Authorizing the installation and operation of radio stations, assigning call signs, MMSI numbers for ships and life boats, and granting appropriate frequency assignment;
  6. Updating all information on authorized wireless systems such as frequencies, the locations, transmitting powers, call signs, etc, and their notification to the Radio-communication Bureau (ITU) if necessary;
  7. Representing, establishing relations, coordinating and issuing technical opinions concerning the use of frequencies in international forum such as the World Radio-communication Conference (WRC), which is held every two years;
  8. Measuring the technical parameters or emissions of wireless stations as appropriate;
  9. Conducting systematic inspections of Radio-communication stations to check that they must meet the technical standards and parameters for which their equipment and operations were authorized;
  10. Participating, insofar as the use of frequencies is concerned, in the development plans and projects of all wireless services, ensuring that those plans are in acceptance with current international and national regulations;
  11. Preparing for participating in international conference convened by the ITU, participating in such conferences and implementing any decisions adopted;
  12. Conducting negotiations in connection with frequency spectrum management, space and satellite orbit location, and other related problems with other countries and international organizations;
  13. Facilitating national industry technical forums to carry out works relating to the Study Groups and Working Groups of ITU-R (Radio-communications), preparing for the participation of specialist at meetings of the ITU-R and participating therein;
  14. Constituting the national body for relations with international and regional organizations other than the ITU on technical, regulatory and administrative matters, technical cooperation and other subjects related to utilization of frequency spectrum, space and the geo-stationary satellite orbit.

Spectrum Plan

The Spectrum Plan is a vital document which contains radio frequency allocation for various wireless services in our country and accompanying notes on constraints when using the frequencies. The Spectrum Plan is used:

  • As a fundamental document to manage the allocation and assignment of our national band
  • As a reference for the ITU approved allocation
  • As a reference to the availability of services using the frequency and the conditions to use them

Please click on the links below for the latest document:
Latest Document of Spectrum Plan


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