The criteria for granting authorization for 3.5GHz band in Seychelles


The Criteria for using 3.5 GHz band have been made public by the Seychelles Regulatory Agency.
From now on, all users of the 3400-3600 MHz (3.5 GHz) band will have to comply with the following instructions as provided by the Regulatory Agency. The 3400-3600 MHz (3.5 GHz) band is to be used for the deployment of Fixed Broadband Wireless Access (FBWA) systems, including the nomadic BWA system (NBWA). The deployment of VSAT / earth stations in the 3.5 GHz band should not be authorized. However, their deployment have to be minimized within the 3600-3700 MHz band limit. Priority is given to operators, utility providers, and potential service providers for the allocation of frequency blocks and channels. A technologically neutral approach has been adopted with respect to license granting. Therefore, the licensing mechanism is based on the services provided. Also, any organization wishing to deploy a network in the 3.5 GHz band has to first submit a detailed project draft to the Seychelles Investment Bureau (SIB), which should include but not limited to the following:
•  The services to deploy
•  The spectrum portion required
•  The technology standard to deploy (eg. WiMAX2)
•  The expected geographic coverage (service area) and detailed radio network plan
•  The architecture of the system (cellular, point-to-point (P-P), point-to-multipoint (P-MP)
•  EIRP power classes and specifications
•  The modulation technique, duplexing method, type of multiplexing, technology access
•  The expected time frame within which network deployment would take place
•  The quotation structure
The spectrum would be distributed in such a way that no entity is allocated the same part of the spectrum. It is the responsibility of the assignees to ensure coexistence among them.

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