What is Spectrum?

Spectrum used here refers to the electromagnetic spectrum corresponding to radio frequencies, also known as radio waves. Different parts of the radio spectrum are used for differing applications, encompassing a wide sector, namely

  • Broadcasting
  • Aeronautical
  • Marine band
  • Amateur radio
  • Citizens' band and personal radio services
  • Industrial, scientific, medical
  • Land mobile bands
  • Radio control
  • Radar

Radio spectrum is typically Government regulated and in some countries sold or licensed. In Malaysia, The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission undertakes this responsibility and is tasked to regulate and enforce compliance in accordance to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

In keeping with the evolving industry, the Commission continues to carry out studies and research in this field, in collaboration and partnership with Institutes of higher learning, aimed at providing reliable and accurate information and knowledge to foster an informed industry.

What is Frequency Assignment

An Apparatus Assignment confers rights to a person or company with an operating license to use or operate telecommunication apparatus in a specific frequency band. The need to assign apparatus came about due to:

  1. the impact of frequency interference
  2. the need to scan the usage of frequency
  3. threat to the safety due to incorrect use of an apparatus
  4. the level of congestion within the spectrum range required
  5. compliance with technical standard requirements 

Apparatus Assignment is divided into 6 types:

  1. Fixed
    Coast Station
    Aeronautical Fixed Station
    Press Receiving Station
    Earth Station (less than 2.4 meters)
    Earth Station (2.4 meters and above)
    Experimental Station
    Fixed Station
    Land Station (less than 30 MHz)
    Land Station (30 MHz up to 2 GHz)
    Land Station (more than 2 GHz)
  2. Radiodetermination
    Radiolocation Station
    Radionavigation Station
    Radiodetermination Station
  3. Space
    Space Station
    Broadcasting Satellite Station
    Amateur-Satellite Station
    Fixed-Satellite Station
  4. Mobile
    Aircraft Station
    Ship Station
    Aeronautical Mobile Station
    Experimental Station
    Leased Channel Radio Base Station
    Mobile Earth Station
    Mobile Station
    Maritime Mobile Earth Station
    Aeronautical Mobile Earth Station
    Land Mobile Station
    Cellular Radio Base Station
    Trunk Radio Base Station
    Paging Base Station
    Remote Controlled Station
    Wireless Alarm Station
    Private Use Station
  5. Broadcasting
    Broadcasting Transmitter Station
    Broadcasting Repeater Station
  1. Amateur
    Amateur Station (Class A)
    Amateur Station (Class B)
    Amateur Repeater Station

List Of The Latest Registered Assignments In Their Respective Categories

Register of Spectrum Assignments
Register of Class Assignments

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