The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has drafted a regulatory framework for Short Range Radio Communication Devices (SRD) to provide the telecom industry with a liberal regulatory regime and a list of frequencies that are allowed for SRD and Ultra-Wide Band Technology (UWB) bands in the country.
The framework will include the technical parameters and standards, types of approved applications, and other operational restrictions.
The SRD and UWB regulations and requirements are subject to periodic reviews, and new frequency bands may be opened up for specific and non-specific SRDs/UWB.
‘SRD’ is a term that applies to radio transmitters operating over short distances and at low power. Generally, these devices have little potential to cause interference to other radio equipment and are usually exempted from licensing if operating within approved technical standards.
SRDs are used in many areas including remote control, RFID, wireless microphones, health monitoring devices, and wireless LAN.