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Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations

Issued Date: 18/12/2014

Decision Date: 07/03/2016

7 March 2016 – IDA’s Explanatory Memo on the Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations.

2 February 2015 - Responses received at the close of the public consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations.

15 January 2015 - The deadline for the submission of comments to the public consultation on "Proposed Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations" shall be extended to 2 February 2015.

18 December 2014 - Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations.

7 March 2016

IDA has issued its decision on the Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations.

IDA’s Decision
Explanatory Memorandum (413.03KB)

2 February 2015

IDA has received the following responses to the public consultation which was closed on 2 February 2015.

Responses received on the Consultation Paper as at 2 February 2015
Responses from MediaCorp Pte Ltd (165.40KB)
Responses from Qualcomm Incorporated (125.53KB)
Responses from Singapore Telecommunications Limited (74.73KB)

15 January 2015

IDA has received requests from the industry to extend the deadline for the submission of comments to the public consultation on "Proposed Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations". The deadline shall be extended and all responses must now be submitted to IDA by 12 noon, 2 February 2015.

18 December 2014

The Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations ("Regulations") set out the procedures and conditions under which radio frequencies in Singapore are allocated for use. The Regulations also include the fees payable for the use of radio frequencies and the penalties applicable for breaches of conditions of the spectrum rights and network or station licences.

With consumers and businesses becoming increasingly reliant on wireless and mobile communications, the demand for radio frequency spectrum is expected to rise exponentially. To ensure that spectrum is allocated efficiently and used optimally to meet the increasing demands for wireless and mobile communication services and to maximise its benefits to the society, IDA is reviewing and updating the existing spectrum allocation and governing frameworks.

As part of the review, IDA is proposing amendments to the following segments of the Regulations:

  • Pricing frameworks for radio frequencies;
  • Shared use of radio frequencies; and
  • Amendments for consistency and reducing regulations.

IDA would like to seek views and comments from the industry and members of the public on the proposed amendments to the Regulations, as set out in the document.

IDA Consultation Paper
Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations (347.96KB)

All views and comments should be submitted in soft copies (Microsoft Word and PDF formats) to IDA by 12 noon, 19 January 2015, and addressed to:

Ms Aileen Chia
Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
10 Pasir Panjang Road
#10-01 Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438

Please submit your soft copies with the email header “Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication) Regulations” via email to IDA_consultation@imda.gov.sg.

IDA will also be conducting briefings to facilitate the industry’s understanding of the revisions to the Regulations at the following time slots:

  • Wednesday 7 January 2015, 2.30 - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 8 January 2015, 10.30am - 12.00pm
  • Friday 9 January 2015, 3.00 - 4.30pm.

Should you be interested to attend the briefing, please register your attendance and indicate your preferred time slot via email to Ms Amy Cheng (amy_cheng@imda.gov.sg) or Mr Soh Tian Ming (soh_tian_ming@imda.gov.sg) by 31 December 2014.

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