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The following expressions and terms, wherever mentioned in the Law, shall have the meanings assigned against each of them, unless the context requires otherwise:
Kingdom: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Law: This National Radio Spectrum Law.
Implementing Regulation: The implementing regulation of the Law.
Technical Regulations: Any rules, plans, directives, procedures, regulatory rules, conditions, requirements and standards of a technical nature issued by the Commission.
Board of Directors: the board of directors of the Communications, Space and Technology Commission.
Commission: The Communications, Space and Technology Commission, being the government entity responsible for regulating, managing, supervising and licensing the use of Radio Spectrum in the Kingdom and will exercise its functions in accordance with the objectives and principles set out in the Law and the Implementing Regulation.
Radio Spectrum: The part of the electromagnetic spectrum lower than 3,000 Gigahertz, such part is defined as radio waves, including the set of frequency bands mentioned in the International Radio Regulations and the National Frequency Allocation Table.
Wireless Devices: Any wireless devices, or wireless broadcasting sensitive equipment, or apparatus and equipment which causes interference, and any equipment, apparatus, products, tools, machines, or any other materials, which are connected to Radiocommunication Services or whose use may affect the technical capability for the provision of Radiocommunication Services.
Emerging Technologies: Technical innovations that represent a progressive development within a certain field, and which create a competitive advantage over prevailing technologies.
Harmful Interference: A harmful effect of radio waves propagating from any thermal emission, radiation, electrical induction, or transmission that harms the use, efficiency, or operation of the Wireless Devices, wireless communication systems, or other devices which are sensitive to radio waves.
International Radio Regulations: The regulations published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in relation to the use of Radio Spectrum containing the rules agreed by the ITU member states, as amended from time to time.
Person: A person with a physical or juristic capacity, or a public or private entity.
License: A document issued by the Commission to one or more Persons for the right to access and use a specified part of Radio Spectrum, and any of the resources relating to the Radio Spectrum if applicable, subject to compliance with certain terms and conditions relating to such use.
Licensee: the Person who has obtained a License from the Commission in accordance with the Law, Implementing Regulation and any relevant Technical Regulations.
User: A Person who uses Radio Spectrum.
National Frequency Allocation Table: A document which describes the allocation of frequency bands in the Kingdom for Radiocommunication Services in accordance with the International Radio Regulations, which may include other information relating to conditions for use of frequency bands.
Frequency Reallocation: A process carried out by the Commission to change the Radiocommunication Service or technology or change usage controls in the National Frequency Allocation Table.
National Frequency Register: A register that contains all data relating to the Radio Spectrum used in the Kingdom, and data related to Licenses.
Radiocommunication Services: The types of Radio Spectrum uses as defined in the International Radio Regulations and involves the transmission, emission and/or reception of radio waves.
Orbital Resources: The paths created around any object in space, such resources comprising of orbital locations and orbital paths.
Committee: The committee entrusted with the examination of the violations of the Law.
The law aims to:
The Board of Directors shall supervise matters related to the management of Radio Spectrum at the national level, including the following:
The Board may delegate some of its authorities to any personnel or committees in the Commission as it deems appropriate and as required by the conduct of its work.
The Commission shall prepare the National Frequency Allocation Table -in coordination with the relevant authorities- which shall be approved by the Board of Directors, and license the use of Radio Spectrum based on its terms. The Commission shall propose updates to the National Frequency Allocation Table and manage it, taking into account the objectives of the Law and provisions of other laws and the international agreements to which the Kingdom is a party.
The Board shall approve the fees for licensing the use of Radio Spectrum –based on the recommendations made by the Commission-, and in agreement with the Ministry of Finance and the Non-Oil Revenues Development Center.
Fees shall be collected, and transferred to the State Public Treasury, for the issuance and renewal of Licenses to use frequencies.
The Commission shall prepare the fees for licensing the use of frequencies, in agreement with the Ministry of Finance and the Non-Oil Revenues Development Centre.
The Commission shall receive a percentage -determined by the Commission in agreement with the Ministry of Finance and the Non-Oil Revenues Development Centre- from the revenues collected from licensing the use of Radio Spectrum to cover the administrative costs of managing the Radio Spectrum.
Any Person against whom a decision is issued by the Commission or Committee may submit a grievance according to the statutory procedures adopted for objection against the administrative decision.
The Commission shall issue the transitioning provisions and timelines to comply with the provisions of the Law, Implementing Regulation and Technical Regulations in respect of the Licenses, fees or Users.
The Commission shall seek assistance from public or international or local private bodies to carry out some of its functions as per the Law and may delegate some of such functions to such bodies, in accordance with the policies and criteria set out by the Board of Directors.
In emergency cases, the Board of Directors may, at its sole discretion, restrict the access to and use of any Radio Spectrum in accordance with previously issued Licenses, and making it available to any other entity.
If a dispute arises between Licensees and other Users, or between Users, in connection with any matter falling within the scope of the Law, Implementing Regulation or Technical Regulations, any party to the dispute may apply to the Commissionfor an amicable settlement of the dispute. Upon the failure of any settlement, or the elapse of thirty (30) days without a settlement, such Licensee or User may have recourse to the competent judicial authority. Implementing Regulation shall specify the amicable settlement procedures.
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