The uses of the spectrum continue to grow and new services are continually being evolved. The challenge is to facilitate changes in spectrum use in an environment where the rate of technology change is increasing drastically. Careful spectrum planning requires to meet this challenge.
Spectrum planning involves the allocation of portions of the frequency spectrum to specified uses in accordance with international agreements, technical characteristics and potential applications of different parts of the spectrum, and national priorities and policies.
The spectrum planning supports the development of the radio communication services by enabling new forms of use of radio frequencies while allowing current users to optimize the benefits gained from the available spectrum.
TRCSL takes into account the changing needs of society and secure opportunities that match existing demands with new applications through innovative uses of technology when formulating the spectrum plans.
National Frequency Allocation Table (NFAT)
National Frequency Allocation Table (NFAT) is derived from the international frequency allocations of Article 5 of International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Radio Regulationsand is consistent with regional allocations. The Radio Regulations are revised by the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), held normally every 3 years. NFAT shows all frequency bands for Sri Lanka with services allocated to those bands.