Radio Frequencies and Radio Communications Regulations

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 Ministry of Communications

 Regulation for the Use of Radio Frequencies and Radio Communications Equipment in Afghanistan

Section 1

General Provisions

 Article 1:

This regulation has been drawn up in order to regulate matters relating to the use of radio frequencies and radio communications equipment, its installation and procurement from abroad and the collection of a prescribed fee from users in the country.

 Article 2:

 The following terms appearing in the regulation will have the meanings set out below:

             1 - Spectrum: a collection or group of frequency bands.

2 - Radio Frequency: the number of periodic cycles in one electromagnetic wave.

3 - Frequency Band: the frequency limits, within which a station is permitted to broadcast.

4 - Fee: the amounts collected from those requiring radio facilities in exchange for the use of a radio frequency band.

5 - Registration Fee: a one-off fee that is collected by the State Radio Monitoring Department from those applying for radio facilities in order to register such radio facilities.

6 - Station: one or more transmitters or receivers or a combination of two or more transmitters and receivers that are used to transfer or send data (digital information), voice and fax.

 Article 3:

 Ministries, government and non-government departments, domestic and foreign non-governmental organisations, embassies, companies and individuals must, when using radio communications equipment, obtain a radio frequency licence in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

 Article 4:

 The State Radio Monitoring Department will oversee the operation of radio communications equipment and high frequency generating equipment used within the borders of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

 Article 5:

 The State Radio Monitoring Department will abide by the provisions of this regulation and other national legislation in the course of its activities. More>>