Prologue

FAB

Frequency Allocation Board assigns the Radio Frequencies with associated technical parameters for all wireless networks after technical evaluation on spectrum management tools, formulation / review of the National Frequency Spectrum Plan and suggest means for optimized spectrum utilization, international coordination and agreements with other administrations in relation to various satellite and terrestrial based communication networks, fulfilling national obligations as contained in international treaties of the ITU, etc, monitoring of spectrum for the detection of unauthorised wireless stations, site clearance of all wireless installations in the country.

NFMMS

 In order to optimize available spectrum, National Frequency Management and Monitoring System (NFMMS) is in place. NFMMS is aimed at integrated radio spectrum management and monitoring capabilities along with processing of licensing, regulations and tariff issues in post privatization era.

NCC

National Control Center (NCC) has been established under the NFMMS having ten monitoring stations with mobile units spread all over. We have state of the art Spectrum Management Software tools for performing real time and swift analyses of the applications / proposals of applicants and optimizing the use of the available spectrum while securing the license conditions.

Monitoring Stations

In order to monitor Interference among operators, number of Fixed and Mobile Monitoring Stations has been established as part of National Frequency Management and Monitoring System (NFMMS). It has the capability to effectively monitor the frequency spectrum in various frequency bands ranging from 10 kHz to 22 GHz. All the monitoring stations have been equipped with the integrated state of the art monitoring hardware and software to undertake the monitoring tasks.

Mission Vision & Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to constantly provide professional and judicious spectrum management services driven by strategically aligned processes, technical excellence and collaborative performance.

Our Values

Our vision is to become a globally renowned radio spectrum management organization.

Values and Norms

We commit to these values to guide our decisions and our behaviors:

Teamwork

We promote and support a diverse, yet unified, team. We work together to meet our common goals.

Respect

We honor the rights and beliefs of our fellow associates, our customers, our share-owners, our manufacturers and our community. We treat others with the highest degree of dignity, equality and trust.

Accountability

We accept our individual and team responsibilities and we meet our commitments. We take responsibility for our performance in all of our decisions and actions.

Integrity

We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every action that we take.

Innovation

We are creative in delivering value to our fellow associates, customers, shareowners, manufacturers and community. We anticipate change and capitalize on the many opportunities that arise.

Board Members

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Secretary Cabinet Division

CHAIRMAN

LOGO-FAB

Executive Director FAB

VICE-CHAIRMAN

MOD-GOP

Ministry of Defence

MEMBER

MOIT-GOP

Ministry of IT

MEMBER

MOI-GOP

Ministry of Interior

MEMBER

MOIB-GOP

Ministry of Info & Broadcasting

MEMBER

PTA

Chairman PTA

MEMBER

PEMRA

Chairman PEMRA

MEMBER

Technical Expertise

Technical Expertise

In order to optimize available spectrum, National Frequency Management and Monitoring System (NFMMS) is in place. NFMMS is aimed at integrated radio spectrum management and monitoring capabilities along with processing of licensing, regulations and tariff issues in post privatization era.

National Control Center (NCC) has been established under the NFMMS having ten monitoring stations with mobile units spread all over. We have state of the art Spectrum Management Software tools for performing real time and swift analyses of the applications / proposals of applicants and optimizing the use of the available spectrum while securing the license conditions.

In order to monitor Interference among operators, number of Fixed and Mobile Monitoring Stations has been established as part of National Frequency Management and Monitoring System (NFMMS). It has the capability to effectively monitor the frequency spectrum in various frequency bands ranging from 10 kHz to 40 GHz. All the monitoring stations have been equipped with the integrated state of the art monitoring hardware and software to undertake the monitoring tasks.

Organizational Structure

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Functions

Frequency Allocation Board was established under Section 42 of the Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organization) ACT 1996 to take over functions of the then Pakistan Wireless Board.

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  • FAB has the exclusive authority to allocate and assign portion of the radio frequency spectrum to the Government, providers of telecommunication services and telecommunication systems, radio and television broadcasting operations, public and private wireless operators and others.
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  • To take such action as is considered necessary to ensure the correct observation of the provisions of the international Radio Communication Regulations with particular reference to frequency tolerance, bandwidth of emission.
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  • To advise Government on any proposal to establish new wireless services and their operation.
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  • To compile and keep up to date list of all frequency assignments made.
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  • To coordinate the Defence Department and Civil Wireless System and advise on all matters of common interest with particular regard to the networks as they may affect one another.
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  • To control the citing of all new fixed wireless stations in Pakistan.
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  • In exercise of its powers, the Board shall be guided by the applicable recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union or any of its standing committees or organizations, including the International Consultative Committee on Telecommunication, International Consultative Committee on radio, the International Frequency Registration Board and other similar International organizations.
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  • To coordinate assignment of frequencies with other Administrations when the frequencies are required for channels working to places outside Pakistan or where interference to channels operated by other authorities is likely to occur.
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  • To investigate all complaints of Interference and take appropriate action to effect the clearance thereof.
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  • To advise the department on standardization and use of equipment where possible
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  • To maintain liaison with other Administrations and committees for the purpose of maintaining as complete record as possible of frequency assignments throughout the world.
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  • To advise on regulating such technical and traffic matters as affect the Radio networks in Pakistan.
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  • To undertake any other duties assigned by the Pakistan Government
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  • FAB is also assigned the task of frequency coordination of satellite systems of Pakistan with various administrations and satellite operators. For the protection from new incoming satellites to carry out the analysis of International Frequency Information Circulars (IFIC) of space services published by Radio Communication Bureau of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on fortnightly basis.