8September 2022

CRA Presents Radio Spectrum Monitoring Network for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™


The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) participated in the Global Spectrum Management Forum 2022 hosted by the Central Radio Management Service (CRMS) of the Ministry of Science and ICT in Seoul, Republic of South Korea, from 6-7 September 2022.

The Forum was attended by a large number of radio spectrum management officials from all over the world as well as many experts from various international organizations and other stakeholders from the radio spectrum monitoring field. During its participation in the Forum, CRA presented the radio spectrum monitoring network, which has been prepared for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, that will be hosted by the State of Qatar in November and December of this year.

During its presentation, CRA’s explained its preparations and readiness to monitor the radio spectrum through the strategic projects that have been implemented during the past few years and provided a summary of the most important systems that will be used during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, in addition to the planning considerations that were made to complete the radio spectrum monitoring network with state-of-the-art technologies to monitor the use of the radio spectrum and to ensure the protection of all the services, systems, and networks that will be used in the World Cup’s stadiums that are close to each other, as it is the first experience of its kind in the history of hosting the World Cup from the radio spectrum management and monitoring perspective.

CRA has implemented several projects related to radio spectrum management and monitoring, in preparation for the major and special events to be hosted by Qatar, including the upgrade of the Automated Frequency Management System (AFMS), the augmentation of the fixed and mobile monitoring stations and the radio spectrum sensors monitoring stations, to cover all the main venues of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, in addition to the drone detection system and the quality of service measurements system of the mobile networks by upgrading the existing system and installing several remote sensors units in the main venues of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

CRA is also executing a space radio monitoring system project that will be completed in November 2022 and used during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.