What are the 5GHZ band requirements specifically the 5.4/5.8 GHz?
The TRA is still studying the 5 GHz band requirements, and will issue guidelines for this band, where the technical specifications and the unlicensed parts will be more detailed. In answering your enquiry related to the 5.4/5.8 GHz regulatory information, please be advised that the use of the 5 GHz band has been the subject matter of a specific regulatory Guidelines drafted by the TRA. These Guidelines(including the radio interface specifications) are still under review and will be published on TRA website once finalized. In general, the use of the 5 GHz bands for INDOOR WLAN and RLAN would be made available on a license exempt basis for private use only. The use of the 5 GHz bands to provide telecom services would be allowed upon obtaining a telecom service provider license to be issued by the TRA.
We have a product, USB wireless Lan adapter, which is covering the frequency of 2400~2483.5, 5150~5350, 5470~5725, 5725~5850 Mhz. After checking technical specification TRATS006, it shows that "Frequency allocations can change and this information should be checked with TRA Spectrum Management department”. Would you please kindly confirm us if 5 Ghz frequency in TRATS006 are changed or not, and inform us about the output power limit of each frequency?
In answering your enquiry related to the approval of the USB Wireless LAN adapter, please be advised that this product, intended for internal use (indoor) is considered as a Short Range Device SRD that requires no license for use but requires Type Approval. Type approval has been the subject matter of a specific regulation issued by the TRA, the Type Approval Regulation (Decision N° 5/2009 Official Gazette, Issue 17, date 16/04/2009), the entry into effect of which has been postponed by Decision N° 10/2009 (please check the TRA’s website for any updates in this respect). Until this regulation enters into effect, the process that is run by the Ministry of Telecommunications still applies, and a company that intends to import a certain type of equipment needs to abide by this process as things stand. Once the Type Approval Regulation is in force, the company will need to apply for type approval before providing equipment in the local market in accordance with the new Type Approval Regulation. The TRA Technical Specifications (TRATSXX published on TRA website) are annexes to the Type Approval Regulation and, as a result, they have not entered into effect yet. The part related to radio interface specifications which includes spectrum allocation (especially for the 5 GHz band) and power limit applicable in Lebanon is still under review by the TRA and will be published on the website once approved.