Kenya commissions new spectrum management system

sataqBThe system passed its final acceptance test in February 2016. (Image source: Amy Walters)Kenya's Communication Authority has commissioned a new spectrum mangement system designed to prevent radio interference across the airwaves

Rohde and Schwarz, an electronics group headquartered in Munich, implemented the new mangement system which passed its final acceptance test last month.

From Nairobi, the new system designed will monitor VHF (Very High Frequency), HF (High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) signals and eliminate interference produced.

It will do this using eleven stationary measuring and direction finding stations, locating sources of 'suspect' signals and prevent attemps of signal elimination.

Rohde and Schwarz claims it is strategically based on a number of pillars: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation.

Joe Mucheru, cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, said the radio spectrum was a 'scarce natural resource'.

He continued, "It supports a wide range of services and applications in telecommunications, broadcasting, emergency services, transport, scientific research as well as consumer devices."

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