Spectrum is part of a larger group of electromagnetic spectrum corresponding to radio frequencies, also known as radio waves. Different parts of the spectrum are used for many services and applications, such as:
•Broadcast terrestrial TV
•Global Positioning System (GPS)
•Industrial, scientific, medical (ISM)
•Maritime navigation signal
•Mobile cellular communications
•Near Field Communications (NFC)
Use of spectrum is regulated to ensure spectrum is efficiently used and to minimize interference. MCMC is tasked to regulate and ensure use of spectrum is in accordance with the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (“CMA”) and the Communications and Multimedia (Spectrum) Regulations 2000.
Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
Communications and Multimedia (Spectrum) Regulation 2000
Spectrum Plan is a document developed by MCMC pursuant to section 172 of CMA. It contains information on frequency allocation for various wireless services in Malaysia, international allocation of spectrum as agreed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for all three ITU regions, procedures for assignment and reassignment of spectrum and general information on spectrum usage in Malaysia.