Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Press Release

May 29, 2020

Official Announcement of Results of FY2019 Survey on Actual Radio Spectrum Usage and Appeal for Opinions on Draft Evaluation Results of FY2019 Survey on Actual Radio Spectrum Usage

  The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) compiled the results of a fiscal 2019 survey on actual radio spectrum usage.
  Furthermore, MIC created a draft of the evaluation results of the survey based on the results mentioned above and will make an appeal for opinions on
 these results Saturday, May 30 through Monday, June 29, 2020.

1. Purpose of survey and evaluations
    MIC has been evaluating the results of actual radio spectrum usage surveyed annually under the provision of Article 26-2 of the Radio Act (Act
   No. 131 of 1950) since 2003. This survey and evaluation promote measures, including the change of MIC’s frequency assignment plan, to
   contribute to the effective usage of radio spectra comprehensively and systematically.

2. Survey outline
(1) Subject of survey
      Radio stations operated at frequencies over 714 MHz and up to 3.4 GHz by the government, local public bodies, or private companies as of April
     1, 2020.
(2) Items and method of survey
      Items and method of survey prescribed for in the Ministerial Ordinance concerning Surveys on Actual Radio Spectrum Usage, etc. (Ministerial
     Ordinance of MIC No. 110 of 2002)

3. Officially announced document
    Results of the FY2019 Survey on Actual Radio Spectrum Usage

4. Submission method of opinions
 (1) Subject
       Draft Evaluation Results of FY2019 Survey on Actual Radio Spectrum Usage
 (2) Submission deadline
       From Saturday, May 30 and no later than Monday, June 29, 2020
       (Opinions submitted by mail will be accepted if postmarked the same day.)

5. Future plans
    With consideration of the results of this appeal for opinions, the MIC will submit an inquiry to the Radio Regulatory Council concerning the
   evaluations of the fiscal 2019 actual radio spectrum usage, the response of which the MIC will officially announce in due course.
 
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For further information about this press release, please fill in the inquiry form and submit it to MIC on the website
https://www.soumu.go.jp/common/english_opinions.html

International Policy Division,
 Global Strategy Bureau, MIC
 TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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