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MOZAMBIQUE

  • Regulamento de Licenciamento, Dec. n° 33/2001 (6 November 2001) in Portuguese. Public service offerings must be registered, and systems using radio must be licensed. (But see the 2004 telecom law, which enabled the regulator to exempt specific uses of radio from licensing.)
  • Lei Base das Telecomunicações, Lei n° 8/2004 (Basic law on telecommunications] as published in the official gazette, 21 July 2004. Capítulo IV is devoted to radio communication. Artigo 23 par. 2 says INCM may decide to make certain classes of frequency use exempt from licensing; Artigo 24 concerns industrial, scientific and medical applications. Artigo 31 describes radio communication systems which are exempt from licensing: in addition to ISM applications, that includes short-duration scientific and technical studies, and devices operating in conformance with the national allocation plan, with a vertical antenna and emissions of 10mW or less.
  • "Mozambique Telecommunication Sector Performance Review" by Américo Muchanga and Francisco Mabila (26 pages in English, April 2004):
    "INCM [Instituto Nacional das Comunicaçöes de Moçambique] is currently developing the regulation for use of WiFi under ISM spectrum. Until this document is ready the use of this technology especially in the wide area networks has been met with some restrictions. However there are several institutions that are today providing services or are using this technology to connect sites belonging to their institution. Examples of the [latter] are the Eduardo Mondlane University and the Electricity of Mozambique. Tropicalweb and Intra, lda are two companies operating ISP services using this spectrum. INCM says that since there's no approved regulation yet, they simply book those who request authorization to use this spectrum. They do not issue license or written authorization, but also do not oppose you to use the spectrum. At the moment no fees are required to operate..."
  • Comissäo para a Política de Informática.
  • "In Mozambique the use of the 2.4 GHz band is not allowed for commercial purposes..." ---"License-Exempt Wireless Policy: Results of an African Survey" by Isabel Neto, Michael L. Best and Sharon E. Gillett, paper presented at ITS-2004.
  • "While the 2.4/5.8Ghz wireless technologies based on spread spectrum are extensively used in West African countries - Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana - to provide links from Internet service providers (ISPs) to corporate customers and cybercafes, [in Southern Africa] only Mozambique has used this method to provide connections to customers..." ---"Regional Market Analysis - Southern Africa: Investment Opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector; General Conditions and State of Technology (Botswana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa)" by Pertti Haikonen, Markku Kaariainen, Mike Jensen and Petter Lundkvist for the International Finance Corporation (November 2004).
  • "Mozambique wins WiMax race," by Warwick Ashford, ITWeb, 26 April 2006: "Rapid Cloud Technology, the Johannesburg-based sub-Saharan distributor of certified WiMax equipment for Canada's Redline Communications, has deployed Africa's first certified WiMax metropolitan network in the capital of neighbouring Mozambique in under five days..."

Africa - Regional Overview