1. The companies intending to import wireless devices should be registered as an importer of wireless devices with the NTRA as the necessary approvals are obtained from the concerned authorities prior to registration.
  2. The wireless devices will not be imported before obtaining the approval of the competent committee according to law for the import of the required equipment in the specified numbers and quantities.
  3. ​The request for the wireless devices’ import approval should be submitted sufficiently in advance of their actual import in order to obtain the import approval.
  4. After obtaining the approval for importing the required wireless devices, they can be imported in one batch or in multiple batches without exceeding the number allowed in the import approval.
  5. No wireless devices will be delivered to any customer unless it has obtained a license from the NTRA to use such devices.
  6. The wireless devices sold to customers licensed by the NTRA to use them will be configured in accordance with the terms of the licence issued thereto in this concern.
  7. Upon arrival of the wireless devices (for which an official import approval was issued) at the Customs Department, a request should be submitted to the NTRA to approve the shipment’s release from the customs. A copy of the purchase invoice, itemized by the customs department, should be attached to the request along with a copy of the bill of lading and the certificate of customs procedures.
  8. A record will be opened to monitor and track the movement of imported wireless devices; its pages will be numbered in accordance with the laws, ministerial decrees and regulating instructions and will be approved by the company and the NTRA. This record will be kept in the site where the wireless devices are displayed and stored (CS 1 - 3).
  9. These instructions should be written by hand at the beginning of the record. They should be approved by the company and the NTRA.
  10. The imported wireless devices will be registered, each with its serial number, policy number and date of release
  11. The sold wireless devices should be registered pursuant to its serial number with the following attachments:
    • ​​A copy of the sales invoice.
    • A copy of the record of receipt of the devices by the user.
    • A copy of the user's licence.​​
  12. A register will be opened for the registration of the company's incoming devices for the necessary maintenance and repair thereof and to track their movement with a valid copy of their licences
  13. The inventory balance is the difference between the number of wireless devices imported from abroad and that of the devices sold locally pursuant to their licences.
  14. The NTRA should be notified in writing of any change to be made to the legal entity of the Company within fifteen days.
  15. The records should be submitted to the NTRA for review at least once every month otherwise the NTRA will cancel the business practice permit.

General Instructions on Importing and Using Wireless Devices:
  1. It is prohibited to import or use the wireless devices with Encryption/ Voice Scrambler feature.
  2. The maritime radio communications between ship-owning companies or maritime agencies and maritime vessels will not be permitted except through coastal stations.
  3. ​It is permitted to import the terrestrial VHF (136-174 MHz) wireless devices as an inventory balance for display and sale, provided that the output capacity can be set to not more than 10 watts. It is permitted to import the terrestrial VHF (66-88 MHz) wireless devices as per the same condition for the customer licensed to use wireless devices operating in this bandwidth.
  4. The companies registered with NTRA as wireless device importers are the only companies permitted to configure and program wireless devices as per the terms of the user's license issued by the NTRA.
  5. It is permitted to import GPS Car Navigation devices without a usage licence. They will be sold directly from the importing company as per the terms and conditions mentioned in the undertaking (CS 38).
  6. It is permitted to import the GPS devices. A usage license should be issued to them.
  7. It is permitted to import the Fleet Management devices. A license should be issued to them to be operated off-line. It is not allowed to have devices with wireless transmission feature, GSM/ GPRS system, or various satellite systems for GPS location data.
  8. It is currently not permitted to import or use Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL Online) except through a company licensed by the NTRA to provide automated vehicle tracking service until the appropriate final controls and regulations are finalized in this regard.
  9. A company may not be granted a license to use real-time kinematic (RTK) land-surveying devices, equipped with UHF radio transmitters for the transmission of GPS data between the rover and base, unless it was granted a prior license to use a UHF for the stated purpose. This is because it is not possible to allocate ultra-high frequencies to users.
  10. In case the wireless devices are lost, an application should be submitted to the NTRA to remove them from the usage license issued in this concern. An official certified copy of the police report for the devise loss. It should detail the actions taken by the Public Prosecution concerning this incident. An amount of two thousand Egyptian pounds should be paid as fees for the loss of every single wireless device.
  11. When exporting wireless devices abroad, an application should be submitted to remove them from the usage license. Official re-export documents should be attached thereto.

Rules for Importing Wireless Networks Interconnecting Devices:
Firstly, Importing 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Devices:
    1. ​​Frequency band: 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz.
    2. Total Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (E.I.R.P) is 100 mW, that is, equivalent to 20 dBm.
    3. The channel bandwidth is 20 MHz.
      • ​ If the channel bandwidth is 20/40 MHz, the importer should undertake to configure and set the channel bandwidth to 20MHz for the user.
      • If the Total Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (E.I.R.P) is more than 100 mW, that is, equivalent to 20 dBm and E.I.R.P could be adjusted, the importer should undertake to configure and set the output power of the devices so that the E.I.R.P is 100 mW, that is, equivalent to 20 dBm.

Secondly: Importing 5 GHz Wi-Fi Devices:
    1. Frequency band: 5.150 - 5.350 GHz.
    2. Total Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (E.I.R.P) is 200 mW that is, equivalent to 23 dBm.
    3. The channel bandwidth is 20 MHz.
These devices should have the following features:
      • DFS: Dynamic Frequency Selection;
      • TPC: Transmit Power Control.
It is permitted to use such devices without a usage license and without paying the fees of an annual license when using them in one of the following cases: within the limits of the sole proprietorship (building - factory - school - university - hospital - hotel - club).

In case the devices have frequencies other than the licensed frequencies, the importer should undertake to configure and set the equipment for the end-user so that it works within the frequency limits allowed as per the technical specifications approved in this concern.

Thirdly: Importing broadband network equipment for External Connection as follows:
    1. Frequency band: 5.725 - 5.850 GHz.
    2. Total Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (E.I.R.P): 4 watts, that is, equivalent to 36 dBm.
    3. The channel bandwidth is 10 or 20 MHz only.

​Provided that these devices have the following features
      • ​​DFS: Dynamic Frequency Selection;
      • TPC: Transmit Power Control.
T​hey are used for external interconnection applications and should be licensed for use. An annual fee should be paid for usage.