SARFSA national Spectrum Audit (9 kHz – 500 MHz) for the South Africa Department of Communications

LS of South Africa performed a national spectrum audit for the South African Department of Communications using its OBSERVER monitoring system at various fixed sites across South Africa.
The project involved the following:

  • Theoretical investigation into regulatory frequency databases (NFMR)
  • Theoretical investigation into major spectrum user databases
  • Selective measurement of operational frequencies
  • Investigation into technologies and spectrum efficiency
  • Comparison and analysis of information collected
  • Recommendations on findings

The objectives for the project:

  • Analyse National Frequency Master Register (NFMR)
  • Determine if usage of Spectrum is effective in South Africa
  • Identify shortcomings in ICASAs spectrum database and spectrum management process
  • Check level of international compliance with ITU and regulations
  • Determine whether South Africa uses spectrum efficient technologies
  • Propose changes to spectrum management and monitoring systems at regulatory level

Supply and Implementation of SPECTRA automated Spectrum Management System for the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority MACRA)

LS of South Africa was awarded the tender to supply its SPECTRA automated Spectrum Management system to MACRA.
The project involves the following:

  • Conceptual design of spectrum management system containing admin, billing and RF engineering modules
  • Database implementation
  • Interfacing with existing third party spectrum monitoring systems
  • System installation and commissioning
  • Training

Supply of SPECTRAemc RF engineering software to Astronomy Management Authority (AMA) of the Department of Science & Technology

LS of South Africa was chosen to provide its SPECTRAemc RF engineering software to the Astronomy Management Authority.
The project involved the following:

  • Supply of SPECTRAemc RF Engineering Tool
  • Database Creation and Implementation
  • Training