NCA as mandated by South Sudan’s Communications Act 2012 manages the national Radio Frequency Spectrum for both government and non-governmental use. The radio frequency spectrum management department at NCA is in charge planning the national frequency spectrum, Updating the National Table of Frequency Allocations, doing channel allotments/arrangements, technical analysis to determine sharing and compatibility possibilities for services/stations and doing the actual frequency assignments. The department also performs monitoring of the frequency spectrum to assess occupancy and utilization of certain bands against official assignments to determine unauthorized frequency users as well as resolve cases of interference that might arise between authorized users. Other roles include international frequency coordination and liaison, Type Approval/Acceptance responsible for vetting, verifying and approving the importation and use of particular types of telecommunications equipment and devices that satisfy the technical requirements for operations in South Sudan.
The department ensures efficient and economical use of the radio frequency spectrum through planning and assigning the appropriate chucks of frequency bands for the right services and applications while ensuring the protection and safe operations of each service and applications. This include Fixed, Mobile, Landmobile, Broadcasting, Aeronautical, Maritime, Science and amateur services/stations.