Kosovo’s Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (ARKEP) kicked off its Kosovo Digital Economy Project in early 2021 by implementing its National Spectrum Monitoring System (NSMS), based on TCI technology, which will provide new capabilities to monitor and regulate Kosovo’s radio frequency spectrum.
TCI was awarded the contract for the international tender issued by ARKEP under the Ministry of Economy and Environment, for a turnkey spectrum monitoring and direction-finding system that includes four fixed monitoring stations, one mobile monitoring station, one transportable monitoring station, and portable monitoring equipment. TCI will also be providing a full-featured monitoring control center that provides a central monitoring database with an interface ARKEP’s license database. In addition, TCI will also be performing installation, training, and maintenance services.
According to a senior ARKEP official, “The NSMS project is very important to ARKEP because this new technology gives us the ability to do continuous frequency spectrum monitoring in the range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz. The NSMS will help us to identify and eliminate all sources of radio frequency interference.”
ARKEP signed the contract for this initiative in December 2020 and work began in 2021. Completion of the final phases is expected in early 2022.
TCI is excited to be AKEP’s selected supplier for such an important system that will provide the latest generation spectrum monitoring tools for Kosovo.
TCI International, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPX Corporation. TCI provides turn-key solutions for spectrum management and monitoring, direction finding, geolocation, and communications intelligence to civilian, government, military, and intelligence agencies as well as antennas for communications and high-power radio broadcasting. TCI is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA. For more information, visit www.tcibr.com.