Application Guide for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Radio Frequency

Date 30-May-2017

Application Guide for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Radio Frequency

o All radio equipment brought from abroad to be used during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang2018 requires short-term spectrum license from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), which is the RF spectrum regulatory authority of Korea.

o The spectrum application method is as follows:

The spectrum application method is as follows

It is a table that guides for the spectrum application method is as follows each stages, application period, frequency approval, description

Stage Application Period Frequency Approval Description
‘17. 1.15 ~ 6.30 ‘17. 7. 1 ~ 9.30 Process applications without priority.
Best chance of getting requested frequency
Cut-Off ‘17. 7. 1. ~ 7.15 - Organizing database system
‘17. 7.16 ~ 9.30 ~ ’17.10.31 Process applications on a first–come- first-served basis.
Frequency availability not guaranteed
’17.10. 1 ~ 10.31 ~ ’17.11.15
’17.11. 1 ~ 12.15 Within three weeks after application
Cut-Off ‘17.12.16 ~ 12.31 - Organizing database system
‘18. 1. 1 ~ 3.18 Games-Times Emergency frequency applications only. ‘Best effort’ assignment, with low chance of getting requested frequency

. Private Wi-Fi Routers(APs, Mi-Fis, etc.) also require spectrum application

- Application Method: Spectrum Order Portal (

- Application fee : Free*

* POCOG plans on providing frequency allocation services free of charge for devices brought from abroad.

o The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) and MSIP will analyse requested frequencies and notify users of their spectrum application results via email. If needed, frequency change may be requested.

o Upon arrival, all equipment must be tested and tagged at the SMR (Spectrum Management Room) by the relevant government agency before use.

- SMR location map will be provided at the Race Office

o Any additional inquiries regarding RF Spectrum may be sent to “”

- The Telecommunications Technology Department of POCOG TEC will respond to any questions you may have.

※ Note: According to the applicable Korean law, you may be fined up to 30 million KRW(30,000 USD) or sentenced to up to three years in jail for the use of an unapproved frequency. Therefore, all wireless equipment must acquire approval before use.