Environmental Improvement for the Games
The Basic Spectrum Plan and The Spectrum Management Plan
The Basic Spectrum Plan
A wide variety of radio systems is expected to be used during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, including radio systems used by the media for international broadcast and news coverage, competition officials to measure time or make judgments, national delegations, and operational staff to communicate with each other.
On 8 November 2017, Tokyo 2020 established “The Basic Spectrum Plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020”, a basic plan for radio frequency assignment, for the purpose of the proper and interference-free application of radio equipment used by all parties involved in the Games to carry out their respective duties.
The Spectrum Management Plan
Following “The Basic Spectrum Plan”, Tokyo 2020 has established “The Spectrum Management Plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020” on 17 July 2018 which includes specific information about the prospective frequencies to be assigned, the spectrum application method and the application schedule.
In principle, a license issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (the MIC) is necessary to operate radio equipment in Japan. At the Tokyo 2020 Games, Tokyo 2020 will as needed obtain the radio station license from the MIC on behalf of the stakeholders and will undertake spectrum coordination to avoid harmful interference among wireless devices.
Tokyo 2020 is scheduled to start accepting spectrum applications for the various equipment to be used during the Games in February 2019.
Details regarding the spectrum application procedure will be available in January 2019 on this page.
The Spectrum Monitoring Plan
To ensure no interference and no jamming of the radio spectrum and stable and secure radio frequencies at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) released the “Spectrum Monitoring Plan For the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020”, which outlines Tokyo 2020's plans to monitor the radio spectrum at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
To enable Games-related personnel to conduct radio operations smoothly and without interference and jamming, Tokyo 2020 plans to work closely with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications – the ministry responsible for Japan's radio spectrum – on a range of radio spectrum monitoring initiatives.