The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced today (17 July 2018) “The Spectrum Management Plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020” (“The Spectrum Management Plan”) which includes the policy for radio frequency usage, frequency application procedures and other pertinent information required to ensure the proper and interference-free application of radio equipment used by all parties involved in the Games to carry out their respective duties.
Following “The Basic Spectrum Plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020” established on 8 November 2017, “The Spectrum Management Plan” was created to provide specific information about the prospective frequencies to be assigned, the spectrum application method and the application schedule for the purpose of promoting orderly spectrum usage.
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. Tokyo 2020 will continue to work on the frequency coordination with the relevant parties to ensure the efficient use of radio systems for the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games.