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raifatef
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Please update the regulatory information for Egypt

Greetings,

 

The WiFi regulatory restrictions applied for Egypt that you are using in your drivers is out of date. You are applying pre-2018 restrictions which contained a 40 MHz channel bandwidth restriction in 5 GHz. These restrictions were lifted in 2018 and other manufacturers have updated their regulatory databases but not you.

 

Due to your WiFi cards enforcing LAR, all Intel AX cards are artificially crippled to 40 MHz channel bandwidth in Egypt even though this is no longer necessary, and you are doing a disservice to your customers by not following with regulatory updates.

 

The restrictions in Egypt are currently:

 

2.4 GHz: Channel 1-13 max 20 dBm E.I.R.P. There are no legal bandwidth restrictions. (40 MHz permitted).

 

5 GHz: Channel 36-64 max 23 dBm E.I.R.P (DFS required for range from 52-64). The 40 MHz bandwidth restriction was lifted after 2018 and there are no mandated bandwidth restrictions. 160 MHz is permitted using 2 contiguous 80 MHz channels (36-64).

 

Channel 149-164 require a license from the telecom regulatory authority and are for outdoor use only with a channel bandwidth restriction of 20 MHz and with maximum of 36 dBm E.I.R.P. But this may be omitted for client indoor intended equipment.

 

The linux kernel has updated their regulatory database as of 2020:

Re: [wireless-regdb] Request for Update regulatory rules for Egypt (EG) (Linux Wireless) (spinics.ne...

 

Here is the relevant block from linux kernel:

country EG: DFS-ETSI
	(2402 - 2483.5 @ 40), (20)
	(5150 - 5250 @ 80), (23), NO-OUTDOOR, AUTO-BW, wmmrule=ETSI
	(5250 - 5330 @ 80), (20), NO-OUTDOOR, DFS, AUTO-BW, wmmrule=ETSI

db.txt - kernel/git/sforshee/wireless-regdb.git - Wireless regulatory database for CRDA

 

Here's a document directly from Egyptian Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) website:

Radio Spectrum - National Telecom Regulatory Authority (tra.gov.eg)

 

https://www.tra.gov.eg/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Guidelines-for-using-short-range-devices-srd-in-eg...

 

Here's the relevant part of the PDF:

raifatef_0-1620104373454.png

 

Please update your driver restrictions matrix and release new drivers as soon as possible. Thank you very much.

 

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MaryT_Intel
Community Manager
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Thank you, we'll take a look at this.

Kind regards,

 

Mary T.

Support Community Manager

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