The Radio Frequency Centre for the Central Federal District is a Federal State Unitary Enterprise established by the RF Government Decree On the State Radio Frequency Service under the Ministry for Communications and Informatization of the Russian Federation (RF Government Decree No. 1002 dated 25.12.2000). It began operating on March 30, 2001.
The Central Federal District (CFD) is one of the most rapidly developing regions of Russia, featuring intensive growth of telecom services employing new IT systems and broad use of radio communications and television and radio broadcasting. There are more than 8,000 telecom networks and more than 440,000 radio electronic facilities registered in the District.
The Radio Frequency Centre’s functions are:
- to ensure proper use of radio frequencies and radio electronic facilities in the CFD;
- to perform monitoring of emissions by radio electronic facilities and high-frequency devices (radio monitoring);
- to ensure that frequency use payments are transferred to the federal budget;
- to perform EMC evaluation/coordination and spectrum availability activities and measurements of emissions technical parameters of radio electronic facilities and HF devices;
- to perform other work within its terms of reference.
Spectrum availability, EMC evaluation/coordination and emissions measurement functions are performed by the Centre’s Radio Monitoring Department and by radio monitoring units operating in regions. All the units have fixed and mobile facilities and modern monitoring systems.
Electromagnetic environment data are provided to the Situation Centre, which analyses and aggregates radio monitoring results. Radio monitoring units perform emissions measurements of some 47,000 stations and eliminate more than 600 interferences at requests from legal entities and individuals on an annual basis.
The CFD RFC has a GOST R certified Testing Laboratory, with enough equipment and skills to perform complex tasks, including equipment measurements and performance reviews, with findings and measurement reports delivered. Similar tasks are performed by the Centre’s branches.
The Centre employs skilled specialists, most of them with university degrees and many years of service in the telecom sector. Sixteen have doctor’s and candidate of science degrees, more than 40 have been awarded the titles of “Master of Telecommunications” and/or “Honorary Radioman” and three, certificates of merit from the Ministry of Information Technologies and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
One of the Centre’s priorities is to continue improving telecom operating processes in implementation of the Federal Law On Communications (Federal Law No. 126-FZ dated 07.07.2003), the RF Government Decree On the Radio Frequency Service (RF Government Decree No. 434 dated 14.05.2014) and the RF Government Decree On Approval of the Rules of Performing Radio Monitoring in the Russian Federation (RF Government Decree No. 175 dated 01.04.2005) and other documents that govern the work of the Radio Frequency Service as telecom services rapidly develop in the CFD. Plans are in place to continue introducing new IT systems and better telecom technologies, expanding the range and improving the quality of services provided by the Centre to radio frequency users.
The Centre and its local branches maintain a focus on the quality of services provided to all radio frequency users in the Central Federal District. A quality management system (QMS) consistent with GOST R ISO 9001-2011 was implemented on November 9, 2015 to support service quality improvement. In 2008, the Radio Frequency Centre for the Central Federal District was awarded a Prize of the Russian Federation Government for Quality of Services (as per RF Government Decree No. 385 dated 22.05.2008).