Thailand New Notification on Criteria and Conditions of Authorization to Use Radio Frequency for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for General Use
On 25th June 2020, the Thai Regulator – National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) – issued a new notification ‘Criteria and Conditions of authorization to use radio frequency for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for General Use’ to replace the current notification. This new notification will take effect on 23rd September 2020.

Existing SDoC and UAV (Drone) registrations issued based on the existing notification will remain valid, with no updates required.

The new frequency 24.05 - 24.25 GHz with maximum output power 100 MW EIRP is now assigned to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). However, NBTC is still working on establishing a technical standard for this frequency, which is expected to be issued during early 2021. Before the new technical standard is issued, UAV devices using the frequency 24.05 - 24.25 GHz cannot be used in Thailand.