Utilization of 5.9 GHz Band for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Technology in Saudi Arabia

The Communication, Space, and Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia has released a road map for the utilization of the 5.9 GHz Band for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. This road map outlines CST’s vision and plan to allocate the necessary frequency spectrum for V2X technology implementation in Saudi Arabia.

The main objective of this initiative is to keep up with the rapid advancements in intelligent transportation systems and pave the way for the deployment of autonomous vehicles. By doing so, the aim is to enhance the quality of life in the Kingdom by bolstering road safety and providing drivers with crucial real-time data.

The road map includes a thorough analysis of V2X applications, communication types, and significant developments in this domain. It also takes into account regulatory practices adopted in various countries and incorporates feedback from public consultations.

CST is committed to enabling cutting-edge technologies for V2X systems, with a particular focus on Cellular V2X (C-V2X). This choice is based on the advanced use-cases of the technology and its seamless integration into existing 4G and 5G networks, which can be utilized for V2X applications.

This road map is in line with the ongoing implementation of the Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use for the period 2021–2023 and aligns with the National Spectrum Strategy 2025. It signifies CST’s dedication to forging a prosperous and secure future through collaboration with relevant stakeholders.