Round-robin basis. Two pools of three nations and two pools of four nations (Pools A, B, C and D).
The winner of Pool A will play-off against the winner of Pool C and the winner of Pool B will play-off against the winner of Pool D to determine which two nations will advance to the World Group II play-offs.
The bottom-placed nations in Pool A and Pool B will play-off against the bottom-placed nations in Pool C and Pool D to determine which two nations will be relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2017.
Two promoted.Two relegated.