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Regulatory News dated Q4/2019

  • Future use of the 28 GHz band and Review of RALI FX3 38 GHz

    On 25th of September, ACMA - Australian Communication and Media Authority - has published the outcome of the future use of the 28 GHz band and review of the RALI FX 3 in the 38 GHz band consultation processes.

    Future use of 28Ghz band:

    “ACMA has concluded its review of the 28 GHz band with the release of its Future use of the 28 GHz band: Planning decisions and preliminary views outcome paper.

    This paper details planning decisions ACMA has made for the 28 GHz band.

    In addition, it contains preliminary views formed on the associated licensing and technical conditions that will subsequently be developed.

    The release of this paper signals the progression of the 25 GHz band to the “re-planning” phase of the ACMA’s planning process. We will shortly commence work towards implementing the new arrangement in the 28 GHz band.

    Review of RALI FX3 in the 38 GHz band:

    ACMA has concluded its review of channel arrangements for fixed point-to-point links in the 38 GHz band.

    Details of planning decisions made are in the Review of point-to-point arrangements in the 38 GHz band decisions paper.

    The outcome of this consultations have been included in an update to RALI FX3.


  • Curfews after violent protests

    Ecuador’s government declared on 3rd of October 2019 a state of emergency, which was limited to 30 days to restore public order and prevent protests with the military.
    In certain areas and in the city of Quito curfews are arranged, which are not only at night, but also partially during the day. All over the city there are currently blockades and demonstrations.

    Since public life has partially come to a standstill, we also expect delays in the approval procedures.

    Source internal research


  • Holiday season

    Israel - please be informed that the coming holiday season will affect the efficency of the local MoC, SII & MoE activities.

    This means a complete shut-down from 11th of October until 27th of October 2019.

    Type approval certification dalays might occur.


  • Requirement to support 4G technology

    Please be informed that CITC has announced an additional requirement as below with respect to 4G technology support in tracking devices and machine-to-machine communication (M2M)

    Further to what was clarified previously, where we have emphasized that all importers of CITC devices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must comply with the technical specification (RI056) issued by the Committee and which included that all terminal devices must - at minimum - support 4G and cellular transmission service in addition to applying the electronic label.

    Based on that, the Committee would like to emphasize that these kind of devices must include the above-stated requirements. Otherwise such terminal devices will not be released or approved.

    This requirement to support 4G technology in tracking devices and machine-to-machine communication (M2M) will come into force on 1/1/2020.

    Source: CITC email.


  • New STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018

    On 17th of September 2019 the new STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018 was published in the Official Gazette.

    The new standard regulates Electronic Devices-Security requirements and test methods and replaces NOM-001-SCFI-1993 and will enter in force on 15th of June 2020

    This NOM establishes the safety characteristics and requirements that electronic equipment must meet, that are manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased, in the territory of the United Mexican States, with the purpose of preventing danger to consumers and for the conservation of their assets, in terms of the absence of risk of unacceptable damage, depending on the use properties of the equipment, providing for reasonably foreseeable misuse, when their installation, conservation and use, correspond to the purpose for which they are intended, according to the following principles:

    • Protection against electric shock
    • Protection against mechanical hazards
    • Protection against optical radiation
    • Fire protection
    • Protection against thermal effects, and
    • Protection against biological and chemical effects

    This NOM specifies the requirements to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to the operator and non-professional personnel who may come into contact with the equipment and, when specifically established, for maintenance personnel.

    This NOM intends to reduce those risks related to the installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units, or of independent units, with the equipment subject to installation, operation and maintenance according to the manufacturer's prescription.

    This NOM does not include requirements on performance, aptitude to function or operating characteristics of electronic equipment.

    This Official Mexican Standard applies to electronic equipment and its accessories that use the electric power of the public service for its supply, with single-phase supply voltages up to 277 V AC at 60 Hz and / or three-phase voltages up to 480 V AC, between lines at 60 Hz; as well as other sources of energy, such as batteries, batteries, accumulators, auto generation and alternative power sources up to 500 V DC.

    Link to the Official Gazette


  • Public Holiday in China

    The People's Republic of China (PRC) observes its anniversary on October 1st 2019
    Officially the holiday is three days but there are usually extended by bridge holidays for one week.
    Chinese Authorities will be closing in CW 40, some delays can be expected in the current type approval procedures


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