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Regulatory News dated Q4/2013

  • New Type Approval Requirements

    The National Communications Authority of Ghana (NCA) has new rules for Type Approval, beginning 2014-01-01.

    A summary of the new Ghana requirements:

    • A sample is mandatory (as-sold)
    • NCA will publish the following data on their website:
      1. Brand
      2. Certification Body
      3. Country of Origin
      4. Date of Certification
      5. EMC standard
      6. Equipment category
      7. Firmware/Software Version
      8. Manufacturer
      9. Modulation type
      10. Notes
      11. Operating frequency band
      12. Radio frequency power of radio equipment
      13. Radio standard
      14. Safety standard
      15. Transmission capacity
      16. Type of RTT
    • All Type Approved RTTE must have a permanent label except for:
      1. WiMAX FORUM marked equipment
      2. WiFi ALLIANCE marked equipment
      3. UL Registered Component marked equipment
      4. Modular equipment
      5. IECEE CB SCHEME marked equipment
      6. CE marked equipment or FCC parts 15 and 16 approved equipment
      7. Bluetooth marked equipment
      8. 3GPP marked equipment

  • BIS Certification Deadline Extended to January 2014

    The deadline for Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification on imported electronics products has been extended until 2014.


  • Changes to Type Approval Guidelines

    Gambian Regulator PURA changed its Type Approval procedures as following:

    1) All Gambia Type Approval certificates issued before 10/30/2013 will expire on 12/31/2015.
    Certificates issued after 10/30/2013 will have 2 years validity.

    2) Test reports to the following standards will be recognized :

    • FCC
    • ANSI
    • ETSI
    • ITU
    • IEC
    • ISO

    3) PURA reserves the right to request a sample of the product if they have concerns about interference, EMC, health and safety of the product.



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