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Regulatory News dated Q1/2015

  • New Type Approval Requirements

    Namibia's CRAN published new rules for Type Approval:

    • applicable to foreign manufacturers as well
    • RTTE test reports are required
    • no sample needed but can still be requested
    • Validity is 3 years

    These come into force on 2015-08-03 and apply to existing devices as well.


  • SUPERTEL changed name to ARCOTEL

    ARCOTEL (Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecommunicaciones) is now replacing SUPERTEL (Supertendencia de Telecomunicaciones) as the Ecuadorian Regulatory Authority.

    The Type Approval remains unaffected and still no specific label is required. During the transition period, current applications might be delayed by approximately 1-2 weeks.


  • New label requirements in Argentina

    In the Resolution Nº 82/2015 released on 2015-01-28, the Argentine Communications Authority (CNC) inform about the format, size, colors and display of the CNC label and homologation number. This resolution will be in force after 2015-05-04 and affects new certified products as well as renewals.


  • Samples Now Required for Type Approval

    From 2015-01-01 on, Congo's Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) requires one sample for each Type Approval application. A waiver might be requested in case there is size constraint/restriction in transporting the sample.


  • Samples Now Mandatory for Type Approval

    So far Nigeria's NCC had not requested samples but beginning 2015-01-01 samples will be mandatory cell phones, tablets and notebooks. For other products Nigeria's NCC reserves the right to request samples.



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