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Regulatory News dated Q1/2019

  • New Type Approval Regulation

    The Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) of Vanuatu has recently published the final regulation for importation, sale and use of radio and telecommunication equipment.

    “…The new regulation implies a verification of the equipment against applicable international standards and requirements to ensure that the use of ICT or RTTE equipment does not cause any interference or damage in the short or long term to the radio and telecommunication networks, the environment and the general public”

    The Offical gazette No 81 of 2018 is published under following link:

    https://www.trr.vu/attachments/article/744/official_gazette_no_81_of_2018.pdf


  • Manufacturer details in Ukrainian language

    Please be informed that according to the Ukrainian Technical Regulation (UA RED) the paragraph 25 states the following: Manufacturers must indicate their company's name, registered trade name or registered trademark and postal address at which they can be contacted, OR, if the size or nature of the radio equipment does not allow it, on the radio equipment package or in the accompanying document. Only one address shall be marked at which you can contact the manufacturer. Contact details are provided in accordance with the law on the application of languages.

    The details in national language can be found in the Ukranian DoC which we prepare and provide to our customers for signature.

    Source: https://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/355-2017-%D0%BF/page?lang=en


  • New validity time for type approval certificates

    According to decree 66/2018 as of 9th November 2019 under article 20, *Authority Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique* (INCM) has released, that new approvals will have a validity period of 8 years.

    Under article 21 was determined that certificate renewals should be requested 60 days prior to their expiring date.

    Here is the link for the published decree:

    http://www.incm.gov.mz/index.php/legislacao/legislacao-telecomunicacoes


  • Update TEC Logo

    The Indian Authority (Telecommunication Engineering Center) has published on their website new labeling requirements.

    According to the labelling Guidelines:

    “The height of TEC logo shell be ¼ of the size of the brand name, subject to a minimum height and of 12mm

    The TEC logo can be engraved, raised, embossed or debossed or printed label affixed.

    If the TEC logo is color printed and affixed, then the color composition given in the attached figure (figure) (RGB=0,108,156) must be maintained with no significant variation in color.

    However, black and white label is also permitted (colored=black, white=white).”

    Please use the following link for further information:

    https://www.mtcte.tec.gov.in/downloads


  • National Holidays - Nowruz

    The public holidays in Iran for Nowruz last for four days - starting on 21st March 2019; but the festival covers two weeks during which time schools & most authorities are closed!

    There are many countries along the Silk Roads, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan which also have these holidays.

    Thus, there might be delays with regard to expected approvals from the above-mentioned countries.


  • ACMA adopts Safety standards

    Telecommunications (Customer Equipment Safety) Technical Standard

    The ACMA standard Telecommunications (Customer Equipment Safety) Technical Standard 2018 (the Customer Equipment Safety Standard) adopts the following Australian/New Zealand Standards:

    • AS/NZS 60950.1:2015 – Information technology equipment – Safety, Part 1: General requirements (the 2015 industry standard); and

    • AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 – Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements (the 2018 industry standard).

    The 2018 industry standard is intended to replace the 2015 industry standard four years after 15 February 2018. During that period, a relevant item of customer equipment may, under the 2018 industry standard, comply with either the 2015 industry standard or the 2018 industry standard.

    The ACMA has made the Customer Equipment Safety Standard to repeal and replace the 2011 ACMA Standard to reflect the latest technical requirements for particular customer equipment.

    For detailed information pleas visit ACMA’s website.

    Source: https://acma-search.clients.funnelback.com/s/search.html?collection=acma&query=62368


  • Press release from ARPCE

    We would like to inform you that the Regulator of the Republic of Congo has decided that the Communications terminal equipment electronics will not return to Congo without having been approved by the validation of the ARPCE.

    "As part of the application of the regulations on the import and distribution of electronic communications terminal equipment, the ARPCE has initiated a circular on January 14, 2019 which prescribes importers and distributors of equipment operating in this field. A period of one week to comply with the texts in force.

    "It has been shown to me that the activity of importing and distributing electronic communications terminal equipment has hitherto been in defiance of the rules imposed in this area by the regulations in force; despite numerous reminders to the order, the last of which was made during the meeting held at the headquarters of the Regulatory Authority, on December 17, 2018, with certain importers and distributors, "said the Director General of the ARPCE, Mr. Yves Castanou who enjoins importers and distributors to report to the headquarters of the ARPCE for delivery, no later than January 21, 2019.

    After this period, violators will be exposed to the penalties provided by law. As a reminder, the law n ° 9-2009 of 25 November 2009 regulating the sector of Electronic Communications, in its article 161, requires a certificate of approval prior to the importation of any terminal equipment of Electronic Communications.

    The authorization and certification of electronic communications terminal equipment is therefore one of the paramount missions of the ARPCE, which aims to promote consumer rights. ARPCE intends to provide users throughout the country with quality equipment that meets international standards"

    Source: Official letter from authority


  • New regulation on License-free frequency bands

    On 12th of February the new circular 18/2018/TT-BTTTT as amendment and supplement to circular 46/2016/TTBTTTT came into force

    • The most important news for our customer is, that the 866- 868 MHz license free band allocated for RFID is removed but products which has been manufactured or imported before 12th of February can be used in Vietnam, in case the product does not cause harmful interferences.
    • Allowed is the use for wireless charging devices operating in the frequency range 9 kHz 190 kHz
    • The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has also confirmed, that Short Range Devices which do not meet operating frequency requirements and operational technical conditions (maximum ERP/EIRP power, spurious emissions) are not allowed to be imported and used in Vietnam. SRD having multi operating frequency bands and/or exceeding the allowed bands and/or multi power level must be fixed and limited to meet requirements of Circular 18/2018/TT-BTTTT and Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT of MIC Vietnam.

    Source: http://mic.gov.vn/Upload_Moi/VanBan/18.PDF


  • Homologation 24 GHz & 77 GHz

    The Certification Body in Belarus cannot issue a 'Declaration of Conformity' pursuant to the Radio/Telecom Technical Regulation TR 2018/024/BY "Technical Regulation of the Republic of Belarus" for 24 Ghz & 77 GHz radar sensors, since either there is no applicable standard or no national laboratory which can perform tests on 24 GHz & 77 GHz sensors.

    Thus, it is mandatory to apply for an Exemption Statement at a Certification Body in order to be able to launch the devices on the BY market and to use the products within Belarus.

    Furthermore, an EAC Declaration is required for the import besides the Exemption Statement which covers the RF part.

    Source; Notification Body in Belarus.


  • Homologation applications via web portal VUCE

    The Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) informs that as of March 4, 2019, the certifications for Telecommunications Equipment Homologation will be processed only via the Single Window of Foreign Trade (VUCE). This will reduce paperwork, time, and paperwork, while at the same time making it easier for the applicants to track or status the applications.

    Source: Email from the authority.


  • The Yemen authority will resume normal work next week

    According to internal research the MITIT will accept new requests again.

    The authority also confirmed to reprint certificates with a new issue date, which were requested on December 2018

    The lead time will be 8 weeks


  • New ENACOM Resolution for 2G/3G/4G Terminals and Radiobases

    The ENTE NACIONAL DE COMUNICACIONES (ENACOM) has published yesterday changes for Terminals and Radiobases

    • Resolution 793/2019 for (2G/3G/4G Terminals): ENACOM will continue accepting foreign certificates and reports until two accredited laboratories accredited by ENACOM have been authorized to carry out tests according ENACOM-Q2-61.03 V17.1
    • Resolution 794/2019 for (2G/3G/4G Radiobases): ENACOM will now accept foreign certificates and test reports until two accredited laboratories accredited by ENACOM have been authorized to carry out tests according ENACOM-Q2-61.04 V17.1

    And for renewals of applications done under the conditions e established in the preceding Article, a Test Report must be submitted, issued by an ENACOM accredited Laboratory enabled for the corresponding measurements.

    Source: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNorma/201868/20190218 and https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNorma/201867/20190218


  • Public Consultation

    Brazil’s Authority ANATEL has published the public consultation 001/2019 with the aim of adapting test requirements for RFID / NFC devices operating with 13 MHz and for devices with periodic operation. Proposals are welcome and the goal is to evaluate the specific conditions of use for the equipment with periodic transmission characteristics and limited electric field strength of the RFID systems in the 13 MHz band.

    Source: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/brazil-launches-public-consultation-on-restricted-radiocommunication-equipment--1277396


  • Updated Radio/Telecom requirements

    Belarus has finally enforced its updated Radio/Telecom requirements as of 01/01/2019 with the ‚new’ Radio/Telecom Technical Regulation TR 2018/024/BY "Technical Regulation of the Republic of Belarus: Telecommunication Facilities: Safety. TR 2018/024/BY" which revokes the previously effective requirements defined in the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Belarus No.: 849 dd. 21.10.2016.

    Products to be approved in acc. with the TR/2018/024/BY need to be marked with TR BY mark. Devices require to have a Belarus Approval in acc. with TR/2018/024/BY and must be marked with mandatory TR BY mark. From now on local testing is required in Belarus

    The main difference of TR/2018/024/BY from previous requirements (Resolution 849/2016) is mandatory marking (TR BY) and mandatory in-country testing.

    Belarus Radio/Telecom Approval (in addition to CU EAC Certificate) is required in order launch devices on Belarus market. Currently, in EAEU no unified requirements for Radio/Telecom exist, each EAEU Member State has its own national requirements.

    Both CU EAC and Belarus Radio/Telecom Certificates are necessary in order to import and use of devices in Belarus.

    Note: please also check whether your product is subject to other applicable requirements (such as Belarus energy efficiency certification requirements in acc. with BY Resolution 849/2016; RoHS requirements which become mandatory in EAEU from March 1st, 2020 with the EAEU Technical Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 – application process for RoHS is recommended to be started already from May-June 2019).

    IS RADIO/TELECOM APPROVAL REQUIRED, IF A PRODUCT HAS ALREADY BEEN PLACED ON THE MARKET OF BELARUS

    If a product has an approval in accordance to the Resolution 849/2016, it is allowed to supply the product to Belarus market based on this approval (which was possible to receive before 01.01.2019) until the approval expiry date.

    CERTIFICATION – CoC vs. DECLARATION DoC?

    The Technical Regulation TR 2018/024/BY sets two conformity approval procedures, Certification and Declaration, which depends on the device. Products subject to Certification are listed in Annex 1 to the TR 2018/024/BY, product subjects to Declaration are listed in Annex 2 to the TR 2018/024/BY. It is allowed to receive a Certificate (BY TR CoC) instead of a Declaration (BY TR DoC) - approval in form of Certificate is highly preferred by the market. Certificates are issued based on documentation, local testing and a factory inspection.

    http://tnpa.by/#!/DocumentCard/398082/527818


  • Delay of New Type Approval Applications

    At the moment new type approval applications are not available till the Ministry of Telecom and Technology (MTIT) till the new regulations are published.

    According to internal research applications which are already submitted will be processed and the certificate will be issued.

    A delay for several month is possible.

    Unfortunately we have no official statement from authority side on this issue


  • New Circular 18/2018/TT-BTTT

    The vietnam Authority (Ministry of Inofmation and Cummunication - MIC) has recently released the Circular 15/2018/TT-BTTTT and came in force on 01/01/2019

    The main changes are:

    1. MIC officially confirms that ADoC for imported product is now aborted. ADoC can be only issued for domestic manufactured products

    2. ICT Mark is still official conformity mark for products under management scope of MIC Vietnam. CODE application and ICT mark registration is still required

    3. MIC introduces definition of authorized local representative of oversea manufacturer. Type Approval certificate and local test reports issue under name of authorized local representative of oversea manufacturer will be valid for any importers in importation, customs clearance, and PQIR for imported products.

    4. Test reports will be permanent valid for MIC application.

    5. Type Approval certificate will not be invalid when new technical standard(s) enter in effect.

    6. Lead time to issue Type Approval certificate is shortened from 10 working days down to 7 working days

    7. New application forms introduced, requirement on application documents now a bit simplified.

    8. Validity of ADoC for domestic manufactured products is bound to validity of Type Approval certificate (for product which is required for both Type Approval and Declaration of Conformity) or 3 years (for products which is required for Declaration of Conformity only).

    9. ADoC which has been issued (before 10 August 2018) will be still be valid when this Circular enter in effect. (permanent validity)

    Source: https://thukyluat.vn/vb/thong-tu-15-2018-tt-btttt-chung-nhan-hop-quy-cong-bo-hop-quy-hang-hoa-nganh-cong-nghe-61b56.html


  • New specification for radiated immunity tests

    According Act. 6506/2018 from Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) radio devices (WiFi with multiple operating modes not each mode is subject for testing, but rather the most complex modulation.

    Here one example:

    Radio device WiFi (802.2211a/b/g/n/ac) with Bluetooth and NFC technology which operates in following modes :

    Wifi 2.4 GHz 802.11b

    Wifi 2.4 GHz 802.11g

    Wifi 2.4 GHz 802.11n (20 MHz)

    Wifi 5 GHz 802.11

    Wifi 5 GHz 802.11n (20 MHz)

    Wifi 5 GHz 802.11n (40 MHz)

    Wifi 5 GHz 802.11ac (80 MHz)

    Bluetooth 2.4 GHz

    NFC 13.56 MHz

    Only these modes should be tested:

    2.4 GHz: 802.11n (20 MHz)

    5 GHz: 802.11 ac (80 MHz);

    2.4 GHz: Bluetooth (in the configuration with higher bandwidth and higher transmission rate)

    13.56 MHz: NFC

    Source Newsletter Anatel


  • Public Holidays in China

    Due to Chinese New Year from 04/02/2019- 10/02/2019 the Chinese Authorities will be closing.

    Chinese New Year is also celebrated in several Asian countries but is not an official holiday everywhere.


  • New Regulation and exempted equipment

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has notified new regulations.

    All details related to equipment that is exempted and the one that requires type approval is listed within the regulations and all are required to abide by the notified regulations and procedures.

    The new regulation can be found here.

    https://www.pta.gov.pk/assets/media/type_app_standards_reg_2018_181218.pdf

    The PTA has also published a list of exempted equipment:

    These are in detail:

    • Networking Equipment
    • Laptops, Desktopts, Personal Cumputer (without SIM)
    • Tablet PC with WiFi (without SIM)
    • GPS devices
    • Smart Watches with Bluetooth / WiFi (without SIM)

    The hole list can be downloaded on www.pta.gov.pk


  • Proposal to update LIPD Class Licence

    The ACMA is currently consulting on proposed updates to the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015.

    The LIPD Class Licence operates in concert with the ACMA’s Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2014.

    Under section 8A of the Short Range Devices Standard, if the proposed updates to the LIPD Class Licence are made, the standard for performance for items being updated in the LIPD Class Licence will be those standards listed in the updated LIPD Class Licence for that item. A transition period of one year from when the LIPD Class Licence is made applies before it is mandatory for a supplier to comply with the standards requirement.

    In detail, the proposed updates to the LIPD Class Licence consider:

    • updating and expending existing 60 GHz arrangements (57–66 GHz) for data communication systems, including 5G. Specifically:
      • adding the 66–71 GHz frequency band
      • updating existing arrangements in the 57–66 GHz band regarding indoor and outdoor data communications systems.
    • adding new arrangements for ‘all transmitters’ in the 57–64 GHz band
    • revising arrangements for underground transmitters in certain bands supporting fixed and mobile services from 70–520 MHz
    • adding support for higher power radiodetermination transmitters, i.e. radars operating in the 76–77 GHz frequency band
    • adding support for ground and wall penetration radar as adjunct to current apparatus licence arrangements (30–12,400 MHz)
    • aligning existing arrangements for ultra-wideband devices with US and European arrangements for generic (indoor and hand-held) devices (3,100–3,400 MHz and 8,500–9,000 MHz) and aircraft applications (6,000–8,500 MHz).

    In addition to the proposed variation, the ACMA invites suggestions from industry and individuals on devices and technologies for possible future updates to be included on the list of transmitters authorised under the LIPD Class.

    Source acma.gov.au


  • New Regulation Issuance

    The SDPPI has recently issued a new regulation (16th Year 2018) which regulates the Operational Provision of Telecommunication Tools and Equipment Certification and replaces the Regulation Number 18 Year or 2014.

    The most important changes concern the following points:

    1 . Certification of same products that are originated from different countries:

    “Telecommunication tools and / or equipment that have same brand, model/type but originating from different countries must meet the technical requirements and proven by different certificates

    2. Certification Revision or Change

    In regard of certificate revision, article 13 (page 10 of the regulation) states that certificate revision is possible under certain circumstances:

    The Certificate Holder must submit Certification revision when occurs:

    • Change of certificate holder name
    • Change Certificate holder address and/or
    • Certificates ownership transfer to other parties

    3. New Labeling Requirements

    There are 4 important requirements to follow:

    1. Article 15: The obligation of attaching label, QR and Warning Sign

    1. Certificate holder must attach label and QR Code (that’s shown on the certificate) on every certified Telecommunication Tool and/or Equipment before they are traded and/or used.
    2. Certificate holder must attach a warning sign on the Telecommunication tool and/or devices.

    Exempted are short range devices

    1. Article 16 (label and QR code)

    • The label must be comply with a predetermined format

    (in case that is not possible to attached the label on the product, the label can be attached on the packaging

    • The QR code should be attached on packaging (each packaging) of the certified Telecommunication Toll and/or devices
    • The warning sign is in form of a statement that everyone is prohibited to make changes into the telecommunication tools and/or devices.

    It should be fixed on each packaging considering the format.

    Link to full regulation PDF file:

    https://www.dimulti.id/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PM_Kominfo_No_16_Tahun_2018_JDIH.pdf


  • New Location Head Office

    Due to moving to a new location the National Service for Radio Frequency Management has only limited acces in CW 3.

    Source: Email from Authority from 11/01/2019


  • New online portal

    As of 2019-01-02, all inquiries have to be sent to the ARCEP (Autorité de Régulation des Communications et des Postes) through the latter's new e-services platform.

    The type approval procedure remains unchanged and local representatives are still mandatory.


  • Federal Shutdown


  • New Technical Specifications for SRDs

    Reminder: As of 2018-01-01, all equipments operating in the frequency band 698 - 806 MHz will be prohibited for sale according to the new procedures and requirements for the registration of telecommunication equipment released last 2018-09-02. Since 2018-09-14, only equipment operating in the radio frequency band 470 - 698 MHz are accepted for registration, as stated in the guide for registration of communication equipment.

    Source: https://www.imda.gov.sg/regulations-licensing-and-consultations/frameworks-and-policies/equipment-registration-framework



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