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  • IndonesiaNew regulation Kepdir No. 124 Tahun 2020

    The Indonesian authority SDPPI published the new regulation Kepdir No. 124 Tahun 2020 which officially came into force on July 28th 2020. The regulation replaces the previous regulation Kepdirjen No. 36 Tahun 2020 and will be valid for 6 months.
    In the regulation, two different lists are included, one list for overseas labs recognized for HKT products (page 4-5 English version) and the second one for non HKT products (page 6-9 English version).
    The test reports of the listed laboratories can be used for a paperwork approval where no local RF and EMC testing are required.

    The official SDPPI document is available in Indonesian as well as in English


  • SerbiaSerbia published new Radio Frequency Allocation Plan

    The Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) issued a new frequency allocation plan.It was first published in the “Official Gazette of RS“, No. 89/20 of June 25, 2020 and came into force on July 3, 2020. The Radio Frequency Band Allocation Plan includes the allocation of frequency bands to specified radio communication services according to relevant international agreements and recommendations, in the interest of citizens, economy and national security.

    Source: https://www.ratel.rs/en/blog/new-radio-frequency-band-allocation-plan-goes-into-force

    Official document (Serbian only)


  • BrazilExtension of frequency allocation for mobile communication

    ANATEL recently launched a public consultation regarding the opening of the 3.3 to 3.7 GHz band for Personal Mobile Service in Brazil. Manufacturers and importers as well as any other stakeholder interested in this newly available frequency band are invited to send comments to the authority before 2020-08-31.

    The purpose of the act is the extension of the frequency allocation in this area from 3.6 GHz now to 3.7 GHz.

    The complete list of documents and submitted comments may be found at https://sei.anatel.gov.br/sei/modulos/pesquisa/md_pesq_processo_exibir.php?exIsiWoPbTSMJNP15y_TiUpWIfXjgqaCc-xbh3o0V5ttS0uQqIkRDNDdsrlbDPN0z9DjOh_HT6NYS_BYkN5mlMU-GYs_9lPkSQMneGTcqs7X9BODs77W-nOHRfUzTemf

    Comments should be sent to the Brazilian TBT Enquiry Point (barreirastecnicas@inmetro.gov.br) and copied to leonardoc@anatel.gov.br and davison@anatel.gov.br.

    Source: http://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/consulta-publica-n-50-de-3-de-junho-de-2020-261923839


  • United StatesAccess to the 70/80 and 90 GHz bands in the USA

    In their attempt to promote the 5G expansion the FCC initiated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 20-76A1, regarding the exploration of new uses in the frequency ranges 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz and 94.1-95 GHz. The aim of the rule changes is the facilitation of the provision of wireless backhaul for 5G and the deployment of broadband services to aircraft and ships. The commission seeks to promote the expanded use of this millimeter-wave spectrum for several innovative services.

    Comments may be filed electronically through ECFS at http://apps.fcc.gov/ ecfs/

    Source: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-76A1.pdf


  • EgyptNTRA introduces further type approval schemes

    In March 2020 we already informed you about the introduction of 2 type approval schemes for applications in Egypt. Recently, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) introduced 2 additional certification schemes and further clarified the requirements for each scheme:

    The light scheme applies for ISO 17025 accredited manufacturers. Provided the manufacturer does not have an ISO 17025 accreditation, the factory location determines which approval scheme should be applied:

    Factory Location Approval Scheme
    Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, Western Europe Light scheme
    Any other country, which is not listed Intermediate scheme
    China and India Tight scheme
    Egypt Guided scheme

    Please note: While the light and intermediate scheme follow roughly the same procedure, an application following the guided scheme will require a factory inspection of NTRA.

    Sources:

    Light and intermediate scheme procedure

    Tight scheme procedure

    Guided scheme procedure (Arabic only)

    NTRA website


  • ParaguayNew Resolution permits the use of the 918 – 928 MHz

    The Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) issued Resolución 1269/2020 permitting the use of 918-928 MHz frequency range for RFID; SRD and LPWAN equipment. Currently, it is still unclear when the resolution will come into force. We will keep you updated.

    Important: The technical parameters of such devices using this frequency band must be configured according to the limitations established in the Regulation:

    For RFID:

    ERP Power Antenna Beam Width
    ≤ 1 W No restrictions
    1 W ≤ 2 W ≤ 180 °
    2 W ≤ 4 W ≤ 90 °

    For SRD and LPWAN:

    Transmission Type ERP Power Harmonics
    Frequency hopping 2 W 20 dB below the highest-level point, in any 100 kHz bandwidth
    Digital modulation 2 W 20 dB below the highest-level point, in any 100 kHz bandwidth
    Other

    50 mV/m

    (-1.23 dBm)

    500 µV/m (-41.23 dBm)

    The maximum bandwidth should not exeed 500 kHz for RFID and 250 kHz for LPWAN. The number of channels is not limited as long as the channels stay within the allowed frequency range and the maximum bandwith is considered.

    Devices operating in this frequency range will require a label on the product or a statement in the user manual, as follows:

    “En Paraguay, este equipo deberá ser configurado para operar con las limitaciones establecidas en la norma Técnica NTC-RF-918:2020 de la CONATEL”.

    Source: Official resolution (Spanish only)


  • Congo Democratic RepublicNew validity period for type approval certificate

    As previously released as an advanced notice on 26th of September 2019, the new regulation regarding the validity period of type approval certificates has come into force.

    L’Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo (ARPTC) has recently published the decision 065/ARPTC/CLG/2019

    The approval of terminal equipment or radio installation is now granted for varying durations with equipment being classified into 6 categories

    1. Equipment connected to telecommunications networks and radio transmitters (Validity: 5 years)
    2. Landline and mobile phones. Low power equipment (Validity: 2 years)
    3. All other equipment different from the first two categories containing a radio module (Validity: 2 years)
    4. Receivers, reception decoders (Validity: 2 years)
    5. Antennas (Validity: 5 years)
    6. All other equipment not listed in categories 1-5 (Validity: 2 years)

    The renewal will be done under the same conditions.

    The new regulation also indicates marking rerquirements. The equipment must be labelled prior to marketing by the applicant, with an irremovable label including the following information:

    • Approval number and date

    • Identification of the model and batch or serial number

    • Manufacturer or supplier identification

    Source: original Décision 065/ARPTC/CLG/2019 in French


  • MalawiMACRA develops new Type Approval regulations

    The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority MACRA is developing new Type Approval regulations.

    According to the draft regulations all electronic communication products require type approval. Products which already have a recognized approval from ITU Region 1. e.g. have a CE DoC, can apply for a simplified scheme.

    We recommend for interested parties to check the draft regulations and especially the Schedule 2, which lists the recognized ETSI Standards.

    Comments can be provided via email to dg-macra@macra.org.mw till 31. July 2020.

    Source: E-Mail from authority - PDF can be donwload here


  • RwandaNew Type Approval Regulations

    The RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulation Authority) published the Regulation N˚ 011/R/STD-ICT/RURA/020 of 29/05/2020.

    This new regulation regulates type approval procedures as well as importation and supply of electronic communication devices.
    It includes new sample requirements for all devices and re-clarified that local representatives are mandatory.

    The document was already released and implemented by the RURA but is yet to be published in the Rwanda gazette. As of today there is no official publication date available.

    Source offical document as PDF


  • FranceANFR informs about the extension of the specific absorption rate

    From July 1, 2020, all radio equipment devices emitting more than 20 mW which are intended to be used near the human body, are obligated to display SAR.

    Herewith included are phones, tablets, certain connected watches and wireless headsets.

    The measurement of SAR has been required before, but the display obligation previously only applied to mobile phone devices.

    The mentioned SAR values must be indicated in the accompanying documents whose market placement is later than July 1 as well as at points of sale, in the immediate vicinity of the device. The restraint also applies in the case of free disposal and in all advertising.

    As part their measures to control public exposure to electromagnetic waves, verifications will be carried out by the National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) from July 2020 to ensure compliance with these new arrangement.

    Official Source: Agence Nationale des Fréquences


  • BrazilANATEL decided to extend the measures for renewal certifications

    With reference to the publication from March, ANATEL published a new letter Ofício nº 384/2020/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL which will be valid until 30th of September 2020

    According to this letter, the adjustments made in March will stay in force. Based on the IAF recommendation, ANATEL draw a conclusion that external as well as internal photos are not enforced and no renewal testing will be required for devices that did not undergo any change in its project/components compared to the previous renewal/certification.

    Official document can be downloaded here:


  • AustraliaProposal to open the 5.6 GHz band for general access

    As part of the outcomes of the Future approach to the 3.6 GHz band consultation process, ACMA identified several mitigation strategies for affected incumbent point-to-multipoint (PMP) licensees, including Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs).

    Reflecting the demand expressed for access to the 5.6 GHz band, ACMA is proposing a change to the current policy of preserving spectrum in the 5.6 GHz band for the migration of 3.6 GHz PMP licences. Instead, they will make the band available on a first-in-time basis to meet demand for deployment of new services (this is referred to as general access).

    If feedback to this consultation indicates support for the general access proposal, ACMA will: update RALI FX23 to remove section 3.2 bis determine an appropriate allocation process

    The authority is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders by 31 July 2020 on the proposed changes.

    Please contact freqplan@acma.gov.au with any enquiries

    Official link to consultation:


  • BrazilNew requirement for approval of and commercialisation of 5G

    The Brazilian authority Anatel published on 12/06/2020 the three Acts (Nr 3151, 3152 and 3153). The main improvement is the implementation of 5G testing requirements. According to the Anatel publication the same bands as for 3G/4G can be used from now on.

    Details can be found here: Act 3151, Act 3152, Act 3153 in English

    Link to the offical publication


  • India12 new categories added to Compulsory Registration

    India had notified the "Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012" to the WTO in document G/TBT/N/IND/44. In continuation of the said WTO notification, India would like to inform the Members that it has carried out amendments to the aforesaid Order via its Gazette notification S.O. No. 1236 (E) dated 01.04.2020 (see donwloadlink), thereby adding 12 electronic products in the existing list.

    The notification is available in the Public domain and can be accessed at Link


  • MexicoIFT closing days

    The Mexican authority Federal Telecommunicatons Institute (IFT) will be closed from July, 20th to 24th 2020 and from 27th to 31st 2020.

    This might cause slight delays in running type approval applications.

    Source: DIARIO OFICIAL (Spanish only)


  • ArgentinaNew Resulotion 461/2020 - Validity Type approval certificates

    On 21st of May 2020, Argentina's Authority Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) published resolution 461/2020, which is extending the expiration date of certificates, due to the current COVID-19 situation.

    All certificates which would expire between 16th of March and 30th of June 2020 are automatically extended until 30th of August 2020.

    This replaces ENACOM’s previous resolution, 326/2020.

    Link to Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina


  • VietnamNew Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT as from July 2020

    The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has just published the Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT which replaces Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT. This new Circular will take effect from July 01, 2020.

    Please find some new changes of this new Circular as below:

    1. QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT will be the new RF EMC standard for 2G/3G/4G devices (replace QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT).
    2. 5G technology will be available in Vietnam soon. The applied standards for 5G technology is QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT.
    3. QCVN 119:2019/BTTTT will be applied for maritime navigation and radio communication equipment.
    4. Some short range devices (including wireless chargers; MICS, MITS devices; 60GHz devices; 24GHz radar devices not used for road traffic/railway traffic) are moved to Appendix 2 (list of products which is mandatory for SDoC only).
    5. Current certificates will keep the valid until the expiry date or until the effective date of the new standards which replace applied standards shown on the current certificates.

    Source: official document from authority


  • South AfricaNEW RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM ASSIGNMENT PLAN

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released on 22nd of May 2020 the “Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan” for the frequency band 2500 to 2690 MHz.

    The purpose of this RFSAP is to state the requirements for the utilization of the frequency band 2500 to 2690 MHz for IMT2600.

    The Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan provides information on the requirements attached to the use of a frequency band in line

    with the allocation and other information in the National Radio Frequency Plan.

    This information includes technical characteristics of radio systems, frequency channelling, coordination and details on required migration of existing users of the band and the expected method of assignment. 2.4 The Authority has opted for a TDD channel arrangement C3 from the Recommendation ITU-R M.1034-6 to increase the usable bandwidth of IMT2600 to 190 MHz.

    Moreover, the increased bandwidth will allow the prospective incumbents to realize the capabilities of IMT2020 systems which require the bandwidth ranges of 80 to 100 MHz.

    The ITU states that IMT systems are mobile systems that provide access to a wide range of telecommunication services including advanced mobile services, supported by mobile and fixed networks, which are increasingly packet-based. The ITU is the internationally recognized entity that has sole responsibility to define and to recommend the standards and frequency arrangements for IMT systems.

    Downloadlink FRSAP:

    https://www.icasa.org.za/legislation-and-regulations/radio-frequency-spectrum-assignment-plan-for-the-frequency-band-2500-to-2690-mhz-imt2600


  • United StatesRules for the unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band will be adopted

    To optimize the unlicensed access to the 6 GHz Band, the FCC published new rules in the Federal Register.

    The FCC is authorizing access points with standard-power supply, that are controlled by an automated frequency coordination system to the 6 GHz band.

    In addition the FCC will open the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed indoor low power access points.

    The Rules will be active of July 27, 2020.

    Source:

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-26/pdf/2020-11236.pdf


  • Malaysia MCMC revised Technical Code for Short Range Devices

    On 6 May 2020, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) registered the 2nd revision of the Technical Code for Short Range Devices “MCMC MTSFB TC T007:2020”, which cancels and replaces the previous version MCMC MTSFB TC T007:2014.

    The main modification are as following:

    a) Update the frequency bands and maximum transmit power limits for generic and specific SRD applications to be aligned with the latest Class Assignment No. 2 of 2019;

    b) Inclusion of technical requirements for new SRD applications such as Ultra-Wideband (UWB), inductive device and automotive radar based on the latest Class Assignment No. 2 of 2019; and

    c) Inclusion of new technical requirements for electrical safety and EMC for devices that can be directly connected to the service provider’s network.

    Source: https://www.mcmc.gov.my/skmmgovmy/media/General/pdf/Short-Range-Devices-Specification.pdf


  • VietnamMIC has just issued the Circular 10/2020/TT-BTTT

    Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has just issued the Circular 10/2020/TT-BTTTT which amends and supplements Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT and Circular 15/2018/TT-BTTTT.

    Circular 10/2020/TT-BTTTT will enter into force on July 01, 2020.

    All certificates which have been and will be issued before July 01, 2020 will remain valid until the indicated expiry date.

    The main changes which are part of the regulation are the following:

    - Besides Vietnam Telecommunication Authority (VNTA), there will be new certification centers which are designated by MIC

    - Certification method 7 (per-lot approval) has been added. This method mentions that the certification center will issue the type approval certificate for each imported shipment, so the certificate will be valid for one shipment only.

    The method will only be applied if the usual certification methods are not possible.

    - MIC allows to issue the certificate under the manufacturer‘s name, but if importers wish to use the certificates under the manufacturer name, they need to be authorized by the manufacturer

    - MIC accepts the SDoC under the name of manufacturer, but if importers wish to use the SDoC under the name of the manufacturer, the importer’s permission is required

    - Form of the type approval certificate has changed

    Source: Local partner and Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC)


  • MexicoIFT postpones the publication of NOM-001-SCFI-2018

    As published in April 2020, NYCE announced the issuance of the new regulation NOM-001-SCFI-2018 which should have been published on May 15. This regulation will cancel NOM-001-SCFI-1993.

    IFT has now announced a postponement of the regelation in their Diario Oficial de la Federación, so it will come into force on August 14.

    NOM-001-SCFI-1993 usually requires more than 30 accredited Certification Bodies. The current situation leads to a reduced capability which results in only 18% of the usual amount of CB.

    By postponing the announcement, Certification Bodies have a longer period to accredit themselves in order to adequately meet the requirements for local testing and certification services.

    Source:

    Link to the official Gazette


  • ChileSUBTEL withdraw Type Approval Requirements for SRD

    The Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones who initially announced the 2020 update of type approval requirements for SRD, have now revoked them until further notice due to Corona pandemic.

    Important to know, that module test reports can still be accepted and

    that SAR Reports are not required for the time being.

    Source: link to official document from authority


  • GeneralFinal Acts WRC-2019

    Final Acts now available to download

    IBL had the honor to participate at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 28 October to 22 November 2019.

    The final acts as a result of the lively debates can be downloaded here: https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/CM01-2020-WRC19-Final-Acts.aspx


  • CanadaTime-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Protocol

    The ISED in Canada as of April 20th, 2020 specified the certification requirements for the use of time-averaged specific absorption rate protocols to show compliance of radio devices with the RF Exposure requirements as defined in the applicable Canadian standard RSS-102. The Notice 2020 – DRS0007 allows the use of dynamic power level management to control the specific absorption rate of devices (SAR) over a specific time period and defines the specific requirements to be met before such an approach may be used. Those restrictions include but are not limited to a consultation with the ISED prior to seeking certification, a pre-approval of the time averaging protocol used and the time-averaging period and methodology.

    The issuance of the notice was necessary because of the lack of standardized test methods and protocols to cover this new evolvement in the development of transmitting devices.

    Please note that the necessary testing must be performed at a ISED recognized testing laboratory.

    Source: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00132.html


  • SyriaCouncil of Commissioners Resolution 2020/3/14

    Regulation of Short-Range Devices approved by Council of Commissioniers Resolution 2020/3/14

    The use and operation of short-range devices within the permissible frequencies or bands and the levels of emission power are permitted as listed in the Article 4 (see source).

    For these devices type approval is required (application for a spectrum license).

    The kind of devices covers Non-Specific Short Range Devices, Inductive Applications, Active Medical implants and their associated peripherals, Wideband Data Transmission Systems (like Bluetooth, WLAN etc.). Transport and Traffic Telematics, Rediodetermination Applications and Radio Microphone applications.

    Source:


  • United StatesExpanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an update of their rules expanding the flexible use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band in the federal register as of April 23rd, 2020. The reform of the given frequency band also known as C-band repacks the existing satellite operations into the upper 200 MHz of the band while providing a 20 MHz guard band and providing a 280 MHz of spectrum for flexible use throughout the contiguous United States. The commission will hold an auction later this year to enable a quick deployment of the spectrum for upcoming 5G devices.

    Effected by the rule changes are the sections 25, 27 and 101 of the CFR 47.

    Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-23/pdf/2020-05164.pdf


  • VietnamOpen consultation for 2,4 GHz frequency band

    Ministry of Information and Communications MIC - published the draft Circular "National technical regulation on radio transceiver using spectrum modulation technique on frequency band of 2.4 GHz" on 2020-04-13. The draft Circular introduces the new standard QCVN 54:2020/BTTTT (equivalent to ETSI EN 300 328 v2.2.2) for products using the 2.4 GHz band. From July, 1st 2021 on, this new standard will replace QCVN 54:2011/BTTTT, which is currently in force.

    Official text (Vietnamese only)

    Comments may be submitted here


  • BrazilANATEL Report Nº 55 - New Acts 2220 / 2221 / 2222

    ANATEL Resolution 715 will come in force on April 22nd 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, ANATEL postponed the Public Consultation of the Operational Procedures

    ANATEL published three new Acts in order to keep the Res. 715 in force. This new act brought not much changes in comparison to Res. 242.

    The main changes are:

    Act 2220 (April 20th, 2020)

    Operational Procedure for Telecommunication Products' Conformity Assessment by Certification

    ·There is no more Product division by categories (I, II, III);

    ·Certification is now based on 3 models:

    - TYPE 1 scheme - Certification based on Type Testing. This model does not include the maintenance stage (like the rules used for Category III before);

    - TYPE 4 scheme - Certification based on Type Testing with Periodic Product Evaluation (periodic maintenance) according to the Telecommunications Products Reference List (like the rules used for Category II before);

    - TYPE 5 scheme - Certification based on Type Testing with Periodic Product Evaluation (periodic maintenance) and the Factory Management System (like the rules used for Category I before).

    ·The equipment's firmware or software identification and version should be included in the OCD RACT (Technical Compliance Assessment Report), if any of these items of the product’s design and operation interferes with the mandatory requirements for certification;

    ·In case of OCD transferring, the OCD responsible for the initial certification must make the documents available to the new OCD within 7 (seven) working days.

    Act 2221 (April 20th, 2020)

    Operational Procedure for Anatel Homologation Identification Marking in Telecommunications Products

    ·E-Label is acceptable (see the Act 2221 item 6 for more details);

    ·ANATEL symbol (logo) is now optional in the marking, so it is up to the manufacturer to use it or not. It is possible to use the simplified marking (ANATEL: HHHHH-AA-FFFFF) for all devices, not only for the small size like before;

    ·Devices where there is no enough space, if duly proved, and also where there is no other certification marking (such as FCC) can waive the marking in its label, being possible to include in the manual.

    ·The ANATEL marking on the product must be provided prior to use or making it available on the market. In the case of imported telecommunications products, the marking of the approval must be placed before the product enters in Brazil (in force after 6 months of the Act 2221 publication), except for the following cases:

    - Unfinished products subject to approval whose import is carried out by the Applicant to finalize the product in national territory;

    - Products that require the use of Security Seal (Mint Label), such as Mobile phones’ charger and batteries; and

    - Products for the importer's own use

    Act 2222 (April 20th, 2020)

    Telecommunication Products Reference List

    The Telecommunications Products Reference List classifies products into families, taking into consideration the similarity of the technical characteristics and the field of application of the products, and describes the modality and model of conformity assessment applicable to each type or family of products subjected to approval by Anatel, and there is no more product division by categories.

    This List remains with the same current products, that is, there have been no updates of Product Types. As Categories I, II and III that defined the Maintenance period were excluded, the Conformity Assessment Model was added to the last column of this list, informing the Periodic Evaluation of the Product.

    Source: local partner


  • VietnamNew standard for short range devices as from July 2021

    The Ministry of Information and Communications of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (MIC) has published the draft Circular which introduces QCVN 74:2020/BTTTT replacing QCVN 74:2013/BTTTT. This new standard is applied for SRD operating in the range of 1-40GHz, including radar 24GHz devices. The draft Circular is expected to take effect as from 1st July 2021

    MIC updates the local standard from QCVN 74:2013/BTTTT to QCVN 74:2020/BTTTT in order to keep up with the change of the world as the referred standards of QCVN 74:2013/BTTTT, ETSI EN 300 440-1 V1.5.1(2009) and ETSI EN 300 440-2 V1.3.1(2008) are outdated.

    If there are not any regulation changes, for all approved products which apply to QCVN 74:2013/BTTTT the certificates will need to be reissued when QCVN 74:2020/BTTTT takes effect.

    Downloadlink DRAFT Circular Indtroducing QCVN 74

    Downloadlink Draft QCVN 74


  • AustraliaAmendment to EME arrangements

    ACMA (Australian Communication and Media Authority) made the Amendment Standard 2020 (No. 1).

    The Amendment was made on the 9th of April 2020 and it updates the Radiocommunications Standard 2014 (Electromagnetic Radiation - Human Exposure)

    The target of this Amendment is to ensure that devices operating above 6 GHz are tested in accordance with latest measurement standards and are compliant with labelling requirements for Australia's electromagnetic standards.

    Official Source


  • United StatesFCC seeks comment regarding the regulation of RF Exposure rules

    On April 06, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a document in that they seek comment on several points regarding the regulation of RF Exposure rules. The points are:

    1. Expanding the range of frequencies for which its radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits apply.
    2. Applying localized exposure limits above 6 GHz in parallel to the localized exposure limits already established below 6 GHz.
    3. Specifying the conditions and methods for averaging the RF exposure, in both time and area, during evaluation for compliance with the RF exposure limits in the rules.
    4. Addressing new RF exposure issues raised by wireless power transfer (WPT) devices.
    5. The definition of a WPT device

    Link: official document


  • UkraineMinistry of Health issued Recommendations for Medical Devices

    On 2020-01-22, the Ministry of Health published the Order “On Approving Methodological Recommendations on the Application of the Technical Regulation on Medical Devices"

    Methodological recommendations about technical regulations on Medical Devices became effective in Ukraine. These recommendations were harmonized with the current MEDDEV guidance documents, clarifying technical regulations for various medical devices. These recommendations are not mandatory but should support companies in the medical sector to apply the technical regulations effectively.

    Source: https://moz.gov.ua/article/ministry-mandates/nakaz-moz-ukraini-vid-22012020--142-pro-zatverdzhennja-metodichnih-rekomendacij-iz-zastosuvannja-tehnichnogo-reglamentu-schodo-medichnih-virobiv-zatverdzhenogo-postanovoju-kabinetu-ministriv-ukraini


  • ArgentinaENACOM extends validity for certificates

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Argentinian authority ENACOM automatically extends the validity for expiring certificates between 16 March and 16 May for 60 days from their original expiry date.

    [...]
    ARTÍCULO 2°.-. Prorrógase, con carácter excepcional, la vigencia de los permisos, autorizaciones, registros, inscripciones y licencias cuyos vencimientos o plazo opere desde el 16 de marzo y hasta el 16 de mayo, correspondientes al año 2020, por el término de SESENTA (60) días corridos a contar del respectivo vencimiento.
    [...]

    This information has been recently published in the official gazette of Argentina.

    This extension of validity allows interested parties to still aquire their renewals in due time even with slower processing times.

    Note, that applications for renewals need to be made in due time, expired certificates cannot be renewed.

    Source: Boletin Oficial


  • VietnamMIC published a draft Circular to replace Circular 05/2019/TT-BT

    On 12th February 2020, the Ministry of Information and Communications MIC issued a draft Circular to replace the Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT – Regulations on products subject to Type Approval and SDoC from July 2019 which is currently in force. The circular is expeted to take effect on the 1st of July 2020.

    Comments may be submitted here until 11th of April (Vietnamese only)

    Source:

    Download link (Vietnamese)

    http://www.mic.gov.vn/Pages/DuThaoVanBan/XemYKienDongGop.aspx?iDDTVB_DuThaoVanBan=1981&replyUrl=/pages/duthaovanban/danhsachduthaovanban.aspx


  • MexicoReminder: NOM-001-SCFI-2018 will come into force in May

    As we already, announced in October 2019, NYCE issued NOM-001-SCFI-2018, which will cancel NOM-001-SCFI-1993. The new regulation will come into force 240 days after its publication on 2020-05-15.

    This standard regulates the safety requirements which electronic equipment manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased in Mexico needs to meet. Also, devices that are within its scope and that were previously exempt for being less than 24 V DC will be affected.

    The certificates of NOM-001-SCFI-1993 will remain valid until the end of their validity period and/or theinventory of the products they endorse is exhausted. Please note: it is not possible to issue certificates for NOM-001-SCFI-2018 before May, 15. However, certification requests can be made before May 15, 2020, so that the certificates can be issued from then.

    Group approval will be possible, as indicated in Appendix B- Grouping of electronic equipment and / or systems as a family of electronic equipment and / or systems.

    Source:

    Link to the official Gazette


  • BoliviaRenewal applications earliest 10 days before expiry date

    For product compliance safety reasons various of our clients aspire to gain certificate renewals before the existing certificate expires. Bolivian certificates are valid for 5 years; however, every renewal is considered as a new application. Formerly, the submission for the renewal application was feasible 30 days before the expiry date. This timeframe changed, thus renewal can only be initiated 10 days before the expiry date of a certificate.

    Internal resource


  • ChileSUBTEL - New Rules for Type Approval

    The Subsecretería de Telecomunicaciones, Chilenean regulator and authority for type approvals changed their policy for type approval process and this will take effect starting from 1st July 2020.

    Main changes are:

    1. SAR test reports are required
    2. products that have module implemented (“host devices”) will need to be approved using host device test reports. Module test reports can no longer be considered for the approval of host devices. Deadline for submitting applications the old way is 2020-06-30. Applications that reach SUBTEL after 30 June will be treated according to the new procedure.

    Information received from Certificaciones SUBTEL


  • Dominican RepublicModification Allocation Plan

    Indotel paves the way for 5 GHz

    The Telecommunication authority of the Dominican Republic, announced within the decret 91-20 the modification (4th of March 2020) of their frequency allocation plan (PNAF), following the Executive branch recommendations published in resolution 011-20. Within the updated allocation plan the frequency range 3 300 - 3 400 MHz has been modified for the future implementation of the 5G band. This will strengthen the telecommunications sector as promoted by the ITU and make Dominican Republic ready for latest 5G services implementation and is an improvement of quality for telephone and internet services.

    Downloadlink for allocation plan


  • OmanTRA announced new restrictions of Hazardous Substances

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced new Restriction of Hazardous Substances ROHS compliance requirements in December 2019.

    Starting in June, 30. 2020, all new Telecom and/or Terminal equipment subjected to the Type Approval process by the TRA needs to comply with the substance restriction requirements of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Three (3) EU Directive 2017/2102.

    Source:

    https://tamsys.org/file/eysQiykLglZAb6AEcSgAv4Q7BZoVpef65QuJhQpbe_P1yx5/27603753-e1b8-4a34-bf4c-17e2e5a9e05d_copy.pdf


  • JapanMIC working on development of 920 MHz RFID regulation

    Active low power wireless systems in the 920MHz band are widely used for mobile identification (RFID), smart meters, sensor networks, etc.

    In recent years, narrowband communications (LPWA), which can transmit power over long distances, are becoming more widespread as sensor networks. In Japan. this system is equipped with a carrier sense function to share the frequency between the systems, while in other countries, frequency hopping and low duty cycle functions are in use. Therefore, the need for harmonization with other countries is increasing.


    In light of these needs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications studied the necessary technical conditions for the introduction of a system that does not require a carrier sense function. Based on this report, the MIC decided in January to develop regulations for 920 MHz RFID.

    Source:

    https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/01kiban14_02000419.html


  • EU (RE-D)Important note regarding new version EN 300 328

    In the official Journal of the European Union from 06/02/2020, the commission released the following decision:

    On the basis of the request set out in Implementing Decision C(2015) 5376, ETSI drafted the harmonised standard EN 300 328 V2.2.2 for data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz band.

    The most important change from the newly published EN 300 328 V2.2.2 to V2.1.1 is the revision of rules and measurement for receiver blocking, so re-tests will become mandatory for all devices.

    EN 300 328 V.2.1.1 will expire on August 6, 2021

    Downloadlink EN 300 328 V.2.2.2


  • General++ update delays in type approval procedure ++

    confirmed delays are also expected in:

    • Panama (ASEP from 16/03/2020 till 07/03/2020)
    • Malaysia (SIRIM Headquarter is closed, applications can be submitted online)
    • Kuwait (CITRA closed till 27/03/2020)

    Official Statement from SIRIM


  • PakistanPTA issued revised Type Approval Regulations

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA issued its revised regulations on December 31, 2019. The type approval process was not noteably changed, but:

    1. the sample return value limit was lowered from 3000 USD to 2000 USD.

    2 The local system testing part is now officially included in this regulation. In regard of this system based testing, applicants may be asked to provide device samples. Clause 5.1.m of Section 2 of the revised regulation reads as follows:
    "As part of type approval evaluation, PTA will perform system based checking e.g. operation system, firmware, output power, programmed frequencies as and when required. PTA may also ask to provide demo of the device to show all the features programmed in the devices and compare the same with submitted test report. This demo may be asked in person or through video conferencing as deemed appropriate."

    Source: https://www.pta.gov.pk/assets/media/ta_reg_28022020.pdf


  • GeneralDelays in type approval procedure

    Due to the current Coronavirus situation, please be informed, that there may be delays in issuing certificates.

    Many authorities, laboratories and importers can currently work to a limited extent and following countries have already officially informed us about delays or complete shutdown:

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • China
    • Ecuador
    • Indonesia
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Peru
    • Uruguay

  • MauritiusAddition to News from 2020-01-21 ICTA released new Directives

    Please be informed that we gained additional information regarding ICTA's new Directive from October 2019.

    As we informed in January 2020, ICTA (Information & Communication Technologies Authority) in Mauritius released a directive that short range devices for Transport and Traffic Telematics, such as Automobile sensors and Keyless entry systems, are exempted from Type Approval.

    The ICTA categorized ICT equipment in 7 categories: List A-G. Short range devices are now Category C devices and therefore subject to a Declaration of compliance issued by local licensed dealers. At the first step local importers need to register at the ICTA as local licensed dealers. With our support, they are able to issue a DoC on basis of the technical information. This DoC is crucial for getting an import clearance.

    According to the authority the certificates acquired previously in Mauritius cannot be used for import to Mauritius anymore as the local licensed dealer needs to apply for import clearance for every shipment individually.

    We'll gladly support you in getting your import clearance. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Sources:

    Authority Guidelines

    List of Categories


  • Papua New GuineaNICTA issues Public Consultation Notice

    On 2020-02-20, the National Information and Communications Technology Authority NICTA published a Public Consultation Notice "ICT Equipment Type Approval Regulation". This consultation seeks to provide a framework for importation and approval of ICT equipment intended for use or sale in Papua New Guinea. Interested individuals may submit their comments until 6 weeks after the notice being published (2020-04-02) via email/in person.

    Source:

    Public notice

    Regulation Draft


  • BrazilTemporary exception rules for renewals due to the Coronavirus

    Last Friday ANATEL released the Official letter nº 134/2020/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL.
    This letter established some exceptions to be applied during the ANATEL renewal due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19).

    ANATEL took this decision based on the IAF recommendation due to the concern of the novel virus' impact to the public health.

    1) No renewal testing will be required for devices that did not undergo any change in its project/components compared to the previous renewal/certification

    2) Internal and External photos will not be required

    These exceptions are valid only for certificates expiring until June 31st, 2020.

    Official document can be downloaded here:


  • IsraelHoliday season

    Due to holiday season the authorities MOC, SII and MOE will have a full shut down from 7th of April until 19th of April 2020.

    Type approval certification delays might occur


  • EgyptNTRA updates Type approval procedures

    The National Telecom Regulatory Authority in Egypt has updated it's Type approval procedures in January:

    The light scheme is applicable for ISO 17025 certified manufacturers in EMC and Safety scope and/or devices originate from a factory outside of India and China, whereas the tight scheme should be used for approvals where the above mentioned criteria doesn't fit. The documents for both schemes were updated and further details added

    In addition, the list of accredited labs in India and China for light and tight scheme was updated.

    Source:

    Government website

    http://www.tra.gov.eg/en/media-center/news/Pages/Type-Approval-Procedures-and-NTRA-Accredited-Labs-Recently-Updated.aspx


  • JordanTRA updates regulations in Jordan

    The Telecoms Regulatory Authority in Jordan updated their regulations on the 9th of February.

    From now on, labelling will not be required anymore. Furthermore, the certificate validity was prolonged from one year to three years.

    Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

    Source: internal research


  • ArgentinaDelays in type approval procedure

    Delays in the certification process at ENACOM (Argentina) are expected due to the reappointment of the director position.

    Currently, neither certificates nor regulations can be signed.

    Source: internal research


  • MexicoNew Regulation NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018

    In CW 7 of 2020 the official mexican standard„NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018“ came into force.

    This concerns all mobile terminal equipment operating in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz and/or 2500 MHz frequency bands or that can be connected to telecommunications network.

    NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018 also regulates the test requirements of IFT-011-2017 part 2.

    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación


  • RwandaRURA updates SRD guidelines

    On 15. November 2019, Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority issued an update for "Guidelines 008/G/R/SM-ICT/RURA/2019" on the use of Short range devices.

    This guideline defines technical parameters and operational requirements. Annex 2 consists of the updated National Frequency table including the regulatory requirements, available frequency bands and output power limits.

    After a transitional period (Article 16) of 3 months, these regulations came into force on 2020-02-15.

    Download link:

    https://rura.rw/fileadmin/Documents/ICT/Laws/Guidelines_on_the_Use_of_Short_Range_Devices.pdf


  • TunisiaNew Regulation: Decree 48-2020

    Tunisia's Authority 'The Research and Studies Telecommunications Centre' „Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche des Télécommunications (CERT)“ has published new approval rules on 5th of February, defined in decree 48-2020 of 23st January 2020.

    The main changes are:

    • Type approval certificates: validity is now unlimited
    • the Encryptions certification will now be treated by CERT, previously by the National Digital Certification Agency (ANCE)
    • Applications for unlimited certificates can be submitted at the end of their validity.
    • The lead-time 7-16 working days

    Source: Website CERT:

    http://www.cert.tn/images/pdf/communique_presse_collectif_homologation.pdf


  • IndonesiaSDPPI updates 76-77 Ghz radar regulation

    After issuing the draft in December 2019, the Indonesian Authority "Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika" SDPPI issued the new regulation for 76 - 77 Ghz radar devices on 2020-02-11.

    According to this new regulation called 'PERDIRJEN SDPPI No. 3 Tahun 2020' “Directorate General of Resource and Post and Informatics Number 03 of 2020” applications for 76 - 77 GHz Automotive Short Range Radar Systems can be submitted from now on.

    The technical specifications remain quite similar to the old regulation:

    • Output power < 55 dBm
    • Bandwidth < 1 GHz
    • EMC conductions emissions on DC power ports must meet class A requirement

    Please note that the authority didn't publish a list with accredited test labs for 76 - 77 GHz. Thus, only paperwork applications are possible at the moment.

    Source:

    Download link (Indonesian)


  • Central African RepublicAll Type approval requests suspended

    Due to internal reorganization of the regulatory authority „Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART)", all type approval requests are currently on hold.

    There was no official statement from the authority and we don't know long the process will take.

    But our local partners will inform us when the authority resumes work

    Source: internal research


  • ThailandReminder for obligatory marking in Thailand

    Dear Customers,

    IB-Lenhardt AG would like to remind all radio communication equipment providers to comply with Marking regarding Regulation for selling radio communication equipment as per radio communication act B.E.2498.

    Abstract:

    Label shall be printed on user manual, shown on packaging, or provided as additional sheet put inside packaging. Label size should be 5x5cm.

    For unlicensed products:

    (Translation of label content: This radiocommunication equipment is exempted to possess license, user license, or radiocommunication station license as per NBTC notification regarding radiocommunication equipment and radiocommunication station according to radio communication act B.E.2498)

    For licensed products:

    (Translation of content: whoever possesses or uses this radiocommunication equipment or set up radiocommunication station shall receive license from a license officer. In case of violation of section 6 or 11, penalties as per section 23 of Radiocommunication Act B.E. 2498 which include fine penalty not over 100,000 Baht or imprisonment not over 5 years, or both, may be imposed.

    This marking requirment covers any product shipped to Thailand, even with Certificates/SCoC issued earlier than March 2019.

    For more information please do not hesitate to contact our team, we will happily support our customers on this matter

    Source:

    Notification of NBTC Subject: Regulation for selling radio communication equipment as per radio communication act B.E.2498


  • AustraliaACMA is looking for comments on proposal for EME amendment

    With regard to the upcoming rollout of 5G, handsets will be required to operate on frequencies above 6 GHz. At present, there are no harmonized standards for devices operating above 6 GHz used in close proximity to head or body.

    Therefore, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is proposing to amend the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014 to ensure devices operating above 6 GHz have appropriate supply requirements and a specified test method to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR).

    The consultation is open until 2020-03-12

    Share your opinion here:

    https://www.acma.gov.au/consultations/2020-01/amendment-eme-arrangements-consultation-042020?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Amendment%20to%20EME%20arrangements&utm_content=Amendment%20to%20EME%20arrangements+CID_2d9b8871bccb700407d4dd63e11d33fd&utm_source=SendEmailCampaigns&utm_term=This%20consultation


  • PhilippinesDraft Memorandum for non-specific short range devices

    Philippines - The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has recently published on their official website a draft Memorandum in addition of section 2 of Memorandum Circular No. 03-05-2007.

    This relates in particular non-specific short range devices operating in 314.9-315 MHz.

    Following limit of technical parameters has been added:

    Maximum field strength/RF output power should be 10mW erp

    The official document can be downloades here:

    http://ntc.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/draftMC-amending-section2-MCNo-03-05-2007.pdf


  • EcuadorNew regulation survey - cell broadcast (CB)

    ARCOTEL will issue a new regulation within this year regarding the certification of devices connected to cellular networks.

    Once the regulation is in force the manufacturer must guarantee that the device can support Cell Broadcast in order to receive emergency alert messages.

    ARCOTEL invites the manufacturer to participate in the survey until 31-01-2020. Please contact IBL if you need any support.

    The questionnaire in Spanish can be downloaded here


  • CanadaConsultation of ICES-001

    The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following CONSULTATION: ICES-001, issue 5, “Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment” sets the minimum requirements applicable to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment. These requirements include limits for and methods of measurement of radiated and conducted radio frequency emissions produced by ISM equipment, as well as administrative requirements applicable to such equipment.

    Consultation of ICES-001, Issue 5, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment ( available in English and French)

    Comments are due no later than March 20, 2020.

    English Version: https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/consultations/open/

    French Version: https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/fr/consultations-fr/consultations-en-cours/


  • MauritiusICTA released new directives

    ICTA in Mauritius released a directive that short range devices for Transport and Traffic Telematics, such as Automobile sensors and Keyless entry systems are exempted from Type Approval. This directive became effective in 2019-10-01.

    The authority has created 6 categories (List A-F) of ICT equipment. According to the new directive, Short range devices belong to Category C and therefore are subject to a Declaration of compliance by local licensed dealers to obtain an import clearance.

    Furthermore, there will be no type approval certificates anymore. Type approved equipment will be added to the list of type approved equipment on the authority ‘s website.

    Sources: Email from the Authority and Website:

    https://www.icta.mu/docs/clearance/Guidelines_clearance.pdf


  • ChinaPublic Holidays in China

    The Chinese authorities will close from January 25th to February 8th for a few days due to the Chinese New Year holidays.

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


  • BrazilUpdate for Point-to-Multipoint Antennas

    On 14th November 2019 Brazils National Telecommunication Agency Regulatory Authority (ANATEL) published on the Federal register Act No. 7129:

    The act applies, that Point-to-Multipoint antennas used for restrict radiation devices, does not need to be approved in Brazil anymore, even if its gain is higher tha 8dBi.

    Source: official link


  • RussiaRoHS requirements mandatory - EAEU Customs Union

    Electrotechnical devices launched in the EAEU must undergo conformity assurance procedures staring from 01.03.2020 in order to confirm their compliance with the EAEU Technical Regulation 037/2016 - Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrotechnical and Radio-electronic Products.

    The above stated TR restricts the content of six substances (lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in electrotechnical and electronic devices. In generally, the concentration of cadmium may not exceed 0.01 % by weight in homogeneous materials used in electrotechnical and radio-electronic products. The other five substances may not exceed 0.1 wt %.

    EAEU TR 037/2016 considers devices with respect to the protection of human life and health and the environment and in order to prevent actions misleading consumers/users of electrotechnical and radio-electronic devices.

    EAEU TR 037/2016 is harmonized with technical requirements of the European Union, in particular with Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). Nevertheless, some regulations, first of all those related to the scope of application, are left at the level of repealed Directive 2002/95/EС (RoHS 1). This decision was taken since the member states ofthe Customs Union hadn't have any national requirements restricting the content of hazardous substances in electrotechnical and radio-electronic products.

    EAEU TR 037/2016 applies to household appliances and devices, IT equipment, telecommunication facilities, lighting and office equipment, electrical tools and electrical music instruments, sports and leisure equipment, gambling and vending machines, cash registers, cable products, protective cutout devices, fire/security detectors and other products.

    Thus, these products may be manufactured and launched in the EAEU countries without a conformity assessment and documents confirming their compliance with EAEU TR 037/2016 until 1 March 2020.

    Attachements:

    1. EAEU TR 037/2016 regulation

    2. List ofdevices incl. HS codes - customs list

    Source: local partner


  • MexicoPublic consultation Mexico IFT Labelling and Type Approval

    The Mexican RF Regulator – Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) – has launched on their website a public consultation on the draft for Type Approval Guidelines, this public consultation will close on 27th January 2020.

    One of the proposed modifications is is introduction of the “MX IFT” prefix to the Approval certificate number, the new label requirements can be found under Chapter IX, page 47/48.

    BL encourages you to comment the draft by submitting the attached comment form to info.upr@ift.org.mx or, by means of a letter submitted to the Commonwealth of the Parties of the Institute located in Insurgentes Sur 1143, Colonia Nochebuena, Territorial Demarcation Benito Juárez, CP 03720, Mexico City,

    Link to IFT website

    download form in spanish language - download agreement in spanish language


  • United StatesUse of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    According Fact-Sheet ET Docket No 19-138The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) wants to release more frequencies for WLAN (5.850-5.925GHz) precisely for V2x Use.

    Background:

    „For the past two decades, the 5.9 GHz band (5.850-5.925 GHz) has been reserved for use by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), a service in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) designed to enable vehicle-related communications. Since that time, the DSRC service has evolved slowly and has not been widely deployed. The Commission initiates this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the 5.9 GHz band rules and propose appropriate changes to ensure the spectrum supports its highest and best use. The Commission proposes to continue to dedicate spectrum in the upper 30 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band to meet current and future ITS needs for transportation and vehicle safety-related communications, while repurposing the lower 45 megahertz of the band for unlicensed operations like Wi-Fi.

    What the NPRM would do:

    • Propose to repurpose the lower 45 megahertz of the band (5.850.5.895 GHz) for unlicensed operations to support high-throughput broadband applications

    • Propose that unlicensed device operations in the 5.850-5.895 GHz band be subject to all of the general Part 15 operational principles in the Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) rules. Propose to adopt technical and operational rules (e.g., power levels, out-of-band emissions limits) similar to those that already apply in the adjacent 5.725-5.850 GHz (U-NII-3) band.

    • Propose to continue to dedicate spectrum in the upper 30 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band (5.895- 5.925 GHz) to support ITS needs for transportation and vehicle safety-related communications.

    • Propose to revise the current ITS rules for the 5.9 GHz band to permit Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) operations in the upper 20 megahertz of the band (5.905-5.925 GHz).

    • Seek comment on whether to retain the remaining 10 megahertz (5.895-5.905 GHz) for DSRC systems or whether this segment should be dedicated for C-V2X
    • Propose to require C-V2X equipment to comply with the existing DSRC coordination rules for protection of the 5.9 GHz band Federal Radiolocation Service.
    • Propose to retain the existing technical and coordination rules that currently apply to DSRC, to the extent that we allow DSRC operations in the 5.895-5.905 GHz band.

    • Seek comment on how DSRC incumbents would transition their operations out of some or all of the 5.9 GHz band if the proposals are adopted.

    This document is being released as part of a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding. Any presentations or views on the subject expressed to the Commission or its staff, including by email, must be filed in ET Docket No. 19-138, which may be accessed via the Electronic Comment Filing System (https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs). Before filing, participants should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules, including the general prohibition on presentations (written and oral) on matters listed on the Sunshine Agenda, which is typically released a week prior to the Commission’s meeting. See 47 CFR § 1.1200 et seq.“

    Donwloadlink hole notice


  • BahamasNew Regulation for Low Power Devices

    The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) published on 15th of November 2019 its Final Determination on the Proposed Revisions to Final Determinations Class Licences, Exemptions, and Types of Fees (ECS 24/2009) and Guidelines for the Type Approval Certificate of License‐Exempt Radio Spectrum Devices (ECS 02/2013).

    Now URCA grants a type approval certificate for new categories of low power electronic communications devices that satisfy the requirements for exemption set out in section 17(3) of the Comms Act.

    The changes also enable members of the Bahamian public to use as many additional everyday consumer electronic devices without the need to obtain a Licence from URCA.

    Type Approvals Certificates are issued for consumer devices such a laptops, wireless Wi-Fi routers, remote controls, cordless telephones, garage door openers, remote fans, automobile keyless entry systems, etc.

    • The Type Approval process involves interaction between the manufacturer of a low power device and URCA. The manufacturer of a low power device is required to demonstrate to URCA that:
    • The device is designed for efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum and avoids harmful interference with no degradation of service to other users of the spectrum;
    • The device conforms to health and safety standards and does not cause harm to the user or other individuals; and
    • The electromagnetic emissions do not disrupt the operation of equipment operating nearby.

    The changes to the Guidelines removes the previous certification restriction that only allowed devices tested using the Federal Communications Commission’s CFR Part 15 standards, to be issued a Type Approval certificate. URCA can now consider the type approval of low power devices manufactured in compliance with the standards of countries other than the USA.

    Link to official release


  • ChinaNew policy for SRD devices - No. 52-2019

    SRRC published a new policy for short range devices (SRD) or micro power devices No. 52, 2019 on 28.11.2019.

    Besides are few clarification on use and requirements of micropower devices, most notably, the announcement states that some frequency bands are no longer available from 2020 and from 2022:

    VII. From January 1, 2020, stop production or import the special equipment for wireless transmission of electronic scale, wireless data transmission equipment in 230MHz frequency band, crane in 230MHz frequency band or wireless remote control equipment for transmission machinery which does not meet the requirements of this announcement but meets the requirements of the notice on Issuing the technical requirements for micro power (short distance) radio equipment (Ministry of information No. [2005] 423). And the 410mhz band automobile alarm and other micro power equipment specified in the notice on the use frequency of wireless automobile anti-theft alarm equipment ([2006] No. 61).

    As of January 1, 2022, the production or import of civil metering instruments, analog cordless telephones and micro power equipment in 698-787mhz frequency band that do not conform to the announcement but meet the requirements of the notice on the issuance of technical requirements for micro power (short distance) radio equipment (Ministry of information No. [2005] 423).

    The above micro power equipment that has been legally used in accordance with the original provisions can be used until it is scrapped.

    The appended catalogue and technical requirements besides some small changes most notably does not contain the 77 GHz automotive radars anymore. According to our research and checking with the authority, the micro power device regulation 423 from 2005 has not been repealed and the regulation is still in effect. However, it is currently not clear if the new policy with the appended technical requirements replace the previous micro power device regulations and what the status of the not explicitly mentioned categories and frequency bands is.

    Source: http://www.srrc.org.cn/article23977.aspx


  • South AfricaICASA closed days

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, ICASA, will be closed due holidays from 13th of December 2019 to
    2nd of January 2020

    Source: Official Link


  • Sierra LeoneFinal Draft for ECE Type Approval Regulations 2019

    On October 2019 The National Telecommunicationss Comminssions (NATCOM) published the final draft for "ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT TYPE APPROVAL REGULATIONS 2019"

    All electronic communications equipment (ECE) requires a type approval and should be comply to one of the following technical standards / or approval body:

    • Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB)

    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

    • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

    • Telecommunications Industry Associations (TIA)

    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

    • Industry Canada (IC)

    • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

    Link to the Final Draft


  • IndonesiaNew Regulation No. 197

    On December 3rd of 2019, SDPPI released a new policy KEPDIRJEN SDPPI NOMOR 197 TAHUN 2019 to revise the previous KEPDIRJEN SDPPI NOMOR 183 TAHUN 2019, published on 14th of November 2019.

    The revision was necessary because, after internal evaluation by authority (SDPPI), more laboratories are qualified to certify HKT products

    Source: official document


  • EthiopiaNew regulator of telecommunications devices

    The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) is the regulatory authority for Communications Services in Ethiopia.

    Its scope of regulation covers both Telecommunications Services and Postal Services within Ethiopia.

    The ECA was established recently by the Communications Services Proclamation No. 1148/2019 as an independent Federal Government Authority, with a commitment to facilitate the restructuring, the development and the integration of the Telecommunications, Information and Communications Technology (ICT.

    The responsibilities of the ECA entails but are not limited to:

    • Issuing licenses in the communications services sector, including telecommunications, postal, and courier services, and supervise operators of communications service;
    • Specifying technical standards for the provision of communications service;
    • Regulating tariffs relating to communications service;
    • Regulating types of telecommunication equipment that may be connected to a telecommunication network;
    • Managing the use of Radio Frequency spectrum in Ethiopia;
    • Safeguarding the interest of consumers of communications service;
    • Promoting information security, data privacy and protection;
    • Monitoring the activities of licensees to ensure that communications services confirm to the specified standards of quality, and enforce compliance with the license terms and conditions as well as regulatory laws, regulations and directives

    Also important to know: all Approval certificates issued in the by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MICT) will remain valid.

    In the transition phase there may be delays in issuing of certificates

    Source: www.ecta.et


  • GuyanaSince May 2019 delays in type approval

    Background for the delays in the type approval process is the dissolution of the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMA) and taking on its tasks and responsibilities by the National Telecommunications Agency (NATA).

    Source: Internal research


  • ThailandStandard and Notification for 2.4 GHz/5 GHz

    NBTC - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand released standard NBTC TS 1035-2562 for Radiocommunication equipment using frequency 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz and NBTC Notification on the use of Short-Range Devices in the band 5GHz.

    The standard replaces existing standard NTC TS 1012-2551 (Radio Local Area Network - RLAN).

    Main changes:

    1. New standard NBTC TS 1035-2562 specify version of EN test standard (e.g. EN 300 328 V2.1.1, EN 301 893 V2.1.1., EN 302 502 V2.1.1, ETSI TS 136104/ETSI TS 136101) v13.2.0.

    2. Frequency of 5.725-5.850GHz:
    2.1 Allows additional standard EN 302 502 for this frequency band (previously this test standard was not allowed).
    2.2 Standard EN 300 440 is not accepted under this standard. Previous version of standard also do not have EN 300 440 but NBTC temporary accepted EN 300 440 test report in the past. Now NBTC does not accept EN 300 440. thus, for this band 5.725-5.850GHz, EN 302 502, FCC 15.247 or FCC 15.407. shall be provided.
    2.3 Allows additional technology of LTE under private network or LTE under IMT. This is the same bands with LTE band 46 which has been opened previously. NBTC includes both technologies into this new standard.

    3. Electrical safety requirements
    Allows additional standard IEC 62368-1 (previously this standard only accepted TIS1561-2556 or IEC 60950-1). This is as same as previously announced NBTC TS 4001-2561 Electrical Safety which allowed IEC62368-1 on March 14, 2019. NBTC updated this test standard.

    Source: local parter


  • VietnamEMC update - QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT

    MIC - The Ministry of Information and Communications of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - has issued Circular No. 10/2019/TT-BTTTT as of 04.10.2019 so as to issue a National technical regulation with respect to Electromagnetic Compatibility for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment of digital cellular telecommunication systems - namely QCVN 86:2019BTTTT (similiar to ETSI EN 301 489-52 V1.1.0 (2016-11)).

    The above-stated circular shall come into force from 01.07.2020 and QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT shall cover the following:

    (1) Replace QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT as EMC requirement for GSM terminal

    (2) Replace QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT as EMC requirement for WCDMA and LTE terminal

    Downloadlink for document

    Source: local partner


  • ChilePolitical situation

    Chilean authority SUBTEL has informed IB-Lenhardt of possible delays in the type approval process due to the current national political situation.

    Thank you for your understanding.


  • IndonesiaNew Regulation N° 183

    The Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia replaced the regulation N° 138 Tahun 2019 (which has expired on 15. October 2019)

    The main amendment is the reduction of the listed accredited labs.

    The new Regulation Nomor 183 Tahun 2019 is valid until 15. April 2020.

    Donwloadlink Regulation


  • VanuatuConsultation - Type Approval Framework

    The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) under Section 7 of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulation Act No. 30 of 2009, as amended by Amendment 22 of 2018 (the Act) has the authority and the mandate to regulate telecommunications, radio-communications and broadcasting sectors in Vanuatu. This includes the management of the radio frequency spectrum (spectrum) in order to promote national social and economic development.

    TRBR: "The TRBR is hereby inviting you for comments on the consultation to introduce the General User Radio Licence (GURL) guide for National Type Approval Framework and Short - Range Radiocommunications Devices (SRDs) for the Republic of Vanuatu.

    We thank you for your co-operation and we look forward to your participants, please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification and we look forward to your views".

    Source: https://www.trr.vu/en/ - You can donwload the consulation paper here:


  • BrazilNCC - new Resulotion N° 715

    On 25th of October 2019, the new regulation of Conformity Assesment and approval of telecommunications products, Resulotion No. 715, was published in the Official Garette (DOU).

    This regulation shall come into force within 180 days from the date of its publication (April 21st, 2020). The only exception is in relation to the obligations contained in article 58 of Title IV, referring respectively to the market surveillance program and the exemption from the approval fees (Anatel fees), which came into force today.

    Thus, within 180 as of the date of publication of this Resolution, this new resolution will revoke: Resolution no. 242/2000, regarding the Regulation for Certification and Approval of Telecommunication Products; and Resolution No. 323 from November 7th, 2002, regarding the Telecommunication Product Certification Standards.

    The new Resolution No. 715 is a reflection of all-technological updating and all the learning acquired in these 19 (nineteen) years of existence of the process of conformity assessment and homologation of Telecommunications product. It also brings the incorporation of concepts aligned until then by means of letters, management instruments, or other means of publication used by Anatel to inform the related entities.

    The purpose of the new regulation is to make the process more flexible and faster, by adopting operational procedures for the conformity assessment and approval processes, and technical requirements for each type or family of telecommunications products.

    Main changes brought about by this NEW regulation:

    New technologies:
    Possibility of issuing a provisional supplementary standard, in the absence of an Operational Procedure and / or Technical Requirement, in view of a new technology and the urgency of its use, or even to attend a specific and temporary event.
    Changing the product classification from category to product models:
    The classification will change from product categories (I, II and III) to conformity assessment models, applicable to telecommunication product types or family (ies) to which it applies, and the applicable conformity assessment models for each telecommunications product type or family is set out in its respective Technical Requirement.

    It was added to the hitherto adopted (Declaration of Conformity; Declaration of Conformity with Test Report; Certification based on Type Testing; Certification based on Type Testing and Periodic Product Evaluations; Certification based on Type Testing, Periodic Product Evaluations and System Evaluation Management) the models: Labeling and other: established in Own Operating Procedure.



    In changing technical requirements:
    For products subject to Declaration of Conformity, when applicable, a deadline of up to 6 (six) months has been established after the new technical requirements comes into force to comply with the new requirements.

    Suspension and Cancellation of Certificate of Conformity
    It is no longer mandatory to notify by Anatel the certificate applicant of the suspension of its validity, through postal service with proof of receipt.

    Market Supervision Program:
    Telecommunications products may be submitted to a Market Supervision Program, whose purpose is to verify that products approved by Anatel still in compliance with the Technical Requirements.

    Anatel will develop this activity, with the support of the Designated Certification Body (OCD).

    Applicants:
    1) Exemption from Anatel Fees;
    2) Registered the fact that the national manufacturer should be the applicant himself for the certificate of technical conformity and approval;
    3) The applicant shall promote any adjustments and diligences requested by Anatel, within the indicated period, otherwise the lack of interest and consequent cancellation of the homologation request will be characterized. Disinterest is also characterized when, after notification, the Applicant does not comply with the requested steps or does not manifest within 30 (thirty) days.
    4) Identification of the homologation (Anatel label) must be made before the imported telecommunications products, intended for commercialization, enter the country, except in the cases and situations defined in the Operational Procedure.
    5) Possibility of transferring or sharing the right to market the product for telecommunications in the country.
    Testing Laboratories:
    Anatel in the Operational Procedure and in the Technical Requirement will establish the order of laboratory priority. Currently, this prioritization is made as established in Management Instrument 01 (IG-01).
    Designated Certification Body – Designation of Certification Bodies:

    Here the link to the Resulotion No 715


  • ChinaSRRC new Regulaton MIIT No. 39

    On 12th of October 2019 the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a new regulation No. 39

    The main contents are:

    1. There are 6 situations that can do SRRC update now:

    • The information of license holder has changed.
    • The information of factory has changed.
    • Factory's quality system has changed (e.g. production capacity, technical force, quality assurance system, production line and origin).
    • Changes in components.
    • After obtaining the certificate, the model changes before it is actually put into production and sale.
    • Changes in product-related information due to changes in national laws and regulations or radio management policies.

    2. Before, in the regulation No. 1, 2014, it was mentioned the following: the radio transmitter module for non-independent operation can be embedded in information technology equipment and household appliances equipment, while there was no detailed product list. Now, the list has been defined, see attached.

    3. The products in attached list can have a family approval, definition principle of "family" as below:

    • The use and function of the products are identical.
    • The appearance and shape of the product are approximately the same (such as color changes, small changes in product size and other appearance changes do not affect the RF performance of the product).
    • The embedded modules ( WLAN, including Bluetooth) and public mobile communication (including NB-IoT, eMTC)) have been SRRC certified.

    4. The State Radio Administration will intensify its supervision and inspection of relevant radio transmitting equipment.

    Link to the official document


  • South AfricaInformation Memorandum on the licensing process

    Before the end of this year (31st of December 2019; South Africa's Authority (ICASA) will publish an Information Memorandum on the licensing process for the International Mobile Telecommunications (high demand spectrum).

    The Memorandum outlines their approach on the licensing of the spectrum following the publication of the Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on the Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies.

    Official Link to Independent Communications Authority of South Africa: here


  • ArgentinaUpcoming resolution - LABEL

    In the near future - ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones in Argentina) will publish a new resolution for labelling.

    Some significant changes are to be expected:

    - Layout of the label changes > RAMATEL + Certification number will need to be labelled

    - No product labelling required for car components, the label can be placed in the manual

    Until now, the devices have been labelled with the CNC logo and the certification ID.
    For the upcoming changes IBL will follow up with the authority, if the CNC label of valid certificates will have to be modified.

    Source: local partner


  • LebanonPolitical situation

    Please be kindly informed that there might be delays with respect to a timely issuacne of type approval certificates due to the national riots and general strikes in Lebanon.

    Source: internal research and feedback from our local partners


  • AlgeriaNew type approval procuedure in force

    On 17th of October Algerian's Authority AUTORITÉ DE RÉGULATION DE LA POSTES ET DES COMMUNICATIONS ÉLÉCTRONIQUES (ARPCE) has published the new procedure for type approval under "Decision N°28/SP/PC/ARPECE/2019 du 16/10/2019".

    Here is a short overview of important points to be aware of:

    • The validity of all certificates is 3 years from now on
    • Submitted test reports should not be older than 3 years / same applies tp declarations from manufactuerers as well
    • SAR tests are mandatory
    • The deadline of the evaluation for any application won't exceed two months

    Here the link to the official decision


  • AustraliaFuture 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.


  • EcuadorCurfews 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


  • IsraelHoliday 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.


  • Saudi ArabiaRequirement 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.


  • MexicoNew 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


  • ChinaPublic 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

  • Congo Democratic RepublicCertificates: New validity period

    Advance notice: New validity period for ARPTC certificates.
    Up to now, certificates' validity was set to 10 years.
    Based on an internal research, a new regulation will become in force in near future; namely:
    • Certificates for modules will have a validity of 2 years only.
    • Certificates for large equipment such as printers, computers, etc. will be issued for the validity period of 3 years.
    • And equipment connected to a public network will be approved for 5 years.
    Once IBL-AG will receive an official information from ARPTC, we will update you immediately.
    Source: internal research

  • United Arab EmiratesNew requirements for mobile phones

    TRA - Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in UAE has introduced a new Calling Name Presentation (CNAP) feature - a new requirement applicable to all mobile phones sold in UAE.

    As of August 15th, 2019, CNAP applies to both new devices and mobile phones already on the UAE market. Please note that phones, even those already approved and operating in UAE will need to meet the new requirement.

    The Technical Specifications listed below published by 3GPP and ETSI illustrate the technical and behavioral aspects of mobile phones in order to present CNAP. The following requirements must be met:

    ETSI TS 122 081
    Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Line Identification supplementary services; Stage 1
    ETSI TS 122 096
    Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Name identification supplementary services; Stage 1
    ETSI TS 123 096
    Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Name identification supplementary services; Stage 2
    ETSI TS 124 096
    Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Name Identification supplementary services; Stage 3
    ETSI TS 124 080
    Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Mobile radio interface layer 3 supplementary services specification; Formats and coding
    ETSI TS 124 196
    Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Enhanced Calling Name (eCNAM)
    ETSI TS 122 173
    Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem (IMS) Multimedia Telephony Service and supplementary services; Stage 1

    During local testing, checks will be conducted for mobile phone Type Approval applications in order to asure the requirements.

    Source: local partner


  • NamibiaAddition to Namibia new as of 2019-09-17

    CRAN - Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia has expanded the list for SRD devices which are subject to mandatory homologation.

    Please contact IB-Lenhardt in order to be on the safe side. We will inform you, if your device has to be type approved in Namibia based on the new requirements.


  • NamibiaNew TA Regulation

    CRAN - Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia has published an Amendment of Regulations in Respect of Type Approval and Technical Standards for Telecommunications Equipment which became effective on 11th September 2019.

    Source: www.cran.na


  • AustraliaSupporting 5G

    The ACMA has updated class licensing arrangements to support new technology applications and bring Australia into line with international arrangements supporting standardised and efficient equipment supply arrangements.

    The updates will support new innovative technologies, wireless data communications systems (including those supporting 5G), radar systems used in road and rail safety applications and internationally harmonised use of short-range devices.

    In detail the updates consist of:

    - expansion of frequency range for 60 GHz (57–66 GHz) data communication systems to cover 57– 71 GHz for both indoor and outdoor usage supporting wireless gigabit systems (for example, utilising IEEE 802.11ad) with applications such as backhaul for 5G and Wi-Fi

    - new arrangements for ‘all transmitters’ in the 57–64 GHz band supporting an interactive motion sensing technology

    - revising arrangements for underground transmitters in certain bands supporting fixed and mobile services from 70–520 MHz to provide improved support for underground activities such as mining

    - revision of arrangements for radars in the 76–77 GHz frequency band to provide support for radar use in rail crossing and road safety applications

    - new arrangements for ground and wall penetration radar (30–12,400 MHz) facilitating usage of applications across a variety of industry sectors such as agriculture (crop harvesting), railways (track surveying) and underground cable and pipe detection in the telecommunication industry

    - 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) supporting use of such devices in Australia.

    The updates are contained in Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence Variation 2019 (No. 1).

    A draft of the variation and consultation paper were released for feedback in December 2018, with eighteen submissions received.

    A summary of the issues raised, the ACMA’s response to them and the changes made to the draft class licence are outlined in the follow-up paper: Class licensing update: Supporting 5G and other technology innovations⁠—Response to submissions.

    The ACMA invites suggestions from industry and individuals on devices and technologies for possible future updates to class licensing arrangements of the Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence.

    For more information, see IFC 45/2018.

    Source: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L01075


  • PeruDecree SN° 019-2019-MTC has been released

    The Peru Regulatory, Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones (MTC), released the Supreme Decree SN 019-2019-MTC, which modified the Type Approval requirements for cellular terminals - June 2019.

    These requirements are only applicable to consumer smart phone devices. The chief modification requires all smart phone devices entering Peru to have Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) enabled to receive warnings from the national Emergency Alert Early Messaging System (SISMATE).

    Source: Originally published in Peru, Decree SN 109-2019-MTC: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-diversos-articulos-del-reglamen-decreto-supremo-n-019-2019-mtc-1778351-4/


  • IndonesiaModule name indication on certificate

    SDPPI - Telecommunication Authority in Indonesia - informed that for future certificates the integrated module name must be indicated on the certificate additionally to the model name. This has not been officially announced yet.

    Where the application of a product using a module is submitted, all module test reports of the installed modules must be submitted to SDPPI as well.

    Source: IBL's local partner


  • MozambiqueName change at the Authority in Mozambique

    The Authority INCM in Mozambique (Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique) was renamed into ARECOM (Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações na República de Moçambique).

    This change does not apply the Type Approval Procedure.
    In the future, certificates will be issued by ARECOM but existing certificates made by INCM remain valid.

    Source: internal research from 2nd of September 2019


  • ChinaConformity Assessment Update

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China will enforce the implementation of the conformity assessment system for restricted use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment effective as of 1st November 2019.

    The assessment system ensures compliance with standards and technical specifications for the use of hazardous substances. Certification bodies must meet the requirements of the “Administrative Measures for Certification Bodies,” the GB/T 27065 “Conformity for Certification and Evaluation of Products, Processes, and Services,” and the RB/T 242 “Requirements for Green Product Certification Institutions.”

    Suppliers are responsible for genuine self-declaration and related technical documents. Market surveillance departments must supervise and manage restricted use, conformity assessment activities, and results of hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic products.

    Source: local partner


  • UkraineAmendments on RoHS

    June - The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Resolution № 557 to amend Resolution № 139 namely the “Technical Regulations on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment” (Ukrainian RoHS).

    The Resolution № 557 came into force on July 3, 2019 - these are the main points:

    1. The Resolution excludes pipe organs product group from the scope.

    2. The compliance deadline of July 1, 2019 has been removed for mercury in electric rotating connectors used in intravascular ultrasound imaging systems capable of high operating frequency (> 50 MHz).

    3. The goal of the Resolution is to achieve compliance with the requirements of the EU RoHS Directives:

    • (EU) 2018/736 as regards an exemption for lead in glass or ceramic for some electrical components
    • (EU) 2018/737 as regards an exemption for lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors
    • (EU) 2018/738 as regards an exemption for lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements
    • (EU) 2018/739 as regards an exemption for lead as an alloying element in steel
    • (EU) 2018/740 as regards an exemption for lead as an alloying element in aluminium
    • (EU) 2018/741 as regards an exemption for lead as an alloying element in copper
    • (EU) 2018/742 as regards an exemption for lead in high melting temperature solders

    This amendment is based on the Directive (EU) 2017/2102 amending RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU.

    Source: https://zakon5.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/ru/139-2017-%D0%BF?lang=ru


  • VenezuelaLimited Shipment

    Please be informed that shipment of application documents is restricted at the moment to Venezuela due to the POLITICAL situation.

    Thus, there might be delays with respect to new homologations projects.


  • AustraliaACMA is seeking comments on amendments

    The ACMA is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the electromagnetic energy (EME) arrangements to ensure requirements are applicable for 5G equipment.

    We are proposing to amend the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014 to ensure equipment that will be operating on frequencies up to 6 GHz is tested in accordance with the latest international measurement standards and is compliant with labelling requirements for Australia's EME standards.

    The ACMA Standard usually automatically adopts such variations to the international standards, but minor changes to the titles of the international standards on this occasion mean that to avoid any doubt as to the application of those standards we propose to amend the ACMA Standard.

    The ACMA is also proposing to amend the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015 to ensure the EME arrangements for equipment and the EME licence conditions on transmitters operate as intended.

    The proposed amendments will ensure that the latest international test methodologies are adopted, and to avoid any doubt about the equipment arrangements, including device labelling requirements, and licence conditions.

    Full details can be found on the ACMA website. The consultation is open for submissions until COB, Friday 13 September 2019.

    Source: https://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/amendments-to-eme-arrangements?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Proposed%20amendments%20to%20EME%20arrangements&utm_content=Proposed%20amendments%20to%20EME%20arrangements+CID_35cab32c3f51ae291e3c5520bce8551f&utm_source=SendEmailCampaigns&utm_term=seeking%20comment


  • EU (RE-D)Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1345

    The EU Commission has issued the Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1345 of 2 August 2019 amending Decision 2006/771/EC updating harmonised technical conditions in the area of radio spectrum use for short-range devices:

    Main updates are:

    • Categories of short-range devices snd their scope
    • Frequency bands with corresponding harmonised technical conditions and implementation deadlines for short-range devices

    For more details please use following link to the official journal


  • RussiaElectrical devices within the Customs Union

    Electrical devices shall comply with technical requirements within the Customs Union in order to be launched on the market.

    Since EAEU technical regulations include mandatory requirements for safety aspects, the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations can be met by the application of relevant standards.

    General Technical Regulations particularly relevant to electrical products are:

    • EAEU TR 004/2011 on the safety of low-voltage equipment

    • EAEU TR 020/2011 on the electromagnetic compatibility of technical means

    • EAEU TR 010/2011 on the safety of machinery and equipment

    • EAEU TR 037/2016 on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    No matter, if products are subject to conformity assessment according to the technical regulation EAEU TR 004/2011, they might be subject to other regulations as well, such as TR 020/2011 “On electromagnetic compatibility of technical devices”.

    Note that the applicant for the conformity assessment procedure against EAEU TRs can only be a legal entity or a person that is registered in EAEU member countries.

    Please keep in mind that some categories of electrical products have further national requirements within EAEU members countries.

    At the moment, there are no common regulations on these areas within the EAEU. Thus, some members countries use their national regulations.


  • JordanIB-Lenhardt AG visits Jordan

    As part of IBLAG strategical approach of the enhancement relationship and evolvement with authorities, IBLAG CQO visited TRC Jordan in Amman and had 2 days meetings with Director of Technical department and his team.

    The visit came upon an initiative from IBLAG and an invitation from TRC to exchange experiences and to draw a road map for strategical development approach to improve customer experiences at both sides.

    The visit also included separate additional meetings with IBLAG local partners in Amman to assure the quality of our services.


  • GeneralFestival of the Sacrifice Holidays

    Due to Festival of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) in most Islamic countries authorities/ ministries are closed in cw 33/2019.

    Thus, delays in type approval certification procedures might occur.


  • South AfricaICASA begins a process to review Annexure B

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) controls, plans, administers and manages the use and licensing of the radio frequency spectrum in South Africa. In doing so, ICASA must, among others, comply with applicable standards and requirements of the International Telecommunications Union and its Radio Regulations as agreed to by the Republic, as well as the approved Radio Frequency Plan.

    According to applicable legislation, no person may transmit any signal by radio or use radio apparatus to receive any signal by radio without a radio frequency spectrum licence granted by ICASA in terms of the Electronic Communications Act.
    However, ICASA may further prescribe the radio frequency spectrum licence that may be used without a licence.
    It is against this background that ICASA intends to amend Annexure B of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations of 2015. The Annexure referred to relates to a list of radio apparatus that do not require a radio frequency spectrum licence.

    The decision to make amendments to the Annexure is prompted mainly by the need to, among others, encourage investment and innovation in the ICT sector, promote adoption of latest technological gadgets operating in the licence-free radio as well as frequency spectrum bands on a non-interference and zero protection basis from interference.

    In this regard, ICASA has published a notice of its intention to amend Annexure B in the Government Gazette where interested stakeholders are invited to submit written representations with regards to the proposed amendments by close of business on 06 September 2019.
    The notice can be found here: Linkt to notice
    Enquiries related to this process may be directed to Mr. Bethuel Nkgadime on email address, BNkgadime@icasa.org.za.


  • BrazilANATEL suspend certification for earth station antennas

    On 26 th of July 2019 Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL)

    published Act 4478 (2019) revoking the Act 939 (2018).

    This new Act rearranges the technical requirements for conformity assessment for earth station antennas.

    This type of antenna does not need to be approved in Brazil anymore.

    Please use the following link for the details: Act 4478 (2019)


  • BelarusReminder: TR 2018/024/BY

    Please be reminded that devices have to be approved in acc. with the TR/2018/024/BY - please see our news as of 2019/02/11.

    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's Radio/Telecom Approval (in addition to CU EAC Certificate) is required in order launch devices on Belarus market.

    Both CU EAC DoC and Belarus's Radio/Telecom DoC are necessary in order to import and use the devices in Belarus.

    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.


  • ArmeniaArmenian Market Access

    Armenia is a member of the EAEU (currently a total of 5 countries - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan), nevertheless, apart from the EAEU technical regulations of the Customs Union there is a NATIONAL conformity assessment procedure which is based on the Decree N°2228 on the technical regulations of Radio and Telecommunications devices.

    The following devices are included for mandatory certification:

    • fax units
    • digital computing machines with a mass not exceeding 10kg and consisting a central processing unit, a keyboard, and a display
    • other computers
    • wireless handsets, cell phones, etc.
    • other phone equipment
    • base stations
    • machines for receiving, converting and transmitting or restoring voice, or other data including switching devices and routers
    • portable receivers for receiving call signals or messages and other devices
    • telephone answering systems
    • transmission devices as well as receivers-transmitter equipment
    • radio remote control equipment
    • analog and digital reading systems and other equipment

    Certificates are issued for 1 year.

    National marking/labeling information is available at IBLAG.


  • SyriaRegulatory Authority changed name

    Please be informed that, the official name and the logo of the former Syrian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SYTRA) have changed.

    The present name is Syrian Telecommunications & Post Regulatory Authority (SY-TPRA )

    The new name was communicated to the International Telecommunication Unit (ITU) on 25th of May 2019

    Important to know, that all certificates issued under SYTRA remain valid.

    Source: internal information Local representative


  • ChileSUBTEL published the Resolution 855

    SUBTEL published the Resolution 855 which revised the Resolution No.1985/2017 on Short-Range Devices.

    Please also see out news as of 2019/06/04.

    1. Portable transceivers: frequencies were excluded, some were added:

    - 26.960 to 27.410 kHz

    - 40.66 to 40.70 MHz

    - 433.05 to 434.79 MHz

    - 462.40 to 462.740 MHz

    - 467.550 to 467.725 MHz

    - or at frequencies 49.830, 49.845, 49.860, 49.875, and 49.890 MHz

    2. Below frequency bands with corresponding EIRP characteristics for RFID are available:

    - 915 - 928 MHz with EIRP 500 mW

    - 913 - 919 MHz with EIRP 1W

    - 925 - 928 MHz with EIRP 1W

    Source: IBL local partner


  • MexicoIFT closed days

    Mexico's Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) will be closed for business from 2019-07-15 through 2019-07-26.

    No Type Approval applications will be able to be submitted to IFT for this period; pending applications are expected to be delayed accordingly.

    Source:

    http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5549009&fecha=28/01/2019


  • Papua New GuineaPNG publishes a notice

    NICTA *The National Information & Communications Technology Authority* of Papua New Guinea made an announcement with respect to the type approval of ICT equipment.

    It targets importers, distributors, and vendors of telecommunication, radio communication, and broadcasting equipment.

    NICTA centers special attention to the fact that equipment must pass the type approval procedure prior to its marketing in Papua New Guinea.

    The process is required to confirm that the equipment meets minimum regulatory and technical requirements. The type approval procedure reviews the following:

    • absence of interference in public communication networks

    • interfacing between customer equipment and ICT networks and interconnection between the networks

    • correspondence to national and international standards recognized by NICTA

    • safety aspects regarding the emissions from radio devices

    That strengthens the post-market surveillance and decreases the number of unsafe products on the market.

    Pursuant to the MOU signed with the PNG Customs, importers must provide a NICTA-issued Type Approval Certificate and shipment documentation to PNG Customs for customs clearance purposes.

    Source: IBLAG local partner


  • CubaIB-Lenhardt AG goes to Cuba

    In July, IBL travelled to Cuba. In Havana, the Capital of Cuba, our specialist for Latin American countries from IBL's type approval team visited the authority Ministerio de Comunicaciones de Cuba (MINCOM) which is responsible for the issuance of the type approval certificates - where she was cordially and friendly received. Furthermore, IBL AG took the apportunity to attend a meeting at the national laboratory "Empresa de Servicios Profesionales y Técnicos" (ESAC) which is located in Havana as well.

    In essence, IBL had the chance to discuss all running projects personally. In addition, a road map was created in order to ameliorate and fasten up future type approval projects in order to optimize the application process and therefore, consistently provide first class service to IBL's customers.

    Thanks to today's communication capabilities, a fruitful collaboration over thousands of miles is certainly possible, nevertheless, a face-to-face encounter and IBL's personal appearance took the professional relationship to another level.


  • BrazilAnatel published public consultations

    Please be informed that ANATEL has published the following Public Consultations:

    · Public Consultation #27/2019: This public consultation contains a proposal to update the technical requirements applicable to product conformity assessment of 75-ohm flexible coaxial cable with aluminum wire twist.

    · Public Consultation #33/2019: This public consultation contains a proposal to update the Technical Requirements for the evaluation of the technical conformity of the underground optical terminal box.

    · Public Consultation #34/2019: This public consultation contains a proposal for updating the Technical Requirements for the evaluation of the technical conformity of the Air Optical Terminal Box.

    The completed texts of those proposals are available at ANATEL’s library and at ANATEL’s web page (https://sistemas.anatel.gov.br/sacp/). The public consultations mentioned above will remain available for 10 days.

    The justifications for the Public Consultations publication can be found in the records of the following ANATEL’s SEI cases:

    53500.020693/2019-09 - Public Consultation #27/2019.

    53500.019850/2019-25 - Public Consultation #23/2019.

    53500.067849/2017-45 - Public Consultation #34/2019.


  • United Arab EmiratesNew Type Approval Regime incl. new Labeling

    TRA (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority) of UAE has published a *New Type Approval Regime* stating the main following amendments:

    Three Conformity Compliance forms have been established:

    First level: Declaration of Conformity

    Second Level: General Equipment Registration

    Third level: Advance Equipment Registration

    It is possible to apply for Declaration of Conformity in case when telecommunications equipment can be deemed as equipment of low risk and priority where approval is granted based on: General description of the Equipment and a copy of the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity.

    General Equipment Registration: This level shall apply to Telecommunications Equipment of medium risk and priority, where the Registered Manufacturer or Importer of Telecommunications Equipment provides proof of conformity with the Technical Standards and essential requirements on the basis of submitted technical test reports issued by an ILAC-certified lab, or based on a certificate of conformity issued by one of TRA's certification entities. If the certified test report is not available, TRA may, at the applicant's expense, perform Equipment testing or request Equipment testing in a recognized testing lab.

    Advance Equipment Registration: This type of registration is required for telecommunications equipment of high risk and priority. Apart from the confirmation that the product meets the essential requirements of the relevant standards, The Manufacturer or Importer of Telecommunications Equipment shall provide a sample of the Telecommunications Equipment to be approved under this level as part of the mandatory Type Approval requirements.

    TRA Technical Standards:

    • The TRA shall publish Technical Standards required in Telecommunications Equipment. If the there are no specifications, the TRA shall decide on the possibility of approving the relevant Equipment on a case-by-case basis.
    • Unless otherwise announced by the TRA, an update or new release of Technical Standards shall not invalidate existing Equipment registration.

    TRA Declaration of Conformity Card

    The Registered Manufacturer or Importer of Telecommunications Equipment shall provide the TRA Declaration of Conformity Card (Type Approval Regime Conformity Mark) on the Equipment box in a clear, readable and non-removable format before offering, selling or making the Equipment available in the UAE market. The TRA Declaration of Conformity Card shall be placed under the display platform of Telecommunications Equipment in retail stores in a way that is clear readable to users.

    Example of TRA Declaration of Conformity Card is available at IBLAG.

    Source: TRA official document > new policy documentation


  • MacauUpdate - List of exempted radio devices

    The authority in Macau has expanded the list of radio devices which are exempted from type approval.

    Now, UWB devices, operating in the frequency bands 4.2-4.8 GHz and 6.8-8.5 GHz (power limited to max. -41.3 dBm/MHz)* are listed.

    *Average Power Spectral Density

    Official exemption List


  • EthiopiaInternet access blocked

    Please be informed that due to political issues, internet access is blocked all over Ethiopia at the moment. Thus, please keep in mind that there will be delays with respect to running type approval applications in Ethiopia.


  • Hong KongOFCA assigned 24-28 GHz bands

    Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) of Hong Kong has assigned 24-28 GHz bands to mobile operators.

    There are two standards:

    • Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio Base Station Equipment operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz Band
    • Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio User Equipment operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz Band.

    New radio user equipment must fulfill:

    • Electrical Safety Requirements pursuant to HKCA 2001 “Compliance Test Specification – Safety and Electrical Protection Requirements for Subscriber Telecommunications Equipment”.
    • Radio Frequency Safety Requirements applicable to public pursuant to Title 47, Chapter 1, Part 30, Subpart С, Section 30.207 of Code of Federal Regulations of USA.

    Operating Frequencies are as follows:

    • Transmitting: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz
    • Receiving: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz

    Technical requirements are stated in TS 38.521-2 titled “Third Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; NR; User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 2: Range 2 Standalone (Release 15)” published by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Compliance of the equipment with the technical requirements must be evaluated in accordance with the procedures specified in this 3GPP specification.

    New radio base station equipment must fulfill:

    Operating Frequencies are as follows:

    • Transmitting: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz
    • Receiving: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz

    2. Technical requirements are stated in TS 38.141-2 titled “3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group RAN; NR; Base Station (BS) Conformance Testing, Part 2: Radiated Conformance Testing (Release 15)” published by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Compliance of the equipment with the technical requirements must be evaluated in accordance with the procedures specified in this 3GPP specification.

    Source: https://www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/en/content_791/Type_Acceptance_Criteria_NR_BS_26_28.pdf

    https://www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/en/content_791/Type_Acceptance_Criteria_NR_UE_26_28.pdf


  • BrazilANATEL published new Acts 3481 / 3482 / 3448

    We would like to inform you, that Brazil's Authority ANATEL published three new Acts.

    Here is the main information:

    • Act 3481: Technical requirements and test procedures for the assessment of the compliance of chargers used with mobile phone. This act revokes Act 493. This new act is only an update to fit as normative references and remain the same tests.
      Link ANATEL website for detailed information
    • Act 3482: Guidance for supplying the ANATEL approval security seal (Mint Label) for lithium batteries and chargers used in mobile phones. This Act revokes the Official Letter IG 10. Mint label (security seal) was kept as mandatory for mobile phone chargers and batteries. Label design, characteristics and material remains the same. Withdrew the obligation of the label supplier company to have commercial representation in Brazil.
      Link ANATEL website for detailed information
    • Act 3448: Technical requirements for the assessment of conformity for the Base Radio Station (BRS). This act includes the requirements for BRS using AAS Technology (Active Antenna System)
      Link ANATEL website for detailed information

  • ThailandVHF/UHF Technical Standards

    Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued two VHF/UHF Technical Standards which became effective on April 3rd, 2019:

    • NBTC TS 1024-2561 for Radiocommunication Equipment Used in Land Mobile Service in the VHF/UHF Frequency Band for Speech and/or Data Communications (Digital).
    • NBTC TS 1001-2561 for Radiocommunication Equipment Used in Land Mobile Service in VHF/UHF Bands for Speech Communications (Analog).

    Main amendments are channel spacing, conducted spurious emissions, frequency deviation, maximum usable sensitivity, and electrical safety requirements.

    Stated standards define the minimum technical characteristics of radiocommunications equipment for land mobile service in the VHF/UHF bands for data and/or for digitised speech communications in the 30-960 MHz frequency band with channel spacing of 6.25 kHz and/or 12.5 kHz > radiocommunication equipment used for base stations, mobile stations, and hand portable stations.

    Electrical safety requirements for radiocommunication equipment which is used in land mobile service in the VHF/UHF frequency bands for analogue speech communications shall comply with any of the following standards:

    • IEC 60950-1: Information Technology Equipment-Safety-Part 1: General Requirements
    • TIS 1561-2013: Information Technology Equipment-Safety: General Requirements
    • IEC 62368-1: Audio/video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment-Part 1: Safety Requirements

    Type Approval Certificates based on the old standards will remian valid. Import or sell of UHF products using channel spacing 25kHz will not be permitted starting from January 1, 2021 > from 25kHz to 12.5kHz.

    Official documents:

    http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2562/E/001/T_0013.PDF

    http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2562/E/001/T_0012.PDF


  • UkraineAmendment to N° 355 as of 31.05.2019

    In accordance with the 3rd paragraph of the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as of 24.05.2017 N° 355 and its implementation until 31.12.2019, the technical regulations of radio equipment (TE RE) - approved by resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 24.05.2017 N° 355 - DOES NOT apply to radio equipment installed and intended for use as a part of wheeled vehicles.

    The Technical Regulation applies to radio equipment intended for use as a part of structure of wheeled vehicles, but not to installed parts on wheeled vehicles.

    Conclusion; it only allpies to parts which available separately from vehicles.

    If the radio equipment that is intended for use as a part of wheeled vehicles was implemented for use before 01.04.2018 and meets the requirements of the technical regulations for radio equipment and telecommunication end user (terminal) equipment approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 24.06.2009 N° 679, in that case the introduction into the market and the usage of such radio equipment is to be carried out without restrictions, provided that no changes have been done with regard to the structure and/or software that affects the essential requirements defined by paragraph 6-8 of the TR RE.

    Where changes have been carried out, the manufacturer must carry out a conformity assessment of the radio equipment, in order to confirm its compliance with the essential requirements indicated in paragraph 6-8 of the TR RE.


  • VietnamMIC updates several regulations

    MIC - Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications published regulation updates that become effective from July 1, 2019:

    • QCVN 117:2018/BTTTT: National technical regulation on Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE) - Radio Access. Issued on April 13, 2018, this Vietnamese national standard is based on ETSI EN 301 908-13 V11.1.1 (2016-07) and ETSI EN 301 908-1 V11.1.1 (2016-07) and replaces QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT as radio access requirements for 4G/LTE terminal devices.
    • QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT: Technical Regulation on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment (include ITE and AV) - Emission Requirements. Issued on May 25, 2018, this Vietnamese national standard establishes technical requirements to provide an adequate level of protection for the radio spectrum ensuring the radio services are able to properly operate in the frequency range 9 kHz – 400 GHz. It also specifies test procedures to ensure the reproducibility of measurement and the repeatability of results. This Vietnamese national standard is composed based on CISPR 32:2015 RLV and CISPR 32:2015/COR1:2016 and replaces TCVN 7189:2009 and TCVN 7600:2010.
    • QCVN 66:2018/BTTTT: National technical regulation on repeater for W-CDMA FDD.This Vietnamese national standard replaces QCVN 66:2013/BTTTT as requirement for 3G W-CDMA FDD Repeater.
    • QCVN 16:2018/BTTTT: National technical regulation on base stations for W-CDMA FDD. This Vietnamese national standard replace QCVN 16:2010/BTTTT as requirement for 3G W-CDMA FDD Base Station.

    Source:

    http://mic.gov.vn/Upload_Moi/VanBan/TT05-2018BTTTT.signed.pdf

    http://mic.gov.vn/Upload_Moi/VanBan/TT-06-2018BTTTT.signed.pdf

    http://mic.gov.vn/Upload_Moi/VanBan/TT-08-2018.SIGNED.PDF

    http://mic.gov.vn/Pages/VanBan/14138/02_2018_TT-BTTTT.html


  • RussiaRusAccreditation inspects certification institutions

    RusAccreditation, the Russian Accreditation Authority (Federal Service for Accreditation) has carries out inspections of the operations of Russian accredited Certification Bodies and testing laboratories with regard to potential violations.

    In the course of January and February 2019, about 225 inspections were performed by the authority.

    The inspections were conducted in order to:

    • Eliminate non-compliance with accreditation criteria
    • Assess the implementation of previously issued regulations
    • Disclose potential outrages by accredited institutions

    As a result of the inspection of certification authorities 15 accreditation body received temporary injunctions in order to fix violations. 10 accreditation body were suspended. 6 accreditations of organizations were terminated, etc.

    2 accreditation bodies were closed due to the non-elimination of inconsistencies in the accreditation criteria revealed during the procedure for the confirmation of competence.

    RusAccreditation and the Russian supervision authorities continue to conduct considerable work in order to prevent the circulation of potentially hazardous products into the Russian market along with the elimination of insure participants.

    Source: Decree N 300 ; Legistation


  • ChileUpdate Exenta 1985 - bands open

    Subtel in Chile has released an update to Exenta 1985 in the Diario Oficial de la Republica de Chile. The main changes are summarized below:

    1. The EIRP limit for the 5150-5250 MHz bands is now 250 mW EIRP for general use
    2. Test reports leveraged for the Subtel type approval process must have a minimum of two international laboratory accreditation marks present on at least one page of every test report in order to meet Subtel’s quality requirement.
    3. The following bands have been opened for use by IoT applications:
    • 433,05-434-79 MHz - 10 mW
    • 868,175 - 868,375 MHz - 25 mW
    • 915 - 928 MHz - 500 mW
    • 2.400 - 2.483,5 MHz - 1W
    • 5.250 - 5.350 MHz - 1W
    • 5.470 - 5.725 MHz - 1W
    • 5.725 - 5.850 MHz - 1W

    Source: https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob.cl/publicaciones/2019/05/07/42347/01/1586102.pdf


  • ChinaMIIT implemented requirements for SRRC approvals

    Started in March 2019, products which habe been type approved by SRRC (State Radio Regulatory Commission) shall follow a so-called sales reporting process.

    All SRRC-approved products including SRRC-approved modules are subject to this requirement. The only exception are the short-range micro-power devices. A re-registration is not required, if they have been approved before.

    Vendors (if a product has numerous resellers, each of them has to go for a separate registration), importers, local representative, manufacturers (only applicable, if they sell to their clients directly) or online sales companies are required to register within 10 working days after selling the product. A local Chinese company is required to register at the MIIT via its web portal.

    Where a device has been registered at MIIT, a registration number & a QR code are issued. The registration number & QR code shall be attached at a visible location in the distribution store or on the website (in case the product is sold online). If there is no store or website, the vendor shall keep the registration number and QR code properly. The customers may scan the QR code in order to obtain information with respect to the product and its SRRC certification.

    Source: http://www.srrc.org.cn/article22453.aspx


  • IndonesiaWLAN device other than 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz

    SDPPI issued the announcement number 250/KOMINFO/DJSDPPI/SP.04.03/03/2019 stating how devices can be launched on the market which operate in frequency bands other than 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz.

    At present, SDPPI explains there are only specifications which regulate the usage of frequency bands of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz in Indonesia.

    Thus, in order to apply for a Type Approval Homologation with regard to telecommunication devices, the applicant should provide a declaration letter ensuring that:

    - Frequency bands other than 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz will be deactivated in the device before placing on the market of Indonesia.

    Where the device does not meet the above stated requirements of the applicable regulation, the applicant will be imposed with sanctions.

    Source: https://sertifikasi.postel.go.id/home/news?id=49


  • MoroccoNew Marking Requirements

    Following the new EMC and LVD regulations in Morocco, the conformity mark has become mandatory.

    The Label shall be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the apparatus or to its data plate.

    Where that is not possible or not warranted, it shall be affixed to the packaging and to the accompanying documents.

    The mark format is here available: Label Information

    Important: the vertical dimension for the letter C should be smaller than 6mm.

    Wireless and Telecom products will need the ANRT Label and the new EMC/LVD label.

    For further information, please use the following link:

    http://www.mcinet.gov.ma/pdf/BO_6218_Fr-marquage.pdf


  • VietnamDraft technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility

    The new technical regulation is based on ETSI EN 301 489-52 V1.1.0 (2016-11).
    This draft National Technical Regulation specifies technical requirements on EMC for User Equipment (UEs) and ancillary equipment operated on mobile networks. This draft national technical regulation does not cover technical requirements related to antenna port and emissions from the enclosure port of radio equipment. This draft national technical regulation includes following provisions:

    1. General provisions

    2. Technical requirements

    • 2.1. Emission
    • 2.2. Immunity
    • 2.3. Test conditions
    • 2.4. Performance assessment
    • 2.5. Performance criteria

    3. Regulatory requirements

    4. Obligation of organizations and individuals

    5. Implementation Annex A (normative): CDMA Direct Spread Performance assessment voice call. Audio breakthrough. Annex B (normative): CDMA Direct Spread Performance assessment of data transfer call. Error Ratios Annex C (informative): Examples of cellular mobile and portable radio and ancillary equipment Bibliography This National technical regulation is intended to supersede current National technical standards (QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT) for GSM, WCDMA, E-UTRA, LTE User Equipment and ancillary equipment.

    Source: http://mic.gov.vn/mra/Pages/TinTuc/102415/Du-thao-Qui-chuan-ky-thuat-quoc-gia-- de-lay-y-kien-gop-y-.html


  • MexicoNew NOM requirements - UPDATE of certificates necessary

    Based on to the publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) by the Ministry of Economy (SE) October 23, 2018 and the respective extension as of February 28, 2019 (which modifies the Rules and General Criteria in matters of Foreign Trade) the following is valid:

    The new regulations state the certification of products for NOM Safety or more precisely, the changes in the rules for the entry of these products into Mexico.

    Starting from June 3, 2019 (according to the attached statement of the SE), all certificates which are presented at customs must also include the Mexican HS code assigned by the customs agent in charge of processing the release of their shipment. Certificates which do not have the HS Code cannot be used for the release of products. You can find more information in the following:

    link: https://www.snice.gob.mx/cs/avi/snice/noms.cumplimiento.html


  • Cuba77 GHz - Declaration of Conformity

    Cuba's Ministerio de la Informática y las Comunicaciones 'MINCOM' issues Declarations of Conformity for 77 GHz devices based on technical documentation evaluations.

    Local tests are not required for the above stated devices.

    The Declaration of Conformity has a validity period of 5 years.

    Source: Receipt of DoCs from MINCOM


  • IndonesiaSDPPI - Recognition of international test reports

    SDPPI published a new announcement namely „KEPDIRJEN POSTEL No. 138 Year 2019“ with respect to International Test Laboratory Recognition for Cellular Phones, Handheld Computer and Tablet Computers.

    The announcement states that SDPPI has recognized international laboratories for cellular phone, handheld computer, and tablet computer products.

    Applicants who apply for SDPPI certification for cellular phones, handheld computer and tablet computer products, local tests will not be performed. Test reports from international laboratories will be recognized. List of recognized laboratories by SDPPI can be found in the first attachment of "KEPDIRJEN POSTEL No. 138 Year 2019".

    Furthermore, SDPPI issued an additional official announcement namely "394/DJSDPPI/SP.04.09/04/201" confirming that this new announcement is only valid for mobile phone, handheld computer, and tablets.

    For other devices which do not belong to that classification local tests have to be performed in order to obtain a SDPPI certification.

    Attachement: https://tamsys.org/file/t71CpTgWfkZAlTdMgS98jSc91qWBs6HIso-VtSNLzfljqq3/KEPDIRJEN-POSTEL-No.-138-Year-2019.pdf


  • ThailandNBTC - amendments in TA process for cellular devices

    Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced amendments in the type approval process for cellular devices.

    The decision is based on the technical standard NBTC TS 1027-2560 for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) using the E-UTRA technology (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access) which is a technical standard for LTE equipment.

    Main points:

    - This requirement is effective upon the verbal announcement

    - LTE LAA/eLAA Band 46 will be opened and the NBTC demands to submit test reports for Band 46 for all WWAN devices.

    - As for test reports, NBTC, by the same token, defined related test standards:

    For LAA Band 46 (receiver only): ETSI TS 136 101 (3GPP TS 36.101) version 13.2.0 or later.

    For eLAA Band 46 (transmitters and receivers): ETSI TS 136 101 (3GPP TS 36.101) version 14.4.0 or later.

    Source: https://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/e/adm/freq/search/share/plan.htm


  • ParaguayLabelling - Renewal

    According to the Telecommunication Authority in Paraguay 'CONATEL', the following labelling rules shall be applied:

    - Devices which have been imported to Paraguay prior to the renewal process, may remain the initial homologation number on the label

    - Devices which have been imported to Paraguay after the renewal process, shall have the renewal homologation number on the label

    It is not possible to obtain the renewal homologation number prior to the issuance of the actual renewal certificate.

    Source: attached file


  • QatarCRA issues a public consultation for Wireless Home Area Networks

    The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) launched a public consultation for the proposed Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks (WHANs). The aim of the consultation is to receive views and comments on the content of the Class License from multi-stakeholders including consumers, telecom service providers, or suppliers and manufacturer of Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) no later than May 21st 2019.

    The proposed Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks covers Smart Home Area Systems to enable the automation of electrical home appliances, wireless alert and sensors, as well as lighting automation systems.

    Consumers, stakeholders and other interested parties are invited to provide their views and comments in response to the content in this consultation. Comments should be submitted by email to (type.approval@cra.gov.qa ) or (spectrumaffairs@cra.gov.qa ). The subject reference in the email should be stated as “Consultation on Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks (WHAN)”.

    Details of the consultation can be viewed through the following links:

    http://www.cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-publishes-consultation-proposed-class-license-wireless-home-area-networks

    http://www.cra.gov.qa/en/document/cra-issues-public-consultation-proposed-class-license-wireless-home-area-networks-whan


  • RussiaRussian national holidays

    Please be informed that Russian type approvals might be delayed in May due to the national holidays.

    Authorities will be closed from 1st - 6th of May and then from 9th to 12th May.


  • UkraineDeadline EXTENDED until 31.12.2019

    Ukraine has introduced amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated May 24, 2017 No. 355 "On Approval of the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment".

    Issued decree states that the DEADLINE for type approvals pursuant to the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment has been extended until 31.12.2019 for vehicle components.

    The additional paragraph states the following: To establish that until December 31, 2019, the operation of the Technical Regulation approved by this Resolution does not apply to radio equipment that is installed and intended for use as part of the construction of wheeled vehicles.

    The amendment applies to vehicle radio equipments only and is valid for products which have already been approved pursuant to the previous RF TR.

    https://www.kmu.gov.ua/ua/npas/pro-vnesennya-zmin-do-postanovi-kabinetu-ministriv-ukrayini-vid-24-travnya-2017-r-355


  • CanadaNew Requirements for Wireless Device Testing Laboratories

    Since 15th of March 2019 the Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) has published the "Decision on New Requirements for Wirelees Device Testing Laboratories".

    The increasing complexity of the equipment and the intricacies of the regulatory requirements demand more technical expertise from stakeholders involved in the conformity assessment process. Accredited testing laboratories (by ISED) generally submit higher quality test reports, therefore providing greater confidence in the competencies of these testing laboratories to perform compliance assessments to domestic technical rules.

    Here the link of the Decision: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11322.html


  • EU (other directives)Main changes Safety Standard IEC EN 62368-1 in edition 3

    Already on November 11th, 2018 we have published the news with respect to the edition 3 of the new European Safety Standard IEC EN 62368-1. The following summary abstracts the main changes compared to the second edition:

    Within IEC 62368-1 ed.2, the requirements for outdoor enclosures relied on IEC 62950-22. Since the IEC 60950-1 is superseded by IEC 62368-1, the next step was to eliminate the dependency to IEC 60950-22 and integrated the requirements into edition 3 of IEC 62368-1.

    Thus, all equipment under test having an outdoor enclosure, will be subjected to the appropriate tests. There are tests concerning resistance to UV radiation and corrosion; suitability of gaskets; protection from moisture, excessive dust, plants and vermin; mechanical strength of enclosures at low temperatures.

    With respect to the requirements for optical energy sources, IEC 62368-1 ed.2 included laser, lamps and LEDs. Edition 3 refines these requirements to suite the new needs. For lasers, their corresponding product standards are stated, such as IEC 60825-1, -2, and -12. Lamps and lamp systems (including LEDs) are evaluated pursuant to IEC 62471:2006. As a new addition, image projectors (beamers) are as well.

    Besides the old requirements which classified the maximum sound pressure only, now analogue and digital output requirements were added. As a possible second approach, a dose based measurement is introduced. The value for the calculated sound dose (CSD) is based on the EU Commission Decision 2009/490/EC, which describes a safe zone of sound below 80 dB(A) per 40h. Though both approaches can be used side by side, the dose base measurement may replace the sound pressure measurement in the future.

    Special requirements for wireless power transmitters (Qi, Powermat, etc.) are introduced for the first time. During the test sequence, it is examined, if a metallic foreign object can keep its cold, where placed in the field. Throughout the test, it shall not exceed 70°C in order to pass the test.

    Source: IEC EN 62368-1


  • BrazilTechnical requirements of restricted radio communication devices

    On March 1st 2019, Brazil’s Regulatory Authority (ANATEL) published Act No. 1379.

    An update to the Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Restricted Radiocommunication Equipment, which follows the same limits of FCC.

    There were some changes on items 6.2.5, 13.1 and 13.1.1 of Annex I to Act No. 14.448 of December 4,2017 regarding specific conditions of use of the periodic operation device with periodic transmission characteristics and the limit of the electric field strength of the Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) in the 13 MHz band:

    1. 6.2.5. Periodic transmissions at predetermined regular intervals are only permissible in supervisory or scan transmissions to determine the systemic integrity of transmitters used in safety applications. In this case, the periodic transmission rate shall not exceed 2 (two) seconds of duration per hour for each transmitter.

    2. 13.1. Radio Frequency Identification Systems (RFID) operating in the bands 119 – 135 kHz, 13.11 – 13.36 MHz, 13.41 – 14.01 MHz, 433.5 – 434.5 MHz, 860 – 869 MHz, 894-898.5 MHz, 902-907.5 MHz, 915-928 MHz, 2,400 – 2,483.5 MHz and 5,725 – 5,850 MHz shall meet the limits defined in table V under following link:

    http://www.anatel.gov.br/legislacao/atos-de-requisitos-tecnicos-de-certificacao/2019/1244-ato-1379

    3. 13.1.1. The field strength limits shall be measured using the mean detector and at the band transition radio frequencies, the most restrictive field strength value shall be applied.

    This Act shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Anatel Electronic Service Bulletin


  • CanadaNew standard specifications

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published new radio standards specification (RSS-130 Issue 2 replacing Issue 1) for equipment operating in the frequency bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHZ, 689-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz.

    The main changes are listed below:

    • Add the frequency bands 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz and the related requirements to the standard.

    • Add a provision for a transition period regarding RSS-130 issue 1.

    • Change equipment’s equivalent isotopically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) to effective radiated power (e.r.p.).

    • Clarify that the equipment’s unwanted emission limit shall be met at the highest and lowest frequency of the frequency block range that contains the equipment operating frequencies.

    • Clarify that equipment’s measurement shall be performed only with the carrier frequency set at the lowest frequency and highest frequency in each frequency bands.

    • Add guidance on determining the occupied bandwidth when measuring frequency stability limits for equipment able to transmit numerous channels simultaneously.

    • Remove measurement section on multiple antennas since the measurement method is defined in ANSI C63.26, American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Service (referenced in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus).

    Full text in English can be download here:

    https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-130-i2-2019-02EN.pdf/$FILE/RSS-130-i2-2019-02EN.pdf

    Full text in French can be download here:

    https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-130-i2-2019-02FR.pdf/$FILE/RSS-130-i2-2019-02FR.pdf


  • MexicoIFT Closed Days

    Please note that the Federal Institute of Telecommunication (IFT) will be closed from 15th of April to 19th of April 2019 due to the Easter season, resuming its activities on Monday 22nd of April 2019.


  • MalaysiaChanging Process to Electronic Certification of Conformity

    Since 11th of February the Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM QAS) has introduced the electronic Certificate of Conformity (eCOC).

    Until 11th August a transitional period will be granted to the applicants to have the option to receive the hard copy version or the new eCOC, which will be created with a QR code for identification and traceability.

    Source:

    https://ecomm.sirim.my/Announcement_Details.aspx?a=170


  • IndiaSelf-Declaration for some wireless equipment

    The WPC (Wireless Planning Coordination), of India, has lately released on the gazette from 23th of February a new policy for ETA (Equipment Type Approval) through Self-Declaration Scheme, WPC Approval is a mandatory requirement for all wireless radio modules (Transceivers, Transmitters and Receivers).

    The categories for wireless equipment in license exempted bands:

    Smart Phones, mobile handsets, notepads, laptops, smart watches, short range devices (including accessories, microphones, speakers, headphones, earphones, printers, scanners, cameras) etc. which operate in license exempted bands as per Indian National Frequency Allocation Plan(NFAP):

    http://wpc.dot.gov.in/WriteReadData/Orders/ETA%20through%20Self%20declaration%20for%20Certain%20Categories%20of%20Wires%20Equipment%20dt%2026-02-2019.PDF


  • VanuatuNew 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


  • UkraineManufacturer 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


  • MozambiqueNew 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


  • IndiaUpdate 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


  • IranNational 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.


  • AustraliaACMA 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


  • Congo RepublicPress 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


  • VietnamNew 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


  • BelarusHomologation 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.


  • Dominican RepublicHomologation 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.
    Link to VUCE: https://vucerd.gob.do/

    Source: Email from the authority.


  • YemenThe 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


  • ArgentinaNew 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


  • BrazilPublic 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


  • BelarusUpdated 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


  • YemenDelay 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


  • VietnamNew 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


  • BrazilNew 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


  • ChinaPublic 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.


  • PakistanNew 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


  • AustraliaProposal 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


  • IndonesiaNew 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


  • MoldovaNew 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


  • BeninNew 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.


  • United StatesFederal Shutdown

    As a consequence of lhe lapse in funding in the USA, the operations of the Federal Communications Commission have been suspended until further notice. Currently, the FCC filing page is not available and no grants can be emitted.

    We'll inform you as soon as the Commission has resumed normal work.

    Source: https://www.fcc.gov/document/impact-potential-lapse-funding-commission-operations


  • SingaporeNew 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


  • AustraliaNew amendment on technical standards and labelling

    On 6 December 2018, the ACMA remade the following telecommunications technical standards under section 376 of the Telecommunications Act 1997:

    The ACMA also made the Telecommunications (Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer cabling) Amendment Instrument 2018 (No.1) under subsection 407(1) of the Telecommunications Act to make consequential and other amendments to the Telecommunications Labelling Notice. The compilation—which includes the above amendment—of the Telecommunications Labelling Notice is available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

    The submissions received during the consultation periods are available on the ACMA website.

    Following consultation, the ACMA has remade the standard that mandates a two-part industry standard for radiocommunications devices operating in the very high frequency (VHF) maritime mobile bands. The Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone equipment - Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2018 adopts three new industry standards and their European Telecommunications Standards Institute equivalents.

    The ACMA received one submission to this consultation, which can be accessed on our website.


  • GeneralChristmas/New Year

    A busy year is coming to its end and another exciting one lies ahead...

    Our office will close from 2018-12-22 to 2019-01-06.

    Please be aware that many Authorities over the world being closing as well, whether for Christmas (25.12. or 6.01.) or for New Year, or both, the current certification procedures might be delayed.

    Christmas greetings from IB-Lenhardt AG's team and best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!


  • EU (RE-D)Guide to the RE-D 2014/53/EU actualized

    As of today, a new version of the Guide to the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU is available here and on the website of the European Commission.

    Source: European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive_en


  • Hong KongFirst relase for SRD 4.2 - 4.8 GHz and UWB 6-8.5 GHz

    The Hong Kong's Authority HKCA has published the specification and limits for the above mentioned frequencies.

    Here you can also find the references to the European and FCC standards.

    Source: Office of the Communications Authority, Hong-Kong https://www.ofca.gov.hk/en/home/index.html


  • Saudi ArabiaNew e-platform Saber

    The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has offically launched a new online platform called Saber to issue conformity assessment certificates and register products before entering the Saudi market.

    Source: https://www.saso.gov.sa/en/mediacenter/news/Pages/saso_news_953.aspx


  • India MTCTE Launches New Online Platform in Public Trial

    The Indian Ministry of Communication is organizing the next workshop tomorrow in Guwahati to introduce the MTCTE to stakeholders and give a demonstration of the new online portal, now available for trial: https://mtcte.tec.gov.in/

    For more detailed information on this new procedure, please refer to our regulatory news from 2018-10-12 and 2018-07-05.

    Source: Telecommunication Engineering Center, Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

    *) Updated 2018-12-19. In an initial version of this news, the new portal under https://mtcte.tec.gov.in/ did not appear to be available yet. At the time of this correction, the page seems operative. Direct link added.


  • Central African RepublicNew lead timesfor Type Approval

    Due to internal reorganization of the Authority and the responsibilities, the Type Approval procedure work flow is delayed by additional one month.
    Now the whole lead time takes approximate three months.

    Source: internal research by IB-Lenhardt AG


  • New ZealandNew frequencies allowed

    The New Zealend’s Autority RMS Radio Spectrum Management has published on 3rd of December, that the Minister has dicided to open some frequency bands for new technologies

    The frequencies are as follow:

    • 184 MHz – 230 MHz
    • 2370 MHz – 2395 MHz
    • 5875 MHz – 5925 MHz

    For more details please see the attached document

    Source: www.rsm.govt.nz


  • ArgentinaNew technical requirements for radars

    The Argentine Authority ENACOM has published new technical requirements for the following products:

    • Radar systems that allows to determine the location and / or speed of an object through the use of electromagnetic radiation.
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems: Systems that use a combination of computers, communication technologies, positioning and automation to improve the safety, management and efficiency of ground transportation.

    The technical requirements are:

    1. For 24.04 – 24.25 GHz the maximum output power is 250 μV/m distance 3 meters using average detector, 2500 μV/m, distance 3 m using peak detector
    2. For 76-77 GHz 36.6 V/m distance 3 meters using average detector, 65.0 V/m distance 3 meters using peak detector

    The new technical requirement is published under the technical rule Q2-64.01V18.1


    Source: https://www.enacom.gob.ar/multimedia/noticias/archivos/201810/archivo_20181029111020_7634.pdf


  • MongoliaCommunication equipment subject to mandatory type approval in Mongolia

    As announced on 26-06-2018 Mongolia is introducing mandatory type approval,

    the CRC (Communication Regulatory Commission) has published the amandments which came in force for following communication equipment:

    • Radar apparatus
    • Radio navigational aid apparatus
    • Radio remote control apparatus

    Belongs to the "list of good" which became subject to mandatory conformity assessment

    For the whole list please follow the below link:

    http://www.crc.gov.mn/en/k/2n3


  • ArgentinaFrequency band 314-316 MHz now open

    According to resolution RESOL-2018-507-APN-ENACOM#JGM, the Argentine authority published new standards opening the frequency band 314-316 MHz for tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPSMS) and for remote keyless systems (RKE).

    This information was recently released on the homepage from Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM)

    Source: www. Enacom.gob.ar/normativas


  • EU (other directives)New Edition for EN 60601-1-2 Medical Devices

    The Fourth Edition of EN 60601-1-2:2015 cancels and replaces the Third Edition of EN 60601-1-2:2007 (which expires on 2018-12-31). It constitutes a technical revision of the latter.

    The most significant changes with respect to the previous edition are stronger requirements for electromagnetic disturbances.

    Source: www.iecee.org


  • EU (ECE)Brexit: progress in the negotiations

    Yesterday, the European Parliament issued a press release on the progress of the Brexit negotiations. the European Parliament’s Brexit Coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), spoke on behalf of the Brexit Steering Group: "It is encouraging to see that we are moving towards a fair deal that should ensure an orderly withdrawal, including a backstop guaranteeing that there will be no hardening of the Northern Irish/Irish border and that the Good Friday Agreement will be safeguarded. This deal is a milestone towards a credible and sustainable future relationship between the EU and the UK."

    We will continue to pursue this important topic and inform you of its consequences for Type Approval.

    Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/de/press-room/20181114IPR19055/statement-of-the-brexit-steering-group


  • EU (ECE)Key decissions for 5G

    In the future, the fast mobile 5G will be needed for many technical innovations.

    During the 49th Plenary Meeting (from 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-26 in Bordeaux), the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) took some key decisions for the following spectrum issues:

    • Intelligent Transport Systems (IST)
    • Ultra-Wide Band (UUWB)
    • Short Range Devices (SRD)
    • Fixed-satellite Service earth stations.

    For the results of the meeting, please follow the link: https://www.cept.org/ecc/news/result-of-the-49th-ecc-plenary-meeting-in-bordeaux-23-26-october-2018/


  • MexicoMexico modifies General Rules and Criteria on Foreign Trade

    Since 2018-10-24, the certificates of NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015) must be presented to the customs.

    However, the Certificates of Conformity and/or Compliance in accordance with the former NOM-121-SCT1-2009, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 or the Technical Provision IFT-008-2015 may still be used until the end of their validity, according to NOM-208-SCFI-2016.

    This News was published in the Official Gazette for the Federation: https://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5541783&fecha=23/10/2018


  • EU (RE-D)New Edition for IEC 62368-1:2018

    Recently the Edition 3 of the new European Safety Standard IEC 62368-1 has been published.

    “…This edition constitutes a technical revisions edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

    • addition of requirements for outdoor equipment
    • new requirements for optical radiation
    • addition of requirements for insulating liquids
    • addition of requirements for work cells
    • addition of requirements for wireless power transmitters
    • addition of requirements for fully insulated winding wire (FIW)
    • alternative method for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures
    • alternative requirements for sound pressure…”

    Source www.iec.ch


  • IndiaIndia opens market for 24 GHz Automotive Radar

    Important News for Automotive Radar manufacturer!

    The Indian Authority released on 2018-10-18 in the new Gazatte India following information: type approval is now possible for 24 GHz according to the Harmonized European Standard and EN 302 858.

    Part of the publication:

    "...transport and traffic telematics device means the device that are used in the field of transport, traffic management, navigation, mobility management and in intelligent transport systems for interfaces between different modes of transport, communication between vehicles, between vehicles and fixed locations as well as communication from and to users.."

    Source: The Gazette of India