Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), our good relationship to Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in Ethiopia trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
User manual translation service when needed
For Ethiopia we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device: email@example.com
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Amharic (official), English, Orominga, Tigrigna, over 70 languages spoken
Authority / Regulatory Body
Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA)
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Local Representative Required?
In-Country Testing Required?
Average lead time for radio type approval
News for Ethiopia
New 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
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.
The Type C electrical plug (or Europlug) is a two-wire plug that has two round pins. It fits into any socket that accepts 4.0 – 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm centres. They are being replaced by E, F, J, K or N sockets which work perfectly with Type C plugs. Type C plugs are generally limited for use in appliances that require 2.5 amps or less.
The Type E electrical plug has two 4.8 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart and a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. The Type E socket is different to the Type F socket which is standard in other continental European countries, such as Germany. The CEE 7/7 plug was developed to work with sockets E and F and has grounding clips on both sides (to work with Type F sockets) and a female contact (to accept the grounding pin of the type E socket). Type E plugs are rated 16 amps.
The Type F electrical plug (also known as a Schuko plug) has two 4.8 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart. It is similar to the Type E plug but has two earth clips on the side rather than a female earth contact. The CEE 7/7 plug was developed to work with sockets E and F and has grounding clips on both sides (to work with Type F sockets) and a female contact (to accept the grounding pin of the type E socket). Type F plugs are rated 16 amps.
There are two variations of the Type L plug, one rated at 10 amps, and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has two round pins that are 4 mm think and spaced 5.5 mm apart, with a grounding pin in the middle. The 16 amp version has two round pins that are 5 mm thick, spaced 8mm apart, as well as a grounding pin. Italy has a kind of “universal” socket that comprises a “schuko” socket for C, E, F and L plugs and a “bipasso” socket for L and C plugs.