Following Resolution 03-02-ARCOTEL-2016 from 2016-02-24, changes have been performed to the National Frequency Allocation plan. The frequency band 57-64 GHz for WLAN 802.11ad devices has been allocated and devices using this technology can now be homologated.
Since 2016-01-20, it is possible to apply for a voluntary Dispensation Note for Low Power Devices issued by Guatemala`s Superintendencia de Telecommunicaciones. This Dispensation Note states that no type approval will be necessary for a specific device prior to import or sale in Guatemala. Previously, no approval document was issued but devices were required to have either FCC or CE approval (or both).
Until June 2016 the national declaration approach cannot be used for mandatory assessment, as Belarussia is changing the focus of the same.
Instead, EAC (if applicable) or voluntary certification is possible. Once the new regulations have been published, any manufacturer has to ensure compliance with the national regulaltions.
MexicoNOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 Adopted and Operational
Mexican test laboratories and Certification Bodies have now received full accreditation to test samples and file Type Approvals under the Mexican emergency standard NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, which applies to all devices operating on the frequency bands 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz.
This should not impact the lead-time of the certification process or change the process itself. However, the overall certification costs for new Type Approval applications filed in accordance with NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 will be slightly increased.
The products approved under NOM-121-SCT1-2009 before 2015-10-19 are not concerned. Additionally, renewal applications can still be filed for Approvals issued under NOM-121-SCT1-2009.
Due to governmental changes, ENACOM is the new Argentine Regulator formed by a mergence between the former Regulator AFTIC (Autoridad Federal de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Communicaciones) and AFSCA (Autoridad Federalde Servivios de Comunicación Audiovisial). The Type Approval process and the labeling requirements remain the same as well as the certificates issued by AFTIC remain valid. Current applications under review at AFTIC will be running as usual but may experience a delay caused by the transition process.
Until 2016-01-01, SUBTEL accepted Frequency Declarations or User Manual statements showing that the device will be restricted to conform with the Chilean Regulation Resolución 755. From now on, all new Radio Type Approval applications with greater output power than the permitted one will be rejected. The allowed output power for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz is 150 mW. Existing certificates remain valid as long as the output power continues to be restricted to conform with the Chilean standards.