The Telecommunication Department of the Indian Ministry of Communications released an update regarding SAR (Specific Absorbtion Rate) for cell phones.
This release from 2012-08-17 foresees the following:
From 2012-09-01, new handsets must not exceed a SAR of 1.6 W/kg average on 1 g of tissue. Existing handsets benefit from a one-year grace period; approved mobile handsets with SAR Value of 2.0 W/kg over 10 g tissue are allowed to be sold until September 2013, but then any mobile handset must comply.
SAR value must be shown on the IMEI display;
Mobiles must support hands-free operating;
Compliance must be declared by the manufacturer, based on test reports (either ILAC or TEC).
ArgentinaAdditional Frequency Bands for Low Power Radio Equipment
The Resolution SC No. 67 has been released 2012-08-14 by the Argentinan Ministerio de Planificación Federal, Inversión Pública y Servicios. According to this resolution, the following frequency bands were allocated for use by low power radio communications equipment:
As of 2013-01-01, Montenegro's Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Society will accept CE marked products for EMC and R&TTE.
This new regulation (Official Gazette, No. 53/11) was published in the Montenegrian language on 2012-06-22. It will allow for products bearing the CE Mark to be imported into Montenegro without further Type Approval.
Additional requirements are as follows: The manufacturer or dealer in Montenegro must
affix the CE mark to the device,
provide the User Manual in the Montenegrin language,
provide information on equipment specifications, information on the types of interfaces on which the equipment can be connected,
provide a warning about possible limits the use of radio equipment and / or the need to obtain required permission for the use of radio frequency spectrum and
provide a signed Declaration of Conformity (DoC) with essential requirements. In particular, the DoC must provide
information about the device to which it relates, provided for in Article 11 paragraph 4 of the Ordinance;
name and address of the manufacturer and the name and address of its agent;
a list of standards which the equipment has been tested to;
the DoC date of issuance;
name and signature of the person authorized by the manufacturer, his authorized representative or the person responsible for placing the equipment on the market.
If the R&TTE equipment falls outside of a EU-harmonized radio frequency range or is not in accordance with the frequency spectrum plan, the supplier must provide notification to the Ministry at least 30 days before placing the equipment on the market.
ChinaNew Type Approval Requirements for Mobile Devices
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) has released two draft regulations for public comment:
Amended Measures on the Administration of Internet Information Services (IIS Measures). The draft IIS Measures were issued on 2012-06-07 with the intention to supersede the Measures dated 2000-09-25. The proposed key amendments are:
real-name registration for all internet users who publish information on the Internet
6-month record-keeping period for the information published by Internet users
12-month period for Internet content providers and access providers to store user records
content and access providers must user personal data confidential and must not alter, sell or else disclose it
Notice to improve the administration of network access for smart mobile Devices. The draft Smart Mobile Notice was issued on 2012-06-01 to protect the user private data. Manufacturers are forbidden to use methods with the intention to make end user install applications with malicious code and thus collect and/or modify the personal information from the end user without consent. Manipulating functions of mobile devices that cause unwarranted traffic or data leak are forbidden, this applies also to enterprises only selling mobile devices, of course.