The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in UAE revealed the launch of a website to display all the telecommunications devices which were approved. The mentioned website can be publicly accessed. Considering this page, manufacturers as well as consumers can make sure that the device they are looking for has been approved previously. The list contains more than 15k devices, for which reason the search works for the model or product name directly.
The list ranges from mobile phones, computers, tablets, transmitters as well as other devices which are in use in the communications and information technology.
Link to the list at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority website:
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) published a public consultation concerning the regulations for Ultra-Wide Band and Short Range Devices in accordance with the Telecom Law. The consultation will be open from 13 August 2020 until 17 September 2020.
Due to recent updates from ETSI and ITU-R recommendations, there is an obligation to amend relevant parts of these regulations to enhance the certainty on the frequencies and associated attributes under which they can operate.
Contributors who wish to respond to this consultation can check the following link:
Given responses should clearly be assignable to the specific question asked in the consultation.
General comments must clearly be indicated as such.
Furthermore, respondents are advised that full responses and citations (as a whole or in part) may be published. Please make sure to clearly mark any information which is considered to be of a confidential nature.
New 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.
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
UAE has Public Consultation on SRD and UWB
The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates plans to revise its regulation on SRD and UWB. For this purpose, it organizes a public consultation which will end 2018-07-24. Its major aim is to incorporate ITU's recommendation on automotive radars operating at 76-81 GHz (ITU-R M.2057).
TRA (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will require one test sample for most RF Type Approvals (two for GSM). They will be kept by TRA for market surveillance.
Release of 800 MHz Sprectrum for Mobile Broadband
New spectrum 800 MHz band released in UAE for mobile broadband.
UAE's TRA also sees growing importance of the 700 MHz band in Asia and worldwide as the ITU promotes uniform allocation of radio frequency bands across the different regions. ITU also designated the 800 MHz band for mobile broadband and desaster relief - UAE follows this recommandation by freeing analog TV frequencies in 700 MHz to 800 MHz for mobile use until end of 2013.
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 D electrical plug has three large round pins in a triangular pattern. Type M plugs are often used alongside Type D plugs for larger appliances and as a result, some sockets work with both Type D and Type M plugs. Type D plugs are rated 5 amps.
The Type G electrical plug has three rectangular blades in a triangular pattern and has an incorporated fuse (usually a 3 amps fuse for smaller appliances such as a computer and a 13 amps one for heavy duty appliances such as heaters). British sockets have shutters on the live and neutral contacts so that foreign objects can’t be introduced into them.
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