Regulatory News from 2020

Turkey adopts the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
TurkeyTurkey2020-12-22
The regulatory authority BTK formally adopted the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) on 05.11.2020 which is replacing the R&TTE directive. For products placed on the market in Turkey, the CE DoC should be translated into Turkish as well as user... »read more
ICASA South Africa closed due to festive period
South AfricaSouth Africa2020-12-17
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) informed that only a reduced number of business processes will be available during the period from 17 to 31 December 2020. From 4 January 2021, all the ICASA offices will be fully working. The applications which... »read more
Earlier market access and import of radio devices possible
United StatesUnited States2020-12-15
On November, 19th 2020 the FCC established ET Docket No. 20-382 in order to modernize the FCC marketing and import rules. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  shall faciltate market access for new products. A limited number of radio devices may be imported... »read more
SY-TPRA requiring EN 62368-1 Safety Report
SyriaSyria2020-12-10
SY-TPRA requesting EN 62368 Safety Report (instead of EN 60950) starting 20 December 2020 The Syrian Telecommunications & Post Regulatory Authority will start to request Safety Test Reports according to EN 62368-1 from 20 December 2020 onwards, when Type Approval is... »read more
Open consultation: Update of Frequency Allocation Plan
HondurasHonduras2020-12-08
On 23rd November, 2020 the National Telecommunications Commission of Honduras (CONATEL) issued the Draft Resolution “Update of the National Plan of Frequency Allocations (PNAF)” on it's website. Interested stakeholders are invited to contribute. Comments... »read more
New Type Approval Procedure comes into effect on 16/12/2020
Sri LankaSri Lanka2020-12-03
On 09th October the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in Sri Lanka issued “Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) Type Approval Rules 2020” in the official Gazette coming into force on 16th December... »read more
public consultancy on the 6GHz license exempt frequency band
CanadaCanada2020-12-01
Until January 19th 2021 the ISED opened a consultation on the technical and policy framework for license-exempt use in the 6 GHz frequency band. The opening of the 6 GHz band is considered as priority one and especially the prominent role of WiFi is emphasized. The ISED is... »read more
FCC updated the 5.9 GHz Band to improve WIFI and Automotive Safe
United StatesUnited States2020-11-26
FCC designated the lower 45 MHz (5850 -5895 MHz) for unlicensed use whereas the upper 30 MHz (5895-5925 MHz) are intended for automobile safety in the Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology. On 18 Nov 2020 the Federal Communications Commission FCC have released an... »read more
New General User Radio License for Short Range Devices
New ZealandNew Zealand2020-11-24
On 6 November 2020, a new General User Radio License for Short Range Devices (GURL for Short Range devices) came into force by being published in the official Gazette of New Zealand. In comparison to the 2019 version, the following amendments were made: - the use of... »read more
RRA issues revision of Conformity Assessment Scheme
South KoreaSouth Korea2020-11-19
The Korean Radio Research Agence (RRA) issued recently the new notice 2020-7, which updates some aspects regarding the conformity assessment. Notable changes: explicit list of products requiring EMC approval instead of „similar devices“ IT equipment... »read more
Power Limits for Wifi equipment
BrazilBrazil2020-11-17
Following up on Act No. 4776 issued September 1st, 2020 the regulatory authority in Brazil, ANATEL, updated power limits for WiFi equipment, the updated values are identified under pragraph 11.2 Here is an excerpt from the published document: 11.... »read more
Ofcom consults on a new regulation for short range radar devices
United KingdomUnited Kingdom2020-11-12
Today, the UK's communications regulator published proposals to amend the regulations concerning the use of short-range radar equipment for vehicular use. (For example: blind spot radars, collision radars and other driving assistance equipment) The mentioned... »read more
Amendment to the Short Range Devices Standard
AustraliaAustralia2020-11-10
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) amends the Radiocommunications (Short Range Device) Standard 2014 (SRD Standard). This is intended to refer to the latest industry standard and enable the use of international test methods. With these amendments the... »read more
ENACOM issues new testing protocols
ArgentinaArgentina2020-11-05
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones ENACOM issued NO-2020-73167532-APN-SNYE#ENACOM. According to this note, the test protocols for Frequency hopping equipment and broadband systems will be amended, starting in December 1st, 2020. However,... »read more
TRA now shows the approved devices on the websiteThe 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... »read more
Notice of temporary office closure
Sri LankaSri Lanka2020-10-29
The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID_19 outbreak has communicated that a quarantine curfew has been imposed since 25th of October 2020 for different regions in Sri Lanka.  For our business activities, it will have the following... »read more
COVID-19 cases at CONATEL
ParaguayParaguay2020-10-27
Delays in the Type Approval certifications are expected as there are several employees at CONATEL Paraguay tested positive and many employees are currently in quarantine.  At this moment no certificates can be signed. Source: IBLAG Local Partner »read more
TCRL – extended date for TCRL 2019-1 ended on October 15, 2020
2020-10-22
The Active Date for Test Case Reference List (TCRL 2019-2) has been extended to October 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation. This date is over now and Members are not allowed to continue using TCRL 2019-1 from October 15, 2020. This will mean that new introduced test cases are... »read more
ISED published ICES-003 Issue7
CanadaCanada2020-10-20
The newest edition of the Information and Technology Equipment standard ICES-003 was released by the ISED on October 15th 2020.  Newly added to the Issue 7 of the standard were the requirements for devices with wireless power transfer functionality and the removal of... »read more
Publication of Devices subject to BIS approval
IndiaIndia2020-10-15
Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) released a list of products that are subject for BIS The MEITY in India decided on 1 OCT 2020 that BIS approval is required for following products: Wireless microphone, Digital Camera, Video Camera, Webcam,... »read more
Public consultation: Proposal for updating SAR
BrazilBrazil2020-10-13
On October 5th, Anatel (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) published a public consultation proposal for the inclusion of test procedures for conformance assessment of products which incorporate Time-Period Averaging SAR (TAS) technology. The... »read more
Director of Homologations at IFETEL Mexico retires
MexicoMexico2020-10-08
The director of homologations at the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL) in Mexico, engineer Angel Aguilar López, has gone on pension. Due to the current reorganization at the authority there might be delays in issuing certificates. Please take longer lead... »read more
Authority extends renewal process
BrazilBrazil2020-10-06
Due to the continuous measurements against COVID-19 effect, ANATEL issued official letter 585/2020 extending renewal waiver requirements of photos and test reports, this will cover certificates expiry period from 6th of March 2020 until 31st of December 2020 Source: official... »read more
DTG Testing and KL-Certification join forces
2020-10-01
Due to the Brexit, placing CE marked equipment on the market in the UK and EU will change from 1st January 2021. DTG Testing (UK) and KL-Certification (GER) have combined their expertise to provide a single service for placing products on both, the UK and EU markets after... »read more
BOCRA issues Type Approval without expiration
BotswanaBotswana2020-09-29
The Botswana authority BOCRA issues from now on type approval without expiration date. Type Approval certificates which still have an expiry date should be updated 3 months in advance to an approval without expiration date. Note, that changes in equipment will still require... »read more
Deregulation of wireless remote controls ≤ 1 mW
TaiwanTaiwan2020-09-24
On the occasion of their 924th meeting on 2020-08-26, the National Communications Commission (NCC) reviewed and approved the draft announcement “應經核准之電信管制射頻器材”.The Telecommunications Regulatory Act specifies that RF equipment may be freely... »read more
ENACOM published resolución 854/2020
ArgentinaArgentina2020-09-22
On August 12th, the Argentinian authority ENACOM published resolución 854/2020 with regard to the new label format RAMATEL. The mentioned label will be in use from August 12th in 2022. In accordance with this document, it turned out that the RAMATEL label draft is... »read more
Low-power Radio-frequency Devices Technical Regulations updated
TaiwanTaiwan2020-09-17
In July, 1st 2020, The National Communications Commission NCC issued the document 低功率射頻器材技術規範 Low-power Radio-frequency Devices Technical Regulations updating the technical regulations from January, 2018. There were no noteable changes on the... »read more
Prior Notice - Closing Day
IsraelIsrael2020-09-15
The coming holiday season will affect the efficiency of the local MoC, SII & MoE activities from 18th of September 2020 until 12th of October 2020. There will be a full shut down on September, 28th and from October, 1st... »read more
IBLAG strategically aligns BM with UN sustainable goals
JordanJordan2020-09-10
IB-Lenhardt AG is strategically aligning its Business model with the UN sustainable goals for 2030 TRC Jordan signed a cooperation agreement with the IB-LENHARDT AG, on the Jordanian side, the agreement was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Dr. Eng. Ghazi... »read more
Extension of frequency range for 77 GHz radar in Brazil
BrazilBrazil2020-09-08
On September 1st, 2020 the regulatory authority in Brazil, ANATEL, issued the Act No. 4776 which beside other changes extends the available frequency range for radar applications in a vehicle to 76 - 81 GHz. The average power limits of 50 dBm EIRP and peak 55 dBm EIRP... »read more
Putting products on the market in UK after Brexit
United KingdomUnited Kingdom2020-09-03
The Brexit is finally there and the impact on any manufacturer intending to sell products on the UK markets is starting to cast its shadows ahead. Starting with January, 1st 2021 new rules apply for the conformity assessment of radio products placed on the market in... »read more
Open consultation- update of the Frequency Spectrum Plan
AustraliaAustralia2020-09-01
The Australian Communications and Media Authority ACMA typically updates the Spectrum Plan following each World Radiocommunication Conference. In order to reflect changes to international regulations made at the WRC 2019, ACMA issued Consultation 27/2020 with regard to... »read more
Reviewing regulations
KazakhstanKazakhstan2020-08-27
Kazakhstan are reviewing their current type approval regulations, last month the authority decided that there is no need for the national CoC and only EAC is sufficient to proof the product compliance, this week the authority decided to review its last decision. All type... »read more
Frequency band for 5G technology
VietnamVietnam2020-08-25
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has just allocated the frequency band for 5G technology. According to Circular 19/2020/TT-BTTTT, which will take effect from October 6, 2020, the allowed frequency band for 5G technology in Vietnam will be 24.25-27.5... »read more
Substantial changes on the labeling requirements
ArgentinaArgentina2020-08-20
On August 12th 2020 ENACOM has officially released Resolution No. 854/2020 to introduce substantial changes on the labeling requirements of former Resolution CNC No. 82/2015. These modifications have been essentially brought in to reflect the... »read more
Consultation on TRA Regulations for UWB and SRD 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... »read more
The ENACOM released certificate extending resolution 771/2020
ArgentinaArgentina2020-08-13
The Argentinian Authority ENACOM issued the resolution 771/2020. The resolution extends the validity of all certificates expiring between March 16th – September 17th 2020. The certificates affected automatically will expire on November 17th,... »read more
Morocco – Authority released new SRD Decision
MoroccoMorocco2020-08-11
The Morrocan Authority ANRT recently released a new SRD Decision ANRT/DG/N°07/2020. The decision provides additional frequency bands for various use scenarios, e.g. for high power RFID, however other technical requirements stay the same. The document also provides a... »read more
New regulation Kepdir No. 124 Tahun 2020
IndonesiaIndonesia2020-08-05
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... »read more
Serbia published new Radio Frequency Allocation Plan
SerbiaSerbia2020-08-03
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... »read more
Access to the 70/80 and 90 GHz bands in the USA
United StatesUnited States2020-07-28
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... »read more
Extension of frequency allocation for mobile communication
BrazilBrazil2020-07-28
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... »read more
IB-Lenhardt joins Bluetooth® Regulatory Expert Group
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-07-23
IB-Lenhardt AG has officially become a member of the Regulatory Expert Group of the Bluetooth® SIG.  The Regulatory Expert Group (REG) is focusing on coordination of regulatory aspects and regulatory discussions affecting the Bluetooth technology. The global... »read more
Type Approval Delays might occur due to Eid-al-Adha
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-07-23
Due to the Eid-al-Adha festivities (also called Festival of Sacrifice) slight delays might be possible in predominately Muslim countries as some authorities are closing in calender week 31 and 32. Source: internal research »read more
NTRA introduces further type approval schemes
EgyptEgypt2020-07-21
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... »read more
New Resolution permits the use of the 918 – 928 MHz
ParaguayParaguay2020-07-16
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... »read more
New validity period for type approval certificate
DR CongoDR Congo2020-07-14
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... »read more
MACRA develops new Type Approval regulations
MalawiMalawi2020-07-09
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... »read more
New Type Approval Regulations
RwandaRwanda2020-07-07
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... »read more
ANFR informs about the extension of the specific absorption rate
FranceFrance2020-07-02
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... »read more
ANATEL decided to extend the measures for renewal certifications
BrazilBrazil2020-06-30
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... »read more
Proposal to open the 5.6 GHz band for general access
AustraliaAustralia2020-06-25
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... »read more
New requirement for approval of and commercialisation of 5G
BrazilBrazil2020-06-23
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... »read more
12 new categories added to Compulsory Registration
IndiaIndia2020-06-16
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... »read more
IFT closing days
MexicoMexico2020-06-11
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) »read more
New Resulotion 461/2020 - Validity Type approval certificates
ArgentinaArgentina2020-06-08
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... »read more
New Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT as from July 2020
VietnamVietnam2020-06-04
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... »read more
NEW RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM ASSIGNMENT PLAN
South AfricaSouth Africa2020-06-02
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... »read more
Rules for the unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band will be adopted
United StatesUnited States2020-05-28
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... »read more
MCMC revised Technical Code for Short Range Devices
MalaysiaMalaysia2020-05-26
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... »read more
MIC has just issued the Circular 10/2020/TT-BTTT
VietnamVietnam2020-05-21
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... »read more
IFT postpones the publication of NOM-001-SCFI-2018
MexicoMexico2020-05-19
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... »read more
SUBTEL withdraw Type Approval Requirements for SRD
ChileChile2020-05-14
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... »read more
Final Acts WRC-2019
2020-05-12
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... »read more
Council of Commissioners Resolution 2020/3/14
SyriaSyria2020-05-07
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... »read more
Time-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Protocol
CanadaCanada2020-05-07
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... »read more
Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band
United StatesUnited States2020-05-05
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... »read more
Open consultation for 2,4 GHz frequency band
VietnamVietnam2020-04-30
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... »read more
ANATEL Report Nº 55 - New Acts 2220 / 2221 / 2222
BrazilBrazil2020-04-28
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... »read more
New standard for short range devices as from July 2021
VietnamVietnam2020-04-23
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... »read more
Amendment to EME arrangements
AustraliaAustralia2020-04-21
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... »read more
FCC seeks comment regarding the regulation of RF Exposure rules
United StatesUnited States2020-04-16
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 ... »read more
ENACOM extends validity for certificates
ArgentinaArgentina2020-04-14
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... »read more
Ministry of Health issued Recommendations for Medical Devices
UkraineUkraine2020-04-14
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... »read more
MIC published a draft Circular to replace Circular 05/2019/TT-BT
VietnamVietnam2020-04-09
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... »read more
Reminder: NOM-001-SCFI-2018 will come into force in May
MexicoMexico2020-04-09
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... »read more
Renewal applications earliest 10 days before expiry date
BoliviaBolivia2020-04-07
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.... »read more
SUBTEL - New Rules for Type Approval
ChileChile2020-04-02
  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: SAR test reports are required products... »read more
Modification Allocation PlanIndotel 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... »read more
TRA announced new restrictions of Hazardous Substances
OmanOman2020-03-26
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... »read more
MIC working on development of 920 MHz RFID regulation
JapanJapan2020-03-24
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... »read more
Important note regarding new version EN 300 328
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2020-03-19
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... »read more
++ update delays in type approval procedure ++
2020-03-18
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   »read more
Delays in type approval procedure
2020-03-17
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... »read more
PTA issued revised Type Approval Regulations
PakistanPakistan2020-03-17
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... »read more
Addition to News from 2020-01-21 ICTA released new Directives
MauritiusMauritius2020-03-16
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... »read more
NICTA issues Public Consultation NoticeOn 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... »read more
Temporary exception rules for renewals due to the Coronavirus
BrazilBrazil2020-03-10
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... »read more
Holiday season
IsraelIsrael2020-03-05
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 »read more
NTRA updates Type approval procedures
EgyptEgypt2020-03-03
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,... »read more
TRA updates regulations in Jordan
JordanJordan2020-02-27
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... »read more
Delays in type approval procedure
ArgentinaArgentina2020-02-25
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   »read more
New Regulation NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018
MexicoMexico2020-02-20
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... »read more
RURA updates SRD guidelines
RwandaRwanda2020-02-18
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... »read more
New Regulation: Decree 48-2020
TunisiaTunisia2020-02-13
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... »read more
SDPPI updates 76-77 Ghz radar regulation
IndonesiaIndonesia2020-02-13
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.... »read more
All Type approval requests suspendedDue 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... »read more
Reminder for obligatory marking in Thailand
ThailandThailand2020-02-06
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... »read more
ACMA is looking for comments on proposal for EME amendment
AustraliaAustralia2020-02-04
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... »read more
Draft Memorandum for non-specific short range devices
PhilippinesPhilippines2020-01-30
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... »read more
New regulation survey - cell broadcast (CB)
EcuadorEcuador2020-01-28
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... »read more
Bluetooth Core Specification Version 5.2 released
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-01-24
Feature Overview (3/3) LE Isochronous Channels This feature, which was primarily designed to support LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio, allows the communication of time-bound data to one or more devices for time-synchronized processing. It can be used over... »read more
Consultation of ICES-001
CanadaCanada2020-01-23
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... »read more
Bluetooth Core Specification Version 5.2 released
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-01-22
Feature Overview (2/3) LE Power Control The new LE Power Control makes it possible for devices to dynamically optimize the transmission power used in communication between connected devices. Bluetooth LE receivers may now monitor signal strength and request transmission... »read more
ICTA released new directives
MauritiusMauritius2020-01-21
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... »read more
Bluetooth Core Specification Version 5.2 released
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-01-19
Feature Overview (1/3) Enhanced Attribute Protocol (eATT) An improved version of the Attribute protocol (ATT), called the Enhanced Attribute protocol (EATT), has been introduced along with some associated improvements to the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) EATT supports... »read more
Public Holidays in China
ChinaChina2020-01-16
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.   »read more
New Test Case Reference List - TCRL (2019-2) released
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-01-15
What is new? Beside of several new test cases which become mandatory to be performed after the active date, the Bluetooth SIG included now an overview about the „Expedited Errata TS&ICS Impact“. This sheet informatively summarizes the qualification requirement... »read more
Update for Point-to-Multipoint Antennas
BrazilBrazil2020-01-14
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... »read more
RoHS requirements mandatory - EAEU Customs Union
RussiaRussia2020-01-09
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... »read more
Public consultation Mexico IFT Labelling and Type Approval
MexicoMexico2020-01-07
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... »read more
What is a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant (BQC)?
AfghanistanAfghanistan2020-01-06
Bluetooth® Qualification Consultants (BQC) are independent consultants who have met certain requirements and are allowed to call themselves “Bluetooth Qualification Consultants”. The BQC assists members with submission of their products for qualification to... »read more

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