Regulatory News from 2021

Seasons Greetings
Dear clients and partners, We thank you all for your great cooperation in this year 2021. Our complete team from IB-Lenhardt wishes you a happy holiday season, a successful and prosperous year 2022. Over the upcoming holidays we are out of office and will be back on... »read more
Public Consultation on new legislation framework
The European Commission opened a public consultation on the new legislation framework (NLF) which is the basis for industrial products entering the internal markets in the EU. The NLF aims to improve the market surveillance and boost the quality of conformity assessments. With... »read more
Announcement 877/DJSDPPI.5/SP.04.09/12/2021 in force since 5 Dec
The announcement determines requirements for telecommunication applications through risk-based business licensing. Due to this change, all local certificate holders must have the Indonesian Standard Classification of Business Fields (KBLI) in accordance with the PB... »read more
Announcement Ref. No.: SQASI/CMCS/1/21/0020 released by MCMC
According to the notice SQASI/CMCS/1/21/0020, the obligation of a marketing name for products to be homologated has been implemented. Adding the marketing name facilitates the regulator’s enforcement team to verify the product certification status via the CYL... »read more
ANATEL released letter nº 233/2021
ANATEL issued letter n° 233/2021 on 26 November 2021, providing information on flexibilities in the renewal process. For certificates expiring on or before 31 July 2022, manufacturers may initiate renewals without submitting samples and full technical documentation. Upon... »read more
Certification of 6 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi prohibited
For this reason, certification of the 6 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi is no longer permitted with immediate effect. »read more
Public consultation SPR-ADP for RF Exposure of 6 GHz devices
ISED seeks input on RSS-248, public consultation. »read more
ISED published RSS-248 for 6 GHz devices
On 19 November 2021, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published Issue 1 of RSS-248 on its website. »read more
TRA updated name and internet presenceTRA has recently changed their name to TDRA. »read more
Reminder: type approval is mandatory
On 20 October 2021, L'Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP) issued a communiqué on the approval of telecommunications equipment in Benin, reminding that all telecommunications equipment imported into Benin must be... »read more
New Type Approval Regulation published in the official Gazette
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published the updated "Type Approval Technical Standards Regulations, 2021" in the Gazette of Pakistan on September 13, 2021 The following devices were removed from the list of exempted technologies and therefore,... »read more
New standard for 76-77 GHz radars will come into effect in July
The new regulation Circular 9/2021/TT-BTTTT will enter into force on 1 July 2022. »read more
IFETEL releases annual closure information
Annual holiday closure will take place from 23. December 2021 until 5. January 2022. »read more
Lockdown due to increasing COVID-19 cases
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Russian government imposed a national lockdown from October, 30th - November, 7th. »read more
New Type Approval Regulation
On August, 27th. the Telecommunication Authority ARTP in Senegal has issued updated type approval regulations, replacing décision No 2004-002/ART/DG/DRC/D.Rég. The main changes are as follows:the certificate validity will be changed from unlimited to 5 yearslocal testing will... »read more
IMDA Draft Technical Specification open for comments
IMDA is soliciting public comments on the following draft technical specification for submission by 12 noon on October 27, 2021:   Draft Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Mobile Devices (IMDA TS CD-SEC Issue 1). This specification establishes the... »read more
European Commission released a proposal to amend the RE-D
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2021-10-19
The European Commission released a proposal for amending the Radio Equipment Directive, RED - Directive 2014/53/EU. The proposal includes some further detailing on Article 3, especially focussing on the usage of charging devices and their interfaces. Details on the proposal may... »read more
Bluetooth SIG: LE Audio improves Bluetooth Audio Quality
Bluetooth LE Audio is the audio connection of the future. »read more
New Standard for 5G NR
The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has recently published the “National technical regulation on stand-alone 5G mobile communication network terminal equipment - Wireless access part”, Circular 06/2021/TT-BTTTT issuing QCVN... »read more
Public consultation regarding 6 GHz WiFi
ANF considers opening lower 6 GHz band for better RLAN integration. »read more
Kuwaiti authority CITRA updates type approval regulations
The CITRA authority in Kuwait has recently published an updated type approval regulation. One of the most important changes is the extension of the validity of type approvals from 1 year to 3 years. In addition, the time frame for renewals has been determined: 3 months before... »read more
National holidays in China in the first week of October
On the first day of October, China celebrates the official proclamation of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The entire week until the seventh of October (01.10.2021 - 07.10.2021) will be an official holiday. Therefore, possible delays in type approval and... »read more
The Federal Government approved the deployment of 5G
On 9 September 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the deployment of 5G. Subsequently, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been instructed to establish a plan and to implement a roadmap for the realizationof 5G across the... »read more
ANATEL released a public consultation on the update of Act 3481
ANATEL released the public consultation on the update of Act 3481 (Technical requirements and test procedures for the conformity assessment of chargers used in mobile phones). The main features and amendments of the Act are: Vehicular chargers – ESD testing must... »read more
Japan: Amended Radio Act Enforcement Regulations
MIC published amendment of the Radio Act Enforcement Regulations on 31 AUG 2021 for UWB and Millimeter-Wave Radar. »read more
Mandatory testing of medical devices
The Argentinian authority ENACOM released Resolución 1248/2021, in which one lab has been accredited to test the ENACOM-Q2-60.15 Medical Devices standard. »read more
Bluetooth SIG: Launch Studio Enhancements
Launch Studio is the Bluetooth SIG's online system for managing the member qualification process. Recently, Launch Studio has been updated with some useful enhancements: Test Declaration check The completed test plan (test declaration) is automatically checked for... »read more
ANATEL public consultation no. 40 on signal booster devices
In August 2021 the approval authority in Brazil launched a public consultation on internal signal booster devices used to expand the coverage area of telecommunication devices, e. g. mobile networks in indoor environments. The aim of the consultation is the seamless... »read more
Ecuador amends list of recognized organization for type approval
The authority ARCOTEL of Ecuador updated recently their list of organizations from which certificates are accepted for Type Approval. This makes it possible to leverage other approvals than FCC or EU in order to obtain Type Approval in Ecuador. The current list of entities... »read more
Update Transition Period
United KingdomUnited Kingdom2021-08-31
On 24 August 2021, the British Information Commissioner’s Office published the following news on its website. »read more
SUBTEL publishes extended regulation
In order to bring their regulation into line with international standards, the Chilean authority Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) developed Resolución 1321 Exenta, which was published on July 27, 2021 and updates Resolución 1985 Exenta, the fixed... »read more
Granted equipment approval validity of 5 years
Aruba's Directie Telecommunicatie Zaken (DTZ) informed that the validity period of granted equipment approval has been changed from unlimited to five years from the date of issuance starting from July 2021. Important note: The new period of validity has no impact... »read more
Certificate validity in Equatorial Guinea remains unchangedAs the authority ORTEL informed IB-Lenhardt AG personally, the certificate validity for telecommunication equipment has not been modified. Despite the fact that some Type Approval consultants and manufacturers were publishing misleading information, ORTEL is distancing from... »read more
ANATEL released Act 5205 about the opportunity to obtain a DoC
Act 5205 is related to Act 7280 and describes the procedure to obtain a Declaration of Conformity without the necessity to include an OCD. Involving an OCD is optional, the approval can be handled directly with ANATEL. Document requirements remain unchanged and the CoC... »read more
New requirement for Certificate holders
The Malaysia certification body SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd requested the certificate holders to sign and complete the compliance declaration uploaded to e-ComM (SIRIMs online portal). Please return the signed version to SIRIM’s address until 31st August 2021. With... »read more
Public comments on Draft National Frequency Plan 2021
South AfricaSouth Africa2021-08-03
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) currently gives notice of the Electronic Communications Act (No 36 of 2005) “Draft National Frequency Plan 2021”. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit written representations including an electronic... »read more
Bluetooth SIG: new Bluetooth version v5.3 has been released
From now on, the new Bluetooth Core version v5.3 has been published and is available for Qualification. »read more
New list of harmonized standards
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2021-07-27
The European Commission published a new list of harmonized standards in the official journal. Some of the additions include EN 303 204 V3.1.1 Fixed Short Range Devices (SRD) in data networks and EN 302 066 V2.2.1 Short Range Devices (SRD); Ground- and Wall-... »read more
Slight delays to be expected
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand, the government imposed a stricter lockdown with immediate effect. The authority National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is currently working from home until August, 2nd. Starting from August, 3rd... »read more
Islamic holidays
Next week, from 19th July until 23rd July 2021, the Islamic holidays Eid al-Adha take place. Therefore, authority delays are expected in all Muslim countries Source: internal research »read more
Label Requirements for type approval equipment
As announced in the Regulator No.2021/T02 (‘Order’), the administration of Samoa has approved a trademark as a symbol for telecommunications equipment. The trademark will be issued together with the Type Approval Certificate which includes the approval Type... »read more
The FCC published new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
United StatesUnited States2021-07-08
On 22th of June, the FCC released a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Part 15.255 impacting 57 - 71 GHz band devices. This includes WiGig wireless local area networking devices, fixed point-to-point communication links, as well as FDS/radar devices. The Proposed Rules... »read more
EU Commission implements decision on 6 GHz band
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2021-07-06
EU enables 6 GHz band for wireless systems. »read more
Resolución Ministerial N° 488-2021-MTC/01 released by MTC
In the above-mentioned regulation, the 470-698 MHz band is being granted for unlicensed use. The technical parameters correspond to the TV broadcast parameters in the same band. Band 470-698 MHz along with 5925 – 7125 MHz (The 6GHz band) are available for... »read more
Act 3939 released by ANATEL
In June 2021, ANATEL (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) in Brazil published Act 3939 which serves as Declaration of Conformity guideline. The new regulation allows the applicant (local representative) to apply directly at ANATEL without approaching an... »read more
AIGF allows 76-77 GHz for vehicular radar
Ivory CoastIvory Coast2021-06-24
The Agence de Gestion des Fréquences Radioélectriques (AIGF) from Ivory Coast have paved the way for use of 76-77 GHz frequency band for vehicular radars. »read more
New Type Approval Regulation
The Afghanistan Telecommunication Authority (ATRA) released a new Type Approval Regulation - following the Standards Type Approval Procedure new approved devices should bear a label. Source: Link Official document »read more
Allocation of Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations
United StatesUnited States2021-06-17
The FCC announced a proposed rule change regarding the reallocation of spectrum for the space launch industry seeking comments on the usage of the frequency bands 420 - 430 MHz, 2025-2110 MHz and 5650-5925 MHz. Beside the raw allocation of spectrum the FCC is also seeking... »read more
Open consultation for 6 GHz devices
New ZealandNew Zealand2021-06-10
RSM seeks feedback on WLAN in NZ, 5925-7125 MHz range. »read more
Update MTCTE Procedure
On 24 May, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of India released an updated version 2.1 of the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) Procedure.  The main changes consist in a complement of the following... »read more
IFT opens public consultation for Wi-Fi 6E
The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has opened a public consultation on the Draft Agreement by which the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute classifies the frequency band 5925-7125 MHz as free spectrum and issues the technical operating conditions... »read more
ACMA publishes amendment to Short Range Devices Standard
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) issued on 27 April 2021 the Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Amendment Standard 2021 (No. 1) under the Radiocommunications Act 1992. »read more
Authority allows Wi-Fi 6E and 24 GHz radars
WiFi 6E is now authorized in Morocco. »read more
Open consultation: draft technical specifications for SRD
On 18th of May, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore published the draft technical specifications for Short Range Devices to be commented by the public. Comments can be submitted via e-mail to until 1st of June 2021... »read more
Delays caused by political instability
Delays can be expected in Palestine (Gaza) due to the politically unstable situation and ongoing conflicts. Source: internal research »read more
SDPPI allowed the introduction of 5G
Starting from May, 3rd 2021, the authority Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) allowed the introduction of 5G in Indonesia according to regulation „Nomor 5 Tahun 2021 Tentang standar teknis perangkat berbasis teknologi“. Only the bands 1,3, 5,8... »read more
ANATEL published official letter n°65/2021
ANATEL will accept Renewal applications for certificates with expiry date between 6 MAR 2020 and 31 DEC 2021 without re-testing and without presenting photos of the current device, as long as the product was not technically modified Due to the situation with COVID-19 the... »read more
Update of Allocation Plan
Costa RicaCosta Rica2021-05-11
On 30-04-2021 Costa Rica published a new Frequency Allocation Plan with significant changes in the output power restrictions for 77 GHz radars. In the past the permitted EIRP output power limit was 30 dBm; the new EIRP limit is 55 dBm. »read more
DIN EN IEC 62368-1: 2021-05 VDE 0868-1: 2021-05 3rd edition
Most of CENELEC countries have adopted the national version of EN IEC 62368-1:2020 + A11:2020. Among them Germany, with the DIN EN IEC 62368-1: 2021-05 VDE 0868-1: 2021-05 in the 3rd edition released on May 2021. Although the 2nd edition is currently still used as a harmonized... »read more
New type approval guidelines
On 9th of April 2021 the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) published new type approval guidelines including reference standards for conformity for following devices: 1. short range devices 2. mobile devices 3 satellite connections 4... »read more
ENACOM revised the regulation 4,653/2019
The approval authority in Argentina, ENACOM, revised the requirements for low power devices operating in the frequency range 915 - 928 MHz, 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz and 5,725 - 5,850 MHz. According to the resolution 551/2021 those device must comply with the specifications set... »read more
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FCC adopts waiver for 57 - 64 GHz radar applications in vehicles
United StatesUnited States2021-04-29
FCC waives rules to allow radar sensors in vehicles for child safety. »read more
ANATEL Act 7280 replaces Act 2220 on June, 1st
Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) announced in November 2020 that Act 7280 replaces Act 2220 on June, 1st. 2021 The main changes are as follows: An ISO 9001 certificate in English language will be required for all factory... »read more
Scheduled radio standards
The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) is working on some new standards which are still in draft and will take effect in the near future. Please kindly find these new standards and expected effective date of each standard as below: 1) National technical... »read more
IBL-Lab GmbH now recognized as a wireless testing lab by ISED
As a result of the successful listing of IBL-Lab GmbH by the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED): »read more
ICASA releases Draft „Equipment Authorisation Regulations”
South AfricaSouth Africa2021-04-15
The South African “Independent Communications Authority of South Africas” ICASA released on 31 March 2021 their new draft regulations on “Equipment Authorisation Regulations”. New is the conformity assessment approach based on 3 classification levels for... »read more
Public consultation by INDOTELThe Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL) has opened a public consultation on the general telecommunication law 153-98. The targets of the consultation are, to modify the law to increase its overall accessibility as well as adding the latest technologies to... »read more
IFT in Mexico opens public consultation for the 57–64 GHz band
The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has opened a public consultation for the 57-64 GHz frequency band. »read more
KL Certification GmbH officially recognized as RCB for Japan
Within the framework of the existing mutual Recognition Agreement between the European Union and Japan established in 2001, KL-Certification GmbH has been listed as a Registered Certification Body (RCB). Due to the recognition as RCB by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and... »read more
KL Certification GmbH recognized as TCB for the USA
KL-Certification GmbH may now officially act as a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) by the Federal Communications Commission. As a subsidiary of IB-Lenhardt AG, KL-Certification GmbH is authorized as a private third party to issue grants for certification of equipment... »read more
New Radio Standards in Vietnam
The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has officially issued several new standards. These new standards take effect from July 01, 2021. From that date, the local importer has to use the local test report, type approval certificate under the new standards... »read more
Proposed Wi-Fi 6 Update
The Communications Regulatory Authority, CRA, in Qatar started a public consultation on the opening of additional frequency spectrum for short range devices in the 5925 - 7125 MHz band. The consultation is open until April 8th, 2021 and any interested party is invited to reply... »read more
Electronic Communications (EC) Act passed in St. Kitts and NevisThe Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is the first ECTEL member state to implement the Electronic Communications Act (EC Act). The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) was established by the Governments of the five Eastern Caribbean... »read more
IBL-Lab signed Unilateral Recognition Agreement with SII
IB-Lenhardt is happy to announce that its affiliate company IBL-Lab GmbH can now offer better support to import radio products to Israel. Based on its DAkkS (member of ILAC, signatory of ILAC MRA) accreditation according to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements IBL-Lab has signed an... »read more
Advance Notice: new list of exempted products
The Ministry of Communication (MoC) released a new list of products which are exempted from type approval in order to encourage competition in the market of wireless products. »read more
Additional notes to new regulation TR34/2019
Due to the update in Moldavian regulations, the Moldavian recognised certification body will review and update all valid certificates, in case any need for further documents during this process the CB might contact the certificate holder directly. The certificate holder is... »read more
IBLAG now effectively able to perform direct applications at MIC
With our local branch, IB-Lenhardt K.K in Tokyo, we are happy to announce, that IB-Lenhardt AG is now able to locally perform direct certificate applications with the Authority MIC in Tokyo. IB-Lenhardt AG can now offer fast and performant 13,56 MHz... »read more
Public solicitation for comments on wireless charging.
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) calls for public comments on "Interim Provisions on Radio Management of Wireless Charging (Power Transmission) Equipment (Draft for Solicitation of Comments)". The draft concerns the following... »read more
Transition period for ETSI EN 300 328 V2.2.2 specification
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2021-02-25
With reference to the official Journal of the European Union from 6 February 2020, we would like to remind you that the transition period of the harmonised standard EN 300 328 V2.2.2 expires on 6 August 2021. EN 300 328 regulates the specifications for data transmission... »read more
IFT issues the new regulation 291013-DOF
On 25 February 2021, the new regulation 291013-DOF-Diario Oficial de la Federación published by the Mexican Authority Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) comes into force. 291013-DOF-Diario Oficial de la Federación is only addressed to approvals which... »read more
CRA launches Public Consultation on Class License for SRD
To cope with recent technology developments,  Communications Regulatory Authority wish to update the Version 3 of Class License for Short Range Devices The current developments in technology require a revision of the current Version No. 3 of Class License for Short Range... »read more
77 GHz band opened now
On 2020-01-20, the Algerian Republic published the JOURNAL OFFICIEL DE LA REPUBLIQUE ALGERIENNE N°05. »read more
EMC Certification Body accredited by AZAK
According to Resolution No 175 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated August 21, 1998,  all types of telecommunications equipment and devices (both as a complete set and as a communication module) imported to the territory of the... »read more
IBL-Lab GmbH accreditation: FCC Recognition
This part concludes our series about our test laboratory’s FCC (U.S. Federal Communications Commission) acccreditation (see FCC Accredited Labs - FCC Testing Laboratories ( are happy to announce that in January 2021, the accreditation was finalized by the... »read more
IBL-Lab GmbH accreditation: Electromagnetic Compatibility
Today, we would like to provide you an insight into the establishment and work of our accredited EMC laboratory. Thanks to the high level of technical competence and organizational skills of its employees and all those involved, IBL-Lab GmbH was able to build up the EMC... »read more
ISED Supplementary Procedure to Radio Standards Specification
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada opens a public consultation on the newly drafted RSS-102 SPR-004 “Time-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Assessment Procedures for Wireless Devices Operating in the 4 MHz – 6 GHz Frequency... »read more
IBL-Lab GmbH accreditation: Radio
In the second part of our laboratory series, we would like to introduce you to the accredited radio laboratory of IBL-Lab GmbH, which was set up at our St. Ingbert site in the period from April to May 2020 and now supports the type approval projects of IB-Lenhardt AG and the NB... »read more
NTRA issued updated SRD Guidelines
In December 2020, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) issued the Short-range Devices (SRD) Radio Spectrum Guidelines. The guidelines specify rules for the usage of SRD in Egypt while also defining the technical parameters. This document came into... »read more
IBL-Lab GmbH accreditation: Electrical Safety
We are pleased to announce that IBL-Lab GmbH, a subsidiary of IB-Lenhardt AG, after successful DAkkS accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018, can demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EU and beyond for approvals in the USA, Canada and Japan, in all... »read more
New Rules and Regulation
The Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has recently published the revised Rules and Regulations (NRRR-2021) which came into effect on 1st January 2021.  The National Radio Rules 2011 shall therefore be repealed by the above Rules and... »read more
ANATEL publishes new Act 77
The Brazilian authority ANATEL published the new Act 77 on 5th January, 2021, which will come into force on 4th July, 2021. This act is applicable to all terminal devices with connection to internet and telecommunications network infrastructure equipment. From then on, the... »read more
New marking regulation
According to the new regulation TR34/2019, which will come into force on February 22nd, 2021, the application of both CE and SM mark on the same product is not permitted anymore. The manufacturers can decide to apply either the SM mark or the CE mark only on their products.... »read more
Commission asks for public consultation over the EMC Directive
The European Commission asks for a public consulation regarding the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive. The target of the consultation is to gain evidence and information for the following... »read more
NATCOM publishes updated Type Approval Regulations
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone2021-01-19
The authority NATCOM published new Type Approval regulations in November 2020 after starting the reviewing process in 2019. Type approval is required for all electronic communication equipment. Type approval can be obtained with the typical technical documentation and test... »read more
FAC hands over activities to the new Ministry
In November 2020, Decree No 719 was published by the Russian government with the intention to enhance governance in the field of digital development, communications and mass communications. All the activities which were carried out by the Federal Agency of Communications (FAC)... »read more
OCFA published a new Table of Frequency Allocations
Hong KongHong Kong2021-01-11
In January 2021, Hong Kong's Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published a new Table of Frequency Allocations which replaces the version from April 2020. The plan complies with the Region 3 allocations under the Radio Regulations which are applicable to Hong... »read more
TRA UAE released new Regulation for UWB and SRDTRA UAE updates UWB & SRD regulation. Check if your equipment complies with requirements. »read more
Towards WiFi 6E in Argentina
Argentina paves the way towards the allocation of the Wifi 6E band as a public consultation has been launched. »read more