Regulatory News from 2022

Public consultation on opening the 5.925-7.125 MHz
ANATEL opened a public consultation on opening the 5.925-7.125 MHz frequency range. »read more
Frequency band of 5925 - 7125 MHz opened
Resolution 737 on 2022-11-18 opened the frequency band of 5925 - 7125 MHz. »read more
Upcoming annual closure at IB-Lenhardt AG
Due to Holiday season we will close our office from 23 December and return on 2 January 2023. »read more
Publication of the amendment of the RED on Common Chargers
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2022-12-08
Directive (EU) 2022/2380 amending Directive 2014/53/EU introducing the requirements of the ‘Common Charging’ published »read more
CITC changed name to CST
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia2022-12-06
Authority CITC changed name to CST in Saudi Arabia »read more
Published: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2307
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2022-11-29
The EU have just published the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2307 »read more
UK Government extends recognition of CE marking until 31 December 2024
United KingdomUnited Kingdom2022-11-24
The UK Government decided to accept product markings with "CE" logo for another two years. »read more
European Commission published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2191
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2022-11-22
Decision 2022/2191 on "the harmonized standards for radio equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/53/EU" »read more
MIIT released Draft Regulation regarding CMIIT ID
New draft rule issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. InStakeholders invited for comments until 10 December 2022. »read more
ECTEL: Update of Spectrum Management Plan
ECTEL and NTRC publish a revised version of the Regional Spectrum Management Plan for 5 member states in the Carribean. »read more
MTIT: Suspension of Type Approval Services
Yemen Type Approval services temporarily on hold. »read more
SABS: Additional approval scheme for EMC CoCs
South AfricaSouth Africa2022-11-10
SABS simplifies application procedure for EMC certificates of conformity. The Regulation became effective from November 1, 2022. »read more
Brazil: Slight Delays in Type Approval Procedure
Due to the current tense situation with local laboratories in Brazil, it can come to slight delays in type approval. »read more
Simplified Labelling with EAC Mark
New strategic decision on simplifying the procedure of product labelling. »read more
ANATEL: Updated Guidelines for Modular Certification
ANATEL, the Brazilian Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações, has recently issued its Official Letter No. 218/2022. »read more
INDOTEL Publishes Resolution No. 82-2022INDOTEL publishes a new regulation connected to the operating conditions for low and very low power devices in the 5925–7125 MHz frequency range. »read more
Simplified Conformity Assessment Procedure Extended Another Year
The government of the Russian Federation recently published a new Resolution No. 1522 on amendments to annex No. 18 to Decree No. 353 dated March 12, 2022. »read more
GN Docket Opened: Expanded Use of the 12.7–13.25 GHz Band
United StatesUnited States2022-10-18
FCC update: The use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz frequency range for mobile broadband and other advanced applications is being expanded. »read more
ISED Updates RSS-139
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in Canada has recently updated Radio Standards Specifications (RSS). »read more
GACI: Indefinite Type Approval Delays
The General Authority for Communications and Informatics (GACI) of Libya has been suffering from the current unstable geopolitical situation which can cause huge delays in type approval proceedings. »read more
NCC: Certificate Revision no Longer Possible
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) informs that it will no longer accept requests concerning NCC certificate revision. »read more
Public Consultation on a Unified Register of Test Reports
Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has recently opened a public consultation concerning new regulation on the formation and maintenance of a unified register of test and measurement protocols issued for all products subject to conformity assessment procedure according to technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union. »read more
SUBTEL Updates Res. 1985, Publishes Res. 2844
Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) of Chile has newly issued a Resolución 2844 Exenta which revises Resolución 1985 Exenta (2017), the Technical Regulation for Short Range Devices. In order to adjust certification requirements to booming market reality and harmonize the frequency ranges of the WiFi 6 technology in the existing regulations for efficient usage of the available RF spectrum, the authority modifies Article 1 (items h, i and j.1) of the Resolución 1985 Exenta as follows: »read more
MIC updates 5 GHz and 6 GHz WLAN systems
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has recently published a partial revision of the regulations for the enforcement of the radio law (Ordinance No. 59). The authority has successfully revised the regulation connected to currently operating WLAN frequency bands. and the 5.2 GHz (5150-5250 MHz) range for WLAN devices in vehicles. The main outcomes of the revision are as follows: »read more
CITC: Implementation of Frequency Licensing Fees Regulations
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia2022-09-14
Communications and Information Technology Commission in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informs that in congruence with the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 632 dated from June 14, 2022, a new Frequency Licensing Fees Regulation has recently come into effect. »read more
NCEC continues regular meetings
Despite the critical geopolitical situation, National Commission for the State Regulation of Electronic Communications, Radiofrequency Spectrum and the Provision of Postal Services (NCEC, formerly NKRZI) in Ukraine launches its weekly meetings concerning further type approval decisions again. The issue regarding Radio Equipment Registration was not in the scope, however, the Radar NCEC Registrations has not been updated until now. »read more
PTA outlines New Regulations for Telecom Equipment
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has newly issued Draft Regulations for Telecom Equipment Standards 2022. The paper stipulates mandatory testing and describes standards for various telecommunication devices. »read more
FCC: Mandatory Antenna Gain Specification
United StatesUnited States2022-09-06
The Federal Communications Commission (United States of America) informed testing laboratories and telecommunication certification bodies about missing information on antenna gain in provided applications and test reports. »read more
MCMC: New Class Assignment
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has recently published its Class Assignment No. 2 of 2022 which allocates certain frequency bands to various types of devices including SRDs, UWBs, Radio Access Devices, Remote Controlled Devices, RFIDs, Automotive Radars etc. »read more
TRA Announces Opening of Radio Spectrum for Wi-Fi 6
On August 17, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain announced the allocation of the radio spectrum bands of 5470–5725 MHz and 5925–6425 MHz for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E applications. »read more
ISED: Public Consultations on RF Exposure and 960 MHz Band
On August 16, 2022, the Canadian Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development launched two public consultations aiming at approving a resolution to the following topics: »read more
NBTC: Public Consultation on 5.925–6.425 GHz Spectrum
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has recently announced a public consultation on usage of 5.925 – 6.425 GHz frequency range in Thailand. »read more
ENACOM: New Labeling Guidelines
On August 11, 2022, the National Communications Authority of Argentina published a nota, according to which resolution ENACOM No. 854/2020 is to be applied for both new approvals and renewals. »read more
ICTA Opens 6 GHz Band for WAS/RLAN
On August 4, 2022, Information & Communication Technologies Authority of Mauritius (ICTA) published its decision No. ICTA/DEC/01/22 on allocation of additional spectrum in the 5945–6425 MHz frequency band for Broadband Wireless Access (WAS) »read more
RSM Updates Radiocommunications Regulations for SRDs
New ZealandNew Zealand2022-08-04
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) of New Zealand has newly updated the General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices. »read more
ANATEL Extends Deadline for Simplified Renewal Procedure
On July 26, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) in Brazil published an official letter No. 265/2022 postponing the deadline for simplified renewal policy until October 31, 2022. »read more
Updated RF Spectrum Guidelines for SRDs
The Communication Authority of Kenya has recently renewed its guidelines. »read more
MoC Simplifies Market Access for Wi-Fi 6E Devices
The Ministry of Communications (MoC) in Israel plans to allocate additional radiofrequency ranges for technology products imported into the country and used both for private and commercial purposes. Devices using Wi-Fi 6E technology are also included in the RF spectrum. »read more
EAEU: Changes in TR CU 004/2011 and 020/2011
The Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEC) has newly tabled amendments to the technical regulations on Low-Voltage Equipment (004/2011) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (020/2011). »read more
IFT: Annual Holidays
The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) informs about its annual holidays: the authority will be closed starting from July 18 until August 1, 2022. This may affect processing time at the authority and lead to delays in homologation services. »read more
IB-Lenhardt at EMV Cologne 2022
For the first time in IB-Lenhardt’s history, we’re showcasing our lab service portfolio at the annual EMV exhibition. »read more
MTCTE: Amendments to Mandatory Testing and Certification
The Telecommunication Engineering Centre in the Republic of India has newly issued amendments to obligatory testing and certification of telecommunication equipment. »read more
Government Eases UKCA Markings
United KingdomUnited Kingdom2022-07-05
The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) is a mandatory conformity mark of the UK which replaces both CE and reverse epsilon markings. Manufacturers have to start using the UKCA marking until January 1, 2023. »read more
Turkey Officially Renamed Türkiye
According to a June 3, 2022 statement by the Turkish Mission to the United Nations, Turkey has been officially renamed Türkiye in the English language effective immediately. This change affects all UN bodies. »read more
MIIT: Public Consultation on Radio Frequency Allocation
Starting June 27, 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) holds a public consultation on a draft of the Regulations on Radio Frequency Allocation of the People's Republic of China. »read more
MIC: Updated Acceptance Rules for Certain Test Reports
The Ministy of Information and Communications MIC in Vietnam has issued letter 2361/BTTTT-KHCN guidance Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT. »read more
Public Consultation on Introducing QR-Coded Labels
The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) opened a public consultation on June 17 regarding the use of QR codes as regulatory label for equipment falling under the Telecommunications Act and to align the telecommunications labelling practice with the Radiocommunications Act. »read more
IFT: New Homologation Guideline Effective June 27, 2022
The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) in Mexico has updated homologation guideline for telecommunication and broadcasting devices which can build connection to telecommunication networks or use the radio-electric spectrum. The updated guideline comes into effect on June 27, 2022. »read more
NYCE: updated PEC Scheme
Normalización y Certificación NYCE (Standardization and Electronic Certification), one of the major National Standardisation Organisations in Mexico, has recently realesed a webinar (Spanish) on YouTube in order to clarify the guidelines of the new PEC schemes which affects NOW certification for telecommunication and broadcasting devices and comes into force on June, 27th 2022. »read more
MIC Releases Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT
On May, 16th 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam published a new Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT which regulates products that are a subject to conformity assessment (if form of certification as well as declaration). The Circular comes into force on July, 1st 2022. »read more
CRA Releases Updated Frequency Allocation Plan
The Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar has recently released an updated National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) which was implemeted in accordance with the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (ITU WRC-19). »read more
Safety Standard for Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries
On June, 22nd 2022, the transition period of the Australian act Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020 will have expired. »read more
ACMA: Changes in Radiocommunications Class License
The updated Class License describes the frequency band of 5.925-6.425 MHz for the operation of RLAN. »read more
OFCA: WLAN Devices can partially use 6 GHz Spectrum
Hong KongHong Kong2022-05-17
Increased power limits for indoor use, exemption for client devices, and conformity assessment for Access Points. »read more
Decree No. 270 on Specificity of Conformity Assessment
On May, 5th 2022, the Government of the Republic of Belarus published its Resolution No. 270 dated from April, 29th 2022 on specificities of conformity assessment and type approval processes. According to the paragraph No. 2, the Government of the Republic of Belarus decrees... »read more
PTA: New Regulations for SRDs & Terrestrial IoT Services
On February, 14th 2022, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a new Regulatory Framework for Short Range Devices (SRD) and Terrestrial IoT Services. The document covers several strategy and development points, inter alia: Service... »read more
ANC: Public Consultation on National Frequency Spectrum Plan
The National Communications Authority of Timor-Leste, formally Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANC), has recently initiated a public consultation on National Radio-Frequency Spectrum Plan 2022. The draft was published on March, 4th 2022.Engrossed stakeholders are invited... »read more
CITC: Public Consultation on IoT Regulations
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia2022-05-03
From April 2022, the CITC will launch a public consultation on updating the IoT regulations. »read more
First certificates for 77 GHz automotive radars
Today IB-Lenhardt obtained the first 6 certificates for 77 GHz automotive radars which are compliant to new regulations in China. These were combined efforts of us and our partners who made this success happen. »read more
NCC Importer Authorization
According to the Regulations Governing Compliance Approval for Controlled Telecommunications Radio-Frequency Devices (Chapter 3, Article 16) which is dated from July 2020, local importers are to obtain a written permission for importing devices that... »read more
77 GHz Radar Devices: Local Testing is now possible
Regulatory authorities in Indonesia inform that local testing for 77 GHz radar devices is now available. »read more
Happy Easter!
Dear customers, partners and visitors, We are on Easter holiday from Friday, April 15 thru Monday, April 18, 2022. These are federal holidays in Germany as well as bank holidays in parts of the Eurozone. We wish you and your families a peaceful holiday weekend! We'll be... »read more
Passover: Expected Delays in Type Approval
Due to Passover (also known as Pesach) which is considered to be one of the major Jewish holidays, slight delays in the Type Approval Processes could occur. The upcoming holiday will affect working hours of some important public service bodies in Israel, among them: Ministry of... »read more
Public Consultation on Type Approval Regulatory Framework 2022
Starting from March 14th, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commisson (TRC) of the British Virgin Islands has been holding a public consultation (Ref. No. 01/2022) related to Type Approval Regulatory Framework 2022. There are several regulatory points to discuss, among... »read more
Public Consultation on National EMC Technical Regulation
In March 2022, Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) announced a public consultation on the National Technical Regulation on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for wireless audio devices which operate in the frequency band of 25–2000... »read more
ISED opens Public Consultation on RSS-236
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in Canada has newly published a draft of the Radio Standards Specification on General Radio Service Equipment Operating in the Band 26.960 MHz to 27.410 MHz (Citizens Band), or RSS-236 / Issue 2. This... »read more
Public Consultation: Reallocation of 3.4 GHz and 3.7 GHz Bands
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently initiated a public consultation. »read more
Decree No. 353 on Regulatory Processes in 2022
On March, 14th 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation published its Resolution No. 353 dated from March, 12th 2022 on peculiarities of regulatory frameworks (permitting regime) in 2022. According to annex No. 18 (peculiarities of product conformity assessment, validity... »read more
ENACOM: Revised Version of Testing Standard for SRDs
ENACOM in Argentina has recently released an update ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V21.1 for the SRD testing standard which replaces the current standard ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V20.1. »read more
RURA: Updated Regulations for Electronic Communications Devices
In the Official Gazette Special of February 16, 2022, RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) has recently announced a suspension of regulation No. 011/R/STDICT/RURA/2020 governing importation, supply and type approval for electronic communications equipment. The... »read more
European Commission Updates Usage Conditions for 5 GHz Wi-Fi
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2022-03-03
EC harmonizes 5GHz wireless access systems, including RLAN, with new regulations. »read more
Russia/Ukraine Crisis: Type Approval Problems
Russian Federation Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt has to put some current and future projects concerning type approval in the Russian Federation on hold. There are three main reasons for this: EU as well as the Russian Federation have... »read more
Russia/Ukraine Crisis: Type Approval Problems
Russian Federation Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt has to put some current and future projects concerning type approval in the Russian Federation on hold. There are three main reasons for this: EU as well as the Russian Federation have... »read more
Russia/Ukraine Crisis: Type Approval Problems
Russian Federation Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt has to put some current and future projects concerning type approval in the Russian Federation on hold. There are three main reasons for this: EU as well as the Russian Federation have... »read more
Draft Circular replacing Circular 01/2021/TT-BTTTT
The Vietnam MIC has recently published a Draft Circular regulating products which are mandatory for Type Approval Certification and Declaration of Conformity. The above mentioned Circular is supposed to replace Circulars 01/2021/TT-BTTTT and 11/2020/TT-BTTTT. Please... »read more
Changes in Type Approval Process in Yemen
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MTIT) in Yemen informs about several significant changes in Type Approval Regulations which will influence all running projects as well as future ones:  Certificate validity will be extended from 1... »read more
FCC Equipment Authorization System Maintenance Outage
United StatesUnited States2022-02-10
TCB Council Inc. informs that the FCC will be performing an EAS as well as TCB and KDB Database Continuity of Operations Disaster Recovery test on February 12, 2022. The test will be held from 8 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Time (Washington,... »read more
New BOCRA Verification Guidelines for SIM Devices
The Botswana regulator BOCRA have released the Type Approval Verification Guidelines for SIM enabled devices.  The guidelines are applicable to all Mobile Network Operators, SIM Enabled device supply Chain and SIM enabled device users.  For the interest of general... »read more
Lunar New Year Festivities
The whole IB-Lenhardt team wishes all our friends and partners from Asian countries that are celebrating Lunar New Year a wonderful start of the New Year as well as success and lots of happiness. We would also like to inform our clients that due... »read more
EAEU Amendments to TR CU 037/2016 (RoHs)
Public discussions on draft amendments to TR CU 037/2016 (also known as "EAEU RoHs" or "EurAsia RoHs") were being held throughout the year. In case the amendments are adopted, these are the key issues to take further... »read more
Draft Standardisation Request RED 3(3)(def) Cyber Security
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2022-01-25
The EU Commission has recently published its Draft Standardisation Request for Cyber Security. Annex II to the respresented Comission Implementing Decision sets out some of key expectations for the CEN/CENELEC and ETSI standards, hence areas for RED NBs to... »read more
Public consultation on amendments to TR CU 020/2011
Public consultation on amendments to the technical regulations of the Customs Union "Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means" (TR CU 020/2011) in terms of establishing forms, schemes and conformity assessment procedures based on standard conformity assessment... »read more
Result of Public Exposure to draft of Revision PP No. 80 of 2015
Crucial outcomes of public exposure to draft revision to Government Regulation No. 80 of 2015 Testing costs will increase Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA): Test Report Recognition will be regulated in a separate convention Inputs and suggestions... »read more
Public Consultation on Draft Five Year Spectrum Outlook
New ZealandNew Zealand2022-01-13
In December 2021, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) opened the public consultation on the radio frequency spectrum outlook 2022 to 2026. Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback by 5 PM on February, 28, 2022, preferably... »read more
Slight delays due to Chinese New Year festivities
Local test labs are closed from 29 Januar until 6 February, due to Chinese New Year festivities. Slight delays might occur. »read more
Amendment of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015
South AfricaSouth Africa2022-01-06
As IB-Lenhardt informed on 2019-08-06, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), opened a public consultation on the planned amendments of Annexure B - Radio Apparatus exempt from radio frequency spectrum licences - of... »read more