Addition to List of Devices Exempt from Type Approval

, 2017-05-28

Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended its list of devices which are exempt from Type Approval in Pakistan, adding Wi-Fi Access Points Operating in ISM Band (2.4-2.5 GHz, 5725-5.875 GHz) and conforming to PTA ISM Band Regulation SRO 287(I)/2016. This list was published May 26, 2017 as follows:

  1. Networking Equipment (Switches, Firewalls, Servers, Storage Devices)
  2. Laptops /Desktops/Personal Computer (PC)
  3. Tablet PC with Wi-Fi only Functionality (Non-Sim based devices)
  4. GPS only devices
  5. Smart Watches with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionality only (without SIM or tracking features)
  6. RFID/Bluetooth/NFC devices
  7. Wi-Fi Access Points operating in ISM Band (2.4 – 2.5 GHZ, 5725 – 5.875 GHz) and conforming to PTA ISM Band Regulation SRO 287(I)/2016

The listed devices do not require a Type Approval/No Objection Letter (NOC) from PTA, and may be directly imported as per customs procedures.