Brazil ANATEL Certification

ANATEL certification is mandatory to enter the Brazilian market with wireless products.
We can assist you in accomplishing this objective swiftly and securely.
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Brazilian Market Access

Get the Marking for your Radio and Telecom Products

To gain access to the Brazilian market, your radio and telecommunications products must be approved by the National Telecommunications Agency and the competent authority ANATEL (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações). This requires certification according to the standards applicable in Brazil. Our qualified experts offer you valuable support throughout the certification process. This means significant time and cost savings for you.

Telecommunications Product Conformity Assessment

You can only get your products approved for the Brazilian market through a national certification body designated by the authority, which in Brazil is known as Organismo de Certificação Designado. The abbreviated form OCD is derived from name. OCDs carry out conformity checks and tests on the product on the basis of meaningful documentation provided by you. In addition, a local representative must be involved in the approval process. If these tests show that your product meets all safety and functionality requirements, it is issued a certificate.

ANATEL then grants the approval, which is usually valid for a limited period of time. The time limit depends on the device class. After the expiration, maintenance of the certification is required to maintain the approval. Tests are carried out to determine whether the requirements are still being met. To enable the end user to check whether a product has been approved, you must provide it with a label that complies with the legal requirements.

Homologation Services

In Brazil, ANATEL defines different product categories I, II and III to specify the radio- and telecom products that must be tested and approved:

Category I

To be retested annually
Consumer products, such as cell phones, lithium batteries, mobile phone chargers and modems

Category II

To be retested every two years
Radio frequency (RF) products, such as radios, antennas and devices with WLAN/Wi-Fi

Category III

No further retesting
Products, such as mobile transmitters, cable connectors and fiber optic cables

Radio Type Approval

ANATEL Certification Process

01Review of technical documentation and preparation of tests with a Designated Certification Body (OCD) and an accredited laboratory
02An accredited laboratory performs the required tests on the manufacturer's product
03The OCD examines the test results and issues one of three certificates, depending on the type of test
04OCD registers the manufacturer and the tested product with ANATEL
05ANATEL approves the manufacturer's Certificate of Conformity and issues the Homologation Certificate

Our Services

The staff of IB-Lenhardt AG has extensive competences in the field of conformity testing of radio equipment and very good contacts to accredited certification bodies (OCDs) in Brazil. Therefore we are able to provide all services in a time and cost effective way. You benefit from a fast access of your products to the Brazilian market. Let us accompany you already in the design and development phase of your product. An early preparatory conformity test gives you the certainty that the product will withstand the tests by an OCD.

Do you need Assistance?

Get in touch with our Type Approval specialist for Brazil:

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Regulatory Radio Testing

Product Certification for Radio Products

Our test laboratory is accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and certified to ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. We provide regulatory testing and radio certification services based on ANATEL guidelines and global technical standards to ensure your product performs reliably in industrial environments.
We are an internationally recognized certification body for CE marking in the EU, FCC for the USA, Canadian ISED and Japanese MIC certifications and also have close contacts with local agents and representatives around the world.

Radio Frequencies

Ensuring all necessary radio frequency requirements

Electromagnetic Compatibility

For reliable and trouble-free operation of your device

Environmental Simulation

To ensure reliable operation in harsh environments

Electrical Safety

To guarantee safe operation of your electrical product

Automotive Radar Testing

Homologation Services around the World

Our automotive radio and radar test solutions offer you the combination of reliability, precision and fast results. We have built a strong network of customers and partners to ensure access to all markets. Become part of our community and help shape the automotive future.

Assistant Systems (ADAS)

Vehicle radar systems in the 77 and 79 GHz frequency ranges, such as distance radar, blind spot radar, parking and lane departure warning systems


Kick sensors, tire pressure sensors, radio remote control, keyless entry/go, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), 60 GHz in-cabin radar monitoring, garage door openers


Bluetooth hands-free, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, GNSS, C2C (car-to-car communication), Wireless Charging (Qi - QI2)

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Brief Summary

The Brazilian Authority ANATEL

ANATEL (Portuguese: Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) is the national authority responsible for Brazil when it comes to the approval of telecommunications products. It was founded in 1997 and, as an approval and certification agency, constitutes a mandatory body for the marketing and use of a product on the Brazilian market. The issuance of the Certificate Of Conformity, which states that a product complies with Brazilian regulations, must be done through a Designated Certification Body (OCD). This ensures that all relevant quality and safety standards have been met.

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about ANATEL certification

What does the ANATEL marking mean?

Labeling gives the end user the assurance that they have a product approved in Brazil. It is mandatory to mark all products in accordance with the regulations. In this way, the manufacturer indicates that the conformity of the product has been established within the framework of all the required tests. Without labeling, the approval for the Brazilian market is invalid.

How do the certifications work?

First of all, you need a certification body (OCD) accredited by the Brazilian authority to carry out the tests of your documentation and the products. There you apply for certification and submit the required documentation and a reference product. After successful conformity testing, the OCD issues the corresponding certificate, which it submits to the authority together with the application documents and test reports. After that, ANATEL issues the approval for the Brazilian market.

What happens during maintenance?

Maintenance involves checking whether a product that has already been approved is properly marked and whether it has changed since initial certification. It is important to establish that all safety requirements have been maintained. If the tests are satisfactory, the product is re-certified and approved.

What documents are required for the application?

The applicant provides OCD with all the information it needs to assess conformity. This includes the duly completed application form as well as a functional description, the user manual, existing reports of tests, block diagrams, circuit diagrams and photographs.

Who awards the ANATEL label?

After the certification and approval of the equipment in Brazil, the labeling is made by the manufacturer according to the specifications of the Brazilian authority. The labeling includes the logo, an identification number and the declaration that the device has no right to protection against external interference and that it does not cause interference in proper systems. The declaration is made in Portuguese and with prescribed wording.

How are the devices labeled?

The product marking must be clearly visible and permanently legible on the outside of the device housing. The required information can be applied by etching, engraving, stamping or printing. Alternatively, they can be on a nameplate permanently attached to the housing.

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Your Success on the Brazilian Market

We are happy to support you in the application process, for example by completing the necessary forms or checking the content of the required documents for conformity. If you wish, we can also take care of the maintenance and renewal of your certificates and the translation of your documents into Portuguese. Contact our staff and take advantage of your benefits.

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