Regulatory Updates 2019
2019-11-01 On 17th October 2019, Autorité de Régulation de la poste et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) released a new Regulation relating to the Type Approval of terminal equipment and radio installations intended to be connected to public networks.
2019-07-19 Autorité de Régulation de la poste et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) has advised that delays can be expected to all Type Approval Applications under review in this country.
2019-12-23 On 27th November 2019, Argentina RF Regulator – Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) – released a new resolution on their website that introduces some changes to the local representative requirements as part of the Type Approval process in Argentina.
2019-07-11 URCA has published a consultation concerning a proposed revision to Type Approval Regulations ECS 24/2009 and ECS 02/2013.
2019-03-29 Bahamas Regulator, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority have released a statement regarding a public consultation on an update to the National Spectrum Plan.
2019-11-05 On 23rd October 2019, Agência Nacional De Telecomunicações (ANATEL) published Resolution 715 which updates the Regulations for Conformity Assessment and Homologation of Telecommunications Products.
2019-07-19 On 3rd June 2019, ANATEL published Act 3484 which sets out new sample requirements and testing procedures for assessing the Conformity of Lithium Batteries used in Cell Phones.
2019-01-18 On 3rd June 2019, ANATEL published Act 3484 which sets out new sample requirements and testing procedures for assessing the Conformity of Lithium Batteries used in Cell Phones.
2019-10-24 The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI), is currently conducting a public consultation on their 5G Plan.
2019-05-10 On 7th May 2019, modifications to Type Approval Regulation Resolución 1985 were published in the National Congress Library of Chile (Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile).
2019-02-28 SUBTEL have confirmed that inductive technologies (such as 13.56MHz NFC, wireless chargers, 58kHz EAS) are no longer subject to Type Approval.
2019-10-21 On 12th October 2019, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) officially released a new Notification No. “2019年第39号文” to optimize the existing SRRC Type Approval Process.
2019-05-28 On 17th May 2019, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones opened a public consultation proposing changes to the Type Approval Regulations.
2019-01-25 La Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) - has released a new Regulation for the Type Approval of cellular devices - RCS-358-2018.
Democratic Republic of Congo
2019-10-04 News has been circulating that the DRC regulator, Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo (A.R.P.T.C.), is changing the validity period of Type Approval certificates. Currently, all DRC certificates are valid for 10 years.
2019-11-12 From recent discussions with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology it has been confirmed that a new regulatory Authority has been established to process all Type Approvals applications: The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA).
2019-06-24 On 4th June, the RF Regulator for Ghana – National Communications Authority (NCA) - published draft Type Approval guidelines for public consultation.
2019-05-08 Guinea Bissau Regulator - Autoridade Regulador Nacional de Informação e Comunicação (ARN) has announced that their Type Approval review process has been suspended until further notice.
2019-07-22 The Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) have released a new Circular, providing guidelines on the process for the Changeover via Option A. The Circular also confirms that the system for applying online on the BIS portal via Option A is now live.
2019-05-29 On 15th May 2019, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) introduced a new SMART registration system, which has gone live for applicants as of 20th May 2019.
2019-05-13 On 2nd May 2019 the Bureau of Indian Standards issued a notification clarifying the scope of Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) under the Compulsory Registration Scheme.
2019-04-16 The Wireless Planning and Coordination wing (WPC) of the Department of Telecommunications have released additional information relating to the new self-declaration process.
2019-04-03 TEC have announced an extension to the original deadline for comment from stakeholders on the draft paper on SAR Limits and Security Assurance Requirements for 4G to 20th April 2019.
2019-04-03 On 1st March 2019, the Wireless Planning and Coordination wing of the Department of Telecommunications released futher information on the new self-declaration process.
2019-03-18 TEC have confirmed that certification of telecom equipment under the scope of MTCTE will be mandatory with effect from 1st August 2019.
2019-03-14 Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) has on 11th of March 2019 issued a guideline to supersede IS 16046: 2015 and IEC 62133-1: 2012 and implement IS 16046 (Part 1): 2018 / IEC 62133-1: 2017 and IS 16046 (Part 2): 2018 / IEC 62133-2: 2017 for batteries.
2019-03-01 The WPC wing of the Department of Telecommunications announced that the current ETA process is being modified to allow self-declaration for specific categories of wireless equipment, which operate in the Indian unlicensed bands.
2019-01-25 MeitY has updated the surveillance process for products Approved under the India BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS).
2019-07-22 SDPPI has updated their Regulations to again allow all devices to be approved via a paperwork-only process, with no mandatory local testing needed.
2019-06-26 Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) has now postponed the requirement of safety testing until further notice.
2019-06-11 SDPPI has confirmed that the 5150 – 5250 MHz (Band 1) and 5250 – 5350 MHz (Band 2) frequency bands have been opened for use for WLAN products.
2019-05-24 SDPPI has confirmed mandatory local safety testing for devices containing WLAN technology has been implemented with immediate effect.
2019-04-25 On 15th April, regulator Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) issued a further Regulation on changes to the Type Approval Process.
2019-10-11 On 8th Oct 2019 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) released a proposal to amend part of the Radio Law Enforcement Regulations to introduce data communication radar/sensor systems in 57-66GHz.
2019-07-31 On 11th July 2019 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) – released Ordinance No. 27 to amend part of the Radio Law Enforcement Regulations.
2019-09-27 From recent meetings held between PCS and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) – it has been brought to PCS’ attention that a public consultation on the Amended Instructions for Granting Type Approvals for Wired and Wireless Telecommunication.
2019-04-08 1st April - Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau published Official Gazette Despacho do Chefe do Executivo No. 44/2019, adding 1.18 Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Equipment to their Type Approval exemption list.
2019-11-12 On 4th November 2019, the Malaysian Regulator responsible for the creation of technical standards - Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB) - released 4 draft technical codes and invited any interested parties to submit comments or suggestions.
2019-05-23 On 14th May 2019, the Malaysian Authority, SIRIM, published SQASI/CMCS/1/19/0005 which confirms several updates to their Type Approval requirements.
2019-06-26 Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) will be closed for business from 15th July to 26th July 2019 inclusive for their annual holiday period.
2019-05-13 Secretariat de la Economia has confirmed that the product HS code will now need to feature on the NOM CoC.
2019-09-19 On 11th September 2019, Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) – published amendments to their Type Approval and Technical Standards for Telecommunications Equipment: communications act, 2009, with immediate effect.
2019-01-15 PTA implemented new changes to their Type Approval Exemption List on 19th December 2018.
2019-06-06 CONATEL has recently advised PCS of labelling requirements concerning Type Approved equipment which has undergone renewal.
2019-07-11 On 12th June 2019, Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones released Supreme Decree SN° 019-2019-MTC, modifying the Type Approval requirements for cellular terminals.
2019-08-16 On 7th August 2019 National Telecommunications Commission (NTC issued a Memorandum regarding Type Approval of Equipment based on integrated/installed radio modules.
2019-09-03 Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) have further extended the deadline for receiving stakeholder input until 07th September 2019 concerning the Public consultation on proposed Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks (WHAN).
2019-05-22 CRA have extended the deadline for receiving stakeholder input on the roposed Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks (WHAN) until 30th May 2019.
2019-04-29 Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) - have released a statement advising that a public consultation is underway concerning a proposed Class License for WHAN.
2019-12-23 Further to the PCS Regulatory Alert issued on 17th September 2019 regarding an extension to the public consultation of the new draft Type Approval guidelines, PCS have received confirmation that Rwanda Regulator – Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) – has extended the deadline for comments to be submitted once more.
2019-09-17 Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) – have now extended the deadline for submission of comments concerning the new draft Type Approval guidelines until 20th September 2019.
2019-05-15 Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) - have published draft Type Approval guidelines for public consultation.
2019-01-13 On 1st January 2020, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) announced that Certified Bodies (CBs) will stop registering Certificates of Conformity as of 15th January 2020.
2019-12-17 Further to PCS’ Regulatory Alerts published during Q01-2019, concerning the draft version of the CITC regulatory framework for Internet of Things (IoT), PCS can now confirm that in October 2019, CITC issued the final regulatory framework and technical specification for IoT devices
2019-10-24 Following the PCS Regulatory Alert issued on 28th March 2019, Communications and Information Technology Commission, (CITC) – have released a Public Consultation concerning its National Spectrum Strategy 2025.
2019-10-16 Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) have issued a further notification relating to the RI056 Technical Specification.
2019-10-07 Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) – have issued further clarification on the updated Technical Specification RI056 for UMTS (3G) and LTE (4G) Handsets and Related Equipment.
2019-10-03 On 29th August 2019, the RF Regulator, Communications and Information Technology Commission, (CITC) published a public consultation regarding general spectrum use in specialised communication networks.
2019-08-12 Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) have published an update to their national technical specification RI056 (Issue 6, dated 15th July 2019).
2019-06-24 Communications and Information Technology Commission have confirmed that devices which do not support 4G have had their Approvals revoked.
2019-03-11 Further to PCS’ Regulatory Alert published on 26th February 2019 concerning the draft version of the CITC regulatory framework for Internet of Things (IoT), PCS can now confirm that CITC have extended the deadline for any comments for submission to...
2019-02-26 On 17th February, Communications and Information Technology Commission published a draft version of the regulatory framework for Internet of Things.
2019-02-19 ICASA have extended the deadline for public consultation of the Conformity Assessment Framework for Equipment Authorization.
2019-01-14 ICASA has published a draft version of the Conformity Assessment Framework for Equipment Authorization for public consultation.
2019-08-22 On 24th July 2019, National Radio Research Agency (RRA) issued Notice No. 2019-12 concerning a revision to the Regulation on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment.
2019-11-21 On 14th November 2019, NBTC announced a draft proposal for telecommunication equipment using IMT-2020 (5G) technology, along with the draft standards NBTC TS 1036-256X and NBTC TS 1037-256X.
2019-10-15 National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) – have recently verbally announced the opening of LTE band 28 (700MHz) in this country.
2019-05-29 In March 2019, NBTC issued NBTC Notification: Regulation for selling radio communication equipment as per radio communication act B.E.2498.
2019-05-22 NBTC has proposed 2 new draft notifications to replace the existing NBTC Notification on License-Exempt Radio communication Equipment and Station dated 18 December 2017.
2019-04-12 NBTC have proposed new draft standard NBTC TS 1035-256X for equipment using 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz and draft Notification on the use of Short-Range Devices in the band 5GHz.
2019-03-25 On 14th March 2019 NBTC officially issued EMC standard NBTC TS 3001-2561 and Electrical Safety standard NBTC TS 4001-2561.
2019-03-14 NBTC have officially issued new VHF/UHF Technical standards NBTC TS 1001-2561 and NBTC TS 1024-2561.
2019-01-15 NBTC have officially issued new VHF/UHF Technical standards NBTC TS 1001-2561 and NBTC TS 1024-2561.
2019-01-28 Uganda Communications Commission has published a draft version of the Framework on Type Approval For Communications Equipment in Uganda.
2019-11-19 On 3rd November 2019, the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) opened a public consultation on UAE 5G Strategy.
2019-10-31 On 17th October 2019, the UAE’s Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) implemented a new guideline for the regulation of Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment categorized under the Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) Regulation.
2019-07-25 The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE have recently advised of a new requirement applicable to all mobile phones - Calling Name Presentation Feature (CNAP).
2019-04-30 On 17th April 2019, the TRA published its updated Telecommunications Equipment Type Approval Regime Policy and corresponding Regulation (V2.0).
2019-04-17 The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE have now published Ultra Wide Band and Short Range Devices (UWB & SRD) Regulation Version 3.0.
2019-04-26 On 19th April, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published Resolution No. 323, an amendment to Resolution No. 355 of 24th May 2017.
2019-11-09 Public Consultation regarding General User Radio Licence Guideline for National Type Approval Framework.
2019-02-08 TRBR has published a Public Notice to the new Order 191 of 2018 which confirms the implementation of a new Type Approval process in Vanuatu.
2019-10-25 On 16 October, Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) opened a public consultation on draft Circular to replace Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT - Regulations on Conformity Certification and Declaration of Conformity.
2019-07-25 Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued a guidance letter internally which requests the application of new QCVNs (QCVN 117:2018/BTTTT and QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT) immediately.
2019-01-10 MIC officially released Circular 18/2018/TT-BTTTT on 20th December 2018. The new Circular will make amendments to and will supplement existing Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT.
2019-03-11 Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology (MTIT) have now resumed reviewing applications and issuing Type Approval certificates.
2019-01-08 MTIT are suspending the Type Approval review process until further notice while regulatory procedures and regulations are reviewed.