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  • EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union)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.

    The new register is supposed to include infromation on test reports which are basis for product certification, product declaration and state product registration as well as infromation on applicant, testing laboratory and samples. Relevant data is to be transferred to the register automatically no later than 3 working days from the date of entering information in the national part of the register.

    The draft of the EAEU decree as well as the procedure of formation and maintenance of the future database can be found online. Comments can be submitted on the official legal website until October 2, 2022. Registration is required.


  • ChileSUBTEL 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:

    1. The frequency band of 2400–2483.5 MHz and the field strength value of 50 mV/m at 3 meters were completely removed from item h. Additionally, the item was updated, extending this paragraph allowing equipments to be covered by paragraph j.1.

    2. The updated item i shows that the maximum equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of 50 dBm is now considered, instead of older values.

    3. The 5925–7125 MHz frequency range was replaced with the 5925–6425 MHz band in item j.1.


  • JapanMIC updates 5GHz and 6GHz 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:

    1. The authroity opens the 6GHz (5925-6425 MHz) frequency range for WLAN devices and, consequently, introduces the Wi-Fi 6E technology which is now available in Japan. Equipment can be used only indoors (200mW EIRP) as well as indoors and outdoors with a 25mW EIRP power level.

    2. It is permitted to use the 5150-5250 MHz (5GHz) frequency range for WLAN devices instulled in vehicles (resp. cars). Output power is limited to 40mW EIRP.

    More detailed information can be found under the following links:


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC: Implementation of Frequency Licensing Fees Regulations

    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. The regulation is applicable for all frequencies and is aimed at support financing of wireless technologies and easing access to insufficient radio frequency ranges.


  • UkraineNCEC 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.

    The next meeting was scheduled for September 14, 2022 and will be held as a public consultation.


  • PakistanPTA 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.

    Adopting international requirements for telecommunication equipment, the Pakistan Authority lists minimum technical standards, inter alia, the following ones:

    • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC);
    • Health and Safety;
    • Radio Frequency (RF) Communication;
    • Human Exposure.

    Technical specification for every standard are also delineated in the draft.


  • United StatesFCC: Mandatory Antenna Gain Specification

    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.

    Starting from August 25, 2022, all part 15 applications must contain adequate information on the maximum antenna gain for the operational frequency band as well as provide information on derivation of antenna gain. Relevant data is to be in a manufacturer data sheet or a measurement report. The updated requirements may affect FCC approval status in case of insufficient information.


  • MalaysiaMCMC: 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.

    One of the most crucial amendments is setting new output power limits for Short-Range Radiocommunication Devices (SRDs) operating in the 5150-5350 MHz frequency range depending on indoor and outdoor use. More detailed information can be found under the link.


  • BahrainTRA 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.

    However, regulatory details are not yet publicly available. We will keep you updated.


  • CanadaISED: 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:

    1. SRSP-300-GEN (issue 1): technical requirements for coherent use of the frequency ranges above 960 MHz by fixed point-to-point radio systems licenced in fulfilment with the current Radio Standards Procedure RSP-113. The requrements can be found here. Comments may be submitted until October 24, 2022.
    2. Revision of Guidelines on for the Preparation of Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance Reports for Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems (GL-08) and setting minimum criteria which are to be included in RF exposure compliance reports issued by proponents and operators of all radiocommunication and broadcasting antenna installations. More detailed information is available. Deadline for public comments: October 11, 2022.

  • ThailandNBTC: 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. The NBTC has issued 3 drafts for further discussion:

    1. NBTC Notification: Criteria of authorization for using the frequency range of 5.725 – 6.425 GHz;
    2. NBTC Notification: Technical Standard for telecommunication equipment using the 5.725 – 6.425 GHz frequency band;
    3. NBTC Notification: Criteria of using frequency and radiocommunication equipment authorized for general use (Issue 2).

    NBTC plans to allocate the frequency range of 5.925 – 6.425 GHz for new technologies only for WLAN/WPAN (Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-FI 7) application as follows:

    • 5.925 - 6.425 GHz 250 mW e.i.r.p. (for indoor use);
    • 5.925 - 6.425 GHz 25 mW e.i.r.p. (for outdoor use).

    Comments can be submitted via email to spectrum@nbtc.go.th with a subject Opinion on Draft Announcement 5.925 - 6.425 GHz until October 12, 2022.


  • ArgentinaENACOM: 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.

    Starting from August 12, 2022, products MUST be labeled as follows:

    1. NEW APPROVALS: RAMATEL label must be implemented.
    2. RENEWALS: approved product MUST also to be labelled with the RAMATEL mark instead of the CNC mark. Photos of the existing labelling and a draft for the RAMATEL label must be provided for renewal procedures.

  • MauritiusICTA 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).

    The authority determines as follows:

    1. The 5945-6425 MHz frequency range is accessible for WAS/RLAN:
      • INDOOR LOW POWER (ILP) equipment restricted to indoor use only. ;Outdoor usage of ILP-devices (incl. road vehicles) is not authorised.
      • VERY LOW POWER (VLP) equipment for both indoor and outdoor use (apart from fixed outdoor use). Usage of VLP-devices on radio-controlled models is proscribed.
    2. The 5945-6425 MHz frequency range is to be used by WAS/RLAN devices on a non-exclusive, non-interference and non-protected basis.
    3. WAS/RLAN equipment is to comply with the technical conditions and standardisation requirements mentioned in the annex to the paper.

    More detailed information can be found under the link.


  • New ZealandRSM Updates Radiocommunications Regulations for SRDs

    Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) of New Zealand has newly updated the General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices. According to the latest version of the paper which came into affect on August 1, 2022, there are several crucial changes:

    1. Clarification on frequency bands for the use of Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and of Transmit Power Control (TPC). DFS and TPC can be only applied to the frequency band of 5250–5350 MHz within 5150–5350 MHz range.
    2. Additional frequency range for WLAN in the 5925–6425 MHz band. Possible operating modes are as follows:
      • Indoors: 24dBm EIRP;
      • Indoors/Outdoors: 14dBm EIRP.
    3. 60 GHz devices can currently operate in the freuqency range of 57–71 GHz (increased permitted power: 25dBW EIRP). Previous requirements concerning “Indoor-Only Systems” have been also abolished.

    More information is avaliable under this link.


  • BrazilANATEL 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.

    For a renewal of a certificate of conformity, ANATEL intermittently waives submission of the following documents:

    • internal/external photos (only applicable if the device has undergone no modifications),
    • test reports (not applicable for devices which failed conformity assessment tests).

    The prior deadline was published in ANATEL's official Letter No. 233/2021.


  • KenyaUpdated RF Spectrum Guidelines for SRDs

    The Communication Authority of Kenya has recently renewd its guideleines concerning usage of rediofrequency spectrum for short range devices. The amended paper includes information on allocating spectrum for Wi-Fi 6E equipment in the following bands:

    Frequency Bands Power/Magnetic Field Spectrum access and mitigation Relevant Standard Notes
    5925 – 6425 MHz 23 dBm (200 mW) mean EIRP. Mean EIRP density for inband emissions – 10 dBm/MHz An adequate spectrum sharing mechanism shall be implemented for channel access and occupation ATU Recommendation on 6 GHz. Restricted to Low Power Indoor (LPI) use only Outdoor use (including in road vehicles) is not permitted.
    5925 – 6425 MHz 14 dBm (25 mW) EIRP

    Mean EIRP density for inband emissions 1 dBm/MHz.

    An adequate spectrum sharing mechanism shall be implemented for channel access and occupation.

    Very Low Power (VLP) Indoor and outdoor use. Use of drones is prohibited.

    Very Low Power (VLP) device is a portable device.


  • IsraelMoC 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.

    Henceforth, the EU documents (EU DoC, EU Test Reports) are now acceptable for type approval in Israel. This is expected to facilitate import procedures. Detailed information on the adopted changes will be summed up and provided by the Ministry of Communication subsequently.


  • RussiaEAEU: 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). The adopted amendments include changes in:

    • the list of devices exempted from the technical regulation;
    • the terms and their definition (clarification of the existing definitions and agreement on new ones);
    • specifics of the requirements for operational documentation;
    • the list of equipment which is subject to obligatory certification.

    A full description of the above-mentioned amendments can be found under the following links (in Russian):

    The decrees become effective 180 days after the date of their official publication.


  • MexicoIFT: 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.

    Additionally, the IFT has been suffering considerable delays due to work overload which is connected with the amended regulations of February 2021.


  • 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.

    EMV (or EMC in English for “Electro-Magnetic Compatibility”) is this highly specialized field's event of the year where lab equipment manufacturers, test labs and electronics manufacturers come together. It is the place in Europe to discover the edge of tomorrow’s radio technologies and make sure it plays nice with the technology of today.

    We are happy to establish ourselves in this market and look forward to seeing you there! The event (official title: Electromagnetic Compatibility International Exhibition & Workshops) is still open until Thursday, July 14 in Cologne, Germany. You can find IB-Lenhardt in hall 10.2, booth 517.


  • IndiaMTCTE: 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.

    The amendments extend, inter alia, the date of mandatory certification of the MTCTE phase-III and phase-IV devices for a period of 12 months starting from July 1, 2022 until July 1, 2023.

    Detailed information on modifications and affected equipment is availiable in the original MTCTE document (PDF).


  • United KingdomGovernment Eases UKCA Markings

    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.

    In order to lessen challanges in confrorming to the new UK Regulatory Regime, the Government of the United Kingdom has recently announced supporting measures for businesses which are adopting the UKCA marking:

    • Reducing re-testing costs for UKCA certification.
    • Abolishing need to re-test existing imported stock.
    • Continuing to accept spare parts onto the GB market.
    • Allowing manufacturers to affix the UKCA marking and to include importer information for products from EEA countries (in some cases Switzerland), on an accompanying document or label until December 31, 2025.

    More information is available on GOV.UK. Her Majesty's Government has also updated its guidance on using the UKCA marking and placing manufactures goods on the market in Great Britain.


  • Türkiye (Turkey)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.

    TAMSys® will use "Türkiye (Turkey)" as country designation effective August 1, 2022, dropping the suffix "(Turkey)" on January 1, 2023.

    Customers are advised to follow the new name Türkiye in public documents; products manufactured in Türkiye shall bear the label "Made in Türkiye".


  • ChinaMIIT: 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.

    The paper has been partially revised taking into account rapidly changing technologies and the necessity of maintaining alignment with the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Among multiple proposed changes, the draft includes information on priorization of radiolocation service for automotive radars working in the 79–81 GHz band.

    The MIIT invites the interested public to comment on the consultation document until July 31, 2022.

    Comments can be submitted to the Radio Administration by telephone/fax or by post mentioning on the envelope the following: The "Regulations on Radio Frequency Division of the People's Republic of China (Revision Draft)" for feedback.

    Phone: +86 10-68206251
    Fax: +86 10-68206220

    Mailing address:
    Radio Administration Bureau of the
    Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
    No. 13 West Chang'an Street
    Xicheng District
    100804 Beijing, China.

    Source: Public Solicitation for Comments on the Draft for Amendments to the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Radio Frequency Allocation


  • VietnamMIC: 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.

    Based on this guidance, certain test reports of foreign accredited ISO 17025 test labs, and in some cases even manufacturer reports, can be used for the type approval certification and declaration of conformity process:

    • QCVN 22:2021/BTTTT (safety requirements for DECT phone)
    • QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G SA)
    • QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G Base station)
    • QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G NSA)
    • QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 40-246GHz SRD)
    • QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for vehicle radar 76-77GHz)

    Full details may be obtained from the original authority document (PDF, Vietnamese) or the English translation (PDF).


  • AustraliaPublic 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. The Radiocommunications Act was amended in 2021, introducing QR codes to link to a website displaying the regulatory compliance marks.

    The public consultation is open until August 19, 2022. The full proposal and draft legislation amendment can be found on the authority's website.


  • MexicoIFT: 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.

    The main changes are as follows:

    • Advanced electronic signature was successfully implemented
    • Homologation applications can be submitted via the electronic service portal
    • Homologation certificates have become non-transferable and can include affiliates, subsidiaries and importers (relevant for Homologation Types A and C)
    • Data sheets and user manuals must be in Spanish and delivered to the authority IFT
    • Homologation Types B and C require schematics and block diagrams
    • Labelling of products has changed. Labelling will be acceptable on the product, manual or packaging. The only required and acceptable marking will be in the form "IFT: XXXX"

  • MexicoNYCE: 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.

    Starting from late June, the following changes on certification will be applicable to the products which require in-country testing:

    • A second sample will be optional for every approval scheme
    • Conformity certificates will list importers, subsidiaries (relevant for schemes II, III and IV)
    • Test reports will be valid for 120 working days
    • The certificate may now include importers previously not list in certification schemes II, III and IV

    NYCE has already stopped accepting applications under the outdated PEC scheme and only takes into account applications under the new PEC scheme.


  • VietnamMIC 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.

    The paper describes the following changes:

    1) Several standards were updated:

    • QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G base station);
    • QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G SA – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G NSA – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for Vehicle Radar 76-77GHz – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for SRD 40-246GHz) – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 65:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for WLAN 5.0GHz device – can apply now and be mandatory from July, 1st 2023);
    • QCVN 22:2021/BTTTT (Electrical safety for terminals connecting to telecommunications and information technology networks – mandatory from January, 1st 2023).

    2) Some categories of product are no longer on the mandatory list.

    3) Declaration of conformity is now required for the products:

    • Vehical Radars (76 - 77 GHz);
    • RFIDs (13.56 MHz);
    • SRDs (13.553 - 13.567 MHz, 26.957 - 27,283 MHz, 40.66 - 40.7 MHz, 5725 - 5850 MHz, 24.00 - 24.25 GHz, 61.0 - 61.5 GHz, 122 - 123 GHz, 244 - 246 GHz).

  • QatarCRA 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). The NFAP also covers information on the frequency bands for the usage of Short Range Devices.

    The CRA states that the National Frequency Allocation Plan is subject to periodic revisions in order to comply with the requirements imposed by modern national as well as international regulations about allocation of frequency bands.


  • AustraliaSafety 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. In order to support suppliers, there is a publicly available fact sheet that summarises four current standards. Additionally, there is a guide which provides useful information on how a supplier may address new requirements.

    IBL-Lab GmbH performs Safety tests in compliance with the standards mentioned in the guide, namely: IEC 62368-1: 2018 or AS/NZS 62368.1:2018. The laboratory tests can be conducted fully as well as partially (regarding batteries only).


  • AustraliaACMA: Changes in Radiocommunications Class License

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority has recently issued a new Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License Variation 2022 (No. 1) which amends the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License dated from 2015 and known as the LIPD Class License. The current paper relies on the pertinent public comments and suggestions.

    The updated Class License describes the frequency band of 5.925-6.425 MHz for the operation of RLAN (Radio Local Area Network) transmitters at low power levels and rectifes carrier frequencies. Consequently, there are several sub-items added to the LIPD Class License, namely:

    63AA

    RLAN transmitters

    5.325-6.425 250 mW

    - Usage: only indoors.

    - Power spectral density: not exceed 12.5 mW EIRP per MHz.

    - Implementation of contention-based protocols for multiple access (e.g., CSMA or MACA) required.

    63AB RLAN transmitters 5.325-6.425 25 mW

    - Power spectral density: not exceed 1.25 mW EIRP per MHz.

    - Implementation of contention-based protocols for multiple access (e.g., CSMA or MACA) required.

    * Revised table from the above mentioned Class Licence (Variation 2022, No. 1).


  • QatarCRA: New Class Licence for RLAN Devices over 6 GHz band

    On April, 26th 2022, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar promulgated a present-day Class License for the use of RLAN Devices over 5.925-6.425 GHz band referred to WI-FI 6E technology. The updated regulations enable WLAN apparatuses operate indoors and outdoors as follow:

    • Only indoors: low power operation up to 23 dBm EIRP;
    • Indoors & Outdoors: very low power operation up to 14 dBm EIRP.

  • Hong KongOFCA: WLAN Devices can partially use 6 GHz Spectrum

    The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong has succesfully adopted new regulations in order to allow WLAN devices to utilize the 6 GHz spectrum partly. In late April, the OFCA published a new Class Licence and a new Technical Standard HKCA 1081 which enable indoor (up to 24 dBm EIRP) and outdoor (up to 14 dBm EIRP) operation in the band of 5.925-6.425 MHz.

    All apparatus are supposed to be compliant with the ETSI EN 303 687 harmonised standard. However, indoor devices are allowed to diverge from the mentioned EU requirements, namely:

    • Power Output Limit has been increased to 24 dBm EIRP;
    • PSD has been increased from 10 dBm/MHz to 11 dBm/MHz.

    Client devices are exempted from mandatory type approval processes, while 6 GHz capable Access Points are expected to be subject to obligatory conformity assessment and labelling requirements.


  • BelarusDecree 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 that the validity of conformity certificates and declarations (further - CoC and DoC) will be extended for a period of 12 months in case the expiry date of a CoC/DoC falls between May, 6th 2022 and September, 1st 2022. Additionally, manufacturers and importers are not expected to provide documents on conformity assessment in case they import either spare parts for repairs or component parts for products and machines manufactured in the Republic of Belarus.

    The Decree should have entered into forcee on May, 6th 2022 and is valid until December, 31st 2023.


  • PakistanPTA: 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 Provisioning;
    • Licensing;
    • General Conditions;
    • Radio Frequency Spectrums (relevant for short range devices / SRD, RLANs in 5 GHz band, ultra wide band devices / UWB, fixed services in 57-66 GHz range, long range IoT / LPWAN).

    According to the Regulation, all above mentioned devices operating in the frequency bands declared in the document, are now subject to mandatory type approval procedure in Pakistan. This affects NFC Devices (13.56 MHz) as well.

    Full English version of the paper can be accessed under this link.


  • East TimorANC: 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 and could be found under this link.

    Engrossed stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback before May, 31st 2022 via e-mail (consultation@anc.tl) or by post to the following address:

    ANC – Consultation
    Ground Floor, Telecom Building
    Avenida Xavier do Amaral No.8, Dili


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC: Public Consultation on IoT Regulations

    Starting from April, 7th 2022, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) launches a public consultation on updating the IoT (Internet of Things) Regulations. Comments on the proposed revisions could be submitted online no later than 19 May 2022. Public Consultation Document is also attached to the link.


  • ChinaFirst 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.

    The regulations “Interim Provisions on the radio administration of automotive radar” were published on December, 6th 2021 (see our News dated from December, 7th 2021) and became effective on March, 1st 2022. As of that date, radars operating in the frequency band of 76-79 GHz require Type Apprvoal before importation or introducing on the market.

    We are happy to be of assistance. In case of interest, please contact your IB-Lenhardt manager or e-mail us at: go@ib-lenhardt.de


  • TaiwanNCC 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 bear labels with an NCC ID assigned to the manufacturer.

    We are currently assisting with getting the above mentioned permission. The document may be requested by the certification body handling the initial certification process. In case of interest please consult your IB-Lenhardt manager on further procedure.


  • Indonesia77 GHz Radar Devices: Local Testing is now possible

    Regulatory authorities in Indonesia inform that local testing for 77 GHz radar devices is now available. Certification of 77 GHz radars is regulated by the PERDIRJEN SDPPI No. 3 from 2020 (Technical Requirements for Telecommunication Equipment: Automotive Short Range Radar Systems) which has not undergone any changes.


  • 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 happy to return next Tuesday.


  • IsraelPassover: 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 Communications, Standards Institution of Israel and Ministry of Economy and Industry.

    Passover 2022 will be celebrated from April 15 to April 23.


  • British Virgin IslandsPublic 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 them:

    • General Aspects;
    • Interoperability Standards;
    • Combined Equipment;
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC);
    • Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF).

    In addition to the above mentioned topics, the TRC is confering about importation of equipment, market access, cyber security, fees and responsibilities. In order to get acquainted with the TRC's questions and suggestions, please click here.

    The Commission of the British Virgin Islands invites to comment on the consultation document until April, 11th. Comments could be submitted via e-mail to consultations@trc.vg, using "Type Approval Regulatory Framework" as an e-mail subject. Another option is to send a respond by post to the following address: Consultation on the Type Approval Regulatory Framework – Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, P.O. Box 4401 or 27 Fish Lock Road, 3rd Floor Road Town, Tortola, Britisch Virgin Islands VG 1110.


  • VietnamPublic 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 MHz.

    There are Draft Regulations and notes which are accessible under this link. Public comments are opened until April 9th, 2022. New Regulations are supposed to come into force on July 1st, 2023.


  • AustraliaPublic Consultation: Reallocation of 3.4 GHz and 3.7 GHz Bands

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently initiated a public consultation on spectrum re-allocation declaration for the 3.4 GHz and 3.7 GHz frequency bands. Following the Radiocommunications Act 1992 / Section 153B, the ACMA suggests to partially redistribute the 3400–3575 MHz and 3700–3800 MHz frequency ranges by issuing spectrum licences in order to support the best long-term usage of the above mentioned frequency bands.

    The consultation paper attached to the official page covers planning options for the 3.4 GHz and 3.7 GHz frequency bands, the terms of the proposed re-allocation declaration (e.g. re-allocation period and deadlines) as well as other discussion point related to the future spectrum allocation in the above mentioned bands (e.g. license type and its validity period).

    Access to the consultation is here. Public comments are opened until April, 27th 2022.


  • CanadaISED 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 RSS presents general requirement and information on the certification process of radio devices which are used for the General Radio Service (also known as Citizens Band / CB) and operate in the 26.960-27.410 MHz frequency range.

    Public consultation on the proposed draft will be opened for comments until May, 17th 2022. Comments may be submitted either by e-mail to consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca or online.


  • RussiaDecree 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 of conformity documents and its extension as well as product and sample import), the Government of the Russian Federation decrees that the validity of conformity certificates and declarations (further – CoC and DoC) will be extended for a period of 12 months in case the expiry date of a CoC/DoC falls between March, 14th 2022 and September, 1st 2022. Additionally, manufacturers and importers have the right to refuse to provide documents on conformity assessment in case they import either spare parts for repairs or component parts for products and machines manufactured in Russia.

    Administrative authorities which are responsible for maintaining state registers of permits and compliance documents are to enter information on extension of the validity period of CoC and DoC in the state registers (see item No. 8, p. 5).


  • ArgentinaENACOM: 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. The official paper is dated from March 8th, 2022.

    There are a few crucial changes to mention:

    1. New low frequency bands have been added to the standard, namely:
      • 0.490 – 1.705 MHz (maximum allowed power of 24000/f(kHz) μV/m at 30 m);
      • 1.705 – 30 MHz (maximum allowed power of 30 μV/m @ 30 m).
    2. There is a transition period of 90 calendar days which allows new as well as ongoing requests to be accepted with test reports issued under the previous standard ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V20.1.
    3. Products which are based on the previous resolution 555/2021 and need to be renewed do NOT have to be tested again, provided that the original test report shows compliance with the limits established in the new regulation.

  • RwandaRURA: 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 key change in the new provisional law is the introduction of processing fees. Please be advsied that due to the ongoing implementation of the platform, processing might take some time.

    It is also to be mentioned that RURA introduces two options for type approval applications: either a simplified procedure or a standard one.

    Source: IBL local partner and internal research


  • EU (RE-D)European Commission Updates Usage Conditions for 5 GHz Wi-Fi

    The European Commision (EC) has sucessfully implemented a new Decision 2022/179 which clarifies and harmonizes the spectrum usage of wireless access systems (WAS) including radio local area networks (RLAN) in the 5 GHz frequency band.

    Indoor implementation requires special attention as it has become possible to install WAS/RLANs in road vehicles.

    The decision is dated February, 8th 2022.

    By March, 31st 2022 EU member states are to make available the frequency bands of

    • 5150–5250 MHz,
    • 5250–5350 MHz and
    • 5470–5725 MHz

    for the implementation of WAS/RLANs in accordance with the technical conditions mentioned in the Annex of the aforementioned decision.


  • UkraineRussia/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:
      1. EU as well as the Russian Federation have reciprocally shut their airspace.
      2. DHL and other logistics companies ship no longer to the Russian Federation at the moment, which directly affects sample delivery for mandatory local lab tests.
      3. Due to renewed EU sanctions, it will come to payment issues as selected Russian banks have been excluded from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system of financial messaging.

      We regret any inconvenience this force majeure may cause and hope for your understanding.
    • Belarus
      Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, type approvals relevant for the Republic of Belarus could be also affected in the nearest future.
      According to news agencies, Belarus supports Russia on Ukraine which might also affect certification processes.
    • Ukraine
      Due to an armed conflict and permanent state of emergency in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt is forced to put all projects related to the country on hold.

    We appreciate your understanding for this highly dynamic situation. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.


  • BelarusRussia/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:
      1. EU as well as the Russian Federation have reciprocally shut their airspace.
      2. DHL and other logistics companies ship no longer to the Russian Federation at the moment, which directly affects sample delivery for mandatory local lab tests.
      3. Due to renewed EU sanctions, it will come to payment issues as selected Russian banks have been excluded from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system of financial messaging.

      We regret any inconvenience this force majeure may cause and hope for your understanding.
    • Belarus
      Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, type approvals relevant for the Republic of Belarus could be also affected in the nearest future.
      According to news agencies, Belarus supports Russia on Ukraine which might also affect certification processes.
    • Ukraine
      Due to an armed conflict and permanent state of emergency in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt is forced to put all projects related to the country on hold.

    We appreciate your understanding for this highly dynamic situation. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.


  • RussiaRussia/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:
      1. EU as well as the Russian Federation have reciprocally shut their airspace.
      2. DHL and other logistics companies ship no longer to the Russian Federation at the moment, which directly affects sample delivery for mandatory local lab tests.
      3. Due to renewed EU sanctions, it will come to payment issues as selected Russian banks have been excluded from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system of financial messaging.

      We regret any inconvenience this force majeure may cause and hope for your understanding.
    • Belarus
      Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, type approvals relevant for the Republic of Belarus could be also affected in the nearest future.
      According to news agencies, Belarus supports Russia on Ukraine which might also affect certification processes.
    • Ukraine
      Due to an armed conflict and permanent state of emergency in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt is forced to put all projects related to the country on hold.

    We appreciate your understanding for this highly dynamic situation. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.


  • VietnamDraft 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 see some points to consider below.

    1. Several standards were updated in the Circular:

    • QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G base station);
    • QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G SA – mandatory from 2022-07-01);
    • QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G NSA – mandatory from 2022-07-01);
    • QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for Vehicle Radar 76-77GHz – mandatory from 2022-07-01);
    • QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for SRD 40-246GHz) – mandatory from 2022-07-01);
    • QCVN 65:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for WLAN 5.0GHz device – can be applied from 2022-05-01 and be mandatory from 2023-07-01)
    • QCVN 22:2021/BTTTT (Safety standard for ICT product – importers are to comply with this standard themselves as the standard is not mandatory according to Annexes No. 1 and 2 of the Draft Circular).

    2. Numerous positions were removed from the mandatory list:

    • 5.8 GHz equipment which is used for transport application;
    • Marine VHF devices;
    • Inmarsat F77 devices;
    • Section “Other devices”.

    3. A few products were moved from Annex No. 1 (compulsary for TA Certification and Declaration of Conformity) to Annex No. 2 (compulsory for Declaration of Conformity):

    • 76-77 GHz vehicle radars;
    • General SRDs operating in the following bands:
      • 13,553- 13,567 MHz,
      • 26,957-27,283 MHz,
      • 40,66-40,7 MHz,
      • 5725-5850 MHz,
      • 24,00-24,25 GHz,
      • 61,0-61,5 GHz,
      • 122-123 GHz,
      • 244-246 GHz;
    • 13.56MHz RFID;
    • Some of land mobile radio equipment.

    Please be informed that the Draft Circular may take effect on 01, July 2022 and be advised that local labs will be able to test products in accordance with new standards from May/June, 2022.

    As soon as the Circular has been officialy issued, MIC will also provide instructions for the Type Approval Certification and Declaration of Conformity for the case when local labs cannot perform tests in compliance with any standsrds.

    Please check the Draft Circular in Vietnamese on the official MIC Webpage or click here to see the English verison provided by our partner.


  • YemenChanges 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 year to 3 years;
    • Certificates will cover only one production location.

    Please be advised that IBL project managers will acquaint every customer with further Type Approval steps in case there is any running or upcoming projects in Yemen.

    Source: IBL local partner


  • CanadaPublic Commentary on RSS-139 and RSS-170

    Canadian Department of Innovation and Economic Development (ISED) has newly published two drafts on Radio Standards Specification referred to RSS-139 and RSS-170 which were lately issued in July, 2015.

    Issue 3 of RSS-139 on Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 1710—1780 MHz and 2110—2180 MHz shall be taken over with Issue 4 on Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 1710—1780 MHz and 2110—2200 MHz.

    Issue 3 of RSS-170 will be correspondingly replaced with Issue 4 on Mobile Earth Stations (MESs) and Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) Equipment Operating in the Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) Bands.

    The above mentioned radio standards specifications could be found on the official page of Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC):

    It is also possible to comment on the new papers and propose changes. Public commentary deadline: 2022-04-22.


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC Started Wi-Fi 6E Approval and Certification

    Saudi Arabia's Regulator CITC has recently issued new WLAN Regulations and correspondingly updated the Specification for Data Communication Equipment operating in License-Exempt Frequency Bands. In accordance with the above mentioned papers, Wi-Fi devices operating within the frequency band 5925–7125 MHz may be approved and certified.

    Source: IB-Lenhardt authority contacts.


  • United StatesFCC Equipment Authorization System Maintenance Outage

    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, D.C).

    Please be advised that the systems will not be available during the aforementioned time period.


  • MalaysiaMCMC Opens Spectrum for Wi-Fi 6E

    The Malaysian Regulator SIRIM has recently announced that SRD which use the frequencies 5925-6425 MHz (e.g., Wi-Fi 6E) could currently be approved and certified.

    As laboratory testings are mandatory for compliance approval, there are 2 ways to get a product certified in Malaysia:

    1. Using an already available test report which meets the requirements of ETSI EN 303 687 draft standard (or equivalent standards). Importantly, the standard must be included in the accreditation scope of the testing laboratory.
    2. If there are no test reports for a product which is to be approved, electromagnetic Compability (EMC) and Radio Frequency (RF) testings can be alternatively conducted at the SIRIM Lab.

    The frequency band and output power requirements can be found in Table 2-1, item 17, of the Class Assignment No. 1 of 2022 which also determines essential requirements for devices: maximum EIRP is 25 mW for indoor and outdoor use, and 200 mW only indoors.


  • BotswanaNew 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 public this guideline ensures that SIM enabled devices are registered in accordance with the provisions of CRA Act of 2012.

    The document points out that SIM enabled devices that are already registered in Mobile Network Operators Equipment Identity Registers are exempt from this guideline until the end of their product life.

    The guideline comes into effect 1 Apr 2022.

    Source: Official document (PDF)


  • 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 to the New Year festivities in countries of Asia, it could come to slight delays (approx. 2 weeks) in approval processes. This applies to the following countries: China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Suriname.

    We apologise for any inconvenience and sincerely hope for your understanding.


  • RussiaEAEU 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 into account:

    • Manufacturers are to mark their products with a WEEE-label which is identical to the EU one and indicates how to dispose of (or recycle) the product or how a particular device could affect human health and environment. This is an absolutely new requirement both for Russia and the EAEU as this label is currently not mandatory.
    • Some of electrotechnical devices which must undergo conformity assurance procedures now may be excluded from the EurAsia RoHS requirements. This amendment concers primarily large-scale industrial equipment and its spare parts.
    • The list of hazardous substances the content of which is restricted in electrotechnical and electronic devices will be also corrected and completed with 4 further substances (Note: EU added these substances to its RoHs Directive in 2019), namely:
      • Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP);
      • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP);
      • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP);
      • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
    • Permissible concentration of 4 new hazardous substance in homogeneous materials: not more than 0.1 wt%.

    Source: Internal Research and Information on the official webpage of Novotest (Russian)


  • EU (RE-D)Draft Standardisation Request RED 3(3)(def) Cyber Security

    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 consider.

    Source: Official Link


  • RussiaPublic 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 schemes approved by the Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of April 18, 2018 No. 44.

    End of submissions: 2022-01-30
    Date of publication: 2021-10-27

    Source: Official Link


  • IndonesiaResult 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 regarding the revised Draft of the Government Regulation can be submitted in writing to: Sekretaris Jenderal Kementerian Kominfo with a copy to Dirjen Anggaran Kementerian Keuangan or by e-mail to: tu.setjen@kominfo.go.id and CC to pusatlayanan.dja@kemenkeu.go.id, no later than January, 20th 2022

    • Estimated Revision of Government Regulation (PP) No. 80 of 2015 will be released no later than the end of 2022

    Source: Internal research


  • New ZealandPublic Consultation on Draft Five Year Spectrum Outlook

    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 by e-mail to Radio.Spectrum@mbie.govt.nz.

    Source: Link to public consultation


  • TaiwanSlight 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.


  • South AfricaAmendment of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015

    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 the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations, 2015.

    After reviewing written submissions from interested stakeholders ICASA amended Annexure B, which contains information such as maximum radiated power, field strength or sensitivity limits and relevant test standards for various types of equipment.

    The updated regulations came into force after being published in the Government Gazette on 2021-12-24.

    Source: Radio Frequency Spectrum Amendment Regulations, 2021


  • Saudi ArabiaSASO revised RoHS requirement implementation date

    The "Technical Regulation for Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment" published by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) on 2021-07-09 was originally scheduled to take effect on 2022-01-05.

    However, SASO has decided to postpone the implementation date for various types of equipment as described in the table.

    1. Home appliances

    Small appliances: 2022-07-04

    Large appliances: 2022-10-02

    2. Telecommunication and information technology equipment 2022-12-31
    3. Lighting equipment 2023-03-31
    4. Electrical and electronic equipment and tools 2023-06-29
    5. Toys and entertainment tools and appliances, sports equipment 2023-09-27
    6. Tools for monitoring and control

    2023-12-26

    Source:

    Internal research

    Original document: Technical Regulation for Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment EN 2021-07-09


  • 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 3rd January 2022.

    We look forward to continue our successful journey.

    Greetings from the IB-Lenhardt Team


  • EU (other directives)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 the public consultation the EU seeks feedback on the current situation of the NLF in a digital and circular economy.

    The consultation is open until March 7th 2022 and comments may be launched using this link.

    Source: Official link


  • IndonesiaAnnouncement 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 UMKU Certificate of Telecommunication Equipment.

    With regard to the submission to SDPPI, the process remains unchanged. However, prior to the submission, the company must log into the OSS system to receive a Permit ID that later will be embedded in the SDPPI system.

    Source: Official document


  • MalaysiaAnnouncement 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 mobile application.

    For manufacturers, there are various possibilities how the above-mentioned specification can be implemented.

    Retrospectively, certificate holders may request to modify the information present on their existing Certificates of Conformity (CoC).

    If you intend to add multiple marketing names, please make sure to meet the specific variation criteria as defined by SIRIM QAS International. We appreciate your inquiries and will gladly assist you with any further information in this matter.

    Source: Official link


  • BrazilANATEL 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 request, IBL can contact the OCD to review the requirements for your specific renewal.

    Source: Official document


  • ChinaInterim provision for 76-79 GHz automotive radar

    On 6 December 2021, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the regulation “Interim Provisions on the radio administration of automotive radar”. From 1 March 2022, 76-79 GHz radars will require SRRC approval prior to importation. Here you can find the regulation. So far only the Chinese version is available.

    Source: Official link


  • MalaysiaCertification of 6 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi prohibited

    Malaysian authority SIRIM QAS International announced that currently, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is checking the possible use of 6 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi. For this reason, certification of the 6 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi is no longer permitted with immediate effect.

    The applicant for type approval must ensure that the 6 GHz frequency is disabled on devices supporting this frequency prior to application, which is verified by the SIRIM RF&EMCT laboratory.

    The approval and import of equipment operating in the 6 GHz frequency band is also prohibited for the time being, provided it has a Special Approval (Company and Individual (SA & CL)).

    Source: Official link


  • CanadaPublic consultation SPR-ADP for RF Exposure of 6 GHz devices

    In addition to the newly published RSS-248, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) gathers opinions on the public consultation: SPR-APD, Issue 1 “Supplementary Procedure for Assessing Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and Absorbed Power Density (APD) Compliance of Portable Devices in the 6 GHz Band (5925-7125 MHz)”.

    This supplementary procedure intends to describe the technical requirements and processes needed to demonstrate compliance with SAR and APD limits for portable devices operating in the 6 GHz band.

    Interested parties are invited to submit comments via the contact form by 31 January 2022. Relevant questions can also be sent to the following e-mail address: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca.


  • ChinaMIIT updates regulations on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technlogy (MIIT) has published the updated regulation No. 129-2021 titled “Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Strengthening and Regulating the Radio Management of the 2400 MHz, 5100 MHz and 5800 MHz Frequency Bands“, mainly affecting WIFI devices.

    The main new features of the notice are the required support for the IPv6 address assignment and the introduction of adaptativity requirements similar to the requirements in EN 300 328 and EN 301 893.

    This notice comes into effect 1 January 2022 with a transition period until 15 October 2023, during which applicatons based on previous regulations may be still accepted or renewed.

    Sources:


  • CanadaISED 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. The Radio Standard Specification defines the certification, technical and operational requirements for licence-exempt low-power indoor RLAN devices operating in the 5925 - 7125 MHz frequency band.

    RSS-248 entered into force on the date of online publication.

    Source: ISED website


  • AustraliaPublic consultation on future use of the 1.9 GHz band

    On 17th November 2021, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) informed about the public consultation regarding the use of the 1880 – 1920 MHz band.

    Due to increasing interest by current and potential new users, the discussion paper aims to review the band in order to seek feedback on current or alternative uses of the band. Furthermore, possible planning scenarios as well as potential coexistence issues and arrangements are being examined.

    Interested stakeholders are invited to submit feedback until 21st January 2022 online, by post or via e-mail.

    Source: Link to the consultation


  • United Arab EmiratesTRA updated name and internet presence

    The authority in the United Arab Emirates, formerly known as Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has recently changed their name to Telecommunication and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).

    Furthermore, TDRA has also redesigned their website. As a result, a UAEPass account is required to continue using the online services.

    Please contact your designated IB-Lenhardt contact person for support.

    Source: Internal research


  • BeninReminder: 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 approved by ARCEP.
    Sanctions may be imposed if unauthorised equipment is imported into Benin after 31 December 2021.

    Source: Communique issued by ARCEP


  • PakistanNew 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, are subject to mandatory type approval:

    • Tablet PCs with WiFi only (Non-Sim based devices)
    • Smart watches with BT / WiFi only (Without Sim or tracking)
    • UWB devices

    Furthermore, EN 62368-1 has been added to the list of accepted standards.

    The changes came into force retroactively on 2021-01-25, despite being published recently in the official Gazette.

    Source: The Gazette of Pakistan


  • VietnamNew 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. Herewith, the Vietnamese authority announced the obligation of a declaration of conformity for 76-77 GHz radars in accordance with standard QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT.

    The above-mentioned requirement applies to all radars operating in this frequency range. Subsequently, a Declaration of Conformity must be present at the time of importation to Vietnam.

    Source: https://mic.gov.vn/Upload_Moi/VanBan/09-TT.PDF


  • MexicoIFETEL releases annual closure information

    The Instituto Federal de las Telecomunicaciones in Mexico (IFETEL) announced their annual holiday closure will take place from 23. December 2021 until 5. January 2022.

    Source: internal research


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  • RussiaLockdown 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.


  • SenegalNew 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 years
    • local testing will become mandatory
    • a label will be implemented

    Even though the new regulation has already been published, it is not fully implemented yet. IB-Lenhardt will keep you updated on when the changes take effect.

    Source: Official decision (French)


  • SingaporeIMDA 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 minimum technical security requirements for the design and management of devices used in cellular networks to better protect communications networks from link efficiency security threats. It also aims to minimize the vulnerability of individual cellular devices and ensure that these devices are better protected and secured in the areas of access control and over-the-air (OTA) updates.

    This specification applies to cellular devices that support these requirements:


    - Section 7 on Connection Efficiency Requirements of GSMA TS.34 v5.0: IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines and
    - comply with either the IMDA Technical Specification for Internet of Things (IMDA TS IOT) or the IMDA Technical Specification for Cellular Mobile Terminal (IMDA TS CMT).

    The draft technical specification can be found here.

    All views and comments should be submitted in soft copies (Microsoft Word or PDF Format) to Telecoms_Standards@imda.gov.sg.

    Source: Official link


  • EU (RE-D)European Commission released a proposal to amend the RE-D

    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 be found on the commission website following this official link. A new annex related to the proposal is published as well and may be found here: official link.


  • GeneralBluetooth SIG: LE Audio improves Bluetooth Audio Quality

    Bluetooth LE Audio is the audio connection of the future.

    While Bluetooth Classic Audio uses the A2DP profile with SBC codec, LE Audio uses the new LC3 codec standard, which is far superior to the SBC codec.

    Due to better compression, the sound is in higher quality and less power consuming.

    According to the TCRL 2021-1, the tests for the new LE Audio profiles becomes now active (13-Oct-2021) for Bluetooth Qualification.

    Source: Official link


  • VietnamNew 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 127:2021/BTTTT.

    Some of the main features are as follows:

    - QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT will take effect on Mar 01, 2022, but it will be mandatory from July 01, 2022. It means that from Mar 01, 2022 to July 01, 2022, the type approval certificates for 5G NR devices can be used under either QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT or QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT for the importation process.

    - The type approval certificates for 5G NR under QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT must be updated to QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT before July 01, 2022 in order to make sure that the importation process will go smoothly.

    - Based on QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT, the allowed bands for 5G NR in Vietnam will be n1, n3, n5, n8, n28, n40, n41, n77, n78 and n258

    - Based on QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT, all 5G mobile phones must support at least n1, n3, n28, n41, n77, n78, in which, n77 and n78 must only be available and activated when these bands are planned in Vietnam.

    Currently, the local labs don’t have the accreditation on testing QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT and the Vietnam Approval Authority has not issued the type approval certificate under this new standard yet.

    Source: Official link


  • TunisiaPublic consultation regarding 6 GHz WiFi

    ANF considers opening the lower part of the 6 GHz band (5925 - 6425 MHz) in order to facilitate better integration of radio local area networks ( RLAN) with other modern radio technologies and to meet the need for greater data transmission capacities. Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback via email to consultation.publique@anf.tn until October, 30th 2021, 17:00 CET.

    Source: Public consultation (French only)


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC has published updated IMT regulatory document

    The Saudi Arabian Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published an updated document on the "Regulation and Allocation of Commercial Spectrum Brands Identified for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)" in furtherance of its National Spectrum Strategy, which aims to unlock the potential of radio spectrum in Saudi Arabia by 2025 for a smarter and safer future. The updated regulatory IMT document is part of the implementation plan for CITC's Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use 2021-2023.

    This further strengthens CITC's strategic transition towards the role of a “Digital Regulator", and it is an expression of CITC's continuing support for the Kingdom's transformation into a digital society, with the aim of achieving a global leadership position in the field of radio communications and wireless technologies.

    Source: Official link


  • KuwaitKuwaiti 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 expiration to 20 days after expiration. Otherwise, a new certificate is required.
    The amendment is expected to come into force in the next few weeks.

    Source: Official link (Arabic only)


  • ChinaNational 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 testing in the country can be expected during this period.

    Source: Official link


  • NigeriaThe 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 country.

    Ensuring the coverage in major urban cities by 2025 is one of the main objectives of the deployment.

    Source:

    https://www.ncc.gov.ng/media-centre/news-headlines/1054-press-statement-federal-government-approves-5g-deployment-in-nigeria


  • BrazilANATEL 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:

    1. Vehicular chargers – ESD testing must be done according to ISO 10605/2008, not IEC 61000-4-2 as previously (see item 6.1)
    2. Mint label for vehicular chargers installed inside the car panel will be voluntary (see item 9.1.1). Alternatively, the manufacturer can omit the mint label and label the charger with the ANATEL ID instead.
    3. ESD (ISO 10605) and Electrical transient (ISO 7637-2) testing exclusively for USB type vehicular charger installed in the car panel or other parts of the vehicle can be done in a 1st part or 2nd part laboratory (see item 10.4).

    Comments and suggestions may be submitted until 7 November 2021.

    The release date of the final version is still unknown.

    Source: Official link, English version


  • JapanJapan: Amended Radio Act Enforcement Regulations

    MIC published amendment of the Radio Act Enforcement Regulations on 31 AUG 2021 for UWB and Millimeter-Wave Radar

    The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) have released an updated version of the Radio Act Enforcement Regulations, Radio Equipment Regulations and Technical Standards Conformity Certification of Specified Radio Equipment in order to extend the UWB wireless system frequency band to 7.25 – 9 GHz for outdoor use.

    Further technical conditions to be met by the equipment are:

    - occupied frequency bandwidth tolerance shall be 1.75 GHz

    - housing must be designed so that it cannot be easily opened

    - peak antenna power 0dBm per 50 MHz or less/ average antenna power -41.3 dBm/MHz or less

    Technical requirements for millimeter-wave radars in 60 GHz band (57 GHz – 64 GHz)

    -antenna power: 12dBm or less

    -EIRP maximum 17 dBm

    Source: Official link


  • ArgentinaMandatory 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. This means local testing will be mandatory from March 1, 2022.

    Maximum allowed output power per band:

    • Band 9 - 315 kHz: 30 dBμA/m @ 10m in EPZA
    • Band 30 - 37.5 MHz: 150 000 μV/m @ 3 m in EPZA
    • Band 401-406 MHz: 18,260 μV/m @ 3 m in EPZA
    • Band 430-440 MHz: 1,480 μV/m @ 3 m en EPZA

    Until March 1, 2022 manufacturers are allowed to approve their medical devices with a DoC including: Manufacturer name and address, Product description (brand, model, specification and other details), reference to compliance to ENACOM-Q2-60.15 standard, date and signatory name/surname/position.

    Source:

    RESOL-2021-1248 (Spanish)

    RESOL-2020-863 (Spanish)


  • GeneralBluetooth 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 inconsistencies by the system when the file is uploaded.

    The member is now informed if e.g. test results, data or references are missing.

    • Product Import

    An Excel template is now available for multiple product lists. The data can be filled in offline and allows a mass upload of products to be listed.

    Official login link


  • BrazilANATEL 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 integration of booster devices into the current regulatory framework in Brazil.

    The deadline for the reception of contributions is set by 18.10.2021.

    Source: Official link


  • EcuadorEcuador 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 accepted for type approval:

    • National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil (ANATEL)
    • Bureau Of Indian Standards (BIS)
    • China's Ministry Of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT)
    • European Community (CE) / Declarations of Conformity (DoC)
    • European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI)
    • Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America (FCC)
    • Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
    • National Communications Commission of Taiwan (NCC)
    • The Certification and Engineering Bureau of industry of Canada (CEBIC)

    Source: Official Link


  • United KingdomUpdate Transition Period

    On 24 August 2021, the British Information Commissioner’s Office published the following news on its website

    “Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible.
    However, to allow businesses time to adjust, CE marked goods in scope of this guidance that meet EU requirements (where these match UK requirements) can continue to be placed on the GB market until 1 January 2023 where EU and UK requirements remain the same. This includes goods which have been assessed by an EU recognised notified body.

    The UKCA mark must be used for placing goods on the GB market from 1 January 2023.”

    Source: Official Link


  • ChileSUBTEL 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 technical standard for short range devices in Chile.

    The following articles of the regulation were adjusted:

    1. Article 1, item h)
      The frequency band 13553 – 13567 kHz and its corresponding maximum electric field strength 20 mv/m at 30 meters (regarding equipment used for medical applications) were added.
    1. Article 1, item j.1)
      17 mw/MHz were replaced by 17 dBm/MHz.
    1. Article 1, item j.1)
      Devices may operate outdoors, using internal batteries, in the 5925-7125 MHz frequency band with a maximum average EIRP power of 17 dBm.
    1. Article 4
      Non-compliance with Resolución 1985 is punishable in accordance with the provisions of Title VII of General Telecommunications Law No. 18.168.

    Source: Resoclución 1321 Exenta and Resolución 1985 Exenta


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC E-Label ICT Equipment and Radio Modules

    All mobile phones, tablets and mobile computers or devices that are provided with display or that can be connected to a display are required to have CITC E-Label embedded in their software as a proof of compliance.

    The E-label should be affixed with the type approval certificate number (TA xxxx-y).

    Reference: GEN002, GEN003 technical standards issued 10/07/2021


  • SingaporeThe IMDA released a new version of the IMDA TS SRD

    The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore released a new version of the IMDA TS SRD on August 2, 2021

    The document defines the requirements for Short Range Devices to be authorized to operate in the specific frequency bands open for SRDs.
    The update added a Sub-Section for Equipment Safety Testing (4.2.2) as well as a Conformity Assessment Checklist for SRDs (Annex A).

    Please refer to Annex B for the specific changes and Annex B1 for the detailed changes in the frequency table (Table 1).

    The new version can be downloaded here


  • ArubaGranted 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 on the existing certificates.

    Source: Internal research


  • Equatorial GuineaCertificate validity in Equatorial Guinea remains unchanged

    As 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 the publication.

    For a detailed factual description on regulatory stipulations, please refer to Ministerial 13/2012, Artículo 15.2.

    Source: Official document Núm 269/2021 from ORTEL provided on 5th of August 2021 - Download here


  • BrazilANATEL 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 will be replaced by a DoC with unlimited validity.

    The Act is applicable only for some types of equipment, such as Fiber Optic Connector, Connector for Coaxial Cable, xDSL Filter - Switch Splitter, Aerial Optical Terminal Box, Underground Optical Terminal Box and Underground Optical Terminal Box for Residential Areas and Small Commercial Buildings.

    Official Source:


  • MalaysiaNew 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 this declaration the certificate holders confirm to SIRIM’s terms and conditions for Type Approval and accept to use the online portal to submit Type Approval applications, receive certificates and upload labels via the self-labelling program.
    In case SIRIM does not receive the signed version in time the certificate holders may not be able to submit new applications or requests for renewals.

    Source: official link


  • South AfricaPublic comments on Draft National Frequency Plan 2021

    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 concept illustrating their view on the draft in MS Word format.

    All interested parties are invited to present their observations no later than 27 August 2021 4 p.m. local time.

    Source: official document


  • GeneralBluetooth 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.

    The new version includes the following feature enhancements:

    • Periodic Advertising Enhancement
    • Encryption Key Size Control Enhancement
    • Connection Subrating
    • Channel Classification Enhancement
    • Removal of the Alternate MAC and PHY (AMP) Extension

    A detailed summary of the new feature enhancements can be found here:


  • EU (RE-D)New list of harmonized standards

    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- Probing Radio determination (GPR/WPR) devices as well as EN 302 208 V3.3.1

    Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W and in the band 915 MHz to 921 MHz with power levels up to 4 W Please refer to the link below for detailed changes.

    Source: official link


  • Saudi ArabiaUpdate technical specifications

    The Communications and Information Technology Commission’s (CITC) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently updated the technical specifications of communications and information technology devices and equipment to accommodate to the latest technological developments.

    These specifications cover all communication and information technology devices and equipment manufactured in or supplied to the Kingdom.

    CITC has published the updated technical specifications on their website

    Source: Official Link


  • ThailandSlight 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 NBTC will resume working after returning partially to office.

    Source: internal research


  • GeneralIslamic 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


  • SamoaLabel 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 Approval Identification Code.

    The new order came into force on 23 June 2021.

    The official document can be downloaded here


  • United StatesThe FCC published new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    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 are now open for comments.

    Source: Fact Sheet FCC


  • EU (RE-D)EU Commission implements decision on 6 GHz band

    The EU Commision implements the decision (EU) 2021/1067 of 17 June 2021 on the 6 GHz band (5 945-6 425 MHz) for use of wireless access systems and radio local area networks (WAS/RLAN).

    The decision was published in the Offical Journal on 30 June 2021. Member states should make the band availably by 1 December 2021 on a non-exclusive, non-interfernece and non-protected basis.

    Two classifications are made: “Low Power Indoor (LPI)” devices for indoor use only and “Very Low Power (VLP)” devices considered as portable for indoor and outdoor use.

    Details can be found in the annex of the decision.

    Downloadlink for the Decision (EU) 2021/1067


  • PeruResolución 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 unlicensed use.

    Source: Official document can be downloaded here


  • BrazilAct 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 OCD.

    The requirements remain unchanged, the only modification is the replacement of the CoC by a DoC.

    Please note that the possibility to apply for a DoC only affects some equipment categories explicitly mentioned in Act No. 7280, released in November 2020.

    Source: official link (in Portuguese)


  • Ivory CoastAIGF allows 76-77 GHz for vehicular radar

    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.

    In a letter from 7 Jun 2021, the AIGF informed the General Manager of ARTCI (Autorité De Régulation Des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d’Ivoire), that 76-77 GHz Radars for vehicles can be approved for use in the country. Basically the wish was to open the 76-81 GHz band for this application, but due to other applications in this field, the usage of vehicle anti-collision radar is limited to 76-77 GHz.

    Source: local partner - official document can be downloaded here


  • AfghanistanNew 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


  • United StatesAllocation of Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations

    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 comments on the establishment of licensing and technical rules for the use of the spectrum for commercial space launch operations and the coordination procedures thereof.

    Comments are due unto July 12th 2021.

    Source: Federal Register (PDF)


  • ChinaSRRC backlog in authority test lab

    Recently, a lot of SRRC projects are backlogging in the lab, it will take around 2 months currently to wait for official SRRC test.

    In this situation, the customer can reduce this waiting time by choosing pretest/commission test for an additional testing fee.


  • New ZealandOpen consultation for 6 GHz devices

    Due to the increased use of WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) in New Zealand, Radio Spectrum Management (RMS) has opened a public consultation seeking feedback on their preliminary views and proposals for the 5925 MHz - 7125 MHz frequency range.

    RSM proposes to authorise the General User Radio Licence (GURL) for Short Range Devices (SRD) to cover low power and very lower power WLAN devices in the range 5925 - 6425 MHz:

    • Low Power devices operating at 24 dBm for indoor use only
    • Very Low Power devices operating at 14 dBm for all locations

    Comments shall be submitted no later than 5pm on 30th of June 2021 per email to: Radio.Spectrum@mbie.govt.nz with subject line: “Consultation Submission - WLAN use in the 6 GHz band”

    Source: Authority website


  • IndiaUpdate 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 subjects:

    • Equipment labeling guidelines and TEC Logo
    • Requirements for ILAC test reports
    • Control of products by carrying out market surveillance

      The amended version 2.1 can be downloaded here

  • MexicoIFT 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 for this band.

    The public consultation duration to be hold From May 28, 2021 to June 24, 2021

    Source: official link


  • AustraliaACMA 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.

    The updates to the old Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2014 include the following:

    • The reference to Australian/New Zealand Industry Standard AS/NZS 4268:2012 Radio equipment and systems – Short range devices – Limits and methods of measurement is updated in order to define minimum performance requirements and methods of measurement for short range devices
    • The reference to international standards in order to provide an alternative to AS/NZS 4268 for testing methods

    Source: official link


  • MoroccoAuthority allows Wi-Fi 6E and 24 GHz radars

    The Moroccan National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) published a new decision on Short Range Devices (SRD) on 7th May 2021.

    The new decsion ANRT/DG/N°07/21 allows Wi-Fi 6E devices. Besides the introduction of Wi-Fi 6E, the 24 GHz band is made available for omnidirectional radars of obstacle detection and motion detection radars. The decision comes into effect starting June.

    1. Introduction of Wi-Fi 6E

    Frequency bands Max output power Special conditions

    5925 – 6425 MHz

    200 mW EIRP

    This band is intended for indoor use only.

    Use inside vehicles /rolling stock is not allowed.

    5925 – 6425 MHz

    25 mW EIRP

    This band can also be used by portable devices (smartphones, connected objects, etc.) for indoor and /or outdoor use.

    These uses are not permitted in unmanned flying devices.


    2. Extension of the scope of use of the band 24,00 – 24,25 GHz to cover omnidirectional obstacle detection radars and motion detection radars

    Frequency bands

    Max output power

    Special conditions

    24,00 – 24,25 GHz

    100 mW EIRP

    This band is intended for omnidirectional obstacle detection radars and motion detection radars


    Further changes on the use of SRD can be found here in the full decision: https://www.anrt.ma/sites/default/files/decision_a2fp_-vf-_mod_07.05.2021.pdf

    Source: https://www.anrt.ma/en/lagence/actualites/wifi-6e-now-authorized-morocco


  • SingaporeOpen 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 Telecoms_Standards@imda.gov.sg until 1st of June 2021 with the subject „Public comments for TS SRD“ as PDF or Word soft copy.

    Source: Official link


  • Palestine (Gaza)Delays caused by political instability

    Delays can be expected in Palestine (Gaza) due to the politically unstable situation and ongoing conflicts.

    Source: internal research


  • IndonesiaSDPPI 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 and 40 can be approved. The certificates issued will have a validity of 3 years.

    Source: Official Regulation (Bahasa only)


  • BrazilANATEL 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 renewal is possible with less hurdles.

    Official letter can be downloaded here


  • Costa RicaUpdate of Allocation Plan

    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.

    Allocation Plan can be downloaded here


  • General 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 standard for the CE declaration, you can now assess in advance whether there might be a need for action for your product.

    If the adoption of the new standard of electrical safety as a harmonized standard is foreseeable, we will inform you at the usual point.


  • ZambiaNew 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 broadcasting equipment

    The official document can be downloaded here


  • ArgentinaENACOM 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 out in ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V20.1
    „Low Power Devices“.
    In case of renewals the test report used for the initial approval may still be applied during the renewal process as long as compliance with the new limits is still given.

    Source: Boletín Oficial


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  • United StatesFCC adopts waiver for 57 - 64 GHz radar applications in vehicles

    On April 14, 2021 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a waiver for Part 15.255 sections of the rules to allow several automotive radar sensor manufacturers to operate their devices in the frequency range from 57 to 64 GHz in passenger motor vehicles.
    The waiver is dedicated to the evaluation of the detection of children inadvertently left in hot weather and other related passenger safety functions.

    Source: official document can be downloaded here


  • BrazilANATEL 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:
    1. An ISO 9001 certificate in English language will be required for all factory units
    2. For products like mobile phone chargers, power banks or xDSL modems the renewal cycle will be extended to 2 years
    3. ANATEL will accept test report from foreign test laboratories (ILAC accredited) for devices as OLT, data network equipment installed in corporative/industrial environment. The test report must not be older than 2 years. For more details, please refer to the the Act for products with notes 1,3,7 or 8
    4. Products not requiring any renewal, such as OLT, Data Network Equipment installed in corporative or industrial environment, Multiplexers, Coaxial cables, some types of optical cables now need to be renewed every 3 years
    5. Devices like Broadcasting equipment, central splitters and others now can be approved with a Declaration of Conformity and test report (please refer to note 8)

    Download: official ACT NO: 7280


  • VietnamScheduled 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 regulation on radio access equipment (Wi-Fi) in the 5 GHz band:
    QCVN 65:2021/BTTTT will take effect on July 01, 2022
    2) National technical regulation on radar equipment operating in the band 76 GHz to 77 GHz
    for ground transport: QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT, the effective date is not fixed yet.
    3) National technical regulation on short range radio equipment in the frequency band 40 GHz
    to 246 GHz: QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT, the effective date is not fixed yet.
    4) National technical regulation on 5G mobile communication base station equipment – Radio
    access section.: QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT will take effect on July 15, 2021
    5) National technical regulation on the quality of Internet access services on 5G terrestrial
    mobile networks.: QCVN 126:2021/BTTTT will take effect on August 15, 2021
    6) National technical regulation on 5G mobile communication terminal equipment – Radio
    access section.: QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT will take effect on August 15, 2021


    You can click here to see the content of each draft standard and also send the comment to MIC.


  • Saudi Arabia WiFi 6e network in Europe, Africa and Middle East region

    The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced that it will be the first country in Europe, Africa and Middle East to make the full 6 GHz frequency band available for Wi-Fi use. That means there are now 150% more open airwaves that routers can use for the new generation of Wi-Fi network. By allocating 1,200 MHz of the radio spectrum for the WiFi6e,
    Saudi Arabia has now made 2,035 MHz of spectrum available for new generation of WiFi and other license-exempt technologies — more than any country in the world.

    Source: official link


  • CanadaIBL-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),
    we are now able to strongly assist our customers in obtaining the desired market access to the Canadian market. ISED Recognition Letter


  • South AfricaICASA releases Draft „Equipment Authorisation Regulations”

    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 low, medium and high risk equipment, where low risk equipment is exempted from equipment authorisation.

    Furthermore, a 2-step authorisation process is implemented, where first a certificate of conformity with limited validity must be obtained before a homologation certificate “Equipment Authorisation” can be issued by the authority.

    There is also an adjustment to the label requierments, where a minimum height of 3 mm is specified for the ICASA logo. Also the equipment class must be referenced. There are no provisions for exemptions.

    Comments can be submitted till 30 April electronically or by post or hand delivery to

    Mr Lumkile Qabaka
    Project Leader
    350 Witch-Hazel Avenue
    Eco Point Office Park, CENTURION
    Gauteng
    South-Africa

    Email: LQabaka@icasa.org.za

    Source: Link ICASA


  • Dominican RepublicPublic consultation by INDOTEL

    The 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 it.

    The consultation is open to all interested parties and will be opened until May 31st, 2021.

    Source:


  • MexicoIFT 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. Comments may be submitted to IFT until 20 April 2021 via mail to planeacion.espectro@ift.org.mx.

    Subject to this public consultation is the amendment of the technical conditions for motion sensors as well as the management of efficient use of the radioelectric spectrum in the 57–64 GHz band.

    Furthermore, IFT would like to increase the harmonization in the use of the radio electric spectrum for motion sensors in this band and encourage technological modernization in the country by granting access to the spectrum for testing and examination of new apparatus or technologies.

    By this public consultation, IFT would like to encourage competition for the 57–64 GHz band for further development.

    Source: http://www.ift.org.mx/industria/consultas-publicas/acuerdo-mediante-el-cual-el-pleno-del-ift-actualiza-el-acuerdo-mediante-el-cual-el-pleno-del


  • GeneralKL 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 Communications in Japan, the subsidiary of IB-Lenhardt AG is now able to conduct inspection of radio equipment under foreign statute to ensure that a specified radio equipment to be used in Japan complies with the technical standards of the Japanese Radio Law.

    This further completes IB-Lenhardt AG's ongoing endeavours to service global players with one-stop certification and type approval, right the first time.


  • ChinaMIIT China launch public consultation

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is seeking comments on new draft regulation "Interim Provisions on the Radio Management of Automotive Radars (Draft for Solicitation of Comments)".

    Main points of the draft: to reinstate type approval for radars in the range of 76-79 GHz and to stop approval of 24.25-26.65 GHz band vehicle radar equipment entirely from 1 January 2024.

    Feedback can be given (in Chinese language only) until 6 MAY 2021 at the Radio Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, with reference to “Interim Provision on Radio Management of Automotive Radars (Draft for Comment)”.

    Please send your envelope to the following address: Radio Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, No. 13 West Chang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing (Postal Code: 100804)

    Direct link to source (Chinese)

    Direct link to draft regulations (Chinese):


  • GeneralKL 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 subject to the Commission’s certification procedures.
    The TCB can evaluate devices in accordance with the FCC rules and regulations and issue the appropriate grant of authorization.


  • VietnamNew 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 for the importation process.

    Below are the new standards for your reference.

    - QCVN 54:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for Wifi 2.4GHz) - equivalent to ETSI EN 300 328 v2.2.2
    - QCVN 63:2020/BTTTT (local standard for DVB-T2 function)
    - QCVN 74:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for SRD 1-40GHz) - equivalent to ETSI EN 300 440 V2.2.1

    - QCVN 101:2020/BTTTT (local safety standard for lithium battery) - equivalent to IEC 62133:2017

    - QCVN 117:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for 2G, 3G, 4G functions)
    - QCVN 122:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for LPWAN 920-923MHz) - equivalent to ETSI EN 300 220-1 V3.1.1

    Source: Link to MIC Homepage


  • ChinaNew SRRC draft regulation for 2.4GHz, 5.1/5.8 GHz bands

    On 1st January 2022 a new regulation is planned to come into force

    The new regulation includes the addition of technical requirements for nuisance avoidance and several changes related to testing limits for Bluetooth and WLAN 2.4 and 5 GHz devices.

    Already certified devices or devices that will be certified before 1st Jan 2022 need to be conform to the new regulations at the time of the certificate renewal.

    The draft regulation can be found here (Chinese version)


  • QatarProposed 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 by sending a
    message to: type.approval@cra.gov.qa

    Official link


  • Saint Kitts and NevisElectronic Communications (EC) Act passed in St. Kitts and Nevis

    The 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 States- Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 04 May, 2000 .

    The EC act was passed by the National assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis on February, 18th and will come into force after it was published in the Official Gazette.

    The main objective of this Act is to regulate an electronic communications service and an electronic communications network among ECTEL member states.

    Source: Website ECTEL


  • GeneralIBL-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 Unilateral Recognition Agreement with SII, The Standards Institution of Israel, making the import process of radio products accessible, high quality and easier.


  • IsraelAdvance 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.

    This concerns in particular the following equipment:

    1. BT devices operating in 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz upon IEEE 802.15.1 with an integral antenna up to 100 mW e.i.r.p
      ANT/ANT+ equipment with 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz and an integral antenna up to 100 mW e.i.r.p
    2. Devices intended for the reception of satellite transmissions for position determination using a determination system Global location only (such as GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO or BEIDOU)
    3. A parabolic antenna with a diameter not exceeding 244 cm including side equipment, intended for the reception of satellite broadcasts
    4. Devices operating in the field of infrared frequencies between 1,000 GHz and 3,000 GHz with a transmission not exceeding 200 mW
    5. Computer peripherals like a mouse or a keyboard
    6. Computer monitors
    7. Video Streamers (compliant with the provisions of the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU and labelled with CE marking)
    8. E-book readers (without cellular functions)
    9. Tablets (without cellular functions)
    10. Laptops (without cellular functions)
    11. Desktop computers (without cellular functions)
    12. Converters for the reception of television broadcasts to the public and TV receiver set-top boxes (devices need to be in accordance with the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU and bear the CE marking)
    13. TV sets
    14. A radio receiver for the reception of public broadcasts using FM / DAB / AM technologies
    15. Spare parts for mobile phones
    16. A wristwatch, other than cellular wristwatches
    17. Vacuum cleaners
    18. Portable battery-operated metal detectors

    According to our current knowledge MoC plans to introduce the regulation in April 2021, we will keep you informed.

    Source: local partner and Official Link


  • MoldovaAdditional 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 free to issue a DoC according to module A of the TR 34/2019, in this case the validity of the CoC will be cancelled.

    Source: Internal source by IBLAG, communication with CB


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC launched their public online consultation

    The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has launched a public consultation on the modernization of technical specifications for communication and information technology devices and equipment to accommodate the latest technological developments and enable the provisioning of state of the art communication and information technology services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These specifications define how all communication and information technology devices and equipment manufactured or imported to the Kingdom are used, with conformance to them being mandatory for all parties manufacturing, importing or selling these devices and equipment in the Kingdom.

    The primary objectives of this update are to improve the quality of services using these devices and equipment and enable the provisioning of state of the art communication and information technology services in the Kingdom to satisfy the Kingdom's digital needs as per CITC's strategy to transform into a digital regulator.

    Views are welcome from local and international telecom and technology providers, industrial stakeholders, public entities and members of the public as well as consumers of telecom and digital services. The submissions from interested parties are open till the 3rd of April, 2021. Interested parties are requested to answer the questions listed in the “Consultation Questions" section.

    https://www.citc.gov.sa/en/new/publicConsultation/Pages/144202.aspx


  • GeneralIBLAG 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 device certification from one source.
    If you need effective and fast 13,56 MHz certification testing and service for 13,56 MHz devices in Japan contact us today!

  • ChinaPublic 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 equipment types:

    1. Mobile and portable wireless charging equipment using 100-148.5 kHz, 6765-6795 kHz, 13553-13567 kHz
    2. Wireless charging equipment for vehicles (including motorcycles) with operating frequencies 19-21 kHz, 79-90 kHz

    The consultation is open for comments till 20 March 2021.

    Comments can be provided in Chinese to:

    Contact: Radio Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

    Contact number: 010-68206220 (fax)

    Email: xhhz@miit.gov.cn

    Link to the draft regulation

    Source (Chinese)


  • EU (RE-D)Transition period for ETSI EN 300 328 V2.2.2 specification

    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 equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz band.

    V.2.1.1, the latest version of EN 300 328, is going to expire on 6 August, 2021.

    After the end of the transition period, devices introduced onto the market, as well as those which have been tested according to V2.2.1 must be compliant with the new requirements of V2.2.2.

    The most important change from the newly published EN 300 328 V2.2.2 to V2.1.1 is the revision of rules and measurement for receiver blocking, so re-tests will become mandatory for all devices.

    Source: Official Journal of the European Union


  • MexicoIFT 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 were pursued by local testing.

    To show compliance, the devices have to be re-tested and re-approved with the real importer acting as certificate holder. Certificates will have an unlimited validity but may be called for market surveillance.

    The regulation applies to devices subject to the following standards:

    • NOM-196-SCFI-2016 (IFT-004-2014)
    • NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015)
    • NOM-218-SCFI-2017 (IFT-005-2016)
    • NOM-221/2-SCFI-2018 (IFT-011-2017)

    Source: official link


  • QatarCRA 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 Devices. This document specifies the harmonized standards to be used for SRDs. The new Version No. 4 is intended to cover additional applications of radio-communication devices.

    The document can be seen here.

    All interest groups are kindly invited to address their comments and opinion to CRA by email until latest 11 March 2021.


  • Algeria77 GHz band opened now

    On 2020-01-20, the Algerian Republic published the JOURNAL OFFICIEL DE LA REPUBLIQUE ALGERIENNE N°05

    New list of Characteristics of short-range devices used in the establishment of private internal radio networks have been published.

    The maximum allowed Output Power / maximum magnetic field level has been defined for several frequency bands from 9 KHz – 246 GHz considering different applications like inductive, RFID, medical, general ISM applications and Radars.

    Now the 77 GHz Band with limitation of 1W maximum output power is possible.

    Dowloadlink "Journal Officiel"