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Regulatory News dated Q4/2018

  • New Frequency Bands for RFID Devices

    The Official Gazette of the Republic of Paraguay published last 2018-09-03 the Resolution 898/2018 opening the Frequency Band 865-868MHz for RFID Devices in Paraguay.

    The documents clearly inform about the technical specifications to be followed in order to type approve the said devices.

    Source: CONATEL


  • New procedure for Type approval

    IB-Lenhardt AG was informed about updates in the Type Approval procedure concerning among others, sample requirements, familiy approval and billing method of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

    1. Family applications: The NCC now accept applications for models that come in series and or families. In that case, the product should share the same test report.
    2. Samples: One (1) sample should be provided for notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. For any other equipment type, a sample can be requested at any time. Samples won't be returned by the Commission.
    3. Processing time: If the complete documentation is received without errors, then on average it should take four (4) to eight (8) weeks for the applicant to receive a Certificate/Grant, assuming approval is granted and the invoice is paid.
    4. Billing: The billing is subsidized as follows:
      • There is a group price for the whole family/series;
      • In addition to this group price, each device of the family/series is billed at 20% of the group price

  • Regulatory Update

    As annonced in our Regulatory News dated 2018-07-05 concerning the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE), the Indian Department of Telecommunications started implementing TEC mandatory approval on 2018-10-01, as part of a progressive roll out scheme for ‘all types of telecom equipment to be sold in India for being connected or capable of being connected to Indian telecom network’.

    However, the annouced TEC online portal is not released yet. We will inform as soon as applications can be submitted online.


  • New implemented were the frequency bands 866-869 and 915-921 MHz for RFID


  • RED Updated, Standard for ULP Wireless Medical added

    Again the family of harmonized standards grows, per C 326/114 the following standards have been added:

    • EN 302 454 V2.2.1
      Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1668.4 MHz to 1690 MHz frequency range; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

    • EN 302 617 V2.3.1
      Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

    • EN 303 520 V1.1.1
      Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum


  • ICASA Head Office moving to Pretoria


  • FCC approval

    From November 2018, the FCC will no longer accept approvals based on the old program as the transitional period expires. It is important to mention that approved products do not have to be re-certified.

    The two approval procedures Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Verification are combined in a new process named sDoC. The process of a full certification (Certification) remains unchanged.


  • Energy Efficiency Labels in EAEU

    The draft of the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) "On the requirements for energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices" was approved by the Commission on July 17, 2018 and the Commission will soon decide on the date when the Technical Regulations will enter into force on the territory of the EAEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan).

    More Information on the Eurasian Economic Commission can be found on the official EEC website.



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