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Regulatory News dated Q1/2021

  • EU (other directives)Commission asks for public consultation over the EMC Directive

    The European Commission asks for a public consulation regarding the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive.
    The target of the consultation is to gain evidence and information for the following points:
    • identify possible difficulties during the implementation that may require regulatory or/and non-regulatory corrective measures
    • examine the adequacy of the Directive’s provisions in light of scientific and technological progress
    The Questionnaire is available in multiple languages and can be submitted until 29th January 2021.


  • Sierra LeoneNATCOM publishes updated Type Approval Regulations

    The authority NATCOM published new Type Approval regulations in November 2020 after starting the reviewing process in 2019.

    Type approval is required for all electronic communication equipment. Type approval can be obtained with the typical technical documentation and test reports from accredited test labs.

    Also, the obligations and duties of importers and distributors are layed out.

    The full regulations can be found here: Downloadlink


  • RussiaFAC hands over activities to the new Ministry

    In November 2020, Decree No 719 was published by the Russian government with the intention to enhance governance in the field of digital development, communications and mass communications.

    All the activities which were carried out by the Federal Agency of Communications (FAC) now lie within the responsibility of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

    According to the announcement, there will be a 6-month transition period and the ongoing projects in progress by FAC will be switched to the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

    Currently, no delays have been announced.

    Source in Russian


  • Hong KongOCFA published a new Table of Frequency Allocations

    In January 2021, Hong Kong's Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published a new Table of Frequency Allocations which replaces the version from April 2020.

    The plan complies with the Region 3 allocations under the Radio Regulations which are applicable to Hong Kong, the allocations which have been adopted by Hong Kong, as well as the band plans in use in Hong Kong.

    The detailed changes which emerge from this regulation can be found on the OFCA website:


  • United Arab EmiratesTRA UAE released new Regulation for UWB and SRD

    The Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority TRA in United Arab Emirates have released a new version for Ultra Wide Band and Short Range Devices regulation

    The TRA revised the regulation to current version 4.0. The regulation was released 21 December 2020 and is in force.

    The document defines the requirements for compliance, that UWB and SRD products need to fulfill.

    Within the regulation release, it shows the allowed frequencies together with information about usage of product, transmission power, duty cycle, channel spacing and the standard reference.

    Our clients are kindly invited to check whether their equipment (still) fulfills these requirements.

    Link to the regulation


  • ArgentinaTowards WiFi 6E in Argentina

    Argentina paves the way towards the allocation of the Wifi 6E band as a public consultation has been launched.
    Comments and proposals can still be submitted within this month.
    Approvals in the band 5925 – 6425 MHz are still not allowed but might be in the near future.
    Source: official link


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