Indonesia: Implementation of Specific Absorption Rate Requirements

Indonesia: Implementation of Specific Absorption Rate Requirements

In a bid to ensure the safety and compliance of mobile telecommunication devices, Indonesia has taken a significant step by officially implementing SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) limits for such devices. This move, announced by SDPPI (Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology), comes in accordance with Decree Number 177 of 2024,…

Brazil: ANATEL Cybersecurity Testing Scope for CPE Equipment

Brazil: ANATEL Cybersecurity Testing Scope for CPE Equipment

Due to questions and unclear alignment from industry representatives, Anatel released Official Letter 100/2024 on March 20th clarifying that cybersecurity testing does not apply to CPE devices exclusively used in corporate environments. This clarification addresses discrepancies among Designated Certification Bodies (OCDs) and industry inquiries. ANATEL Act nº 2436, effective March 10th, 2024, sets mandatory cybersecurity…

Tanzania: Type Approval Regulatory Update Now in Effect

Tanzania: Type Approval Regulatory Update Now in Effect

The updated regulations and standards set by the Tanzanian Authority for the labeling of electronic communications equipment (ECE), covering aspects such as display methods, types of labels, labeling requirements, and label design principles is now officially in effect. Display of Label Labelling involves affixing a label and a specified Type Approval number on the Type…

China: Navigating New SRRC Regulations

China: Navigating New SRRC Regulations

What manufacturers need to know about new regulations for radio transmitting equipment in China. The Chinese Ministry of Information Technology (MIIT) has introduced new regulations affecting the type approval process for radio transmitting equipment, effective from October 15th, with a two-year transitional period. These regulations, outlined in Regulation No. 129, impose additional tests for wireless…

Botswana: Type Approval Exemptions

Botswana: Type Approval Exemptions

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) recently released a Type Approval Exemption List. Note that in August 2023, the BOCRA communicated the original list of equipment exempt from type approval as stated below: Personal computers, laptops, tablets, IoT etc. (embedding WiFi transceivers, Bluetooth transceivers, provided the Wi-Fi transceiver, Wi-Fi5 CERTIFIED) Receive-only equipment (FM/MW/SW radios, TV,…

India: MTCTE Extension Date for Mandatory Certification Products

India: MTCTE Extension Date for Mandatory Certification Products

Within India’s MTCTE scheme, encompassing Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment, there are 44 products designated under Phases III and IV. However, the date for mandatory certification has been extended by three months for 12 specific product types, shifting from January 1 to April 1 of the current year These 12 product types include…

India: BIS Updates Parallel Testing Guidelines

India: BIS Updates Parallel Testing Guidelines

The Bureau of Indian Standards recently released the guidelines for implementing parallel testing for products covered in the Electronics and Information Technology Goods order. Recent guidelines by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) introduce parallel testing for electronics and IT hardware products, potentially saving 4 to 13 weeks in the compliance process, as confirmed by…

Turkey: KKDIK Extends Key Regulatory Registration Deadlines

Turkey: KKDIK Extends Key Regulatory Registration Deadlines

The highly anticipated REACH (KKDIK) Regulation was published in the Turkey Official Gazette late last year in December 2023. This amendment, officially titled “Regulation Amending the Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals,” marks a huge update in Turkey in the regulatory landscape for chemicals. Extension Overview The recently published amendment brings…

Morocco: Embracing 5G Implementation Nationwide

Morocco: Embracing 5G Implementation Nationwide

In a significant stride towards the digital future, Morocco’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) is leading the charge with the introduction of 5G technology in the country. Main Morocco Telecom Providers Prepare for 5G Implementation With a well-established mobile market boasting a 137.5 percent penetration rate, Morocco is setting its sights on a cutting-edge digital…