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, satellite set-top boxes, decoders) 
  • RTTE embedded in vehicles (Blue tooth, navigation, remote sensors, car keys, etc.) 
  • ITU-marked GMPCS mobile satellite terminals
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Care should be taken to ensure that RTTE operates in regulated frequency band. Requirements and deadlines remain the same. 

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