Vietnam: SAR Phone Regulation Draft Consultation

Vietnam: SAR Phone Regulation Draft Consultation

On April 25, 2024, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) discussed the draft technical regulation for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in mobile phones, known as QCVN 134:2024/BTTTT. The regulation will cover both imported and locally manufactured mobile phones categorized under HS codes 8517.13.00 and 8517.14.00. These devices are included in Circular 02/2024/TT-BTTTT, requiring Technical…

Brazil: ANATEL’s New Testing Requirements for Mobile Phone Chargers

Brazil: ANATEL’s New Testing Requirements for Mobile Phone Chargers

This week (April 17th), ANATEL published Act 5155, replacing the current Act 5159. Effective October 14th, 2024, this new regulation introduces updated testing requirements for mobile phone chargers. Revised Testing Parameters Under Act 5155, testing requirements for mobile phone chargers have been enhanced to ensure safety and reliability. This includes rigorous testing, including 1,000 cycles…

Panama: ASEP Allocates New Spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications

Panama: ASEP Allocates New Spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications

The National Public Service Administration (ASEP) of Panama has made significant strides in the allocation of spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) following Public Consultation No. 002-2021. This decision, reflected in Announcement No. 19090-Telco issued on April 1, 2024, introduces new bands for personal communication services and cellular mobile phone services. New Spectrum Bands According…

Vietnam: ICT Equipment Regulation Update

Vietnam: ICT Equipment Regulation Update

Vietnam implements new regulations on ICT equipment certification and circular 02/2024/TT-BTTTT explained On March 29, 2024, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) took a significant step in regulating the certification and conformity of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment by issuing Circular 02/2024/TT-BTTTT. This circular, which comes into effect on May 15, 2024,…

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,…