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ANATEL recently published a new act with requirements for IPv6 Protocols for Telecom products with WWAN, xPON, xDSL, and DOCSIS (the publication is Act 7971). These requirements will be implemented January 8th, 2024.
Act 7971 also noted the below changes:
- The IPv6 standard changed from RFC 2460 to RFC 8200 for Mobile Service (WWAN).
- It is possible to carry out the IPv6 verification or testing to show the host meets ANATEL IPv6 requirements IF a device is using WWAN modules that are already approved by ANATEL/ where the entire IPv6 protocol is implemented in the WWAN module (not by the host). However, the manufacturer will need to sign a declaration informing that the IPv6 protocol is fully integrated in the module.
- For devices where the IPv6 protocol is fully or partially implemented in the host’s software/firmware, it is mandatory to perform all the IPv6 tests again.
Additional Information & Reference
On July 1st, 2023, China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) issued a new version of the “Regulations on the Allocation of Radio Frequency of the People’s Republic of China” was implemented. One of the main revisions includes the allocation of the 6425-7125 MHz frequency band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), which includes 5G/6G.
The Telecomm authority in El Salvador, SIGET (Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones), issued a new resolution which completely freed up the 6GHz band for WiFi 6E networks. This adds to the growing number of countries implementing 6GHZ.
SDPPI (Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika) of Indonesia has announced that beginning December 1st 2023,the following SAR updates will be implemented:
- Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing will be mandatory for all Mobile Phones, with additional devices to follow over the next few years.
- SDPPI will only accept local test reports issued by SDPPI Labs for new applications, renewals, and re-certifications. There will be a 2 year grace period to transition to the new SAR regulation.
On June 11th, CITRA (Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority) published Resolution No. 297/2023. This publication announced that beginning September 1st, 2023, all Telecommunications devices that operate only on 2G and/or 3G will be banned from importation and entry to Kuwait.
IFT (the Mexico authority) will be closed for summer holidays July 17th –28th. During this time and after, we foresee slower response times and certification delays.
Although Sudan has begun to process type approval applications again, we are still seeing delays with certificate issuance due to reported unrest in the country.
MIC (Ministry of Information and Communications) implemented changes to their certification requirements. These changes can be seen below:
- The certificate will list all information related to the manufacturer and the factory (OEM). If there are multiple factories, each factory should get their own type approval certificate.
- Regardless of if the certificate holder is the manufacturer or the local company, the certificate will show the country of origin. Previously, this was not the case.
- Certification holder:
- It is only possible for an overseas manufacturer to be the holder of the certificate if they have a representative office in Vietnam. This local office will need the support of the factory.
- If this is not possible, the certification holder could be the importer.
For test reports issued by a MRA lab: The CB will only accept reports issued according to QCVN standards instead of ETSI EN Standards. Test reports issued from non-MRA test lab are only accepted once the CB, announces they no longer have capability to test locally.
When using the module report, the system applicant should get the authorization from the report holder.