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Regulatory News dated Q4/2018

  • AustraliaNew amendment on technical standards and labelling

    On 6 December 2018, the ACMA remade the following telecommunications technical standards under section 376 of the Telecommunications Act 1997:

    The ACMA also made the Telecommunications (Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer cabling) Amendment Instrument 2018 (No.1) under subsection 407(1) of the Telecommunications Act to make consequential and other amendments to the Telecommunications Labelling Notice. The compilation—which includes the above amendment—of the Telecommunications Labelling Notice is available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

    The submissions received during the consultation periods are available on the ACMA website.

    Following consultation, the ACMA has remade the standard that mandates a two-part industry standard for radiocommunications devices operating in the very high frequency (VHF) maritime mobile bands. The Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone equipment - Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2018 adopts three new industry standards and their European Telecommunications Standards Institute equivalents.

    The ACMA received one submission to this consultation, which can be accessed on our website.

  • GeneralChristmas/New Year

    A busy year is coming to its end and another exciting one lies ahead...

    Our office will close from 2018-12-22 to 2019-01-06.

    Please be aware that many Authorities over the world being closing as well, whether for Christmas (25.12. or 6.01.) or for New Year, or both, the current certification procedures might be delayed.

    Christmas greetings from IB-Lenhardt AG's team and best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

  • EU (RE-D)Guide to the RE-D 2014/53/EU actualized

    As of today, a new version of the Guide to the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU is available here and on the website of the European Commission.

    Source: European Commission

  • Hong KongFirst relase for SRD 4.2 - 4.8 GHz and UWB 6-8.5 GHz

    The Hong Kong's Authority HKCA has published the specification and limits for the above mentioned frequencies.

    Here you can also find the references to the European and FCC standards.

    Source: Office of the Communications Authority, Hong-Kong

  • Saudi ArabiaNew e-platform Saber

    The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has offically launched a new online platform called Saber to issue conformity assessment certificates and register products before entering the Saudi market.


  • India MTCTE Launches New Online Platform in Public Trial

    The Indian Ministry of Communication is organizing the next workshop tomorrow in Guwahati to introduce the MTCTE to stakeholders and give a demonstration of the new online portal, now available for trial:

    For more detailed information on this new procedure, please refer to our regulatory news from 2018-10-12 and 2018-07-05.

    Source: Telecommunication Engineering Center, Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

    *) Updated 2018-12-19. In an initial version of this news, the new portal under did not appear to be available yet. At the time of this correction, the page seems operative. Direct link added.

  • Central African RepublicNew lead timesfor Type Approval

    Due to internal reorganization of the Authority and the responsibilities, the Type Approval procedure work flow is delayed by additional one month.
    Now the whole lead time takes approximate three months.

    Source: internal research by IB-Lenhardt AG

  • New ZealandNew frequencies allowed

    The New Zealend’s Autority RMS Radio Spectrum Management has published on 3rd of December, that the Minister has dicided to open some frequency bands for new technologies

    The frequencies are as follow:

    • 184 MHz – 230 MHz
    • 2370 MHz – 2395 MHz
    • 5875 MHz – 5925 MHz

    For more details please see the attached document


  • ArgentinaNew technical requirements for radars

    The Argentine Authority ENACOM has published new technical requirements for the following products:

    • Radar systems that allows to determine the location and / or speed of an object through the use of electromagnetic radiation.
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems: Systems that use a combination of computers, communication technologies, positioning and automation to improve the safety, management and efficiency of ground transportation.

    The technical requirements are:

    1. For 24.04 – 24.25 GHz the maximum output power is 250 μV/m distance 3 meters using average detector, 2500 μV/m, distance 3 m using peak detector
    2. For 76-77 GHz 36.6 V/m distance 3 meters using average detector, 65.0 V/m distance 3 meters using peak detector

    The new technical requirement is published under the technical rule Q2-64.01V18.1


  • MongoliaCommunication equipment subject to mandatory type approval in Mongolia

    As announced on 26-06-2018 Mongolia is introducing mandatory type approval,

    the CRC (Communication Regulatory Commission) has published the amandments which came in force for following communication equipment:

    • Radar apparatus
    • Radio navigational aid apparatus
    • Radio remote control apparatus

    Belongs to the "list of good" which became subject to mandatory conformity assessment

    For the whole list please follow the below link:

  • ArgentinaFrequency band 314-316 MHz now open

    According to resolution RESOL-2018-507-APN-ENACOM#JGM, the Argentine authority published new standards opening the frequency band 314-316 MHz for tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPSMS) and for remote keyless systems (RKE).

    This information was recently released on the homepage from Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM)

    Source: www.

  • EU (other directives)New Edition for EN 60601-1-2 Medical Devices

    The Fourth Edition of EN 60601-1-2:2015 cancels and replaces the Third Edition of EN 60601-1-2:2007 (which expires on 2018-12-31). It constitutes a technical revision of the latter.

    The most significant changes with respect to the previous edition are stronger requirements for electromagnetic disturbances.


  • EU (ECE)Brexit: progress in the negotiations

    Yesterday, the European Parliament issued a press release on the progress of the Brexit negotiations. the European Parliament’s Brexit Coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), spoke on behalf of the Brexit Steering Group: "It is encouraging to see that we are moving towards a fair deal that should ensure an orderly withdrawal, including a backstop guaranteeing that there will be no hardening of the Northern Irish/Irish border and that the Good Friday Agreement will be safeguarded. This deal is a milestone towards a credible and sustainable future relationship between the EU and the UK."

    We will continue to pursue this important topic and inform you of its consequences for Type Approval.


  • EU (ECE)Key decissions for 5G

    In the future, the fast mobile 5G will be needed for many technical innovations.

    During the 49th Plenary Meeting (from 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-26 in Bordeaux), the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) took some key decisions for the following spectrum issues:

    • Intelligent Transport Systems (IST)
    • Ultra-Wide Band (UUWB)
    • Short Range Devices (SRD)
    • Fixed-satellite Service earth stations.

    For the results of the meeting, please follow the link:

  • MexicoMexico modifies General Rules and Criteria on Foreign Trade

    Since 2018-10-24, the certificates of NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015) must be presented to the customs.

    However, the Certificates of Conformity and/or Compliance in accordance with the former NOM-121-SCT1-2009, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 or the Technical Provision IFT-008-2015 may still be used until the end of their validity, according to NOM-208-SCFI-2016.

    This News was published in the Official Gazette for the Federation:

  • EU (RE-D)New Edition for IEC 62368-1:2018

    Recently the Edition 3 of the new European Safety Standard IEC 62368-1 has been published.

    “…This edition constitutes a technical revisions edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

    • addition of requirements for outdoor equipment
    • new requirements for optical radiation
    • addition of requirements for insulating liquids
    • addition of requirements for work cells
    • addition of requirements for wireless power transmitters
    • addition of requirements for fully insulated winding wire (FIW)
    • alternative method for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures
    • alternative requirements for sound pressure…”


  • IndiaIndia opens market for 24 GHz Automotive Radar

    Important News for Automotive Radar manufacturer!

    The Indian Authority released on 2018-10-18 in the new Gazatte India following information: type approval is now possible for 24 GHz according to the Harmonized European Standard and EN 302 858.

    Part of the publication:

    "...transport and traffic telematics device means the device that are used in the field of transport, traffic management, navigation, mobility management and in intelligent transport systems for interfaces between different modes of transport, communication between vehicles, between vehicles and fixed locations as well as communication from and to users.."

    Source: The Gazette of India

  • SomaliaNew procedure for Type approval

    The National Communication Authority (NCA) has published the new Type Approval scheme for Somalia.

    The process can be summarized as follows:

    • No samples will be required
    • NCA accept RE-D (EMC/Radio/Safety) standards
    • Local and International manufacturers can hold the Approval
    • Estimated lead-time to Approval will be 30 calendar days

    Equipment that requires Type Approval by NCA:

    • Terminal Equipment (Mobile handsets, Tablets, PDAs, Telephone sets, IP Phones, Mobile Dongles)
    • Short Range Devices (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC Readers, RFID, etc.)
    • Radio Transceivers (Broadcast Equipment, Satellite Equipment, Base Stations etc.)
    • Network equipment (BSCs, MSCs, PSTN Switches, Media gateways, Servers, Switches, Routers, Modems, PBX, tracking devices, etc.)

  • SenegalPublic consultation for IoT

    Senegal's Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et des Postes (ARTP) is carrying out a public consultation on the subject "Internet of Things", the aim of which is to review the current open frequencies in Senegal as listed in Decision N°2004-005.

    This consultation, ending on 2018-11-30, can also be downloaded under

  • ParaguayNew Frequency Bands for RFID Devices

    The Official Gazette of the Republic of Paraguay published last 2018-09-03 the Resolution 898/2018 opening the Frequency Band 865-868MHz for RFID Devices in Paraguay.

    The documents clearly inform about the technical specifications to be followed in order to type approve the said devices.

    Source: CONATEL

  • NigeriaNew procedure for Type approval

    IB-Lenhardt AG was informed about updates in the Type Approval procedure concerning among others, sample requirements, familiy approval and billing method of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

    1. Family applications: The NCC now accept applications for models that come in series and or families. In that case, the product should share the same test report.
    2. Samples: One (1) sample should be provided for notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. For any other equipment type, a sample can be requested at any time. Samples won't be returned by the Commission.
    3. Processing time: If the complete documentation is received without errors, then on average it should take four (4) to eight (8) weeks for the applicant to receive a Certificate/Grant, assuming approval is granted and the invoice is paid.
    4. Billing: The billing is subsidized as follows:
      • There is a group price for the whole family/series;
      • In addition to this group price, each device of the family/series is billed at 20% of the group price

  • IndiaRegulatory Update

    As annonced in our Regulatory News dated 2018-07-05 concerning the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE), the Indian Department of Telecommunications started implementing TEC mandatory approval on 2018-10-01, as part of a progressive roll out scheme for ‘all types of telecom equipment to be sold in India for being connected or capable of being connected to Indian telecom network’.

    However, the annouced TEC online portal is not released yet. We will inform as soon as applications can be submitted online.

  • CubaNew implemented were the frequency bands 866-869 and 915-921 MHz for RFID

    The Resolución No. 179/2018 issued last 2018-09-18 by the MINCOM (Ministerio de Comunicaciones) of Cuba implemented the following new frequency bands:

    • Bands 866-869 MHz and 915-921 MHz for RFID
    • Band 77.5 - 78 GHz for sensors

  • EU (RE-D)RED Updated, Standard for ULP Wireless Medical added

    Again the family of harmonized standards grows, per C 326/114 the following standards have been added:

    • EN 302 454 V2.2.1
      Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1668.4 MHz to 1690 MHz frequency range; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

    • EN 302 617 V2.3.1
      Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

    • EN 303 520 V1.1.1
      Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

  • South AfricaICASA Head Office moving to Pretoria

    After nearly 20 years in Sandton, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is moving to Pretoria.

    From the 2018-10-29 on, its Head Office will be at 350 Witch-Hazel Avenue, Eco Point Office Park, Eco Park, Centurion, Gauteng

    The Authority informed that the relocation should not affect in any way the current procedures.


  • United StatesFCC approval

    From November 2018, the FCC will no longer accept approvals based on the old program as the transitional period expires. It is important to mention that approved products do not have to be re-certified.

    The two approval procedures Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Verification are combined in a new process named sDoC. The process of a full certification (Certification) remains unchanged.

  • RussiaEnergy Efficiency Labels in EAEU

    The draft of the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) "On the requirements for energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices" was approved by the Commission on July 17, 2018 and the Commission will soon decide on the date when the Technical Regulations will enter into force on the territory of the EAEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan).

    More Information on the Eurasian Economic Commission can be found on the official EEC website.

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