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Regulatory News dated Q4/2019

  • United StatesUse of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    According Fact-Sheet ET Docket No 19-138The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) wants to release more frequencies for WLAN (5.850-5.925GHz) precisely for V2x Use.


    „For the past two decades, the 5.9 GHz band (5.850-5.925 GHz) has been reserved for use by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), a service in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) designed to enable vehicle-related communications. Since that time, the DSRC service has evolved slowly and has not been widely deployed. The Commission initiates this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the 5.9 GHz band rules and propose appropriate changes to ensure the spectrum supports its highest and best use. The Commission proposes to continue to dedicate spectrum in the upper 30 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band to meet current and future ITS needs for transportation and vehicle safety-related communications, while repurposing the lower 45 megahertz of the band for unlicensed operations like Wi-Fi.

    What the NPRM would do:

    • Propose to repurpose the lower 45 megahertz of the band (5.850.5.895 GHz) for unlicensed operations to support high-throughput broadband applications

    • Propose that unlicensed device operations in the 5.850-5.895 GHz band be subject to all of the general Part 15 operational principles in the Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) rules. Propose to adopt technical and operational rules (e.g., power levels, out-of-band emissions limits) similar to those that already apply in the adjacent 5.725-5.850 GHz (U-NII-3) band.

    • Propose to continue to dedicate spectrum in the upper 30 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band (5.895- 5.925 GHz) to support ITS needs for transportation and vehicle safety-related communications.

    • Propose to revise the current ITS rules for the 5.9 GHz band to permit Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) operations in the upper 20 megahertz of the band (5.905-5.925 GHz).

    • Seek comment on whether to retain the remaining 10 megahertz (5.895-5.905 GHz) for DSRC systems or whether this segment should be dedicated for C-V2X
    • Propose to require C-V2X equipment to comply with the existing DSRC coordination rules for protection of the 5.9 GHz band Federal Radiolocation Service.
    • Propose to retain the existing technical and coordination rules that currently apply to DSRC, to the extent that we allow DSRC operations in the 5.895-5.905 GHz band.

    • Seek comment on how DSRC incumbents would transition their operations out of some or all of the 5.9 GHz band if the proposals are adopted.

    This document is being released as part of a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding. Any presentations or views on the subject expressed to the Commission or its staff, including by email, must be filed in ET Docket No. 19-138, which may be accessed via the Electronic Comment Filing System ( Before filing, participants should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules, including the general prohibition on presentations (written and oral) on matters listed on the Sunshine Agenda, which is typically released a week prior to the Commission’s meeting. See 47 CFR § 1.1200 et seq.“

    Donwloadlink hole notice

  • BahamasNew Regulation for Low Power Devices

    The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) published on 15th of November 2019 its Final Determination on the Proposed Revisions to Final Determinations Class Licences, Exemptions, and Types of Fees (ECS 24/2009) and Guidelines for the Type Approval Certificate of License‐Exempt Radio Spectrum Devices (ECS 02/2013).

    Now URCA grants a type approval certificate for new categories of low power electronic communications devices that satisfy the requirements for exemption set out in section 17(3) of the Comms Act.

    The changes also enable members of the Bahamian public to use as many additional everyday consumer electronic devices without the need to obtain a Licence from URCA.

    Type Approvals Certificates are issued for consumer devices such a laptops, wireless Wi-Fi routers, remote controls, cordless telephones, garage door openers, remote fans, automobile keyless entry systems, etc.

    • The Type Approval process involves interaction between the manufacturer of a low power device and URCA. The manufacturer of a low power device is required to demonstrate to URCA that:
    • The device is designed for efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum and avoids harmful interference with no degradation of service to other users of the spectrum;
    • The device conforms to health and safety standards and does not cause harm to the user or other individuals; and
    • The electromagnetic emissions do not disrupt the operation of equipment operating nearby.

    The changes to the Guidelines removes the previous certification restriction that only allowed devices tested using the Federal Communications Commission’s CFR Part 15 standards, to be issued a Type Approval certificate. URCA can now consider the type approval of low power devices manufactured in compliance with the standards of countries other than the USA.

    Link to official release

  • ChinaNew policy for SRD devices - No. 52-2019

    SRRC published a new policy for short range devices (SRD) or micro power devices No. 52, 2019 on 28.11.2019.

    Besides are few clarification on use and requirements of micropower devices, most notably, the announcement states that some frequency bands are no longer available from 2020 and from 2022:

    VII. From January 1, 2020, stop production or import the special equipment for wireless transmission of electronic scale, wireless data transmission equipment in 230MHz frequency band, crane in 230MHz frequency band or wireless remote control equipment for transmission machinery which does not meet the requirements of this announcement but meets the requirements of the notice on Issuing the technical requirements for micro power (short distance) radio equipment (Ministry of information No. [2005] 423). And the 410mhz band automobile alarm and other micro power equipment specified in the notice on the use frequency of wireless automobile anti-theft alarm equipment ([2006] No. 61).

    As of January 1, 2022, the production or import of civil metering instruments, analog cordless telephones and micro power equipment in 698-787mhz frequency band that do not conform to the announcement but meet the requirements of the notice on the issuance of technical requirements for micro power (short distance) radio equipment (Ministry of information No. [2005] 423).

    The above micro power equipment that has been legally used in accordance with the original provisions can be used until it is scrapped.

    The appended catalogue and technical requirements besides some small changes most notably does not contain the 77 GHz automotive radars anymore. According to our research and checking with the authority, the micro power device regulation 423 from 2005 has not been repealed and the regulation is still in effect. However, it is currently not clear if the new policy with the appended technical requirements replace the previous micro power device regulations and what the status of the not explicitly mentioned categories and frequency bands is.


  • South AfricaICASA closed days

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, ICASA, will be closed due holidays from 13th of December 2019 to
    2nd of January 2020

    Source: Official Link

  • Sierra LeoneFinal Draft for ECE Type Approval Regulations 2019

    On October 2019 The National Telecommunicationss Comminssions (NATCOM) published the final draft for "ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT TYPE APPROVAL REGULATIONS 2019"

    All electronic communications equipment (ECE) requires a type approval and should be comply to one of the following technical standards / or approval body:

    • Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB)

    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

    • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

    • Telecommunications Industry Associations (TIA)

    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

    • Industry Canada (IC)

    • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

    Link to the Final Draft

  • IndonesiaNew Regulation No. 197

    On December 3rd of 2019, SDPPI released a new policy KEPDIRJEN SDPPI NOMOR 197 TAHUN 2019 to revise the previous KEPDIRJEN SDPPI NOMOR 183 TAHUN 2019, published on 14th of November 2019.

    The revision was necessary because, after internal evaluation by authority (SDPPI), more laboratories are qualified to certify HKT products

    Source: official document

  • EthiopiaNew regulator of telecommunications devices

    The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) is the regulatory authority for Communications Services in Ethiopia.

    Its scope of regulation covers both Telecommunications Services and Postal Services within Ethiopia.

    The ECA was established recently by the Communications Services Proclamation No. 1148/2019 as an independent Federal Government Authority, with a commitment to facilitate the restructuring, the development and the integration of the Telecommunications, Information and Communications Technology (ICT.

    The responsibilities of the ECA entails but are not limited to:

    • Issuing licenses in the communications services sector, including telecommunications, postal, and courier services, and supervise operators of communications service;
    • Specifying technical standards for the provision of communications service;
    • Regulating tariffs relating to communications service;
    • Regulating types of telecommunication equipment that may be connected to a telecommunication network;
    • Managing the use of Radio Frequency spectrum in Ethiopia;
    • Safeguarding the interest of consumers of communications service;
    • Promoting information security, data privacy and protection;
    • Monitoring the activities of licensees to ensure that communications services confirm to the specified standards of quality, and enforce compliance with the license terms and conditions as well as regulatory laws, regulations and directives

    Also important to know: all Approval certificates issued in the by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MICT) will remain valid.

    In the transition phase there may be delays in issuing of certificates


  • GuyanaSince May 2019 delays in type approval

    Background for the delays in the type approval process is the dissolution of the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMA) and taking on its tasks and responsibilities by the National Telecommunications Agency (NATA).

    Source: Internal research

  • ThailandStandard and Notification for 2.4 GHz/5 GHz

    NBTC - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand released standard NBTC TS 1035-2562 for Radiocommunication equipment using frequency 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz and NBTC Notification on the use of Short-Range Devices in the band 5GHz.

    The standard replaces existing standard NTC TS 1012-2551 (Radio Local Area Network - RLAN).

    Main changes:

    1. New standard NBTC TS 1035-2562 specify version of EN test standard (e.g. EN 300 328 V2.1.1, EN 301 893 V2.1.1., EN 302 502 V2.1.1, ETSI TS 136104/ETSI TS 136101) v13.2.0.

    2. Frequency of 5.725-5.850GHz:
    2.1 Allows additional standard EN 302 502 for this frequency band (previously this test standard was not allowed).
    2.2 Standard EN 300 440 is not accepted under this standard. Previous version of standard also do not have EN 300 440 but NBTC temporary accepted EN 300 440 test report in the past. Now NBTC does not accept EN 300 440. thus, for this band 5.725-5.850GHz, EN 302 502, FCC 15.247 or FCC 15.407. shall be provided.
    2.3 Allows additional technology of LTE under private network or LTE under IMT. This is the same bands with LTE band 46 which has been opened previously. NBTC includes both technologies into this new standard.

    3. Electrical safety requirements
    Allows additional standard IEC 62368-1 (previously this standard only accepted TIS1561-2556 or IEC 60950-1). This is as same as previously announced NBTC TS 4001-2561 Electrical Safety which allowed IEC62368-1 on March 14, 2019. NBTC updated this test standard.

    Source: local parter

  • VietnamEMC update - QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT

    MIC - The Ministry of Information and Communications of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - has issued Circular No. 10/2019/TT-BTTTT as of 04.10.2019 so as to issue a National technical regulation with respect to Electromagnetic Compatibility for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment of digital cellular telecommunication systems - namely QCVN 86:2019BTTTT (similiar to ETSI EN 301 489-52 V1.1.0 (2016-11)).

    The above-stated circular shall come into force from 01.07.2020 and QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT shall cover the following:

    (1) Replace QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT as EMC requirement for GSM terminal

    (2) Replace QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT as EMC requirement for WCDMA and LTE terminal

    Downloadlink for document

    Source: local partner

  • ChilePolitical situation

    Chilean authority SUBTEL has informed IB-Lenhardt of possible delays in the type approval process due to the current national political situation.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • IndonesiaNew Regulation N° 183

    The Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia replaced the regulation N° 138 Tahun 2019 (which has expired on 15. October 2019)

    The main amendment is the reduction of the listed accredited labs.

    The new Regulation Nomor 183 Tahun 2019 is valid until 15. April 2020.

    Donwloadlink Regulation

  • VanuatuConsultation - Type Approval Framework

    The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) under Section 7 of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulation Act No. 30 of 2009, as amended by Amendment 22 of 2018 (the Act) has the authority and the mandate to regulate telecommunications, radio-communications and broadcasting sectors in Vanuatu. This includes the management of the radio frequency spectrum (spectrum) in order to promote national social and economic development.

    TRBR: "The TRBR is hereby inviting you for comments on the consultation to introduce the General User Radio Licence (GURL) guide for National Type Approval Framework and Short - Range Radiocommunications Devices (SRDs) for the Republic of Vanuatu.

    We thank you for your co-operation and we look forward to your participants, please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification and we look forward to your views".

    Source: - You can donwload the consulation paper here:

  • IB-Lenhardt AG Goes ITU Egypt

    In order to be on the latest contemporary track, this year - IB-Lenhardt AG participates in the WRC-19 (ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019) - the most important regulatory conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

    Alongside other business matters, WRC has the possibility to revise Radio Regulations and/or any associated Frequency Assignment/Allocation Plan as well as address any Radiocommunication matter on international level.

    As a principal purpose - amongst others, we aim to seize the opportunity and discuss several bureaucratic and administrative type approval aspects with national authorities in order to reduce the red tape in place for the business of our clients.

    Stay tuned and follow us on Linkedin for most recent activities:

  • BrazilNCC - new Resulotion N° 715

    On 25th of October 2019, the new regulation of Conformity Assesment and approval of telecommunications products, Resulotion No. 715, was published in the Official Garette (DOU).

    This regulation shall come into force within 180 days from the date of its publication (April 21st, 2020). The only exception is in relation to the obligations contained in article 58 of Title IV, referring respectively to the market surveillance program and the exemption from the approval fees (Anatel fees), which came into force today.

    Thus, within 180 as of the date of publication of this Resolution, this new resolution will revoke: Resolution no. 242/2000, regarding the Regulation for Certification and Approval of Telecommunication Products; and Resolution No. 323 from November 7th, 2002, regarding the Telecommunication Product Certification Standards.

    The new Resolution No. 715 is a reflection of all-technological updating and all the learning acquired in these 19 (nineteen) years of existence of the process of conformity assessment and homologation of Telecommunications product. It also brings the incorporation of concepts aligned until then by means of letters, management instruments, or other means of publication used by Anatel to inform the related entities.

    The purpose of the new regulation is to make the process more flexible and faster, by adopting operational procedures for the conformity assessment and approval processes, and technical requirements for each type or family of telecommunications products.

    Main changes brought about by this NEW regulation:

    New technologies:
    Possibility of issuing a provisional supplementary standard, in the absence of an Operational Procedure and / or Technical Requirement, in view of a new technology and the urgency of its use, or even to attend a specific and temporary event.
    Changing the product classification from category to product models:
    The classification will change from product categories (I, II and III) to conformity assessment models, applicable to telecommunication product types or family (ies) to which it applies, and the applicable conformity assessment models for each telecommunications product type or family is set out in its respective Technical Requirement.

    It was added to the hitherto adopted (Declaration of Conformity; Declaration of Conformity with Test Report; Certification based on Type Testing; Certification based on Type Testing and Periodic Product Evaluations; Certification based on Type Testing, Periodic Product Evaluations and System Evaluation Management) the models: Labeling and other: established in Own Operating Procedure.

    In changing technical requirements:
    For products subject to Declaration of Conformity, when applicable, a deadline of up to 6 (six) months has been established after the new technical requirements comes into force to comply with the new requirements.

    Suspension and Cancellation of Certificate of Conformity
    It is no longer mandatory to notify by Anatel the certificate applicant of the suspension of its validity, through postal service with proof of receipt.

    Market Supervision Program:
    Telecommunications products may be submitted to a Market Supervision Program, whose purpose is to verify that products approved by Anatel still in compliance with the Technical Requirements.

    Anatel will develop this activity, with the support of the Designated Certification Body (OCD).

    1) Exemption from Anatel Fees;
    2) Registered the fact that the national manufacturer should be the applicant himself for the certificate of technical conformity and approval;
    3) The applicant shall promote any adjustments and diligences requested by Anatel, within the indicated period, otherwise the lack of interest and consequent cancellation of the homologation request will be characterized. Disinterest is also characterized when, after notification, the Applicant does not comply with the requested steps or does not manifest within 30 (thirty) days.
    4) Identification of the homologation (Anatel label) must be made before the imported telecommunications products, intended for commercialization, enter the country, except in the cases and situations defined in the Operational Procedure.
    5) Possibility of transferring or sharing the right to market the product for telecommunications in the country.
    Testing Laboratories:
    Anatel in the Operational Procedure and in the Technical Requirement will establish the order of laboratory priority. Currently, this prioritization is made as established in Management Instrument 01 (IG-01).
    Designated Certification Body – Designation of Certification Bodies:

    Here the link to the Resulotion No 715

  • ChinaSRRC new Regulaton MIIT No. 39

    On 12th of October 2019 the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a new regulation No. 39

    The main contents are:

    1. There are 6 situations that can do SRRC update now:

    • The information of license holder has changed.
    • The information of factory has changed.
    • Factory's quality system has changed (e.g. production capacity, technical force, quality assurance system, production line and origin).
    • Changes in components.
    • After obtaining the certificate, the model changes before it is actually put into production and sale.
    • Changes in product-related information due to changes in national laws and regulations or radio management policies.

    2. Before, in the regulation No. 1, 2014, it was mentioned the following: the radio transmitter module for non-independent operation can be embedded in information technology equipment and household appliances equipment, while there was no detailed product list. Now, the list has been defined, see attached.

    3. The products in attached list can have a family approval, definition principle of "family" as below:

    • The use and function of the products are identical.
    • The appearance and shape of the product are approximately the same (such as color changes, small changes in product size and other appearance changes do not affect the RF performance of the product).
    • The embedded modules ( WLAN, including Bluetooth) and public mobile communication (including NB-IoT, eMTC)) have been SRRC certified.

    4. The State Radio Administration will intensify its supervision and inspection of relevant radio transmitting equipment.

    Link to the official document

  • South AfricaInformation Memorandum on the licensing process

    Before the end of this year (31st of December 2019; South Africa's Authority (ICASA) will publish an Information Memorandum on the licensing process for the International Mobile Telecommunications (high demand spectrum).

    The Memorandum outlines their approach on the licensing of the spectrum following the publication of the Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on the Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies.

    Official Link to Independent Communications Authority of South Africa: here

  • ArgentinaUpcoming resolution - LABEL

    In the near future - ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones in Argentina) will publish a new resolution for labelling.

    Some significant changes are to be expected:

    - Layout of the label changes > RAMATEL + Certification number will need to be labelled

    - No product labelling required for car components, the label can be placed in the manual

    Until now, the devices have been labelled with the CNC logo and the certification ID.
    For the upcoming changes IBL will follow up with the authority, if the CNC label of valid certificates will have to be modified.

    Source: local partner

  • LebanonPolitical situation

    Please be kindly informed that there might be delays with respect to a timely issuacne of type approval certificates due to the national riots and general strikes in Lebanon.

    Source: internal research and feedback from our local partners

  • AlgeriaNew type approval procuedure in force

    On 17th of October Algerian's Authority AUTORITÉ DE RÉGULATION DE LA POSTES ET DES COMMUNICATIONS ÉLÉCTRONIQUES (ARPCE) has published the new procedure for type approval under "Decision N°28/SP/PC/ARPECE/2019 du 16/10/2019".

    Here is a short overview of important points to be aware of:

    • The validity of all certificates is 3 years from now on
    • Submitted test reports should not be older than 3 years / same applies tp declarations from manufactuerers as well
    • SAR tests are mandatory
    • The deadline of the evaluation for any application won't exceed two months

    Here the link to the official decision

  • AustraliaFuture use of the 28 GHz band and Review of RALI FX3 38 GHz

    On 25th of September, ACMA - Australian Communication and Media Authority - has published the outcome of the future use of the 28 GHz band and review of the RALI FX 3 in the 38 GHz band consultation processes.

    Future use of 28Ghz band:

    “ACMA has concluded its review of the 28 GHz band with the release of its Future use of the 28 GHz band: Planning decisions and preliminary views outcome paper.

    This paper details planning decisions ACMA has made for the 28 GHz band.

    In addition, it contains preliminary views formed on the associated licensing and technical conditions that will subsequently be developed.

    The release of this paper signals the progression of the 25 GHz band to the “re-planning” phase of the ACMA’s planning process. We will shortly commence work towards implementing the new arrangement in the 28 GHz band.

    Review of RALI FX3 in the 38 GHz band:

    ACMA has concluded its review of channel arrangements for fixed point-to-point links in the 38 GHz band.

    Details of planning decisions made are in the Review of point-to-point arrangements in the 38 GHz band decisions paper.

    The outcome of this consultations have been included in an update to RALI FX3.

  • EcuadorCurfews after violent protests

    Ecuador’s government declared on 3rd of October 2019 a state of emergency, which was limited to 30 days to restore public order and prevent protests with the military.
    In certain areas and in the city of Quito curfews are arranged, which are not only at night, but also partially during the day. All over the city there are currently blockades and demonstrations.

    Since public life has partially come to a standstill, we also expect delays in the approval procedures.

    Source internal research

  • IsraelHoliday season

    Israel - please be informed that the coming holiday season will affect the efficency of the local MoC, SII & MoE activities.

    This means a complete shut-down from 11th of October until 27th of October 2019.

    Type approval certification dalays might occur.

  • Saudi ArabiaRequirement to support 4G technology

    Please be informed that CITC has announced an additional requirement as below with respect to 4G technology support in tracking devices and machine-to-machine communication (M2M)

    Further to what was clarified previously, where we have emphasized that all importers of CITC devices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must comply with the technical specification (RI056) issued by the Committee and which included that all terminal devices must - at minimum - support 4G and cellular transmission service in addition to applying the electronic label.

    Based on that, the Committee would like to emphasize that these kind of devices must include the above-stated requirements. Otherwise such terminal devices will not be released or approved.

    This requirement to support 4G technology in tracking devices and machine-to-machine communication (M2M) will come into force on 1/1/2020.

    Source: CITC email.

  • MexicoNew STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018

    On 17th of September 2019 the new STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018 was published in the Official Gazette.

    The new standard regulates Electronic Devices-Security requirements and test methods and replaces NOM-001-SCFI-1993 and will enter in force on 15th of June 2020

    This NOM establishes the safety characteristics and requirements that electronic equipment must meet, that are manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased, in the territory of the United Mexican States, with the purpose of preventing danger to consumers and for the conservation of their assets, in terms of the absence of risk of unacceptable damage, depending on the use properties of the equipment, providing for reasonably foreseeable misuse, when their installation, conservation and use, correspond to the purpose for which they are intended, according to the following principles:

    • Protection against electric shock
    • Protection against mechanical hazards
    • Protection against optical radiation
    • Fire protection
    • Protection against thermal effects, and
    • Protection against biological and chemical effects

    This NOM specifies the requirements to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to the operator and non-professional personnel who may come into contact with the equipment and, when specifically established, for maintenance personnel.

    This NOM intends to reduce those risks related to the installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units, or of independent units, with the equipment subject to installation, operation and maintenance according to the manufacturer's prescription.

    This NOM does not include requirements on performance, aptitude to function or operating characteristics of electronic equipment.

    This Official Mexican Standard applies to electronic equipment and its accessories that use the electric power of the public service for its supply, with single-phase supply voltages up to 277 V AC at 60 Hz and / or three-phase voltages up to 480 V AC, between lines at 60 Hz; as well as other sources of energy, such as batteries, batteries, accumulators, auto generation and alternative power sources up to 500 V DC.

    Link to the Official Gazette

  • ChinaPublic Holiday in China

    The People's Republic of China (PRC) observes its anniversary on October 1st 2019
    Officially the holiday is three days but there are usually extended by bridge holidays for one week.
    Chinese Authorities will be closing in CW 40, some delays can be expected in the current type approval procedures

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