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Regulatory News dated Q2/2021

  • BrazilAct 3939 released by ANATEL

    In June 2021, ANATEL (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) in Brazil published Act 3939 which serves as Declaration of Conformity guideline.
    The new regulation allows the applicant (local representative) to apply directly at ANATEL without approaching an OCD.

    The requirements remain unchanged, the only modification is the replacement of the CoC by a DoC.

    Please note that the possibility to apply for a DoC only affects some equipment categories explicitly mentioned in Act No. 7280, released in November 2020.

    Source: official link (in Portuguese)

  • Ivory CoastAIGF allows 76-77 GHz for vehicular radar

    The Agence de Gestion des Fréquences Radioélectriques (AIGF) from Ivory Coast have paved the way for use of 76-77 GHz frequency band for vehicular radars.

    In a letter from 7 Jun 2021, the AIGF informed the General Manager of ARTCI (Autorité De Régulation Des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d’Ivoire), that 76-77 GHz Radars for vehicles can be approved for use in the country. Basically the wish was to open the 76-81 GHz band for this application, but due to other applications in this field, the usage of vehicle anti-collision radar is limited to 76-77 GHz.

    Source: local partner - official document can be downloaded here

  • AfghanistanNew Type Approval Regulation

    The Afghanistan Telecommunication Authority (ATRA) released a new Type Approval Regulation - following the Standards Type Approval Procedure new approved devices should bear a label.

    Source: Link Official document

  • United StatesAllocation of Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations

    The FCC announced a proposed rule change regarding the reallocation of spectrum for the space launch industry seeking comments on the usage of the frequency bands 420 - 430 MHz, 2025-2110 MHz and 5650-5925 MHz. Beside the raw allocation of spectrum the FCC is also seeking comments on the establishment of licensing and technical rules for the use of the spectrum for commercial space launch operations and the coordination procedures thereof.

    Comments are due unto July 12th 2021.

    Source: Federal Register (PDF)

  • ChinaSRRC backlog in authority test lab

    Recently, a lot of SRRC projects are backlogging in the lab, it will take around 2 months currently to wait for official SRRC test.

    In this situation, the customer can reduce this waiting time by choosing pretest/commission test for an additional testing fee.

  • New ZealandOpen consultation for 6 GHz devices

    Due to the increased use of WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) in New Zealand, Radio Spectrum Management (RMS) has opened a public consultation seeking feedback on their preliminary views and proposals for the 5925 MHz - 7125 MHz frequency range.

    RSM proposes to authorise the General User Radio Licence (GURL) for Short Range Devices (SRD) to cover low power and very lower power WLAN devices in the range 5925 - 6425 MHz:

    • Low Power devices operating at 24 dBm for indoor use only
    • Very Low Power devices operating at 14 dBm for all locations

    Comments shall be submitted no later than 5pm on 30th of June 2021 per email to: with subject line: “Consultation Submission - WLAN use in the 6 GHz band”

    Source: Authority website

  • IndiaUpdate MTCTE Procedure

    On 24 May, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of India released an updated version 2.1 of the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) Procedure.

    The main changes consist in a complement of the following subjects:

    • Equipment labeling guidelines and TEC Logo
    • Requirements for ILAC test reports
    • Control of products by carrying out market surveillance

      The amended version 2.1 can be downloaded here

  • MexicoIFT opens public consultation for Wi-Fi 6E

    The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has opened a public consultation on the Draft Agreement by which the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute classifies the frequency band 5925-7125 MHz as free spectrum and issues the technical operating conditions for this band.

    The public consultation duration to be hold From May 28, 2021 to June 24, 2021

    Source: official link

  • AustraliaACMA publishes amendment to Short Range Devices Standard

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) issued on 27 April 2021 the Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Amendment Standard 2021 (No. 1) under the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

    The updates to the old Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2014 include the following:

    • The reference to Australian/New Zealand Industry Standard AS/NZS 4268:2012 Radio equipment and systems – Short range devices – Limits and methods of measurement is updated in order to define minimum performance requirements and methods of measurement for short range devices
    • The reference to international standards in order to provide an alternative to AS/NZS 4268 for testing methods

    Source: official link

  • MoroccoAuthority allows Wi-Fi 6E and 24 GHz radars

    The Moroccan National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) published a new decision on Short Range Devices (SRD) on 7th May 2021.

    The new decsion ANRT/DG/N°07/21 allows Wi-Fi 6E devices. Besides the introduction of Wi-Fi 6E, the 24 GHz band is made available for omnidirectional radars of obstacle detection and motion detection radars. The decision comes into effect starting June.

    1. Introduction of Wi-Fi 6E

    Frequency bands Max output power Special conditions

    5925 – 6425 MHz

    200 mW EIRP

    This band is intended for indoor use only.

    Use inside vehicles /rolling stock is not allowed.

    5925 – 6425 MHz

    25 mW EIRP

    This band can also be used by portable devices (smartphones, connected objects, etc.) for indoor and /or outdoor use.

    These uses are not permitted in unmanned flying devices.

    2. Extension of the scope of use of the band 24,00 – 24,25 GHz to cover omnidirectional obstacle detection radars and motion detection radars

    Frequency bands

    Max output power

    Special conditions

    24,00 – 24,25 GHz

    100 mW EIRP

    This band is intended for omnidirectional obstacle detection radars and motion detection radars

    Further changes on the use of SRD can be found here in the full decision:


  • SingaporeOpen consultation: draft technical specifications for SRD

    On 18th of May, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore published the draft technical specifications for Short Range Devices to be commented by the public.

    Comments can be submitted via e-mail to until 1st of June 2021 with the subject „Public comments for TS SRD“ as PDF or Word soft copy.

    Source: Official link

  • Palestine (Gaza)Delays caused by political instability

    Delays can be expected in Palestine (Gaza) due to the politically unstable situation and ongoing conflicts.

    Source: internal research

  • IndonesiaSDPPI allowed the introduction of 5G

    Starting from May, 3rd 2021, the authority Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) allowed the introduction of 5G in Indonesia according to regulation „Nomor 5 Tahun 2021 Tentang standar teknis perangkat berbasis teknologi“.

    Only the bands 1,3, 5,8 and 40 can be approved. The certificates issued will have a validity of 3 years.

    Source: Official Regulation (Bahasa only)

  • BrazilANATEL published official letter n°65/2021

    ANATEL will accept Renewal applications for certificates with expiry date between 6 MAR 2020 and 31 DEC 2021 without re-testing and without presenting photos of the current device, as long as the product was not technically modified

    Due to the situation with COVID-19 the renewal is possible with less hurdles.

    Official letter can be downloaded here

  • Costa RicaUpdate of Allocation Plan

    On 30-04-2021 Costa Rica published a new Frequency Allocation Plan with significant changes in the output power restrictions for 77 GHz radars.

    In the past the permitted EIRP output power limit was 30 dBm; the new EIRP limit is 55 dBm.

    Allocation Plan can be downloaded here

  • General DIN EN IEC 62368-1: 2021-05 VDE 0868-1: 2021-05 3rd edition

    Most of CENELEC countries have adopted the national version of EN IEC 62368-1:2020 + A11:2020. Among them Germany, with the DIN EN IEC 62368-1: 2021-05 VDE 0868-1: 2021-05 in the 3rd edition released on May 2021. Although the 2nd edition is currently still used as a harmonized standard for the CE declaration, you can now assess in advance whether there might be a need for action for your product.

    If the adoption of the new standard of electrical safety as a harmonized standard is foreseeable, we will inform you at the usual point.

  • ZambiaNew type approval guidelines

    On 9th of April 2021 the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) published new type approval guidelines including reference standards for conformity for following devices:

    1. short range devices

    2. mobile devices

    3 satellite connections

    4 broadcasting equipment

    The official document can be downloaded here

  • ArgentinaENACOM revised the regulation 4,653/2019

    The approval authority in Argentina, ENACOM, revised the requirements for low power devices operating in the frequency range
    915 - 928 MHz, 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz and 5,725 - 5,850 MHz.
    According to the resolution 551/2021 those device must comply with the specifications set out in ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V20.1
    „Low Power Devices“.
    In case of renewals the test report used for the initial approval may still be applied during the renewal process as long as compliance with the new limits is still given.

    Source: Boletín Oficial

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  • United StatesFCC adopts waiver for 57 - 64 GHz radar applications in vehicles

    On April 14, 2021 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a waiver for Part 15.255 sections of the rules to allow several automotive radar sensor manufacturers to operate their devices in the frequency range from 57 to 64 GHz in passenger motor vehicles.
    The waiver is dedicated to the evaluation of the detection of children inadvertently left in hot weather and other related passenger safety functions.

    Source: official document can be downloaded here

  • BrazilANATEL Act 7280 replaces Act 2220 on June, 1st

    Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) announced in November 2020 that Act 7280 replaces Act 2220 on June, 1st. 2021
    The main changes are as follows:
    1. An ISO 9001 certificate in English language will be required for all factory units
    2. For products like mobile phone chargers, power banks or xDSL modems the renewal cycle will be extended to 2 years
    3. ANATEL will accept test report from foreign test laboratories (ILAC accredited) for devices as OLT, data network equipment installed in corporative/industrial environment. The test report must not be older than 2 years. For more details, please refer to the the Act for products with notes 1,3,7 or 8
    4. Products not requiring any renewal, such as OLT, Data Network Equipment installed in corporative or industrial environment, Multiplexers, Coaxial cables, some types of optical cables now need to be renewed every 3 years
    5. Devices like Broadcasting equipment, central splitters and others now can be approved with a Declaration of Conformity and test report (please refer to note 8)

    Download: official ACT NO: 7280

  • VietnamScheduled radio standards

    The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) is working on some new standards which are still in draft and will take effect in the near future. Please kindly find these new standards and expected effective date of each standard as below:

    1) National technical regulation on radio access equipment (Wi-Fi) in the 5 GHz band:
    QCVN 65:2021/BTTTT will take effect on July 01, 2022
    2) National technical regulation on radar equipment operating in the band 76 GHz to 77 GHz
    for ground transport: QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT, the effective date is not fixed yet.
    3) National technical regulation on short range radio equipment in the frequency band 40 GHz
    to 246 GHz: QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT, the effective date is not fixed yet.
    4) National technical regulation on 5G mobile communication base station equipment – Radio
    access section.: QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT will take effect on July 15, 2021
    5) National technical regulation on the quality of Internet access services on 5G terrestrial
    mobile networks.: QCVN 126:2021/BTTTT will take effect on August 15, 2021
    6) National technical regulation on 5G mobile communication terminal equipment – Radio
    access section.: QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT will take effect on August 15, 2021

    You can click here to see the content of each draft standard and also send the comment to MIC.

  • Saudi Arabia WiFi 6e network in Europe, Africa and Middle East region

    The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced that it will be the first country in Europe, Africa and Middle East to make the full 6 GHz frequency band available for Wi-Fi use. That means there are now 150% more open airwaves that routers can use for the new generation of Wi-Fi network. By allocating 1,200 MHz of the radio spectrum for the WiFi6e,
    Saudi Arabia has now made 2,035 MHz of spectrum available for new generation of WiFi and other license-exempt technologies — more than any country in the world.

    Source: official link

  • CanadaIBL-Lab GmbH now recognized as a wireless testing lab by ISED

    As a result of the successful listing of IBL-Lab GmbH by the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED),
    we are now able to strongly assist our customers in obtaining the desired market access to the Canadian market. ISED Recognition Letter

  • South AfricaICASA releases Draft „Equipment Authorisation Regulations”

    The South African “Independent Communications Authority of South Africas” ICASA released on 31 March 2021 their new draft regulations on “Equipment Authorisation Regulations”. New is the conformity assessment approach based on 3 classification levels for low, medium and high risk equipment, where low risk equipment is exempted from equipment authorisation.

    Furthermore, a 2-step authorisation process is implemented, where first a certificate of conformity with limited validity must be obtained before a homologation certificate “Equipment Authorisation” can be issued by the authority.

    There is also an adjustment to the label requierments, where a minimum height of 3 mm is specified for the ICASA logo. Also the equipment class must be referenced. There are no provisions for exemptions.

    Comments can be submitted till 30 April electronically or by post or hand delivery to

    Mr Lumkile Qabaka
    Project Leader
    350 Witch-Hazel Avenue
    Eco Point Office Park, CENTURION


    Source: Link ICASA

  • Dominican RepublicPublic consultation by INDOTEL

    The Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL) has opened a public consultation on the general
    telecommunication law 153-98.

    The targets of the consultation are, to modify the law to increase its overall accessibility as well as adding the latest technologies to it.

    The consultation is open to all interested parties and will be opened until May 31st, 2021.


  • MexicoIFT in Mexico opens public consultation for the 57–64 GHz band

    The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has opened a public consultation for the 57–64 GHz frequency band. Comments may be submitted to IFT until 20 April 2021 via mail to

    Subject to this public consultation is the amendment of the technical conditions for motion sensors as well as the management of efficient use of the radioelectric spectrum in the 57–64 GHz band.

    Furthermore, IFT would like to increase the harmonization in the use of the radio electric spectrum for motion sensors in this band and encourage technological modernization in the country by granting access to the spectrum for testing and examination of new apparatus or technologies.

    By this public consultation, IFT would like to encourage competition for the 57–64 GHz band for further development.


  • GeneralKL Certification GmbH officially recognized as RCB for Japan

    Within the framework of the existing mutual Recognition Agreement between the European Union and Japan established in 2001, KL-Certification GmbH has been listed as a Registered Certification Body (RCB).

    Due to the recognition as RCB by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan, the subsidiary of IB-Lenhardt AG is now able to conduct inspection of radio equipment under foreign statute to ensure that a specified radio equipment to be used in Japan complies with the technical standards of the Japanese Radio Law.

    This further completes IB-Lenhardt AG's ongoing endeavours to service global players with one-stop certification and type approval, right the first time.

  • ChinaMIIT China launch public consultation

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is seeking comments on new draft regulation "Interim Provisions on the Radio Management of Automotive Radars (Draft for Solicitation of Comments)".

    Main points of the draft: to reinstate type approval for radars in the range of 76-79 GHz and to stop approval of 24.25-26.65 GHz band vehicle radar equipment entirely from 1 January 2024.

    Feedback can be given (in Chinese language only) until 6 MAY 2021 at the Radio Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, with reference to “Interim Provision on Radio Management of Automotive Radars (Draft for Comment)”.

    Please send your envelope to the following address: Radio Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, No. 13 West Chang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing (Postal Code: 100804)

    Direct link to source (Chinese)

    Direct link to draft regulations (Chinese):

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