Communications and Information Technology Commission in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informs that in congruence with the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 632 dated from June 14, 2022, a new Frequency Licensing Fees Regulation has recently come into effect. The regulation is applicable for all frequencies and is aimed at support financing of wireless technologies and easing access to insufficient radio frequency ranges.
Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), our good relationship to Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in Saudi Arabia trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
- Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
- Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
- Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
- Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
- Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
- Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
- Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
- Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
- Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
- User manual translation service when needed
For Saudi Arabia we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device:
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News for Saudi Arabia
CITC: Implementation of Frequency Licensing Fees Regulations
CITC: Public Consultation on IoT Regulations
Starting from April, 7th 2022, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) launches a public consultation on updating the IoT (Internet of Things) Regulations. Comments on the proposed revisions could be submitted online no later than 19 May 2022. Public Consultation Document is also attached to the link.
CITC Started Wi-Fi 6E Approval and Certification
Saudi Arabia's Regulator CITC has recently issued new WLAN Regulations and correspondingly updated the Specification for Data Communication Equipment operating in License-Exempt Frequency Bands. In accordance with the above mentioned papers, Wi-Fi devices operating within the frequency band 5925–7125 MHz may be approved and certified.
Source: IB-Lenhardt authority contacts.
SASO revised RoHS requirement implementation date
The "Technical Regulation for Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment" published by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) on 2021-07-09 was originally scheduled to take effect on 2022-01-05.
However, SASO has decided to postpone the implementation date for various types of equipment as described in the table.
1. Home appliances
Small appliances: 2022-07-04
Large appliances: 2022-10-02
2. Telecommunication and information technology equipment 2022-12-31 3. Lighting equipment 2023-03-31 4. Electrical and electronic equipment and tools 2023-06-29 5. Toys and entertainment tools and appliances, sports equipment 2023-09-27 6. Tools for monitoring and control
CITC has published updated IMT regulatory document
The Saudi Arabian Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published an updated document on the "Regulation and Allocation of Commercial Spectrum Brands Identified for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)" in furtherance of its National Spectrum Strategy, which aims to unlock the potential of radio spectrum in Saudi Arabia by 2025 for a smarter and safer future. The updated regulatory IMT document is part of the implementation plan for CITC's Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use 2021-2023.
This further strengthens CITC's strategic transition towards the role of a “Digital Regulator", and it is an expression of CITC's continuing support for the Kingdom's transformation into a digital society, with the aim of achieving a global leadership position in the field of radio communications and wireless technologies.
Source: Official link
CITC E-Label ICT Equipment and Radio Modules
All mobile phones, tablets and mobile computers or devices that are provided with display or that can be connected to a display are required to have CITC E-Label embedded in their software as a proof of compliance.
The E-label should be affixed with the type approval certificate number (TA xxxx-y).
Update technical specifications
The Communications and Information Technology Commission’s (CITC) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently updated the technical specifications of communications and information technology devices and equipment to accommodate to the latest technological developments.
These specifications cover all communication and information technology devices and equipment manufactured in or supplied to the Kingdom.
CITC has published the updated technical specifications on their website
Source: Official Link
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
CITC launched their public online consultation
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has launched a public consultation on the modernization of technical specifications for communication and information technology devices and equipment to accommodate the latest technological developments and enable the provisioning of state of the art communication and information technology services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These specifications define how all communication and information technology devices and equipment manufactured or imported to the Kingdom are used, with conformance to them being mandatory for all parties manufacturing, importing or selling these devices and equipment in the Kingdom.
The primary objectives of this update are to improve the quality of services using these devices and equipment and enable the provisioning of state of the art communication and information technology services in the Kingdom to satisfy the Kingdom's digital needs as per CITC's strategy to transform into a digital regulator.
Views are welcome from local and international telecom and technology providers, industrial stakeholders, public entities and members of the public as well as consumers of telecom and digital services. The submissions from interested parties are open till the 3rd of April, 2021. Interested parties are requested to answer the questions listed in the “Consultation Questions" section.
Requirement 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.
New 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.
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Safety Information for Saudi Arabia
The Type A electrical plug (or flat blade attachment plug) is an ungrounded plug with two flat parallel pins. Although the American and Japanese plugs appear identical, the neutral pin on the American plug is wider than the live pin, whereas on the Japanese plug both pins are the same size. As a result, Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around. The pins on Type A and Type B plugs have a hole near the tip that fits into ‘bumps’ found on the contact wipers of some sockets, so that the pins are gripped more tightly allowing for better contact and also to prevent the plug from slipping out of the socket. Some sockets have spring-action blades that grip the sides of the pins, making the holes obsolete.
The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round grounding (or earth) pin. The earth pin is longer than the other two so that the device is grounded before the power is connected. As with the type A plugs, the American and Japanese versions vary slightly. Type B plugs are rated at 15 amps.
The Type F electrical plug (also known as a Schuko plug) has two 4.8 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart. It is similar to the Type E plug but has two earth clips on the side rather than a female earth contact. The CEE 7/7 plug was developed to work with sockets E and F and has grounding clips on both sides (to work with Type F sockets) and a female contact (to accept the grounding pin of the type E socket). Type F plugs are rated 16 amps.
The Type G electrical plug has three rectangular blades in a triangular pattern and has an incorporated fuse (usually a 3 amps fuse for smaller appliances such as a computer and a 13 amps one for heavy duty appliances such as heaters). British sockets have shutters on the live and neutral contacts so that foreign objects can’t be introduced into them.
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