Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Thailand (Bangkok). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Thailand (Bangkok), our good relationship to The Government Public Relations Department, The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), 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 Thailand 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 Thailand we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device: email@example.com
Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Specific User Manual Requirements?
News for Thailand
NBTC: Public Consultation on 5.925–6.425 GHz Spectrum
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has recently announced a public consultation on usage of 5.925 – 6.425 GHz frequency range in Thailand. The NBTC has issued 3 drafts for further discussion:
NBTC Notification: Criteria of authorization for using the frequency range of 5.725 – 6.425 GHz;
NBTC Notification: Technical Standard for telecommunication equipment using the 5.725 – 6.425 GHz frequency band;
NBTC Notification: Criteria of using frequency and radiocommunication equipment authorized for general use (Issue 2).
NBTC plans to allocate the frequency range of 5.925 – 6.425 GHz for new technologies only for WLAN/WPAN (Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-FI 7) application as follows:
Comments can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject Opinion on Draft Announcement 5.925 - 6.425 GHz until October 12, 2022.
Slight delays to be expected
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand, the government imposed a stricter lockdown with immediate effect.
The authority National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is currently working from home until August, 2nd. Starting from August, 3rd NBTC will resume working after returning partially to office.
Source: internal research
Reminder for obligatory marking in Thailand
IB-Lenhardt AG would like to remind all radio communication equipment providers to comply with Marking regarding Regulation for selling radio communication equipment as per radio communication act B.E.2498.
Label shall be printed on user manual, shown on packaging, or provided as additional sheet put inside packaging. Label size should be 5x5cm.
For unlicensed products:
(Translation of label content: This radiocommunication equipment is exempted to possess license, user license, or radiocommunication station license as per NBTC notification regarding radiocommunication equipment and radiocommunication station according to radio communication act B.E.2498)
For licensed products:
(Translation of content: whoever possesses or uses this radiocommunication equipment or set up radiocommunication station shall receive license from a license officer. In case of violation of section 6 or 11, penalties as per section 23 of Radiocommunication Act B.E. 2498 which include fine penalty not over 100,000 Baht or imprisonment not over 5 years, or both, may be imposed.
This marking requirment covers any product shipped to Thailand, even with Certificates/SCoC issued earlier than March 2019.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact our team, we will happily support our customers on this matter
Notification of NBTC Subject: Regulation for selling radio communication equipment as per radio communication act B.E.2498
Standard 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).
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
VHF/UHF Technical Standards
Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued two VHF/UHF Technical Standards which became effective on April 3rd, 2019:
NBTC TS 1024-2561 for Radiocommunication Equipment Used in Land Mobile Service in the VHF/UHF Frequency Band for Speech and/or Data Communications (Digital).
NBTC TS 1001-2561 for Radiocommunication Equipment Used in Land Mobile Service in VHF/UHF Bands for Speech Communications (Analog).
Main amendments are channel spacing, conducted spurious emissions, frequency deviation, maximum usable sensitivity, and electrical safety requirements.
Stated standards define the minimum technical characteristics of radiocommunications equipment for land mobile service in the VHF/UHF bands for data and/or for digitised speech communications in the 30-960 MHz frequency band with channel spacing of 6.25 kHz and/or 12.5 kHz > radiocommunication equipment used for base stations, mobile stations, and hand portable stations.
Electrical safety requirements for radiocommunication equipment which is used in land mobile service in the VHF/UHF frequency bands for analogue speech communications shall comply with any of the following standards:
IEC 60950-1: Information Technology Equipment-Safety-Part 1: General Requirements
TIS 1561-2013: Information Technology Equipment-Safety: General Requirements
IEC 62368-1: Audio/video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment-Part 1: Safety Requirements
Type Approval Certificates based on the old standards will remian valid. Import or sell of UHF products using channel spacing 25kHz will not be permitted starting from January 1, 2021 > from 25kHz to 12.5kHz.
NBTC - amendments in TA process for cellular devices
Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced amendments in the type approval process for cellular devices.
The decision is based on the technical standard NBTC TS 1027-2560 for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) using the E-UTRA technology (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access) which is a technical standard for LTE equipment.
- This requirement is effective upon the verbal announcement
- LTE LAA/eLAA Band 46 will be opened and the NBTC demands to submit test reports for Band 46 for all WWAN devices.
- As for test reports, NBTC, by the same token, defined related test standards:
For LAA Band 46 (receiver only): ETSI TS 136 101 (3GPP TS 36.101) version 13.2.0 or later.
For eLAA Band 46 (transmitters and receivers): ETSI TS 136 101 (3GPP TS 36.101) version 14.4.0 or later.
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 C electrical plug (or Europlug) is a two-wire plug that has two round pins. It fits into any socket that accepts 4.0 – 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm centres. They are being replaced by E, F, J, K or N sockets which work perfectly with Type C plugs. Type C plugs are generally limited for use in appliances that require 2.5 amps or less.
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.