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Regulatory News dated Q2/2022

  • ChinaMIIT: Public Consultation on Radio Frequency Allocation

    Starting June 27, 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) holds a public consultation on a draft of the Regulations on Radio Frequency Allocation of the People's Republic of China.

    The paper has been partially revised taking into account rapidly changing technologies and the necessity of maintaining alignment with the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Among multiple proposed changes, the draft includes information on priorization of radiolocation service for automotive radars working in the 79–81 GHz band.

    The MIIT invites the interested public to comment on the consultation document until July 31, 2022.

    Comments can be submitted to the Radio Administration by telephone/fax or by post mentioning on the envelope the following: The "Regulations on Radio Frequency Division of the People's Republic of China (Revision Draft)" for feedback.

    Phone: +86 10-68206251
    Fax: +86 10-68206220

    Mailing address:
    Radio Administration Bureau of the
    Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
    No. 13 West Chang'an Street
    Xicheng District
    100804 Beijing, China.

    Source: Public Solicitation for Comments on the Draft for Amendments to the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Radio Frequency Allocation


  • VietnamMIC: Updated Acceptance Rules for Certain Test Reports

    The Ministy of Information and Communications MIC in Vietnam has issued letter 2361/BTTTT-KHCN guidance Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT.

    Based on this guidance, certain test reports of foreign accredited ISO 17025 test labs, and in some cases even manufacturer reports, can be used for the type approval certification and declaration of conformity process:

    • QCVN 22:2021/BTTTT (safety requirements for DECT phone)
    • QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G SA)
    • QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G Base station)
    • QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G NSA)
    • QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 40-246GHz SRD)
    • QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for vehicle radar 76-77GHz)

    Full details may be obtained from the original authority document (PDF, Vietnamese) or the English translation (PDF).


  • AustraliaPublic Consultation on Introducing QR-Coded Labels

    The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) opened a public consultation on June 17 regarding the use of QR codes as regulatory label for equipment falling under the Telecommunications Act and to align the telecommunications labelling practice with the Radiocommunications Act. The Radiocommunications Act was amended in 2021, introducing QR codes to link to a website displaying the regulatory compliance marks.

    The public consultation is open until August 19, 2022. The full proposal and draft legislation amendment can be found on the authority's website.


  • MexicoIFT: New Homologation Guideline Effective June 27, 2022

    The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) in Mexico has updated homologation guideline for telecommunication and broadcasting devices which can build connection to telecommunication networks or use the radio-electric spectrum. The updated guideline comes into effect on June 27, 2022.

    The main changes are as follows:

    • Advanced electronic signature was successfully implemented
    • Homologation applications can be submitted via the electronic service portal
    • Homologation certificates have become non-transferable and can include affiliates, subsidiaries and importers (relevant for Homologation Types A and C)
    • Data sheets and user manuals must be in Spanish and delivered to the authority IFT
    • Homologation Types B and C require schematics and block diagrams
    • Labelling of products has changed. Labelling will be acceptable on the product, manual or packaging. The only required and acceptable marking will be in the form "IFT: XXXX"

  • MexicoNYCE: updated PEC Scheme

    Normalización y Certificación NYCE (Standardization and Electronic Certification), one of the major National Standardisation Organisations in Mexico, has recently realesed a webinar (Spanish) on YouTube in order to clarify the guidelines of the new PEC schemes which affects NOW certification for telecommunication and broadcasting devices and comes into force on June, 27th 2022.

    Starting from late June, the following changes on certification will be applicable to the products which require in-country testing:

    • A second sample will be optional for every approval scheme
    • Conformity certificates will list importers, subsidiaries (relevant for schemes II, III and IV)
    • Test reports will be valid for 120 working days
    • The certificate may now include importers previously not list in certification schemes II, III and IV

    NYCE has already stopped accepting applications under the outdated PEC scheme and only takes into account applications under the new PEC scheme.


  • VietnamMIC Releases Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT

    On May, 16th 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam published a new Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT which regulates products that are a subject to conformity assessment (if form of certification as well as declaration). The Circular comes into force on July, 1st 2022.

    The paper describes the following changes:

    1) Several standards were updated:

    • QCVN 128:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G base station);
    • QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G SA – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for 5G NSA – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for Vehicle Radar 76-77GHz – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 123:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for SRD 40-246GHz) – mandatory from July, 1st 2022);
    • QCVN 65:2021/BTTTT (RF standard for WLAN 5.0GHz device – can apply now and be mandatory from July, 1st 2023);
    • QCVN 22:2021/BTTTT (Electrical safety for terminals connecting to telecommunications and information technology networks – mandatory from January, 1st 2023).

    2) Some categories of product are no longer on the mandatory list.

    3) Declaration of conformity is now required for the products:

    • Vehical Radars (76 - 77 GHz);
    • RFIDs (13.56 MHz);
    • SRDs (13.553 - 13.567 MHz, 26.957 - 27,283 MHz, 40.66 - 40.7 MHz, 5725 - 5850 MHz, 24.00 - 24.25 GHz, 61.0 - 61.5 GHz, 122 - 123 GHz, 244 - 246 GHz).

  • QatarCRA Releases Updated Frequency Allocation Plan

    The Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar has recently released an updated National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) which was implemeted in accordance with the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (ITU WRC-19). The NFAP also covers information on the frequency bands for the usage of Short Range Devices.

    The CRA states that the National Frequency Allocation Plan is subject to periodic revisions in order to comply with the requirements imposed by modern national as well as international regulations about allocation of frequency bands.


  • AustraliaSafety Standard for Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries

    On June, 22nd 2022, the transition period of the Australian act Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020 will have expired. In order to support suppliers, there is a publicly available fact sheet that summarises four current standards. Additionally, there is a guide which provides useful information on how a supplier may address new requirements.

    IBL-Lab GmbH performs Safety tests in compliance with the standards mentioned in the guide, namely: IEC 62368-1: 2018 or AS/NZS 62368.1:2018. The laboratory tests can be conducted fully as well as partially (regarding batteries only).


  • AustraliaACMA: Changes in Radiocommunications Class License

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority has recently issued a new Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License Variation 2022 (No. 1) which amends the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License dated from 2015 and known as the LIPD Class License. The current paper relies on the pertinent public comments and suggestions.

    The updated Class License describes the frequency band of 5.925-6.425 MHz for the operation of RLAN (Radio Local Area Network) transmitters at low power levels and rectifes carrier frequencies. Consequently, there are several sub-items added to the LIPD Class License, namely:

    63AA

    RLAN transmitters

    5.325-6.425 250 mW

    - Usage: only indoors.

    - Power spectral density: not exceed 12.5 mW EIRP per MHz.

    - Implementation of contention-based protocols for multiple access (e.g., CSMA or MACA) required.

    63AB RLAN transmitters 5.325-6.425 25 mW

    - Power spectral density: not exceed 1.25 mW EIRP per MHz.

    - Implementation of contention-based protocols for multiple access (e.g., CSMA or MACA) required.

    * Revised table from the above mentioned Class Licence (Variation 2022, No. 1).


  • QatarCRA: New Class Licence for RLAN Devices over 6 GHz band

    On April, 26th 2022, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar promulgated a present-day Class License for the use of RLAN Devices over 5.925-6.425 GHz band referred to WI-FI 6E technology. The updated regulations enable WLAN apparatuses operate indoors and outdoors as follow:

    • Only indoors: low power operation up to 23 dBm EIRP;
    • Indoors & Outdoors: very low power operation up to 14 dBm EIRP.

  • Hong KongOFCA: WLAN Devices can partially use 6 GHz Spectrum

    The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong has succesfully adopted new regulations in order to allow WLAN devices to utilize the 6 GHz spectrum partly. In late April, the OFCA published a new Class Licence and a new Technical Standard HKCA 1081 which enable indoor (up to 24 dBm EIRP) and outdoor (up to 14 dBm EIRP) operation in the band of 5.925-6.425 MHz.

    All apparatus are supposed to be compliant with the ETSI EN 303 687 harmonised standard. However, indoor devices are allowed to diverge from the mentioned EU requirements, namely:

    • Power Output Limit has been increased to 24 dBm EIRP;
    • PSD has been increased from 10 dBm/MHz to 11 dBm/MHz.

    Client devices are exempted from mandatory type approval processes, while 6 GHz capable Access Points are expected to be subject to obligatory conformity assessment and labelling requirements.


  • BelarusDecree No. 270 on Specificity of Conformity Assessment

    On May, 5th 2022, the Government of the Republic of Belarus published its Resolution No. 270 dated from April, 29th 2022 on specificities of conformity assessment and type approval processes.

    According to the paragraph No. 2, the Government of the Republic of Belarus decrees that the validity of conformity certificates and declarations (further - CoC and DoC) will be extended for a period of 12 months in case the expiry date of a CoC/DoC falls between May, 6th 2022 and September, 1st 2022. Additionally, manufacturers and importers are not expected to provide documents on conformity assessment in case they import either spare parts for repairs or component parts for products and machines manufactured in the Republic of Belarus.

    The Decree should have entered into forcee on May, 6th 2022 and is valid until December, 31st 2023.


  • PakistanPTA: New Regulations for SRDs & Terrestrial IoT Services

    On February, 14th 2022, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a new Regulatory Framework for Short Range Devices (SRD) and Terrestrial IoT Services. The document covers several strategy and development points, inter alia:

    • Service Provisioning;
    • Licensing;
    • General Conditions;
    • Radio Frequency Spectrums (relevant for short range devices / SRD, RLANs in 5 GHz band, ultra wide band devices / UWB, fixed services in 57-66 GHz range, long range IoT / LPWAN).

    According to the Regulation, all above mentioned devices operating in the frequency bands declared in the document, are now subject to mandatory type approval procedure in Pakistan. This affects NFC Devices (13.56 MHz) as well.

    Full English version of the paper can be accessed under this link.


  • East TimorANC: Public Consultation on National Frequency Spectrum Plan

    The National Communications Authority of Timor-Leste, formally Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANC), has recently initiated a public consultation on National Radio-Frequency Spectrum Plan 2022. The draft was published on March, 4th 2022 and could be found under this link.

    Engrossed stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback before May, 31st 2022 via e-mail (consultation@anc.tl) or by post to the following address:

    ANC – Consultation
    Ground Floor, Telecom Building
    Avenida Xavier do Amaral No.8, Dili


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC: 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.


  • ChinaFirst certificates for 77 GHz automotive radars

    Today IB-Lenhardt obtained the first 6 certificates for 77 GHz automotive radars which are compliant to new regulations in China. These were combined efforts of us and our partners who made this success happen.

    The regulations “Interim Provisions on the radio administration of automotive radar” were published on December, 6th 2021 (see our News dated from December, 7th 2021) and became effective on March, 1st 2022. As of that date, radars operating in the frequency band of 76-79 GHz require Type Apprvoal before importation or introducing on the market.

    We are happy to be of assistance. In case of interest, please contact your IB-Lenhardt manager or e-mail us at: go@ib-lenhardt.de


  • TaiwanNCC Importer Authorization

    According to the Regulations Governing Compliance Approval for Controlled Telecommunications Radio-Frequency Devices (Chapter 3, Article 16) which is dated from July 2020, local importers are to obtain a written permission for importing devices that bear labels with an NCC ID assigned to the manufacturer.

    We are currently assisting with getting the above mentioned permission. The document may be requested by the certification body handling the initial certification process. In case of interest please consult your IB-Lenhardt manager on further procedure.


  • Indonesia77 GHz Radar Devices: Local Testing is now possible

    Regulatory authorities in Indonesia inform that local testing for 77 GHz radar devices is now available. Certification of 77 GHz radars is regulated by the PERDIRJEN SDPPI No. 3 from 2020 (Technical Requirements for Telecommunication Equipment: Automotive Short Range Radar Systems) which has not undergone any changes.


  • Happy Easter!

    Dear customers, partners and visitors,
    We are on Easter holiday from Friday, April 15 thru Monday, April 18, 2022. These are federal holidays in Germany as well as bank holidays in parts of the Eurozone. We wish you and your families a peaceful holiday weekend! We'll be happy to return next Tuesday.


  • IsraelPassover: Expected Delays in Type Approval

    Due to Passover (also known as Pesach) which is considered to be one of the major Jewish holidays, slight delays in the Type Approval Processes could occur. The upcoming holiday will affect working hours of some important public service bodies in Israel, among them: Ministry of Communications, Standards Institution of Israel and Ministry of Economy and Industry.

    Passover 2022 will be celebrated from April 15 to April 23.



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