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Regulatory News dated Q3/2022

  • ChileSUBTEL Updates Res. 1985, Publishes Res. 2844

    Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) of Chile has newly issued a Resolución 2844 Exenta which revises Resolución 1985 Exenta (2017), the Technical Regulation for Short Range Devices. In order to adjust certification requirements to booming market reality and harmonize the frequency ranges of the WiFi 6 technology in the existing regulations for efficient usage of the available RF spectrum, the authority modifies Article 1 (items h, i and j.1) of the Resolución 1985 Exenta as follows:

    1. The frequency band of 2400–2483.5 MHz and the field strength value of 50 mV/m at 3 meters were completely removed from item h. Additionally, the item was updated, extending this paragraph allowing equipments to be covered by paragraph j.1.

    2. The updated item i shows that the maximum equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of 50 dBm is now considered, instead of older values.

    3. The 5925–7125 MHz frequency range was replaced with the 5925–6425 MHz band in item j.1.


  • JapanMIC updates 5GHz and 6GHz WLAN systems

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has recently published a partial revision of the regulations for the enforcement of the radio law (Ordinance No. 59). The authority has successfully revised the regulation connected to currently operating WLAN frequency bands. and the 5.2 GHz (5150-5250 MHz) range for WLAN devices in vehicles. The main outcomes of the revision are as follows:

    1. The authroity opens the 6GHz (5925-6425 MHz) frequency range for WLAN devices and, consequently, introduces the Wi-Fi 6E technology which is now available in Japan. Equipment can be used only indoors (200mW EIRP) as well as indoors and outdoors with a 25mW EIRP power level.

    2. It is permitted to use the 5150-5250 MHz (5GHz) frequency range for WLAN devices instulled in vehicles (resp. cars). Output power is limited to 40mW EIRP.

    More detailed information can be found under the following links:


  • Saudi ArabiaCITC: Implementation of Frequency Licensing Fees Regulations

    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.


  • UkraineNCEC continues regular meetings

    Despite the critical geopolitical situation, National Commission for the State Regulation of Electronic Communications, Radiofrequency Spectrum and the Provision of Postal Services (NCEC, formerly NKRZI) in Ukraine launches its weekly meetings concerning further type approval decisions again. The issue regarding Radio Equipment Registration was not in the scope, however, the Radar NCEC Registrations has not been updated until now.

    The next meeting was scheduled for September 14, 2022 and will be held as a public consultation.


  • PakistanPTA outlines New Regulations for Telecom Equipment

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has newly issued Draft Regulations for Telecom Equipment Standards 2022. The paper stipulates mandatory testing and describes standards for various telecommunication devices.

    Adopting international requirements for telecommunication equipment, the Pakistan Authority lists minimum technical standards, inter alia, the following ones:

    • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC);
    • Health and Safety;
    • Radio Frequency (RF) Communication;
    • Human Exposure.

    Technical specification for every standard are also delineated in the draft.


  • United StatesFCC: Mandatory Antenna Gain Specification

    The Federal Communications Commission (United States of America) informed testing laboratories and telecommunication certification bodies about missing information on antenna gain in provided applications and test reports.

    Starting from August 25, 2022, all part 15 applications must contain adequate information on the maximum antenna gain for the operational frequency band as well as provide information on derivation of antenna gain. Relevant data is to be in a manufacturer data sheet or a measurement report. The updated requirements may affect FCC approval status in case of insufficient information.


  • MalaysiaMCMC: New Class Assignment

    Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has recently published its Class Assignment No. 2 of 2022 which allocates certain frequency bands to various types of devices including SRDs, UWBs, Radio Access Devices, Remote Controlled Devices, RFIDs, Automotive Radars etc.

    One of the most crucial amendments is setting new output power limits for Short-Range Radiocommunication Devices (SRDs) operating in the 5150-5350 MHz frequency range depending on indoor and outdoor use. More detailed information can be found under the link.


  • BahrainTRA Announces Opening of Radio Spectrum for Wi-Fi 6

    On August 17, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain announced the allocation of the radio spectrum bands of 5470–5725 MHz and 5925–6425 MHz for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E applications.

    However, regulatory details are not yet publicly available. We will keep you updated.


  • CanadaISED: Public Consultations on RF Exposure and 960 MHz Band

    On August 16, 2022, the Canadian Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development launched two public consultations aiming at approving a resolution to the following topics:

    1. SRSP-300-GEN (issue 1): technical requirements for coherent use of the frequency ranges above 960 MHz by fixed point-to-point radio systems licenced in fulfilment with the current Radio Standards Procedure RSP-113. The requrements can be found here. Comments may be submitted until October 24, 2022.
    2. Revision of Guidelines on for the Preparation of Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance Reports for Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems (GL-08) and setting minimum criteria which are to be included in RF exposure compliance reports issued by proponents and operators of all radiocommunication and broadcasting antenna installations. More detailed information is available. Deadline for public comments: October 11, 2022.

  • ThailandNBTC: 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:

    1. NBTC Notification: Criteria of authorization for using the frequency range of 5.725 – 6.425 GHz;
    2. NBTC Notification: Technical Standard for telecommunication equipment using the 5.725 – 6.425 GHz frequency band;
    3. 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:

    • 5.925 - 6.425 GHz 250 mW e.i.r.p. (for indoor use);
    • 5.925 - 6.425 GHz 25 mW e.i.r.p. (for outdoor use).

    Comments can be submitted via email to spectrum@nbtc.go.th with a subject Opinion on Draft Announcement 5.925 - 6.425 GHz until October 12, 2022.


  • ArgentinaENACOM: New Labeling Guidelines

    On August 11, 2022, the National Communications Authority of Argentina published a nota, according to which resolution ENACOM No. 854/2020 is to be applied for both new approvals and renewals.

    Starting from August 12, 2022, products MUST be labeled as follows:

    1. NEW APPROVALS: RAMATEL label must be implemented.
    2. RENEWALS: approved product MUST also to be labelled with the RAMATEL mark instead of the CNC mark. Photos of the existing labelling and a draft for the RAMATEL label must be provided for renewal procedures.

  • MauritiusICTA Opens 6 GHz Band for WAS/RLAN

    On August 4, 2022, Information & Communication Technologies Authority of Mauritius (ICTA) published its decision No. ICTA/DEC/01/22 on allocation of additional spectrum in the 5945–6425 MHz frequency band for Broadband Wireless Access (WAS).

    The authority determines as follows:

    1. The 5945-6425 MHz frequency range is accessible for WAS/RLAN:
      • INDOOR LOW POWER (ILP) equipment restricted to indoor use only. ;Outdoor usage of ILP-devices (incl. road vehicles) is not authorised.
      • VERY LOW POWER (VLP) equipment for both indoor and outdoor use (apart from fixed outdoor use). Usage of VLP-devices on radio-controlled models is proscribed.
    2. The 5945-6425 MHz frequency range is to be used by WAS/RLAN devices on a non-exclusive, non-interference and non-protected basis.
    3. WAS/RLAN equipment is to comply with the technical conditions and standardisation requirements mentioned in the annex to the paper.

    More detailed information can be found under the link.


  • New ZealandRSM Updates Radiocommunications Regulations for SRDs

    Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) of New Zealand has newly updated the General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices. According to the latest version of the paper which came into affect on August 1, 2022, there are several crucial changes:

    1. Clarification on frequency bands for the use of Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and of Transmit Power Control (TPC). DFS and TPC can be only applied to the frequency band of 5250–5350 MHz within 5150–5350 MHz range.
    2. Additional frequency range for WLAN in the 5925–6425 MHz band. Possible operating modes are as follows:
      • Indoors: 24dBm EIRP;
      • Indoors/Outdoors: 14dBm EIRP.
    3. 60 GHz devices can currently operate in the freuqency range of 57–71 GHz (increased permitted power: 25dBW EIRP). Previous requirements concerning “Indoor-Only Systems” have been also abolished.

    More information is avaliable under this link.


  • BrazilANATEL Extends Deadline for Simplified Renewal Procedure

    On July 26, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) in Brazil published an official letter No. 265/2022 postponing the deadline for simplified renewal policy until October 31, 2022.

    For a renewal of a certificate of conformity, ANATEL intermittently waives submission of the following documents:

    • internal/external photos (only applicable if the device has undergone no modifications),
    • test reports (not applicable for devices which failed conformity assessment tests).

    The prior deadline was published in ANATEL's official Letter No. 233/2021.


  • KenyaUpdated RF Spectrum Guidelines for SRDs

    The Communication Authority of Kenya has recently renewd its guideleines concerning usage of rediofrequency spectrum for short range devices. The amended paper includes information on allocating spectrum for Wi-Fi 6E equipment in the following bands:

    Frequency Bands Power/Magnetic Field Spectrum access and mitigation Relevant Standard Notes
    5925 – 6425 MHz 23 dBm (200 mW) mean EIRP. Mean EIRP density for inband emissions – 10 dBm/MHz An adequate spectrum sharing mechanism shall be implemented for channel access and occupation ATU Recommendation on 6 GHz. Restricted to Low Power Indoor (LPI) use only Outdoor use (including in road vehicles) is not permitted.
    5925 – 6425 MHz 14 dBm (25 mW) EIRP

    Mean EIRP density for inband emissions 1 dBm/MHz.

    An adequate spectrum sharing mechanism shall be implemented for channel access and occupation.

    Very Low Power (VLP) Indoor and outdoor use. Use of drones is prohibited.

    Very Low Power (VLP) device is a portable device.


  • IsraelMoC Simplifies Market Access for Wi-Fi 6E Devices

    The Ministry of Communications (MoC) in Israel plans to allocate additional radiofrequency ranges for technology products imported into the country and used both for private and commercial purposes. Devices using Wi-Fi 6E technology are also included in the RF spectrum.

    Henceforth, the EU documents (EU DoC, EU Test Reports) are now acceptable for type approval in Israel. This is expected to facilitate import procedures. Detailed information on the adopted changes will be summed up and provided by the Ministry of Communication subsequently.


  • RussiaEAEU: Changes in TR CU 004/2011 and 020/2011

    The Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEC) has newly tabled amendments to the technical regulations on Low-Voltage Equipment (004/2011) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (020/2011). The adopted amendments include changes in:

    • the list of devices exempted from the technical regulation;
    • the terms and their definition (clarification of the existing definitions and agreement on new ones);
    • specifics of the requirements for operational documentation;
    • the list of equipment which is subject to obligatory certification.

    A full description of the above-mentioned amendments can be found under the following links (in Russian):

    The decrees become effective 180 days after the date of their official publication.


  • MexicoIFT: Annual Holidays

    The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) informs about its annual holidays: the authority will be closed starting from July 18 until August 1, 2022. This may affect processing time at the authority and lead to delays in homologation services.

    Additionally, the IFT has been suffering considerable delays due to work overload which is connected with the amended regulations of February 2021.


  • IB-Lenhardt at EMV Cologne 2022

    For the first time in IB-Lenhardt’s history, we’re showcasing our lab service portfolio at the annual EMV exhibition.

    EMV (or EMC in English for “Electro-Magnetic Compatibility”) is this highly specialized field's event of the year where lab equipment manufacturers, test labs and electronics manufacturers come together. It is the place in Europe to discover the edge of tomorrow’s radio technologies and make sure it plays nice with the technology of today.

    We are happy to establish ourselves in this market and look forward to seeing you there! The event (official title: Electromagnetic Compatibility International Exhibition & Workshops) is still open until Thursday, July 14 in Cologne, Germany. You can find IB-Lenhardt in hall 10.2, booth 517.


  • IndiaMTCTE: Amendments to Mandatory Testing and Certification

    The Telecommunication Engineering Centre in the Republic of India has newly issued amendments to obligatory testing and certification of telecommunication equipment.

    The amendments extend, inter alia, the date of mandatory certification of the MTCTE phase-III and phase-IV devices for a period of 12 months starting from July 1, 2022 until July 1, 2023.

    Detailed information on modifications and affected equipment is availiable in the original MTCTE document (PDF).


  • United KingdomGovernment Eases UKCA Markings

    The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) is a mandatory conformity mark of the UK which replaces both CE and reverse epsilon markings. Manufacturers have to start using the UKCA marking until January 1, 2023.

    In order to lessen challanges in confrorming to the new UK Regulatory Regime, the Government of the United Kingdom has recently announced supporting measures for businesses which are adopting the UKCA marking:

    • Reducing re-testing costs for UKCA certification.
    • Abolishing need to re-test existing imported stock.
    • Continuing to accept spare parts onto the GB market.
    • Allowing manufacturers to affix the UKCA marking and to include importer information for products from EEA countries (in some cases Switzerland), on an accompanying document or label until December 31, 2025.

    More information is available on GOV.UK. Her Majesty's Government has also updated its guidance on using the UKCA marking and placing manufactures goods on the market in Great Britain.


  • Türkiye (Turkey)Turkey Officially Renamed Türkiye

    According to a June 3, 2022 statement by the Turkish Mission to the United Nations, Turkey has been officially renamed Türkiye in the English language effective immediately. This change affects all UN bodies.

    TAMSys® will use "Türkiye (Turkey)" as country designation effective August 1, 2022, dropping the suffix "(Turkey)" on January 1, 2023.

    Customers are advised to follow the new name Türkiye in public documents; products manufactured in Türkiye shall bear the label "Made in Türkiye".



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