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.
SUBTEL publishes extended regulation
In order to bring their regulation into line with international standards, the Chilean authority Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) developed Resolución 1321 Exenta, which was published on July 27, 2021 and updates Resolución 1985 Exenta, the fixed technical standard for short range devices in Chile.
The following articles of the regulation were adjusted:
Article 1, item h)
The frequency band 13553 – 13567 kHz and its corresponding maximum electric field strength 20 mv/m at 30 meters (regarding equipment used for medical applications) were added.
Article 1, item j.1)
17 mw/MHz were replaced by 17 dBm/MHz.
Article 1, item j.1)
Devices may operate outdoors, using internal batteries, in the 5925-7125 MHz frequency band with a maximum average EIRP power of 17 dBm.
Non-compliance with Resolución 1985 is punishable in accordance with the provisions of Title VII of General Telecommunications Law No. 18.168.
The Subsecretería de Telecomunicaciones, Chilenean regulator and authority for type approvals changed their policy for type approval process and this will take effect starting from 1st July 2020.
Main changes are:
SAR test reports are required
products that have module implemented (“host devices”) will need to be approved using host device test reports. Module test reports can no longer be considered for the approval of host devices. Deadline for submitting applications the old way is 2020-06-30. Applications that reach SUBTEL after 30 June will be treated according to the new procedure.
Information received from Certificaciones SUBTEL
Chilean authority SUBTEL has informed IB-Lenhardt of possible delays in the type approval process due to the current national political situation.
Thank you for your understanding.
SUBTEL published the Resolution 855
SUBTEL published the Resolution 855 which revised the Resolution No.1985/2017 on Short-Range Devices.
Please also see out news as of 2019/06/04.
1. Portable transceivers: frequencies were excluded, some were added:
- 26.960 to 27.410 kHz
- 40.66 to 40.70 MHz
- 433.05 to 434.79 MHz
- 462.40 to 462.740 MHz
- 467.550 to 467.725 MHz
- or at frequencies 49.830, 49.845, 49.860, 49.875, and 49.890 MHz
2. Below frequency bands with corresponding EIRP characteristics for RFID are available:
- 915 - 928 MHz with EIRP 500 mW
- 913 - 919 MHz with EIRP 1W
- 925 - 928 MHz with EIRP 1W
Source: IBL local partner
Update Exenta 1985 - bands open
Subtel in Chile has released an update to Exenta 1985 in the Diario Oficial de la Republica de Chile. The main changes are summarized below:
The EIRP limit for the 5150-5250 MHz bands is now 250 mW EIRP for general use
Test reports leveraged for the Subtel type approval process must have a minimum of two international laboratory accreditation marks present on at least one page of every test report in order to meet Subtel’s quality requirement.
The following bands have been opened for use by IoT applications:
The Chilean Telecommunication Authority SUBTEL recently informed that Modular Type Approval is not in force anymore. However, existing Type Approval certificates for modular devices still remain valid. A previously approved module in Chile might be subject to investigation by SUBTEL if it causes interference issues.
Requirements for Supplementary Test Reports
Per Resolution 755, SUBTEL has announced the following additional requirements for supplementary test reports in cases the output power exceeds the Chilean limits:
In the supplementary test report for devices operating in 5 GHz, it must be clearly visible that the 5500-5700 MHz band will be disabled.
The test report must be released on the appropriate laboratory letterhead with their official logo and identify clearly the contact details of the lab as well as the names and signatures of the persons responsible for carrying out the testing.
In case a different laboratory from the initial one for the FCC/EU test reports will carry out the supplementary test report, then the test conditions and support equipment must remain the same.
Please be aware that SUBTEL may reject applications where the supplementary test report does not follow the requirements mentioned before.
New Labelling Requirements for Cell Phones
Chile’s Telecommunication Authority SUBTEL published on 2016-06-16 the Resolution 1463 about new labelling requirements for cellphone devices, applicable within 270 days, stating that:
Prior to import and sale in Chile, manufacturers will have to display a multi-band stamp on the packaging of devices containing 2G, 3G or 4G technology, indicating the cellular technologies supported, for both existing and new devices;
It will be mandatory for cell-phone devices to operate in all permitted frequency bands of at least one supported cellular technology (2G, 3G or 4G);
Cellular-only devices are still exempt of Radio Type Approval, but devices containing technologies such as BT, WLAN and RFID do require homologation.
700 MHz band available for 4G LTE
SUBTEL informed that the 700 MHz band is now available for LTE services. The current Type Approval requirements remain valid.
Conformity to the Chilean standards required
Until 2016-01-01, SUBTEL accepted Frequency Declarations or User Manual statements showing that the device will be restricted to conform with the Chilean Regulation Resolución 755. From now on, all new Radio Type Approval applications with greater output power than the permitted one will be rejected. The allowed output power for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz is 150 mW. Existing certificates remain valid as long as the output power continues to be restricted to conform with the Chilean standards.
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.
There are two variations of the Type L plug, one rated at 10 amps, and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has two round pins that are 4 mm think and spaced 5.5 mm apart, with a grounding pin in the middle. The 16 amp version has two round pins that are 5 mm thick, spaced 8mm apart, as well as a grounding pin. Italy has a kind of “universal” socket that comprises a “schuko” socket for C, E, F and L plugs and a “bipasso” socket for L and C plugs.