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|For BSMI, NCC EMC CNS 15936:2016 testing, Eurofins E&E Wireless Taiwan is an accredited laboratory by TAF & BSMI. We can perform and issue CNS 15936:2016 tests and reports from now on.
If customers want to perform the new standard CNS 15936:2016 testing, they must also perform the new standard CNS 15598-1:2020 for safety.
Previous EMC standard CNS 13438 will be phased out by 2024/1/1. If client received certification before 2024/1/1 (include renewal), the certificate will still be valid for two years from the issue date.
In Meeting Minutes in July, BSMI explained the item “Equipment using additional power conversion device as power supply” falls into CNS 15598-1:2020.
1. Equipment accessories includes AC to DC power supply needs to be tested CNS 15598-1:2020.
2. Power supply for car cigarette lighter or buck line (DC 12V to DC 5V) has additional power conversion device as power supply function, therefore, if accessories includes power supply for car cigarette lighter or buck line, CNS 15598-1:2020 should be tested.
3. Equipment with monitor, according to ITE product regulation, no matter the input voltage, once the monitor has buck-boost function, CNS 15598-1:2020 need to be tested.
4. Unless further publication for meeting or announcement, equipment without additional power conversion device, no need to test CNS 15598-1:2020.
|NCC has released announcement about selling controlled telecommunications radio-frequency devices online. NCC will cooperate with Telecommunications Investigation Brigade of the Criminal Police Department to carry out the outlaw. According to Telecommunications Management Act Article 81, “Those who violate Paragraph 1 pf Article 66 by selling controlled telecommunications radio frequency devices that have not been inspected will be fined not less than NT$10,000 but not more than NT$200,000”
|On August 12th, 2022 ENACOM has published Note No. NO-2022-83513667-APN-DYNART#ENACOM to introduce a change of criteria regarding the acceptance of regulatory marking requirements on Renewal requests.
As ENACOM considers the transition period to the RAMATEL label design adaptation to be over, they have revoked the former criteria that allowed to keep using existing CNC label design (based on Res. 82/2015) on the renewal requests of already approved devices.
Therefore, from now on, ENACOM will only accept renewal requests with regulatory marking design based on the RAMATEL isologotype/isotype introduced by Resolution No. 854/2020.
|On August 5th, 2022, the Peruvian Government appointed the new minster of MTC. This change may cause lead time adjustment which will depend on the actions that the new minister and his team.
|The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has published in the Official Gazette, new updates for the technical regulation for the reduction of hazardous substances in electrical devices and equipment.
A few Annexes have been amended and include updates regarding the required documentation for RoHS Compliance.
Amendment of Article 5/2: The manufacturer or the legal representative of the manufacturer in the Kingdom must issue the supplier’s declaration of conformity for products supplied to the Saudi market.
Amendment to Article 5/3: A Technical File shall be provided along with the product that includes:
– Supplier (Manufacturer/Importer) Declaration of Conformity in accordance with the form attached in Annex (4).
– The Risk Assessment Document.
– Necessary warnings and cautions and manuals for safe and sound operation and use of the product.
Adding Annex (1-b): new list of equipment exempted from applying the limits of hazardous substances for monitoring and control equipment.
|The Communication Authority of Kenya has recently renewed its guidelines concerning usage of radiofrequency spectrum for short range devices. The amended paper includes information on allocating spectrum for Wi-Fi 6E equipment of 5925-6425MHz.
|Ukraine DOE approvals the new energy labelling regulation “On Approval of Technical Regulations for Energy Labelling of Energy Consumer Products” on 21 June 2022 and will enter into force on 01 August 2023. The new regulation harmonizes the label requirement with (EU) 2017/1369.
|On August 1st, 2022, RSM released updated version of Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio License for Short Range Devices) Notice 2022. This updated version made the 5925-6425 MHz band available for WLAN under the Low Power Indoor (LPI) usage and the Very Low Power (VLP) indoor and outdoor usage.
Also updated following details:
1. 5150-5350MHz for DFS and TPC are only applied to 5250-5350MHz
2. 5925-6425 MHz usage
3. For 57-66 GHz, there’s an extension in the frequency range to 57-71 GHz to support a range of technologies including Multi Gigabit Wireless Systems (MGWS) and IMT on a shared technology neutral basis.
|The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has published TIS60335 Vol.2 (65)-2564 on July 12, 2022. This new mandatory standard for Air Purifiers is equal to the IEC60335-2-65:2015 standard, and it will come into effect on April 8, 2023.
|The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong has re-assigned spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band for mobile telecommunications services, and the 700 MHz band may be used for 5G services by mobile network operators in Hong Kong.
|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.
|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). Especially to be used by LOW POWER INDOOR (LPI) Devices and VERY LOW POWER (VLP) WAS/RLAN Devices.
|On Aug. 17th, 2022, The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA) announces that Internet users in the Kingdom will soon be able to benefit from faster and more efficient Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e technologies, allowing them to enjoy the full capabilities of both fiber and 5G. This is in line with the Kingdom’s adoption of radio spectrum ranges 5470 – 5725 MHz and 5925 – 6425 MHz
|The Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of India have announced that there are three exempt parameters within the LAN Switch Essential Requirement (ER) and the variant MPLS TP CEN Switch.
These are listed in the table below. These three parameters are exempt up to 24th January 2023 or until further notice from TEC.
|The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee (TSAC) issued IMDA TS CD-SEC, titled “Security Requirements to Guard against Network Storms for Cellular devices”. The new Standards enter into force on January 2, 2023.
The new Specification defines the minimum technical security requirements for the design and management of cellular devices to better safeguard communication networks from security threats in the area of connection efficiency.
Security Requirements have been defined for the following:
Guard against Network Storms
Secure over-the-air (OTA) update
|The Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services adopted Technical Instructions for the procedure of issuing individual licences for the use of radio frequencies for VHF FM radio broadcasting stations and the use of Radio Data System (RDS) (Technical Instructions RDS.pdf (ratel.rs)). Technical solution from the above Technical Instructions shall be applied during the issuance of individual licences for the use of radio frequencies for the providers of media radio service, as of August 1, 2022. Taking into account that certain RDS (PI, PS, TP/TA) data are to be recorded into the licence form for the use of radio frequencies, the above date shall also mean the start of the RDS usage monitoring.
In addition, pursuant to Article 25 of the Rulebook on the manner of monitoring the radio frequency spectrum usage, technical inspection procedure and protection from harmful interference („Official Gazette of RS” Nos. 60/11, 35/13 and 16/15), if during technical inspection it is established that a radio station does not comply with the prescribed requirements of the issued individual licence for the use of radio frequencies, in particular those regarding the antenna system (type and polarization of the transmitting antenna (antenna system)), the holder of an individual licence for the use of radio frequencies shall be obliged to remove said defects within the prescribed deadline and repeat the technical inspection procedure. Failing that, the individual licence holder shall acquire a new licence that refers to the existing state parameters and shall, during the submittal of documents for the issuance of the new individual licence for the use of radio frequencies, provide new technical documentation, corresponding to the existing state. These instructions are applicable to all individual licences for the use of radio frequencies issued as of August 1, 2022.