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Global Market Access Newsletter September 2022
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United StatesAntenna Gain Information requirement for Part 15 Equipment Authorization Certification, brief as below:

1.     Any applications granted after August 25, 2022 that do not contain the proper antenna information will be dismissed.

2.     All part 15 applications will need to show how the antenna gain was derived either from a manufacturer data sheet or a measurement.

3.     The antenna gain information shall be made public (not confidential).

4.     This information must be provided as a data sheet or a measurement report.

 

KDB 388624 D01 v18r02 published

UN5GHZ has been changed to add an exception for C2PC for an already certified module addressing RF exposure conditions for a specific host(s).

JapanJapan Radio Law announced the 5150~5250MHz Radio regulatory for WIFI used in Vehicle. MIC now allows WIFI 5150~5250MHz can be used in Vehicle, however the power limit is lower and stricter than general WIFI indoor use.

 

Japan Radio Law announced the 5925~6425MHz, can be used for WIFI technology.

Article 2-1-79 and Article 2-1-80, WIFI 6E can be applied for JRF.

There are two categories: Low Power Indoor use and Very Low Power for outdoor use

The Antenna Power and Power spectral density for LPI and VLP are different

The hardware housing and Antenna mechanical design are different between LPI and VLP.

 Eurofins E&E Wireless Taiwan Co., Ltd. has been authorized by Qualcomm for Smart transmitter for 2G/3G/4G/5G NR FR1 testing.
PeruThe Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones (MTC) of Peru has received Geiner Alvarado López’s resignation as Minister of the MTC. The President of Peru will appoint a new Minister for MTC. Regarding the internal work of the MTC, this situation could eventually generate delays in the internal processes of issuing certificates and so far we can’t estimate the current lead time.
KenyaMobile operators deactivated 287,214 SIM cards in the three months to June 2022, as the 15th October deadline issued by the Authority for subscribers to validate their registration details nears.

The latest sector statistics report released by the Authority today shows that the SIM cards deactivated were those registered using the wrong identification details. Consumers continue to validate their registration details and through the exercise, some have flagged numbers registered in their name without their knowledge.

With the deactivation, the active mobile subscriptions declined to 64.7 million in the quarter up from 64.9 million in the preceding period, translating to a mobile (9SIM) penetration of 130.9 per cent.

NigeriaThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has updated information related to sample requirements and devices intended for family/series approval.

The following devices require a commercial sample sent to NCC for approval:

l   Notebooks

l   Tablets

l   Mobile Phones

l   Mouse and Keyboards

l   Smart Watches

l   Wi-Fi Modems

l   Bluetooth Speakers

l   Digital Cameras (with WLAN/Wired interface)

l   Printers

Even if the product is not listed above, NCC reserves the right to request samples.

 

Family/Serial application is now only permitted for:

l   Microwave Radio Equipment Category

l   Enterprise Equipment Category

l   Radio Module in an End Product (Non-Telecom equipment only)

Saudi ArabiaCommunications 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.
PhilippinesOn September 14, 2022, the NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 006-09-2022 which directs the representatives of mobile phone manufacturers, distributors and dealers to implement the following measures to inform the public of protective mobile phone features through various means, such as, but not limited to:

1. Provide directions to their mobile phone users on how to block texts from mobile numbers not in their contact lists and how to create a spam folder in their inboxes. These directions shall be disseminated through the manufacturer’s websites and social media accounts (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.);

2. Put up posters in their physical stores to educate their mobile phone buyers on how to use, enable or activate the text blocking, spam folder and other similar features in their phones; and

3. Include in each new mobile phone package an insert or leaflet containing directions on how to use, enable or activate the text blocking, spam folder and other similar features in their phones.

 

The measures above shall take effect within fifteen (15) days from the issuance of this Memorandum Order and become part of the mandatory Type Approval process for NTC applications.

MexicoInstituto Federal de Telecommunicaciones (IFETEL) has released the “Technical Provision IFT-011-2022” for Technical Specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment that can make use of the Radio electric Spectrum or be Connected to Telecommunications Networks. Part 3. Cellular Broadcast Service for Notification Due to Risk or Emergency Situations

It is applicable for cell phones, and/or smart phones to support the Cellular Broadcast Service (CBS) for reception and processing of alert messages due to risk or emergency situations.

IFT-011-2022 will be enforced on March 12, 2023 (180 days after publication).

ChinaOn 17th September 2022, Chinese government has released the opinions on the reform of electronic and electrical industry and updated the mandatory CCC and NAL product lists.

I. Adjustment list of compulsory product certification catalogue

– Products are no longer subject to compulsory certification scope (9 types)

1. Single-speaker and multi-speaker active speakers with total output power below 500W (effective value) (0801)

2. Audio power amplifier (0802)

3. Audio and video recording, playing and processing equipment in various carrier forms (including various carrier forms such as CD, tape and hard disk) (0805, 0812)

4. Electronic organ (0813)

5. Cordless telephone terminal (1604)

6. Data Terminal (1608)

7. Multimedia Terminal (1609)

8. Intrusion Detector (1901)

9. Anti-theft alarm controller (1902)

– Products are subject to compulsory certification scope (2 types)

1. Lithium-ion batteries, battery packs and mobile power supplies used in electronic and electrical products.

2. Power adapter/charger for telecom terminal products

II. Adjustment list of telecommunication equipment catalogue with network access license system

– Telecom equipment is no longer subject to NAL scope (11 types)

1. Fixed telephone terminal

2. Cordless telephone terminal

3. Group Phone

4. Fax machine

5. Modem (including card)

6. Wireless pager

7. Narrowband Integrated Services Digital Network Terminal (ISDN Terminal)

8. Multimedia terminal accessing to mobile communication network

9. Frame Relay Switch

10. Asynchronous Transfer Mode Switch (ATM Switch)

11. Call center equipment

– Telecommunications equipment is included in NAL scope (2 types)

1. Satellite Internet equipment

2. Functional virtualization equipment

RussiaFrom September 1, 2022, Government Decision No. 113 (February 4, 2022) “Approved List of Communication Equipment Subject to Mandatory Certification” came into effect. On behalf of the existing list under Decree No. 532 Decree No. 113 has released an update to the list of eligible products under Mandatory Accreditation (CoC). The difference between the two versions is subtle, as shown below.

1. Change the name of “equipment used to record the amount of communication services in the public communication network” to “telecommunication devices with the function of measuring the amount of communication services provided by operators/providers in the public communication network”,

2. The name of “base station and repeater” is changed to “base station and repeater equipment”

 

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) recently approved ‘Decision No.113’ and ‘Decision No.114’, which will take effect on September 18, 2022. The approved decision confirms the acceptance of the certification and declaration of TR CU 004/2011 (LVD) and TR CU 020/2011 (EMC) registered before 11 December 2022. All certifications and declarations remain valid until the expiration date of each certification and declaration.

 

The Russian federal government officially published Decree No. 1255 ‘Amendments to Appendix No. 18 to Decree of Decree No. 353’ on August 31, 2022. Decree No. 1255 extended the date of approval of the ‘simplification procedure’ of certification from 1 September 2022 to 1 September 2023.

This ‘simplification procedure’ is introduced in paragraph 6 of ‘appendix No. 18 to Decree No. 353’, which makes it easier for applicants to apply for CoC and DoC. An applicant may submit a test report that has not been performed by an accredited laboratory. To certify a product under this scheme, note the following conditions:

1. This simplified procedure is subject to a “batch” or “single” approach with a validity period of 6 months.

2. Products certified in accordance with this procedure cannot be marked with an EAC. In this case, the product may only be sold in the Russian Federation.

3. Decree No. 1255 published the following additional rules:

a. The authority body will check the conformity of the submitted documents in accordance with the procedure.

b. If any comments or questions are raised, the CoC or DoC will be discontinued until the applicant resubmits the documents or description to the authority body within 15 working days.

ChileSUBTEL updated Res. 1985 and 2844, which adjust frequency band for WiFi 6E and updated power limits in regulation.

Main updates as below:

1) Medical Appliances operate at 2.4GHz, which are now Max EIRP 1W

2) Conducted power of 10mW and antennas with maximum gain of 40dB is replaced by max EIRP limit 50dBm

3) WiFi 6E frequency band updated to 5925-6425MHz

Currently, only CE RF report for WiFi 6E is accepted until the WRC-23 decision finalized

PakistanThe 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:

 

1.     Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC);

2.     Health and Safety;

3.     Radio Frequency (RF) Communication;

4.     Human Exposure.

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

JordanThe Telecommunications Regulation Commission (TRC) of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has entered into agreement with 3 operators to enable the launch of 5G technology in Jordan. Portions of the 3400-3800 MHz frequency band will be assigned to the 5G operators and the launch will occur within 18 months.

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