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Colombia – Homologation of data only cellular devices postponed

The Colombia Telecommunications authority has issued CRC Resolution 5300 of 2018 which provides new information regarding the updates to their project for “Revision of the homologation regime of terminal equipment”.

Originally, under CRC 5050 of 2016, starting February 1st of 2018, all terminal equipment that uses cellular bands would require to be homologated even if the devices are only capable of data transmission.

The new communication postpones the implementation of this change indefinitely while they continue to develop their homologations program.

All devices that use cellular frequencies for data only can continue being certified under the no homologation process.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@americascompliance.com

New ENACOM Standards for January 2018

New ENACOM Standards have been published for Argentina.

The new Standards are:

  • 5762-E/2017 – ENACOM Standard Q2–61.03 V17.1 (User Terminals)
  • 5927-E/2017 – ENACOM Standard Q2–61.04 V17.1 (Radio Base Stations)
  • 5926-E/2017 – ENACOM Standard Q2–60.16 V17.1 (Digital Multichannel Systems)

Major Keypoints:

  • User Terminals: in 180 days, 2G/3G/4G Terminals (including modules) will require local testing under ENACOM-Q2-61.03 v17.1 standard. FCC reports won´t be accepted.
  • Radio Base Station: in 180 days, 2G/3G/4G Radio Bases Stations will have to be tested under the new ENACOM-Q2-61.04 v17.1 standard and it will not be possible to continue using CNT-PM-1 standard.
  • Digital Multichannel Systems: in 90 days, DMS (for example: microwave systems) will have to be tested under the new ENACOM-Q2-60.16 v17.1 standard and it will not be possible to continue using CNT-PM-1 standard.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@americascomplaince.com

Requirements for cellular devices in Dominican Republic

INDOTEL has recently published it will start enforcing Homologation and Customs control of cellphones imported into Dominican Republic for commercial purposes.

This determination involves two processes:
• Standard Homologation: Type Approval for RF equipment.
• Letter of No Objection: Required by Customs in order to release cellphone shipments.

While this isn’t a new process, we would like to remind our clients that both documents (Certificate and Letter) will be needed when importing mobile devices into Dominican Republic.

We can certainly assist in getting both the Homologation and the Letter of no Objection required by Customs.

 

For questions concerning this update, please contact info@americascompliance.com

New ENACOM Resolution and Standard for Medical Devices in Argentina: SRMED II

 

The new ENACOM Resolution 4665-E/2017 has been released!

Keypoints:

  • Allocates the frequency bands from 9 to 315 kHz and 30 to 37,5 MHz for the Radiocommunications System for Medical Use (SRMED II)
  • New Technical Testing Standard for Radiocommunications System for Medical Use

From the moment that the first laboratory is recognized for testing the new standard, applicants will have 180 days to perform the tests over their already-approved products. Meanwhile, it will be possible to submit a Declaration of Conformity avoiding testing.

For a copy of the new resolution, or for questions concerning this update, please contact info@americascompliance.com

Egypt: 4G/LTE

If you have been waiting to have your 4G/LTE cellular device approved in Egypt your time has come!  Egypt recently allocated the following 4G/LTE Bands:

  • B1 (2100MHz)
  • B3 (1800MHz)
  • B8 (900MHz)
  • B28 (700MHz)

We can assist you with your Type Approval needs!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@americascompliance.com

MEXICO – ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPDATE

On November 14th, 2017, the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) has published a new list of equipment that should include information about their energy consumption.

This list update will come into effect on January 13th of 2018, when Energy efficiency labeling will be mandatory on all devices listed.

For more information, please revisit our previous Blog entry: CONUEE Energy Standards information

 

This new list replaces the one published in 2010:

1 – Amplifier
2 – Mixer
3 – Industrial water pump
4 – Commercial/domestic coffee machine
5 – Boiler
6 – Water heater
7 – Industrial washer center
8 – Industrial or domestic compressor
9 – Desktop computer
10 – Copy machines (with weight over 15 kg)
11 – Printers (with weight over 15 kg)
12 – All-in-one printers
13 – Electric Water dispenser
14 – Industrial/commercial ice machine
15 – Industrial/commercial electric fryer
16 – Electric oven
17 – Toaster oven
18 – Industrial electric oven
19 – Industrial oven using LP or natural gas
20 – Interphone
21 – Residential decorative lamp
22 – Industrial washing machine
23 – Dishwasher
24 – Blender
25 – Luminaries
26 – Electric sewing machine
27 – Cold drink vending machine
28 – Hot drink vending machine
29 – Game machine for recreation and lottery
30 – Hair clippers
31 – Computer monitor
32 – Electric grill
33 – Domestic iron
34 – Industrial iron
35 – Hair dryer
36 – Dryer (as standalone or part of a laundry center)
37 – Surveillance system
38 – Hair straightener
39 – Toaster
40 – Torno / Lathe
41 – Automotive vehicle
42 – Fan
43 – Video projectors
44 – Video doormen

for more information, please contact us at info@americascompliance.com

Mexico Update: IFT-011-2017 – IMEI Registration

TECHNICAL PROVISION IFT-011-2017: SPECIFICATIONS FOR TERMINAL EQUIPMENT – MOBILE PHONES THAT CAN USE THE RADIO-ELECTRIC SPECTRUM OR BE CONNECTED TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS.

IFT-011-2017 was created as a means to have all devices identified with the “International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and maintain a complete data base (Registry) of all Mobile terminal equipment in Mexico.

If the Mobile Terminal Equipment has the functionality of “FM” from its manufacturer, the FM feature must be enabled and activated for the end user so that the consumer has free access to the FM sound broadcasting service.

This standard will remove restrictions of the operation of mobile phones and provide the final user the right to access the information by using their mobile terminal equipment without having to pay for additional data.

When did this take effect? October, 2017

Local Representative required? Yes

Samples: Yes (3)

Lead Times: 2 weeks from date samples arrive

Certification Bodies issuing the Certificate of Compliance: ANCE and NYCE

Products Covered under NOM-011: Cell phones and tablets

Manual requirements: Instructions on how to access the IMEI on the end device.

Documents Required: Spreadsheet listing all IMEI numbers assigned to the product. There is no maximum amount of IMEI numbers and pricing is same for 1 or 500,000 IMEI numbers. Instructions on how to access the FM function of the mobile phone.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@americascompliance.com

Vietnam: New EMC Requirements for Radio Broadband Data Transmission Equipment

Effective July 1st, 2018 a new standard will be implemented in Vietnam.  The following product types will require EMC testing:

  • Radio communication equipment using spread spectrum modulation in the 2.4 GHz band;
  •  Radio access equipment operating in the frequency band 5 150 MHz to 5 350 MHz, 5 470 MHz to 5 725 MHz and 5 725 MHz to 5 850 MHz;
  • High-speed radio access equipment, from 57 GHz to 66 GHz; and
  • BWA / WiMAX broadband radio access equipment in both TDD and FDD modes.

These products will need to comply with standards:  QCVN 18:2014 and QCVN 112:2017

The testing fees will have some impact because of this.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@americascompliance.com