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SUBTEL – Chile issues new Resolution 1985 for short range devices

Chile has replaced their Resolution 755 of 2005 with Resolution 1985 of 2017.

SUBTEL considered that Resolution 755 had multiple modifications over the years making the comprehension, diffusion and application of the norms quite a challenge. On October 17 of 2017  they re issued the resolution under number 1985 to present the information in a clear and organized manner.

There are no major changes to any of the technical specifications for approvals in the country.

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Thailand: New regulations being considered

The NBTC is considering changes to the 920-925 MHz bands in Thailand.  After public comment, the NBTC is open to adding a new standard for non-RFID radio communications equipment. We expect this new standard to be implemented anywhere from Dec 2017 – February 2018.

Draft requirement are shown below :

 

(New standard) – Standard/Announcement Name: Technical Standard for non-RFID Radio Communication Equipment 920-925 MHz

Standard number: NBTC TS 10XX-256X (to be assigned)

 

Description Detail
Frequency Range 920-925MHz
Output power 4 Watt e.i.r.p.
Unwanted emissions in the spurious As per ETSI EN 300 220-1 or

Code of Federal Regulation (USA): Title 47 Telecommunication; Chapter 1 Federal Communications Commission; Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices ; Subpart C – Intention Radiators ; §15.209 Radiated emission limits ; general requirements

Spectrum Access Spectrum Access shall follow Duty Cycle or Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum:FHSS as in below requirements
Duty Cycle Duty cycle in 1 hour shall not be over below value

Output power % of duty cycle
<50 mW e.i.r.p. Not specified
>50 mW e.i.r.p. but not over 4 W e.i.r.p. 10
Frequency Hopping Spread

Spectrum : FHSS

Bandwidth at 20dB Number of hopping channels Dwell time
<250kHz Not over 50 0.4 seconds within 20 seconds
>= 250kHz but  not over 500kHz Not over 25 0.4 seconds within 10 seconds
Electrical safety requirements IEC60950-1 or TIS1561-2556
Human Health Safety requirements As per NBTC regulation regarding human health safety.
Classification of equipment
Output power Classification
Not over 50 mW e.i.r.p. Sdoc
Over 50 mW e.i.r.p. but  not over 4 W e.i.r.p. Class A

 

(Revising standard) – Standard/Announcement Name: Technical Standard for RFID Radio Communication Equipment 920-925 MHz

Standard number: NBTC TS 1010-256X (to be assigned)

 

Description Change Detail from previous version
Classification RFID 920-925MHz will be changed for its classification as follows.

Output power Before After
Not over 50 mW EIRP Class A (user license exempted Sdoc (manufacture, possess, user, import, export license exempted)
>50 not over 500 mW EIRP Class A (posess, user, export license exempted) (no change)
>500mW EIRP not over 4 W EIRP Class A (no change)

 

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New LTE requirements for Malaysia

MCMC Malaysia has issued a new technical code for LTE user equipment pursuant to section 185 of the Act 588 by the Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd.
This new technical code specifies the minimum requirements for LTE devices which may include – but not limited to – cellular mobile terminals, handheld, portable and vehicle mounted equipments and RF cards and modems.
LTE device technologies specified are ITU-R M.1457, ITU-R M.2012 and IR.92. And they must comply with the frequencies on table detailed below and any of the following standards: ETSI TS 136 101, ETSI EN 301 908-1, ETSI EN 301 908-13, ETSI TS 136 521-1 and/or 3GPP TS 36.521-1.
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Paraguay: New labeling requirements

Starting in September 2017, all devices must show the CONATEL logo and registration number on the same label that shows manufacturer name, brand and model.

Imported equipment must also show the name and address of local distributor (this can be shown in the manual).

If the equipment size is too small, authorization can be requested to Conatel for alternatives in the marking.
Font must be HelveticaNeueLT Std (Blk for CONATEL and CN for Registration number).
If the label is not printed or black and white, specific colors need to be considered.

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SDPPI New report requirements

According to the SDPPI Announcement No 492/SP.04.03 /P/IX/2017 on September 13th, 2017:

SDPPI has clarified which reports they will use for certification.

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To prove that is the product has a detachable module or integrated, the SDDPI will require the following:

  1. Block Diagram
  2. Circuit Diagram
  3. Declaration letter for the module that is part of the end product

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Singapore: IMDA Regulation Changes

Singapore has recently ceased approvals for short range devices that operate in the 866-869 MHz.  Those already registered within this range will be removed or asked to change to 920-925 MHz frequencies.  This will effect models approved for RFID and Z-wave technologies.  This decision is in conjunction with the recent decision to re-frame the 800 MHz bands for mobile broadband services.

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New products requiring mandatory BIS registration (India)

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has included new products under their mandatory registration scheme.

The published list includes the product classification and the Indian standard number applied in each case.

From the moment of the publication (August 16, 2017) the manufacturer will have 6 months to comply with the new mandatory registration.

Some of the newly listed products include LED lights, TVs, USB readers and smart watches. See the document attached for the full list

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CONUEE Energy Standards information

This regulation states that some devices (brand new, not refurbished, not used) that are distributed or marketed in the country, and included in the catalog (DOF September 10, 2010), must have, clear and visible on the product, the following minimum information:

  1.  Energy consumption per unit of time in operation
  2.  Power consumption in standby mode per unit time, and
  3.  The amount of product or service offered by the equipment or device, per unit of energy consumed, in cases where it applies.

NYCE is now offering to provide a Technical report of energy consumption based on test report issued by an authorized Lab, that brings legal and technical certainty for the declaration to the authorities.

CONUEE and PROFECO will accept test reports performed in other countries with a declaration specifying how the testing was performed and in compliance with Mexican standards of pressure, humidity, tension, etc.

This new regulation will be mandatory for all products, when selling and storing them.

If you have a labeled product already, located at any selling point, you will have to re-label it or the energetic Information will have to be pasted in an additional label.

Inspections will be handled only by PROFECO or CONUEE, as it is stated in the law, and could be performed in the warehouses or where the merchandise is located.

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