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.


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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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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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Brazil – New Resolution n680 for Restricted Radiation Equipment

Starting on August 25th of 2017, ANATEL will be replacing Resolution n 506 with new Resolution n 680. This new resolution will affect restricted radiation equipment (BT, BLE, WiFi, RFID, etc.)

One of the coming changes is that the 506 interference statement will be reworded as follows:

“Este equipamento não tem direito à proteção contra interferência prejudicial e não pode causar interferência em sistemas devidamente autorizados”

“This device must not be protected against harmful interference and it may not cause interference in authorized systems”

The technical aspects of this new resolution are still being drafted by the authority and we will be adding more information as soon as it becomes available.

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Guinea (ARPT) now requires QA evaluation

The decree A/2010/353/MTNTI/SGG/2010 for type-approval procedures of telecommunications equipment and terminals has been updated. In Article 07, it states “The manufacturer or his authorized representative wishing to have his equipment approved shall submit an application for evaluation of the quality assurance system to the ARPT.”  Article 3 of the same decree states the following: “The aim of the type-approval procedure is to ensure compliance with essential requirements and to certify that the material can be used on the telecommunications public network.” The following equipment types are affected by this change of type approval:

• Digital tablet
• Smartphones
• Fixed and mobile phone
• Single-function and multi-functional printers
• USB modem
• Bluetooth cards
• Personal computers and laptops
• Broadcast transmitters (OM, OC et FM)
• TV transmitter
• TV tuner and FM radio receiver
• HF, VHF, UHF Radio
• Digital decoder/receiver
• Earth station equipment (BUC et LNB)                                                                                                                                                                       • Telematic equipment
• Wi-Fi equipment
• Remote alarm devices
• Routers, servers, switch
• TNT Decoder/Modem
• Radar equipment

This decree concerns equipment approved by the regulator but which does not comply with the security standards while being used. The regulator does not want to take any kind of risk. It wants to maintain constant pressure on all the stakeholders in the Republic of Guinea.

All companies who want to enter the ICT market in Guinea are obliged to comply with the provisions.

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Rwanda (RURA) Updates Type Approval Process

According to the information we received, the new regulations will be implemented in the next two-three months.  We are expecting this to include increased cost for the type approval fees as well.  They will be requiring a sample for testing for the following types of equipment:

• Telephone/Cell Phone
• Tablets
• Laptops
• Keyless Entry
• Handheld equipment

All information was received by our local team located in Rwanda.  This team met with RURA about the revised practice of type approval. Until these decisions are effectively implemented, companies that enter or intend to enter the Rwandan telecom market can proceed as normal.

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Argentina: UPDATED ENACOM RESOLUTION for Low Power Devices

Effective June 26, 2017, ENACOM has issued a new update to the regulation of low power devices such as Hand held UWB systems, UWB Automotive radar.

The highlights of updated Resolution 5186-E/2017 are as follows:

  • Establishment of new Frequency Bands and provides clarification of limits allocated to low power devices.
  • Creates the regulations for UWB (Ultra Wide Bands) :                                                                                                                          3.1Ghz-10.6GHz for Handheld UWB Systems                                                                                                                                    22Ghz-26.65Ghz for UWB Automotive Radars

Here is the official announcement for your convenience:

Frequency bands for Low Power Devices Junes 2017

 If you have any questions about Resolution 5186-E/2017 please contact your sales representatives or email your request to:

Update: Changes on Homologation procedures for Ecuador

ARCOTEL has issued new regulations for Homologation processes.

In case a device belongs to more than a class, it will need to apply to obtain more than one certificate. An example of this is an access point that could belong to two different classes, and if a certificate is obtained for only one of those classes, then the device cannot be used in operations related to the other class. The process to obtain both certificates would be the same.

Testing is not required anymore so samples will not be required anymore.  Even with models that have more than 50mW output power.
Also, a new requisite has been added for more detailed pictures. All new Homologation applications will need photographs in the following format:
– Front and read view
– Left and right view
– Upper and bottom view
– IMEI views (dialing *#06# and in software)
– Model view (in software)
– Label
– Serial number
– Internal modules view
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Australia: ACMA changes EMC standard

A supplier must be able to show the device complies with the mandated EMC standard on the date the device was first approved for the Australian market.  When it comes to the applicability dates, withdrawal dates, and any transition periods associated with the EN, IEC, or CISPR series of EMC standards, the ACMA only accepts the version(s) applicable on the date the device is first supplied to the Australian market.  The supplier will have to determine which version(s) of an EN, IEC, or CISPR standard are applicable on a particular date as published in the Official Journal of the European Union. (OJEU).

EN 55022 ceased to be the applicable EMC standard on May 3rd, 2017 and was changed to the EN 55032:2012 standard.

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