Namibie CRAN ammended Type Approval regulations

Namibia CRAN gazetted an amendment Type approval regulation 11 sept 2019

Here are the mains points:

1- Type approval will be equipment specific and not per person. It means that any third party can get a copy of an existing type approval certificate by applying through  simplified certificate scheme

2- Validity of certificate is 3 years, no change from previous regulation.  Renewal applications to be submitted within a period of less than 30 days and no more than 60 days from date of expiry.

3- a new list of  “Telecommunication Equipements” that are exempted from type approval

CRAN exemption list

4- Telecommunication Equipments exempted from Type approval still need to be declared to Authority prior to their import

This list of exemption adds up with the previous published list of devices  that are not considered by CRAN as Telecommunication equipments and hence exempted from type approval. (as per STATEMENT OF INTERPRETATION OF THE DEFINITION OF

CRAN not communication equipment

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Comoros ANRTIC Publishes new regulation on SRD usage and conditions

On November 14th, ANRTIC Comoros published new regulation on SRD usage. The regulation text adopts mainly ITU-R SM 2153-6 and ERC REC (70-03) recommendation.

Wigig is now allowed in the 57-66GHz band, EN 302 567. Also, 5GHz Wlan bands are confirmed as 5150-5350Mhz/5470-5725MHz/5725-5850MHz

Regulation states that SRD devices are license free but resellers have obligations to maintain a registry of identification of customers as well as of the devices. Resellers have also the obligation to inform their customer about the usage conditions.

Regarding type approval, the new regulation does not explicitly mention if SRD requires type approval or exempted. Realtime contacted Authority and confirmed that type approval is mandatory and explicitly required by the Telecom Act.

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SRD in Algeria: ANF vs ARPCE.

As published already, new act of law gazetted in June 2018  introduced a split of RF approval responsability between ANF and ARPCE (ex ARPT). ARPCE to focus on devices that connect to public network while ANF processes all what do not connect to public network. Most SRD is among those devices but not only SRD. Private radio, Microwave links also fall under scope of ANF.
As a reminder, SRDs was not regulated before the new act of law came into force. Only BT was processed by ARPCE and RFID was processed by ANF. Wifi is under scope of ARPCE as it also used in public wifi networks
Having said that, this provision of law is not yet in force as ANF is not ready to take responsability for SRD. All application texts needed to implement the provision are not published yet. The main text we wait for is the assignment of frequency bands to SRD. Right now, there is no regulatory decision on what bands are opened for SRD in Algeria (Beside BT and RFID as I said i previous paragraph).
In july, ARPCE decided to continue to accept BT only applications for two months. Even if this exception period expired,  ARPCE continues as per today to accept BT only applications. We have being able to apply in 9 of september for instance. However, they didnt give any new D date for switch to ANF. It can happen any time soon.
Also, ANF process is still under design. There are no much information on what SRD process will be like. I will publish news as they arrive
Please feel free to inquire

CRAN NAMIBIA: New list of Type Approval exempt devices

On 8th of May 2018, CRAN gazetted  a statement of interpretation of the definition of “Telecommunication equipment”. CRAN reminds that that “Telecommunication equipment” is defined as “communications or networking equipment with an interface to public network or wide area network” and with an internal or external AC/DC power supply
As a consequence several types of devices are now exempt. List below
Contact us for full text of the statement, we are reachable as always on

Tanzania TCRA : Minimal Technical Specifications for Radio Hearing Aids

On May 3rd 2018, TCRA publishes on their website two new specifications for Radio Hearing Aids and for Base Station Repeaters.

Radio hearing Aids devices can be approved in the 173.965-174.015 MHz band and testing should be carried out by manufacturer to insure the compliance to the following standards:

EN 300 422-2/ EN 301489-1-3-9/EN 300220-3/ EN60950/EN60215

Please follow this link to the source of this information

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