Madagascar : State of emergency declared for two weeks

On April 4th; 2020; the government of Madagascar declared state of emergency in the country with restriction of movement; the presidency published in its website details of the decision; the curfew starts on April 4th and ends on April 19th;2020. Realt…

On April 4th; 2020; the government of Madagascar declared state of emergency in the country with restriction of movement; the presidency published in its website details of the decision; the curfew starts on April 4th and ends on April 19th;2020. 

Realtime confirmed with the ARTEC that all its employees are on curfew; the authority is still operational but only for urgent matters. 

Kenya – CA Frequency Spectrum Management Guidelines

Public Consultation on Review of the Draft Frequency Spectrum Management Guidelines

The objective of this consultation process is to give stakeholders and the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed draft Frequency Spectrum Management Guidelines.

Comments should be sent to the address here below or through the email address : frequencyreturns@ca.go.ke on or before the close of day on 14th February 2020.

The comments received will inform the final Frequency Spectrum Management Guidelines.

Nigeria – NCC Annual Cyber Security Conference 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is organising the Annual Cyber Security Conference …

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is organising the Annual Cyber Security Conference with the theme: "Strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Communications Infrastructure." This event is designed to provide a platform for discussion on Developing a joint coordination for Incidence Response for the Communications Industry, Introducing Cyber Insurance, Bridging the Cyber workforce Gap, strengthening National cooperation, exchange of information, and development of comprehensive strategies that will address the Cybersecurity challenges as they relate to the Communications Industry in Nigeria. Date of the Event: February 13th 2020 Website of the event: https://www.ncc.gov.ng/cybersec2020/

Jordan – TRC issues eSIM regulation

TRC issued a regulation on eSIM  on November 11th 2019

TRC issued a regulation on eSIM  on November 11th 2019.
  1.  All devices that have electronic remote programmable chipset eSIM will be used in Jordan must :
  • Be programmed by licensed local telecommunications network operators in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • The profiles data shall be uploaded to these devices by the licensed local telecommunications network operators. Otherwise, these devices shall lose their connection with the Jordanian telecommunications networks within a maximum period of 90 days.
  • All systems and storage units, including equipment and other software related to eSIM must be approved in accordance with GSMA criteria for remote programmable SIM technology infrastructure
  •  All data and records related to the integrated electronic segments eSIM must be contained within the borders of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan only

2- The eSIM equipment to be used and sold in Jordan must be:

a-      Interoperable and compatible with GSMA OTA specifications

b-      Complies with GSMA SAS and ISO 27001 standard requirements and security standards.

For more information, please feel free to get in touch with us info@realtimetypeapprovals.com

Algeria ANF Ready to take SRD applications

On November 5th 2019,  ANF (Frequency Management Agency) published The Type Approval procedure for devices under their scope.

On November 5th 2019,  ANF (Frequency Management Agency) published The Type Approval procedure for devices under their scope.
As Realtime expected, the regulation is inspired by former ARPCE process and enters into effect on October 31th 2019 Here are the parameters of ANF Process
Requirements
1- CE File
2-  Originals letters (DoC, Delocalisation letter, Authority Letter)
3- One Sample.
Fees
Authority fees are much higher than what ARPCE used to charge (can reach up to 4 times ARPCE fees)
Type of Sample
We still have no information about what testing type ANF will conduct.

However, we already have applications to submit with functional samples, the applications will be submitted soon and we will update you about their reaction and feedback to the samples provided.
Leadtime
ANF commits on a 2 months leadtime. We are not confident they will deliver within this time frame. We recommend to plan for a 3 months leadtime at least in the first 6 months
Validity
Certificates are valid for 3 to 5 years depending on the type of equipments. Further Details are still to come on what is the exact validity for SRD device. We will update you once  we have confirmed information.
Labelling requirements
The regulation requires labelling. Approved devices should be labelled with “Agréé ANF XXXXXX” where XXXXX is the  ID of the approval. However, we still don’t know yet if  this provision will be enforced.
Is ANF 100% Ready Now?
The publication of the process means that Realtime can submit applications. However, we are still missing the SRD regulation that publishes the list of bands. In algeria, National Frequency Plan is considered as a confidential document and has never been published. So, we expect that they will accept most of the devices that are CE compliant but we will only be sure after we apply.
Where to find the Type Approval regulation 
The link to the full regulation is as follows :

decision ANF DECISION N° 7115 du 31 octobre 2019

Please feel free to get in touch with your account manager for more information