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
1- CE File
2- Originals letters (DoC, Delocalisation letter, Authority Letter)
3- One Sample.
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.
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
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.
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 :
Please feel free to get in touch with your account manager for more information