Algeria ARPCE updates the type approval regulation

On October 13th 2021, ARPCE updated the current type approval decision No. 28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019 OF October 16, 2019, with two provisions.

1- The activity codes for manufacturing and importing telephony and sensitive devices are still needed but the provision has been reworded to make it more resilient to ongoing changes of activity codification.

2- ARPCE requires the importer of the approved devices to communicate, within one month from the commercialization, the serial numbers and IMEI of the said devices

The regulation can be found on the authority website

Algeria: Short Range regulation published

Decree n° 21-43 du 3 Joumada Ethania 1442 (january 17th 2021) introduces the list of frequency bands allowed in Algeria.

Equipements like 77GHz radars, Immobilizers, SRD 433MHz, RFID 13.56MHz are now subject to ANF approval before their entry into the Algerian market

Realtime obtained to date more than hundred of certificates from ANF Algeria and will be happy to assist you to get your products approved

Algeria : ANF & ARPCE updates

The country is currently under a strict curfew to prevent more infections, however public service is being mantained, affirmed the ministry of Post and Telecommunications on March 27.In fact, Realtime collaborator in Algeria informed us that regulatory…

The country is currently under a strict curfew to prevent more infections, however public service is being mantained, affirmed the ministry of Post and Telecommunications on March 27. In fact, Realtime collaborator in Algeria informed us that regulatory authority agencies are still somewhat operational but service is very slow. ANF  is working with 50 % of its staff and service has been considerably downsized. ARPCE however, is not accepting any new type approval applications for the moment. They only deliver signed certificates or give notifications of application anomalies.

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

ARPT Algeria changes its name

Algeria ARPT changed name and becomes ARPCE. The “T” in the old name stood for Telecommunication and becomes  “CE” for Electonic Communications which means a broader scope.  The new name comes with change in governance style. the new telecom act gazetted recently gives more administrative power to the General Manager which used to be concentrated in the hands of the Board members. Will that mean that approvals will be granted by the new General Manager? we hope so, as this will save at least 3 weeks on current leadtime. Coming weeks will tell us more as we are still waiting for new texts that put the new law into practice.