Tanzania calls for comment on the draft technical specification for IoT devices

(Update November 19th 2021, TCRA just published the final version of the guidelines. you can find it on their website)

The following post was first published on October 23rd

TCRA published their first version of the draft technical specification for IoT devices (UE or BS) which employ NB-IoT Category NB1 and/or M1 rel 13 onwards.

The draft specification states the RF, EMC, SAR, Safety standards for conformity assessment as well as applicable bands within which the devices shall operate:

The draft can be found on the authority website. Interested parties can send their comments before Oct 31st 2021

TCRA Tanzania: Public Consultation on Numbering Plan for IoT and M2M

On 3rd of May, TCRA Tanzania, published a public consultation on proposed numbering plan for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Responses are due on 31 May 2018. Full text of the public consultation can be found on  the authority website 

If you need any support with this consultation, please contact us on info@realtimetypeapprovals.com

Tanzania TCRA: Minimum Technical Specification for Base Station Repeaters

On May 3rd, TCRA Tanzania published minimal technical specification for Base Station repeaters.

The cellular Base Station should operate in the following bands
925 MHz – 960 MHz /880 MHz – 915 MHz
791 MHz – 821 MHz /832 MHz – 862 MHz
1 805 MHz – 1 880 MHz /1710 MHz – 1785 MHz
2110 MHz – 2170 MHz /1920 MHz – 1980 MHz
2300 MHz – 2400 MHz/ 2300 MHz – 2400 MHz
2570 MHz – 2620 MHz /2570 MHz – 2620 MHz
2620 MHz – 2690 MHz /2500 MHz – 2570 MHz
3400 MHz – 3600 MHz/ 3400 MHz – 3600 MHz

Vendors shall demonstrate that the cellular base stations and repeater equipment have been tested and certified for operating in the frequency bands stated above  and
conformity to any or a combination the standards and all applicable standards
referenced in the specification document.

You can access the full document on TCRA website
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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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Tanzania: Extension of dealine for 700MHz Auction draft consultation

The deadline is extended to the 26th of March. The public consultation document can be found on the TCRA website

Here is the announcement by TCRA…

On the 6th March, 2018 the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
issued a public notice in consultation for a draft Information Memorandum
for the award of 700MHz spectrum through auction. The notice required
written comments to be sent to TCRA before 16:00 on Monday 19th March,
Stakeholders and the general public are hereby informed that time for
submission of comments has been extended to 26th March, 2018.
The comments and any other enquiries should be sent to email address
spectrum.auction@tcra.go.tz or by post to Director General, Tanzania
Communications Regulatory Authority, 8th Floor Mawasiliano Tower, 20
Sam Nujoma Road, P. O. Box 474, Postcode 14414 DAR ES SALAAM before
16:00 on Monday 26th March, 2018.

Interested persons and stakeholders are urged and encouraged to read the
IM document, provide comments and observe the above time schedule.
The draft Information Memorandum document can be accessed in the
TCRA web page at http://www.tcra.go.tz.
Director General,
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority,
Mawasiliano Towers,
20 Sam Nujoma Road,
P. O. Box 474,
Tel: +255 22 241 2011-2
Fax: +255 22 2412009
E-mail: dg@tcra.go.tz