Argentina’s regulatory agency, ENACOM has issued three new resolutions that will affect the type approval certification process of User Terminals, Radio Base Stations, and Digital Multi-Channel Systems.
Currently, ENACOM accepts FCC test reports in lieu of testing radio frequency equipment in-country. However, Resolution 5762-E/2017 will require all 2G/3G/4G user terminals (i.e. cell phones) undergo in-country testing so as to conform to the new ENACOM-Q2-61.03 v17.1 testing standard. In effect, after 180 days of the publishing of this document, FCC test reports will no longer be an acceptable document for obtaining a certificate of homologation in Argentina.
Regarding Radio Base Stations – current CNT-PM-1 standards will be replaced by ENACOM-Q2-61.04 v17.1 testing standards, as specified by Resolution 5927-E/2017. All 2G/3G/4G Radio Base Stations (i.e. cellular tower) must be tested in Argentina in order to obtain a certificate of homologation. This will also take effect after 180 days of the publishing of the document.
Digital Multi-Channel System equipment (i.e. microwave systems) must also conform to in-country testing standards as specified by Resolution 5926-E/2017. The standards outlined by ENACOM-Q2-60.16 v17.1 will replace CNT-PM-1 testing standards. Unlike the previous two resolutions, 5926-E/2017 will take effect 90 days after the publication of this post.
The inability to use FCC test reports to obtain a certificate of conformity in Argentina will increase lead times. Let LARCG help you navigate these new changes so you can get your product to market quickly and effectively.