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Colombia telecom regulatory agency CRC released new Resolution 5031/2016: Data Cellular now requires homologation

Colombia telecom regulatory agency CRC released new Resolution 5031/2016: Data Cellular now requires homologation

Colombia approval agency CRC  has released Resolution 5031/2016 (which modifies Cap. 1, title XIII of resolution CRT 087-1997) with enforcement starting July 8th,2017

All mobile devices using voice and/or data cellular (with an IMEI or any equivalent identification number) will require homologation in Colombia if they operate in the frequency bands 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, AWS (1700-2100 MHz) and 2500 MHz.  Norms for connection to the Network are as follows:

  • Landline and cordless landline phones – Colombia Resolution CRT 1673 2006, FCC Part 68, or ETSI ES203-021
  • Satellite phones – Technical standards of Colombia Resolution 3610 from 1997, FCC Part 25
  • Mobile devices
    • 850 MHz: FCC Part 22 Subpart H
    • 1900 MHz: FCC Part 24, Subpart E
    • 1700/2100 MHz: FCC Part 27
    • 2500 MHz: ETSI EN 301 908-13

Documentation requirements will remain the same for the approval process for mobile devices.  Contact LARCG for a detailed list of requirements, and a quote for your approval.

June 27, 2017

Ecuador new regulations in place

Ecuador new regulations in place

ARCOTEL new Resolution 03-03-ARCOTEL-2017 has been published, and it describes the new requirements for type approval of telecommunications and RF equipment in Ecuador.

RF equipment testing has been removed, and no samples are required for homologation.  Type approval for the equipment, is still required.

As per Chapter V, Article 10 of Resolution 03-03-ARCOTEL-2017, the telecom approval agency still requires the following in order to process a homologation:

  • User Manual or document issued by the manufacturer, in digital format, in which  are listed the technical specifications, make, and model of the equipment
  • Digital photographs of the equipment according to the specifications set forth by ARCOTEL (contact LARCG for details on the photograph specifications required by ARCOTEL)
  • Certificate, such as FCC Grant, of the technical characteristics in digital format, for the equipment whose make and model will be homologated, or for those modules which will be incorporated into the end product.

In the event that the equipment to be certified already has a homologation certificate from an agency recognized by ARCOTEL, only that certificate will need to be included in the application for approval.

ARCOTEL No-Homologation letters may be obtained for equipment which falls outside the scope of ARCOTEL Resolution 03-03-ARCOTEL-2017.  LARCG recommends obtaining N0-Homologation letters to help avoid any potential issues with Customs upon importation of the equipment.  Contact us for details on how to obtain one.

 

June 21, 2017

Argentina allocates the 401MHz to 406 MHz band for SRMED

Argentina allocates the 401MHz to 406 MHz band for SRMED

ENACOM Resolution 4479-E/2017 was released today in Argentina. This new standard for medical devices allocates the frequency band from 401 to 406 MHz for Radiocommunications System for Medical Use (SRMED). The attribution of frequency bands of low power devices operating in the bands of 401 MHz to 406 MHz established by Resolution 67/2012 remain unchanged. If you want to know more about how to approve your product in Argentina and other Latin American countries, LARCG can help you. Contact us for more information.

June 9, 2017

Delays in type approval processing in Peru

Delays in type approval processing in Peru

16 May, 2017
The Peru telecom regulatory agency MTC has been experiencing some delays in processing telecom type approval applications due to some internal reassignment of departmental duties. We don’t expect issues with Peru regulatory authority MTC to affect our clients’ market access efforts for very long.

May 23, 2017

New standard in Mexico, NOM-208-SCFI-2016

New standard in Mexico, NOM-208-SCFI-2016

Mexico:  NOM-208-SCFI-2016 for devices operating in the frequency bands 2400-2483.5MHz, 5725-5850MHz and 902-928MHz has been officially published in the “Diario Official” on 7 February 2017 and it will start its validity on the second week of April.

NOM-208-SCFI-2016 would replace NOM-121-SCT1-2009 and its successor NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015.

For more information contact LARCG.

April 6, 2017

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