Paraguay adds labeling requirements to type approvals

Paraguay’s regulating agency, CONATEL, has released a new Resolution (No. 1193) that adds a labeling requirement to their approval process as of September 2017. The label, showing the CONATEL logo and registration number, must be placed on the product prior to importation, along with the name of the manufacturer, brand, and model.

CONATEL may grant an exception in cases where the equipment is too small to include the label.

The name and address of the local distributor (Legal Rep) is also required for all imported products, but can be shown in the User Manual.

Label Requirements

CONATEL must be written in “HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk” font
Registration number (shown as NR: XXXX-XX-X-XXXX) must be in “HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn” font.

If the label is not embossed or printed in black and white, it must include the following colors:

  • CONATEL logo should be white with a red background
  • CONATEL should be written in white over a blue background
  • Registration number should be in black with a white background






For future (or current) approvals in Paraguay, part of the required documents will be a label draft.
If at the time of certification, the information on your importer/local distributor is still unavailable, we may present a declaration letter stating where the importer/distributor information will be placed.

For questions regarding Paraguay agency CONATEL’s new labeling requirements, contact LARCG

September 29, 2017

Brazil ANATEL Resolution 680 and ATO 11542

Brazil ANATEL Resolution 680 and ATO 11542

Brazil’s telecom agency ANATEL recently released their new Resolution 680, and ATO 11542.

Some of the changes include

  1. Labeling: Res. 680 Art. 5 says it is up to the manufacturer where the phrase regarding restricted radiation will be placed. In practice, we will no longer have to ask for/ present a declaration regarding that phrase. We will however still need to present a declaration should our client request the ANATEL logo in the manual only, for lack of space, for example;
  2. Medical implants: increase in frequency range from 402-405 MHz to 401-405.9 MHz with power limit of 25 microwatts in a reference bandwidth of 300 kHz;
  3. New Harmonics limits for band of 433-435 MHZ at 10mW (e.i.r.p), the emission outside the bands should be less than 250mW (e.i.r.p) for radio frequencies up to 1000 MHz and should be less than 1uW (e.i.r.p) for radio frequencies above 1000 MHz.
  4. Adjust on requirements for hopping systems, decreasing the interval from 20 to 14 seconds ( at less than 250 kHz) and from, 10 to 7 seconds at hopping greater than 250 kHz.
  5. Removal of LoRa/CSS requirements, which will now have to meet item 14 of ATO 11542 (same as Res 506)
  6. Requirements for UWB devices were approved.  Please contact LARCG for information about the frequency bands and the conditions for each.

September 6, 2017

10 Fun Facts – Countries in Latin America – Pop Quiz Style!

We work in all the countries in Latin America and know their diverse cultures,  people and economies. Most important: we know the rules to approve your device in every single one of them. Don’t worry about how to do it and let our team handle it. Meanwhile, enjoy a few curious facts about Latin America:

1:  This country began the world’s first regular radio broadcasting on 27 August 1920. See the answer here.

2: In this country you can find the source of the Amazon River . See the answer here.

3. This is the only English speaking country in South America. See the answer here.

4. This is the only country in Latin America considered by the World Bank as a “high-income economy”. See the answer here.

5. In this country, 82% of the population over 14 has a cell phone. See the answer here.

6. This country has 68 recognized ethnic languages and dialects, and English is also the official language. See the answer here.

7. This country’s currency is the American Dollar. See the answer here.

8. This country is plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, but the project has not yet started. See the answer here.

9. In this country is the  largest free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere. See the answer here.

10. This is the only Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America. See the answer here.

LARCG brings Latin America to you

If it is in Latin America, we can help you! Contact us for more information.

July 18, 2017

Venezuela delays

The political instability in Venezuela has impacted the certification process in that country, generating delays of up to 4 months in the process. We continue to serve our clients who wish to approve their products in Venezuela, informing of this extended lead time and available for questions related to approving products in Venezuela and all other countries in Latin America. Contact LARCG for more information on how to approve your product.


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July 14, 2017

ANATEL Resolution 680 – Changes are coming in Brazil

ANATEL in Brazil published the New Resolution 680. This new legislation will substitute Resolution 506 from 2008. ANATEL resolution 680 is related to products that are considered restricted radiation, such as those containing WiFi, Bluetooth, DECT, RFID, Zigbee, among other technologies. There will be new technical requirements for the testing procedures. However, these are still under discussion and have not yet been published by ANATEL.  Resolution 680 will take effect in 60 days.

You can count on LARCG to provide you the details as they are published.

LARCG can help you approve your products in Brazil and other Latin American markets. Contact us for more information.

June 30, 2017

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

UPDATE:  As of 6/27/17, we are no longer seeing delays in processing of telecom type approval certificates by the Peru telecom agency Ministerio de Transportes Y Comunicaciones (MTC)
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