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.