CONATEL (Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) acts as the regulator of the country’s national telecommunications system. All products that utilize Radiofrequency, Fax-modem cards as well as equipment that connects to the Public Network require approval and certification and the agency is responsible for verifying their compliance with applicable regulations in order to commercialize in Paraguay.
No testing is required in Paraguay at this time, and LARCG can use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain CONATEL approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.
Paraguay has restrictions in the frequency band between 902 MHz to 928 MHz. LARCG will help determine if these restrictions apply to your equipment and how to pursue exceptions.
Local representation is required for CONATEL certification and LARCG can provide Cert Holder Services if you don’t have a presence in Paraguay.
Examples of the type of products requiring CONATEL approval:
Car Audio Systems
Common CONATEL Resolutions:
RESOLUTION 588, 2009: Regulation for the homologation process of telecommunications equipment
RESOLUTION 878, 2014: Updates Resolution 588, 2009, permitting the use of test reports older than 2 years along with a declaration letter from manufacturer stating that equipment didn’t suffer any modifications since the testing.
RESOLUTION 1631, 2014: Updates Resolution 588, 2009, permitting label alternatives in case of reduced size of the equipment
There are labeling requirements with CONATEL that may apply depending on the type of equipment.
Current lead time for CONATEL approval and certification is 7 Weeks.
For products that do not require CONATEL approval, the Agency will provide a ‘No Homologation’ letter to have for your records and to avoid any issues with Customs upon importation of the equipment to Paraguay.
Please contact LARCG to assist with certifying your products in Paraguay.