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    List of Foreign Recognized EMC and Radio/Telecommunication Equipment Testing Labs Published

    The Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI) and the National Communications Commission (NCC) of Taiwan publishes the list of foreign test labs recognized for EMC and radiofrequency/telecommunication equipment testing.

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    Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Citizens Broadband Radio Service for Compliance Under Part 96

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States provides updated guidance on the applicable approval procedures, technical requirements, and Part 96 Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) interaction with Spectrum Access System (SAS) evaluation, as well as equipment authorization of devices using CBSD handshake for SAS access.

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    The Table of Frequency Allocations for Spectrum Management is Published

    The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) of Hong Kong publishes the handbook containing the table of frequency allocations in accordance with the HK Radio Regulations.

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    Updates to Standard Requirements for Information Technology Equipment and Digital Apparatus

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada updates Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES‑003, Issue 6, which sets out standard requirements for information technology equipment (ITE), including digital apparatus.

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    Public Consultation on Regulation of the Use of Bands for Radio Links

    The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) of Brazil has decided to open a public consultation for the proposal to re-evaluate the regulation of the use of bands for radio-relays.

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    Cessation of Presumption of EN 301 511, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Mobile Stations

    The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) harmonised standard EN 301 511 V9.0.2 will officially be superseded by EN 301 511 V12.5.1, Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Mobile Stations (MS) equipment, by the end of this month.

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    Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the Bands 825 - 830 MHz and 870 - 875 MHz

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) publishes the finalized radio frequency spectrum assignment plan, which sets the rules for services operating in the frequency band from 825 – 830 MHz and 870 – 875 MHz.

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    Updates to Equipment Authorization Guidance for 76-81 GHz Radar Devices

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States provides updated guidance on the technical requirements for vehicular radars operating in the 76 to 81 GHz band under Part 95 Subpart M.

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    Clarification on Equipment Type Approval of Wireless Equipment Through Self-Declaration

    The Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) of India provides answers to questions regarding equipment type approval and self-declaration of certain categories of wireless equipment in license exempt bands.

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    Applications for Equipment Registration According to V-2 Rules No Longer Accepted

    The Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI) of Japan is no longer accepting registration applications for equipment compliant with V-2 Rules (CISPR 22).

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    Criteria for 5G New Radio User Equipment Operating in the 24.25 – 28.35 GHz Band

    The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) of Hong Kong publishes the criteria for type approval for 5G NR mobile radio equipment operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz band.

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    Measurement Procedures for Demonstrating Compliance of Millimeter Wave Devices

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States provides guidance on the evaluation of millimeter wave (mmW) devices that are subject to Part 30 of the FCC rules.

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    New Radio Standard Specification for Wireless Medical Capsule Endoscopy Devices

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada publishes RSS-246 for ultra-low power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the 430-440 MHz band.

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    Rearrangement of the 800 MHz and 900 MHz Cellular Bands is Complete

    The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (KOMINFO) of Indonesia has completed the entire process of refarming the 800 MHz and 900 MHz radio frequency bands.

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    The Implications of Brexit on UK Market Access

    What manufacturers of wireless and electronic products entering in the UK need to know, including new regulatory frameworks, product marking, and transitioning your existing products in the UK after Brexit.

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    Resolution nº 708 - 2019

    The radio and telecommunications agency of Brazil, ANATEL published Resolution 708 which repeals various older resolutions.

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    Clarification Regarding Brexit and the Application of the Radio Equipment Directive

    The Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association (REDCA), forum of the European Economic Area, addresses questions currently raised in the application of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), and as it pertains to Brexit.

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    New Rules for the Operation of Radio Equipment in the Spectrum Above 95 GHz

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States creates the new rule 47 CFR § 15.258 to expedite the deployment of services in the spectrum above 95 GHz.

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    New Frequency Assignment Plan in Japan

    The Telecommunications Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan publishes the revision of the frequency assignment plan as of March 2019.

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    Regulatory Update for Wireless Microphones

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada address spectrum access and associated licensing mechanisms for wireless microphones operating in the 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz, 614-617 MHz, 652-663 MHz, 941.5-952 MHz, 953-960 MHz, 6930-6955 MHz, and 7100-7125 MHz frequency bands.

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    Regulatory Update for Equipment Operating Outside of the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Bands

    The Directorate General of Posts and Information Resources & Equipment (SDPPI) of Indonesia announces update pertaining to WLAN devices operating outside of the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands.

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    Revisions to Certification Marking Requirements

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan revises the technical standards for the Giteki certification marking.

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    Regulatory Update for White Space Devices

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada addresses spectrum utilization by white space devices in the very-high frequency (VHF) and the ultra-high frequency (UHF) bands.

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    Mandatory Certification of Telecom Equipment Postponed

    Certification of equipment under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) in India has been postponed until August 1st, 2019.

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    Release of Spectrum for 5G Development

    The Spanish government announces regulation to make possible the release of the frequency band of 694-790 MHz (700 MHz band), currently occupied by digital terrestrial television (DTT), and accelerate the deployment and development of 5G technology in Spain.

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    General Criteria for Family Model Grouping

    The technical committee of Mexico provides the general criteria for family model grouping for the certification of products the electronic industry, measuring instruments, telecommunication devices, information technologies, and energy efficiency regulated products.

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    Amendments to Electromagnetic Strength Measurement Standards

    The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of South Korea amends the measurement standards for electromagnetic intensity (National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2017-7, 2017.8.4).

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    Partial Revision of Regulations for Radio Equipment

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan amends WLAN system regulations to support IEEE 802.11ax, revise DFS radar detection, and allow use of channel 144.

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    Radio Spectrum Utilization Program Published

    The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico publishes the agreement by which the use and utilization of the frequency bands are amended for 2019.

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    Amendments to Terminal Equipment Technical Standards

    The Radio Research Agency of Korea releases notice of amendments to the technical standards for terminal equipment in National Radio Research Commission Notice 2019-4.

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    New Exemptions of Type Approval for Wireless Equipment

    The WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination) of India addresses type approval through self-declaration for certain categories of wireless equipment in the license-exempt bands.

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    New Zealand to Allocate 5G Spectrum in 3.5 GHz Band

    The government of New Zealand has announced that the country's first allocation of 5G spectrum will be the 3.5 GHz band.

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    SDPPI Extends Acceptance of Foreign Test Reports

    The regulatory body of post and telecommunications of Indonesia, SDPPI, is extending the acceptance of EMC test reports from labs that are not in their recognized labs list.

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    Compliance Measurement Update for Frequency Hopping Systems

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States clarifies the use of the duty cycle correction factor for frequency hopping system (FHSS) equipment under 47 CFR § 15.247.

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    India Updates Labeling Requirements

    The Telecommunications Engineering Center (TEC) of India, provides update regarding labeling requirements under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments program (MTCTE).

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    ICASA Amends End User Subscriber Service Regulations

    The communications authority of South Africa, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), publishes amendments to end-user and subscriber service charter regulations to ensure that the enforcement and implementation of the regulations does not cause any unintended consequences for licensees and consumers.

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    MinTIC and ANE Simplify Radio Spectrum Management Regulations

    The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MInTic) and National Spectrum Agency (ANE) has drafted resolutions for simplifying the regulations, in order to help Colombians better understand radio spectrum management matters.

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    ISED Provides Radiofrequency Energy and Safety Guidance for Consumers

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development department of Canada publishes important RF energy and safety information to educate consumers.

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    US and UK Sign Framework for Mutual Recognition

    A mutual recognition agreement has been signed between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to provide market access by recognizing conformity assessment results produced by either party for telecommunications equipment and EMC of ICT products.

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    SRRC Publishes Guidance on Radio Equipment Sales Compliance

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Radio Authority (MIIT) of China provides updated answers to frequently asked questions regarding radio equipment sales compliance.

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    Spectrum Release Plan Published in Hong Kong

    The communications authority of Hong Kong, the OFCA, published a spectrum release plan spanning the next three years, which includes spectrum in 5G bands.

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    SDPPI Provides Guidance on Labeling Requirements

    The regulatory body of post and telecommunications of Indonesia, provides clarification on product labeling, QR code, and warning sign requirements.

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    FCC Publishes the Responsibilities of Certification Grantees

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States publishes guidance on the responsibilities of the grantee to ensure continued compliance of products with the applicable FCC regulations.

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    United Kingdom Prepares to Use the New UKCA Mark After Brexit

    The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom provides guidance on the new UKCA mark to be used, should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

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    ANATEL Publishes IoT Requirements

    The National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil (ANATEL), published Act nº 630 and Act nº 631 to include NB IoT requirements.

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    ISED Updates Radio Standards for Sub-Gigahertz Wireless Equipment

    The radio communications authority, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), of Canada updates requirements for equipment operating in the bands 512-608 MHz, 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz, and 777-787 MHz.

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    FCC Publishes Requirements for RF Module Transmitter Certification and Host Integration Guidance

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States publishes guidance documents for applicants (grantees) seeking certification for modular transmitters (module), and host product manufacturers seeking to use a module in their product.

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    India Posts Mandatory Compliance Guidelines for Luminaires

    The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has posted guidelines for implementation of amendment 1 to IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 5): 2013, "Luminaires: Particular Requirements for Flood Light."

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    Inspection Requirements for Wireless Chargers Proposed in Taiwan

    In efforts to protect consumers from hazards arising from the use of wireless chargers, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan proposes to regulate the safety, EMC, and hazardous substances of these devices.

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    Canada Publishes Lighting Equipment Interference Standards

    The Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) sets out limits and methods of measurement of radiated and conducted radio frequency emissions produced by lighting equipment, as well as administrative requirements.

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    Communications Administration of China Organizes Random Checks for Equipment Model Approvals

    The Ministry of Information and Information Technology (MIIT) has implemented law, effective this year, for conducting spot checks on radio products.

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    South Korea Releases First Public Notice of 2019

    The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of Korea releases Notice No. 2019-1 on the equipment subject to measurement of EM strength and absorption rate.

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    Belarus Technical Regulations in Force, Updated Radio and Telecom Product Requirements

    The new radio/telecom technical regulations of Belarus are approved. Product marking and in-country testing is now required, and previous approvals are valid until their expiry date.

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    FCC Reactivating Equipment Authorization System

    As of Friday January 18th, the Equipment Authorization System (EAS) for issuing FCC grants is reactivated. Applications subject to pre-approval guidance are still suspended. All other provisions in the previous public notice (DA 19-10) remain in effect.

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