• New Rules Governing the Telecom Space of Serbia

    The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) in Serbia has published a new Rulebook on Radio Equipment.

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  • New Requirements for UWB

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has notified the public about the change in provision son Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Equipment. MIIT has published the provision, “MIIT No. [2024 No. 77,” for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Equipment and will come into full effect August 1, 2025.

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  • RFID Equipment Updates Regulation for 900 MHz Band

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has notified the public about new provisions on RFID Equipment within the 900 MHz Band.

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  • 70/80/90 GHz Bands Modernizing and Expanding Access

    Effective May 29, 2024 except for the addition of § 101.147(z)(3) at instruction 9, which is effective on September 1, 2024.

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  • Consultation Request for RSS-216

    The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: RSS-216, issue 3, “Wireless power transfer devices”.

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  • Supplemental Coverage From Space

    On March 15, 2024, the Commission released the Report and Order and Further Notice of proposed Rulemaking (F&O and FNPRM), FCC 24-28, in the proceedings ‘In the Matter of Single Network Future: Supplemental Coverage From Space Innovation, GN Docket No. 23-65, IB Docket No. 22-271, Erratum.

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  • Seeking Comments for RSS-123 Issue 5

    The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the consultation of RSS-123, issue 5, “Wireless Microphones and Wireless Multichannel Audio Systems”.

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  • RSS-287 Issues 3rd Update

    On April 2, 2024, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED has update and published RSS-287, Issue 3, “Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD)”, setting out certification requirements for radio apparatus operating in the following frequencies: 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz, 243 MHz, 161.975 MHz, 162.025 MHz, and 156.525 MHz.

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  • Guideline For Utilizing US and CE Test Standards for 2.4GHz, 5.2 GHz, and 6GHz Technology

    Since March 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has held the “Study Group on the Use of the Test Data Based on the US and European Standards for Wireless LAN Systems” multiple times to take into account new demands for the use of the US and European Standards-based test data for certification of wireless LAN Devices by Registered Certification Bodies. In this study, the direction of review of technical standards and test methods for 2.4 GHz wireless LAN devices was discussed in depth.

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  • Facilitating Shared Used of 3100-3550 MHz Band

    The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology’s Order in WT Docket No. 19-328, DA 24-233, adoptees and released March 11, 2024.

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  • RSS-133 and SRSP-510 Tackle Bands

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada are seeking out comments on two co-current technical documents covering the operating bands 1850-1915 MHz and 1930-1995 MHz.

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  • Railway Communications On the Right Track

    As of February 14, 2024, an addendum was made to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on Technical Standards of User Equipment in Cellular Land Mobile Service Using Global System for Mobile Communications-Railway (GSM-R) Technology (NBTC TS 1040-2567(2024)) enter into force.

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  • ICES-Gen Adds to Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment

    On February 23, 2024 ISED releases ICES-Ged, Issue 2. Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES-Gen, issue 2, General Requirments for Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment, replaces ICES-Gen, issue 1, published in July 2018 and amended in February 2021.

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  • Cybersecurity Labeling For IoT

    The Federal Communications Commission lead by Chairwoman Rosenworcel advances plans for cybersecurity labeling program for smart products by releasing a public draft.

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  • Labeling Updates For NAL

    China’s authority issued the “Notice not he use and Promotion of the New NAL Mark” on June 29, 2023, the key points to focus on the following areas.

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  • Drafting Updates For RSS-210

    ISED has presented an updated draft of the RSS-210, Issue 11 - License-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category 1 and is requesting comments by May 3, 2024.

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  • Modifying Limits for Emissions

    Filed on February 7, 2024, the FCC has modified the emissions limits for the 24.25=24.45 GHz and 24.75-25.25 GHz Bands.

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  • Expanding Flexibility for 6GHz Mid-Band

    On February 5, 2024, the FCC added a file rule correction for the unlicensed use of the 6 GHz Band and expanded the flexible use in mid-band spectrum between 3.7 and 24 GHz.

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  • Harmonizing 40.5-43.5 GHz Frequency Band

    The European Commission has made a decision on implementing the harmonization of the 40.5-43.5 GHz frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing wireless broadband electrical communications services within the Union.

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  • Modification of Emission Limits for 24 GHz Bands

    On Monday January 29th, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission proposes the implementation of certain decisions regarding the 24.25-27.5 GHz band made in the World Radiocommunications Conference held by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2019 (WRC-19).

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  • 3G Services Cessation in Singapore

    In a recent development, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has officially announced the cessation of 3G services in Singapore, with the cutoff date set for July 31, 2024.

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  • Expanding Flexible use of Mid-Band Spectrum

    The Federal Communications Commission builds on the 6GHz band licensed rules by permitting very low power (VLP_ devices within the U-NII-5 (5.925-6.425 MHz) and U-NII-7 (6.525-6.875 MHz) portions of the 6 GHz band.

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  • New Non-Cellular LPWA Regulations Issued

    On November 7, 2023 the SDPPI issued a regulation draft of Non-cellular LPWA technology.

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  • Discussion about Handset Compatibility

    The FCC is requesting a further discussion on proposal that would require some handset models to connect to hearing aids through Bluetooth connectivity as an alternative to telecoil coupling on a limited basis as the they continue to study the issue.

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  • Drafting New Guidance For Radar Devices

    On March 18th, 2023, the Commission released a Report and Order (FCC-23-35, docket no. 21-264) that amended the §15.255 rules to allow for non-fixed, short-range, millimeter-wave radar operations.

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  • Partial Amending of 1.9GHz Band

    As of November 27th, 2023, Japan has made a partial amendment of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Radio Act.

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  • Ultra-Wideband Devices Don’t Stop

    On November 27, 2023, the Federal Communiation Commission released a modification of their previous November 2, 2023 Order to change the part 15 rules to remove a single waiver conditions that requires CPR devices to cease operation when the vehicle on which it is mounted comes to a stop.

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  • Expansion into 700 MHz Band

    The revision of Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment of frequency expansion of 700 MHz was introduced October 29, 2023.

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  • Seeking Consultation for RSS-287 Revision

    Innovation, Science, And Economic Development (ISED) of Canada is seeking out comments on the consultation of RSS-287, issue 3- “Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD)”.

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  • RSS-182 Maritime Radio Equipment Update

    On September 26, 2023, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada , ISED, published an Amendment to RSS-182 Issue 5, Maritime Radio Equipment Operating in the 156-162.5 MHz Band.

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  • ITS RSS-252 Sets Standards

    On May 2023, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada, ISED replaced RSS-252, issue 1, Intelligent Transportation Systems - Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) - OnBoard Unit to Radio Standards Specification RSS-252, issue 2, Intelligent Transportation Systems’ (ITS) On-Board Units (OBUs) in the 5895-5925 MHz Band.

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  • RSS-247 to Clarify 5.8G Band

    The Radio Standard Specification RSS-247, Issue 3, Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs), and License-Exempt Local Area Network (Le-LAN) Devices, replaces RSS-247, Issue 2, dated February 2017.

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  • Old standards' application deadlines for 2.4GHz, 5.1GHz, and 5.8GHz

    Previously, China MIIT published Notice (2021) No. 129 on October 13th, 2021, to tighten and regulate radio management of the 2.4GHz, 5100MHz, and 5800MHz frequency bands. Beginning on January 1st.

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  • IPv6 technical requirements

    The IPv6 protocol's technical standards for compliance assessment of telecommunications goods were released by ANATEL as Act No. 7971 on July 6, 2023.

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  • Radio Standards Specification, RSS-102, Issue 6

    The following consultation is being discussed by the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development of Canada.

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  • Vietnam Issues Decision No. 14/2023/QD-TTg

    Vietnamese Prime Minister issued Decision No. 14/2023/QD-TTg, "Lists of Low-Efficiency Equipment Subject to Elimination and Low-Efficiency Generating Sets Banned from Development and Application Roadmaps" on May 24, 2023.

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  • Notification: Products Under Phase V of MTCTE

    This is in addition to the testing and certification of telecommunication equipment under different phases of the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment(MTCTE) regime

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  • New Limited Recognition Available

    On June 22, 2023, RRA (Regulatory Authority for Radio Frequency Allocation) notified NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) about the decision to grant limited recognition for radiated emissions (EMI) to CABs (Conformity Assessment Bodies) that possess only 3m measurement capabilities.

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  • ISED Implementation Of ANSI 63.10-2020

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is planning to adopt the following standards:

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  • Amendment Notificaiton to MTCTE phase-III and IV products.

    Based on notification no. 5-2/2021 -TC/TEC/131 dated June 13th, 2022, the testing and ceritficaiton of telecommunication equipment under Phase-III& Phase- IV of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment(MTCTE) Rules 2017, the changes listed below are officially announced with immediate effect:

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  • Spectrum Allotment in the 6GHz Band for WIFI Use

    The Nationwide Broadband Network (NBN) and 5G mobile networks in Singapore are set to receive a significant boost in connectivity.

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  • Date Changed for the Enforcement of RSS-HAC Issue 2

    The standard for Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control (RSS-HAC, Issue 2) has a new date of enforcement, according to a notification from Innovation, Science And Economic Development (ISED) Canada.

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  • Updates on the IMDA TS CD-SEC Requirement

    Cellular devices that comply with IMDA TS CD-SEC requirements and Section 7 of the GSMA TS.34 are also eligible to use either IMDA TS IOT or IMDA TS CMT.

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  • NBTC Required Documents Guideline

    Here is a summary of NBTC required documents guideline.

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  • TDRA Has Launched a Public Consultation

    The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of the United Arab Emirates has recently initiated a public consultation regarding the proposed revisions to their regulations on SRD, UWB, and PMSE.

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  • New Regulation Authorization WI-FI 6E

    ICASA has included the 5.925 to 6.425 MHz frequency range in the lower 6 GHz band for Radio Local Access Networks (RLAN/Wi-Fi) applications.

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  • MTC Issued Circular No.3583 Regulation

    Laos' Ministry of Technology and Communication (MTC) published Circular No. 3583 on the Management of Telecommunications and ICT Equipment on December 13th, 2022.

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  • RAMATEL Label Requirements Updated

    May 10, 2023, Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) in Argentina amended the specifications for RAMATEL Labels, adding the following new placement options:

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  • Changes to the Connected Charging Technical Requirements

    The technical standards for the charging socket and the charging communication protocol are being changed, according to a public consultation by the EU Commission.

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  • Technical Standards For the Frequency 5.925-6.425 GHz

    For devices that utilise the frequency range 5.925 - 6.425 GHz, including Wi-Fi 6E devices, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has produced the technical standards NBTC TS 1039-2566.

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  • New Directive for IoT Services

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(TRA) publishes guidelines for IoT services international roaming, after researching the legal issues surrounding the worldwide roaming of IoT devices and speaking with pertinent telecommunications companies.

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  • TAC Requirements for Telecommunications Equipment Homologtion

    All users and sellers of telecom equipment in the nation have received a message from Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

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  • Public Consultation on RSS-198 Issue 1

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has opened a public consultation in Canada on RSS-198 issue 1, “Equipment Operating in the Flexible Use Service in the Band 3900-3980 MHz” on May 4, 2023.

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  • New Standard GB 17625.1-2022

    For electromagnetic compatibility restrictions, the "New Standard" GB 17625.1-2022.

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  • Requirement for Instruction by TR RED UA

    Radio equipment should come with Ukrainian language instructions, according to TR RED.

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  • Announcement of NBTC About 5.925–6.425 GHz Band

    National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has decided to use frequency 5.425- 6.425 GHz as telecommunication equipment for radio communication.

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  • WLAN Service Parameters

    On March 20, 2023, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) of the Cayman Islands issued "Operating Parameters for WiFi Services," which lists the pertinent technical and operational restrictions that Wi-Fi services in the Cayman Islands are allowed to operate under.

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  • No Requirement for Test Report

    Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive(EMCD) decides that test reports and other documents found in technical documentation are not currently required, due to the new version of EUANB Technical Guidance Note 32(EU).

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  • IMDA requests public input on the Draft TS SRD

    Draft short-range device technical specifications have been made available for public review by Infocomm Media Development Authority(IMDA), issue 1 Revision 3, April 2023, putting into practice the most recent improvements in international standards, changing what is required for equipment safety testing, and adjusting the spectrum's distribution and power restrictions.

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  • Approval Information For WIFI 6E

    5925 MHz to 6425 MHz are designated as free use, according to IFT.The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones IFT announced that the WiFi 6E frequency band, which ranges from 5925 to 6425 MHz, is avilable to use on March 7, 2023.

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  • New Regulation For 5G Radio Equipment

    Hong Kong(OFCA) announces a new regulation A new regulation governing Type Acceptance Criteria for 5GNR Repeater Equipment Operating Below 6GHz, with standard number TAC 012 ISSUE 1 MARCH 2023.

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  • New Changes For Wireless And ITE

    As a result of the public consultation held in November 2022,ACMA updated the General Equipment Rules, Significant event provisions and Protected Symbols Determination.

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  • Revoking Exceptions for Toxic Chemicals

    New measurements will amend the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012, “the RoHS Regulations”, as they apply in England, Wales, and Scotland.

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  • Superceding Technical Regulations for SRD

    Vietnam has drafted a National technical regulation for Short Range Devices (SRD), radio equipment that use the 9 kHz to 25 MHz frequency range based on ETSI EN 300 220 V2.1.1 (2017-02).

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  • New Amendments in the RED

    The Commission in accordance with Article 10(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 request one or more European standardization organizations to draft harmonized standards that will lay down technical specifications for the charging interfaces and charting communication protocols for radio equipment capable of being recharged by means other than wired charging by December 28,2024.

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  • Start Date for Security Testing of WiFi CPEs and IP Routers

    India's Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has announced that the acceptance of applications, including security testing, for WiFi CPEs and IP Routers on the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) portal will begin on July 1, 2023.

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  • New Regulations for NFC and SRD

    On February 9,2023, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) revealed the draft circular promulgating QCVN 55:2023/BTTTT National technical regulation (standard) on Short Range Devices (SRD).

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  • New Compulsory Certification for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Accessories

    The State Administration of Market Regulation of China has mandated the implementation of Compulsory Certification for Lithium-ion batteries, battery packs, power banks, and power adapters/chargers used by telecommunication terminal products.

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  • Open for Discussion RSS-247

    On February 15, 2023, the Department of Innovations, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in Canada opened a public consultation on the Radio Standards Specification RSS-247, Issue 3 “Digital Transmission System (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs), and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices”.

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  • New Standards Set For RSS-132

    On January 31, 2023, the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) in Canada has updated the Radio Standards Specifications RSS-132, Issue 4 for Cellular Systems Operating in the Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz.

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  • Updates On Regulations for Radio Equipment Administration

    On December 22, 2022, the State Radio Regulation of China (SRRC) issued the Regulations on the Administration of Radio Transmission Equipment, which outline several important points.

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  • New free-use Wi-Fi spectrum doubles available spectrum

    On February 16th, 2023, the IFT issued a press release stating that the 5925-6425 MHz section of the 6 GHz Band is now designated as free-use (unlicensed) spectrum, allowing anyone in Mexico to use it without the need for a license or authorization from the Institute.

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  • New Draft Circular Updated

    A draft circular has been published by the Ministry of Information and Communications, which aims to replace Circular 02/2022/TT-TT-BTTTT.

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  • Four Levels Of Cyber Security

    At Singapore International Cyber Week 2022, the Ministry of Health (MOH), Cyber Security Agent of Singapore (CSA), Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) have created the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for Medical Devices [CLS(MD)].

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  • Proposed Allocation Of 6G Band

    On February 14, 2023, Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) issued a Public Consultation on Proposed Allocation fo 6GHz Band for RLAN and Wi-Fi use.

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  • New Details For FCC 22-84

    On February 6, 2023, enforcement of FCC’s Prohibition on the authorization of “covered” equipment and entities identified on the Covered List started.

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  • New Regulations on Radio Transmission Equipment

    On January 18, 2023, the MIIT issued the latest edition of the Regulations on the Administration of Radio Transmission Equipment, which consists of 32 articles.

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  • ISED Incorporates Technical Rules For Antennas

    As of January 26, 2023, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in Canada has opened consultation on technical standards SRSP-517 and RSS-199.

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  • Public Input on 5G Framework

    On January 20, 2023, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT) launched a public consultation regarding the Framework for Fifth Generation (5G) Public Mobile Telecommunications Networks.

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  • Proposed Deployment of 5G Services

    On February 2, 2023, the Public Utilities Commission of Belize Published a Consultative Paper for the allocation of the bands 3300-3800 MHz for 5G services.

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  • New Requirements Under Freeze

    As of February 6th, 2023 the new requirements for FCC22-84 are in effect.

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  • Updates on SDOC Process

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand recently held a meeting to inform about significant changes to the NBTC SDOC format and the introduction of a new digital signature system.

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  • ISED Spectra System Shutdown

    Canada's ISED Spectra systems will be temporarily shut down February 3rd, 2023 from 4-6 PM EST.

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  • 5 Dangerous Companies Frozen Out Of FCC

    On November 25, 2022, the Commission released its Report and Order, Interim Freeze Order, and Further Notice of Proposed Rule-making concerning “Protecting Against Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain through the Equipment Authorization Program,” FCC 22-84.

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  • Technical Regulations Updated

    As of January 9th, 2023, following Annex I the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Republic of Korea’s technical regulations will now accept test reports from recognized Conformity Assessment Bodies.

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  • Commissioner Mandates Security Updates For Wireless Devices

    On December 15,2022, Commissioner Simington called for FCC to modify its equipment authorization regime to require devices manufacturers to explicitly commit to supporting their wireless devices with security updates for a defined period.

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  • Acting Out New Technical Requirements

    The Superintendent of Granting and Resources for the Provision of the National Telecommunication Agency, in the exercise of the attributions conferred upon it by Ordinance No. 419, of May 24, 2013.

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  • Unmanned aircrafts Soar to New Heights

    On January 4, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission proposed rules to enable wireless communications for unmanned aircraft systems using the 5030-5091 MHz.

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  • Publication RSS-131 Issue 4

    On December 16 2022, Canada Radio Standards Specification RSS-131, issue 4, Zone Enhancers, replaces issue 3 of RSS-131, Zone Enhancers, dated May 2017.

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  • Announcement on 5G User Equipment Voice Over

    Malaysia SIRIM/MCMC The requirement for 5G user equipment with voice functions that support Voice over New Radio (VoNR)/ Voice over 5G (Vo5G) has just been announced, and it must comply with the requirements stated in 3GPP TS 34.229-5.

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  • RSS-248 Sets New Rules for 6G RLAN Devices

    On December 20, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has released the Radio Standards Specification RSS-248, issue 2, Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) Devices Operating in the 5925-7125 MHz Band.

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  • Updates on RRA Annex I

    The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) released an updates from previous version based on ANNEX I Phase 1, list of technical regulations for the Republic of Korea on January 2, 2023.

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  • Spectra Shuts Down For An Update

    ISED Canada’s Spectra servers will not be available from Friday, January 13th at 8 AM until Sunday, January 15th, at 11:59 PM EST.

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  • Commission Expands Into The Stars with New Name

    The Communications and Informations Technology Commission (CITC) of Saudi Arabia has officially changed its name to Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST).

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  • Releasing Access For Full 6G Band

    The Ministry of Information and communications Technologies and the National Spectrum Agency has issued the Resolution 737 of November 18, 2022 which frees the entire 6 GHz Band for unlicensed use in Colombia.

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  • Electrical Safety standard Updates

    MIC publishes the QCVN 132:2022/BTTTT electrical safety standard for ICT and ITE products including TiVi, laptops, tablets, desktop PCs, DECT phones and set-top boxes.

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  • Extension On Recognition Of CE Marking

    On 14th of November 2022, the UK Government has made an announcement regarding “CE’ logo marking.

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  • Free Use Equipment Must Meet New Conditions

    On November 22, 2022, Venezuela the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL), has announced the beginning of the Public Consultation of the reform draft of the Administrative Ruling containing “the Conditions for the Qualification of Free Use Equipment”.

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  • Release Of A New Revision Of Technical Codes

    Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had announcement of new revision of technical codes 15th November.

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