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    China SRRC Requirements Update

    On 30th September 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) officially announced some changes to the testing requirements and procedure for radio equipment subject to Type Approval in China.

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    Nigerien Regulator Name Change

    The Nigerien Regulator, Autorité Nationale de Régulation et des Télécommunications et de la Poste (ARTP), has now been re-named to ARCEP (Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste).

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    New Requirement for Electrical and Telecom Products in Argentina

    Argentina has announced a new regulatory regime to ensure that the country's commercial electrical equipment provides adequate protection for consumers, property and domestic pets.

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    Publication Of HKCA 1080 Specifications

    In August 2018, The Communications Authority of Hong Kong published a new specification for Short Range Devices Operating in the 4.2 – 4.8 GHz and/or 6 – 8.5 GHz Bands Employing Ultra-Wideband Technology – HKCA 1080.

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    Memorandum Circular No.06-08-2018

    The Philippine National Communications Commission, referred to as (NTC). NTC is the official body of the Philippines to regulate wireless telecommunications regulations.

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    Changes In The Type Approval Process To Be Introduced

    Indonesian regulatory authority, Directorate General of Resources and Equipment for Post and Information Technology (SDPPI), has issued a draft Regulation implementing changes to the Type Approval Process in Indonesia.

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    Algerian Regulator ARPT renames to ARPCE

    Algeria’s telecommunications sector has changed its name from Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et de Télécommunications to Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Communications Electroniques.

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    Mexico IFT Closed For Holiday

    Mexican RF body, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) was closed for business for their annual holiday period.

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    New National EMC And Safety Standards Drafted

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand have proposed new draft

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    Regulatory Alert-- Eurasian Customs Union

    At the end of 2017, RosAccrediation (Russian Accreditation Authority) and Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation released updated guidelines listing documentation

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    New Radio Regulation In Ukraine

    The Ukraine Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Technical Regulation, has required all RF equipment to be listed in the ‘Electronic Device Register'.

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    Qatar Released New Class License for SRD

    Follow an extensive public consultation in late 2017, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has issued the third version of the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRDs).

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    Mexico’s NOM-029-ENER-2017 Is Now a Requirement

    All external power supplies require the Mexico’s NOM-029-ENER-2017 certification, which is obtained through test evaluation.

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    Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), from the International Air Transport Association (IATA): UN 38.3 Battery Testing

    IATA is the trade association that represents 280 airlines, roughly 80% of the world's airline traffic. DGR is the industry policy formed by IATA to address the identification of cargo transport goods.

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    What Do I Need to Know About IEC 62133-2:2017 as a Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturer?

    Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary lithium cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications - Part 2: Lithium systems

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    Namibia Releases List of Equipment Exempt from Type Approval

    The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) released a list of equipment that no longer require type approval.

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    NTRA (Egypt) Removes Bandwidth Restrictions

    The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt has confirmed that the bandwidth restriction has been removed for indoor WLAN frequencies.

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    Understanding FCC's Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)

    The United States Federal Communications Commission launched a new Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) last year. This is a new process which combines the previous two self-approval equipment authorization procedures into one.

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    Reform Announcement on China CCC Mark Requirement

    The CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) has announced the reform on China CCC requirement.

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    FCC Improves Rules for Consumer Signal Boosters

    FCC released Second Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 23, 2018, taking steps to improve consumers' wireless experience.

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    Introduction to DO-160, Section 21 Radio Frequency Emission

    DO-160, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment published by the RTCA (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) specifies test conditions for the design of electronic hardware in airborne/avionics systems.

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    Canada ISED New Requirements for 2 GHz Personal Communications Services

    Notice has been given by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development that Radio Standards Specifications RSS-133, Issue 6, (amendment) 2 GHz Personal Communications Services has been updated.

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    Brazil ANATEL Acts Replace Resolutions

    Brazil has revoked 36 Resolutions that have been used for years and replaced them with ANATEL Acts.

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    Brazilian Agency of Telecom, ANATEL, Enforcing New Technical Regulations

    Act 493 and 14448 are enforceable as of January, regarding wireless power transmission and communication equipment.

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    Vietnam (MIC) Released a New EMC Standard Requirement for Radio Equipment

    The new standard QCVN 112:2017/BTTTT for radio broadband data transmission equipment is released by the Vietnamese government ministry and is effective July 1st, 2018.

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    Newly Published RED Harmonized Standards by EU

    The Official Journal of the European Union publishes new RED harmonized standards.

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    Regulatory Updates for Ivory Coast, Brazil, Mexico, Chile

    The Ivorian regulatory Authority held in November a meeting to inform all the telecommunication sector actors that restrictions are imposed on WI-FI 5GHz frequency band . . .

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    Korea (RRA) Conformity Assessment Regulatory News Update

    A newly revised conformity assessment notification from RRA (National Radio Research Agency) in Korea has been published on Dec. 5th, 2017.

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    Publication of New CE RED Standard

    The new CE RED standard EN 303 417 v1.1.1 is officially published on Sep 22nd, 2017. It's the harmonized standard for WPT (Wireless Power Transmission) systems which was previously covered by EN 300 330 standard under R&TTE directive. It was excluded from EN 300 330 in its latest v2.1.1 version to . . .

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    C63.27-2017 - American National Standard for Evaluation of Wireless Coexistence

    The new approved standard C63.27-2017 provides an evaluation process and supporting test methods for quantifying the ability of a wireless device to coexist with other wireless services in its intended radio frequency environments.

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