New Requirements for Homologation of Cellular Devices

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) of Peru is requiring that all cellular products obtain new homologation certificates by April 5th.

MTC (Ministerio de tranportes y comunicaciones, or the Ministry of Transport and Communications) is the Peruvian agency responsible for the control, supervision, and type approval certification process to assure devices properly use the country’s radio spectrum.

This particular certification change was first announced last year by Peru’s Telecom Ministry (MTC) in Decreto supremo N ° 019-2019 MTC and is now being implemented as part of the homologation process.

Previously granted certificates covering cellular technology will no longer be valid and will need to be updated under the new regulation.

All products using cellular technologies that operate above 2.2 GHz (with an output power greater than 50mW) will now require SAR reports and a GSMA TAC letter in order to be homologated.

By including the TAC in the application process, approved cellular products will automatically be registered in the new RENTSEG database (National Registry of Mobile Terminal Equipment for Security), which prevents unauthorized equipment from accessing mobile networks.

Applicants can use existing international test reports and grants (FCC and CE only for cell phones) for the homologation process to obtain MTC approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.

Peru has restrictions in the frequency band between 902 MHz to 928 MHz, along with 800 MHz band restrictions.

Products requiring approval in Peru include:

  • Cellphones
  • WiMax
  • Antennas
  • Modems
  • Wireless Speakers

All equipment that uses the radio spectrum and has a radiated power greater than 10mW requires a homologation certificate.

Peru does not require in-country product testing, local representation, or specific labeling.

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