Applus+ is now able to test and certify radio communication equipment that operates under licensed frequency bands, such as mobile phones and satellite communications, for the North American market.
The FCC (US) and ISED (Canada) regulatory bodies have granted Applus+ Laboratories the status of Accredited Testing Laboratory and Certification Body, under ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17065 respectively, for radio communication devices that operate on licenced frequency bands.
The radio spectrum, and its frequency bands, is regulated by each state so that it can be used by licenced operators reducing the impact of interferences from and with other devices operating on different frequency bands. Mobile (including 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) and satellite communication technologies, among others, use the licenced spectrum.
Applus+ was already accredited and recognised to test and certify radio equipment operating on unlicensed bands, including most short and medium-range communication devices using technologies such as RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other wireless systems used for IoT.
By extending its accreditation, Applus+ Laboratories is now able to test most radio devices and give support to manufacturers all over the world that wish to market their products in the US and Canada. Applus+ Laboratories is also accredited and recognized to test and certify radio equipment for European market access under the 2014/53/EU RED Directive.
United States – FCC: Scope of accreditations as Telecommunications Certification Body:
Canada – ISED: Scope of accreditations as Foreign Certification Body:
Access to global markets
For manufacturers that want to sell their radio communications products on the global market, Applus+ provides the complete International Radio Type Approvals service. Our team of international experts in regulation will manage the whole project, including: