Radio and Telecom Type Approval Updates May-June 2021


    See below for a list of the main regulatory changes affecting Radio devices, issued or enforced between May and June 2021.

    China - 5G SA function will be enabled by default for newly connected 5G terminals

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced on 17th of May at the “2021 World Telecommunications and Information Society Day Conference" that newly connected 5G terminals should have 5G Standalone functions enabled by default. 


    South Korea - The RRA replaced EMC KNs for KS standards. 

    The Korean Radio Research Agency (RRA) has replaced former EMC KNs with new KS standards. This change has been applicable since May 9th, with radio devices now requiring KC EMC certification to access the South Korean market. A summary of these new KS standards can be read here and complete versions can be bought here.


    Brazil - ANATEL brings in new requirements for some radio equipment, to be enforced on 1st June. 

    Anatel, the Brazilian regulator, will replace Act 2220 with Act 7280 on 1st June. This new act extends the renewal cycle for products like mobile phone chargers, power banks or xDSL modems, and mandates 3-year renewal cycles for products that didn’t have these set up before, like OLT and Data Network Equipment installed in corporative or industrial environments. For some of those products, Anatel will accept test reports from foreign ILAC accredited test laboratories, but only if they are less than 2 years old. 
    Additionally, devices like broadcasting equipment and central splitters can now be approved with a Declaration of Conformity and a test report. Download Anatel Act 


    Argentina - ENACOM has revised the requirements for low-power devices. 

    The Argentinian regulator issued resolution 551/2021, applicable to low-power devices using frequencies 915 - 928 MHz, 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz and 5,725 - 5,850 MHz. The new criteria for these devices is now laid out in ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V20.1 “Dispositivos de Baja Potencia”. Download ENACOM’s new criteria 


    Russia  - Radio receivers are now exempt from Minpromtorg License 

    Receive only equipment added to the exemption list for Minpromtorg License. This means that receive only equipment such as car receivers no longer require an RFC Conclusion. Download the full document


    Vietnam - MIC issues new standards applicable to radio equipment.

    The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has issued several new standards that will take effect on 1st July. These apply to local importers when they use local test reports and type approval certificates. Consult the MIC website for more info.

    • QCVN 54:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for Wifi 2.4GHz) - equivalent to ETSI EN 300 328 v2.2.2
    • QCVN 63:2020/BTTTT (local standard for DVB-T2 function)
    • QCVN 74:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for SRD 1-40GHz) - equivalent to ETSI EN 300 440 V2.2.1
    • QCVN 101:2020/BTTTT (local safety standard for lithium battery) - equivalent to IEC 62133:2017
    • QCVN 117:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for 2G, 3G, 4G functions)
    • QCVN 122:2020/BTTTT (local RF standard for LPWAN 920-923MHz) - equivalent to ETSI EN 300 220-1 V3.1.1


    Indonesia - The SDPPI introduces 5G to its regulations.

    On 3rd May 2021, the Indonesian radio regulatory body, the SDPPI, introduced 5G, in accordance with regulation Nomor 5 Tahun 2021 ‘Tentang standar teknis perangkat berbasis teknologi’. Consult the Official Regulation 

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