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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval


Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 5-6 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • We can leverage your FCC test reports as part of the application process. ContactCSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using cellular, satellite and PSTN technology.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • No.

Columbia updates

December 2023

The Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MinTIC) has established the requirements, conditions, and procedures for participating in the objective selection process through an auction mechanism. This process aims to grant permits for the use of the radio electric spectrum at a national level. The available frequency bands include 700, 1700, 1900, 2500, and 3500 MHz. 

November 2023

The Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE) updated the National Frequency Band Allocation Table (NFBAT) to allocate previously unused spectrum in the 900 MHz band to support mobile communications.

Also the Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MinTIC) initiated a second round of consultations on the auction process which will end with the granting of permissions for the utilization of the national radio spectrum across the 700 MHz, 1900 MHz, extended AWS, 2500 MHz, and 3500 MHz frequency bands.

August 2023

The Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MinTIC) has initiated a public consultation on a draft resolution aimed to support the deployment of 5G networks, by outlining requirements and conditions for an upcoming auction process.

January 2023

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and the National Spectrum Agency of Colombia issued Resolution 737 which permits the use of Wi-Fi 6E within the operating frequency band 5925 - 7125 MHz for Wireless Access Systems (WAS) applications.

December 2022

The Agencia Nacional de Espectro (ANE) of Colombia has approved the use of the 6 GHz band for WLAN 6E.

November 2022

In it is official resolution No. 000737 dated 18th November 2022 announced the AGENCIA NACIONAL DEL ESPECTRO (ANE) that the usage of  WiFi 6E within the operating frequency band 5925 - 7125 MHz is now allowed in Colombia for WAS (Wireless Access Networks) applications. This frequency band can only be used with a maximum output power of 30 dBm EIRP for access devices and a maximum output power of 24 dBm EIRP for client devices.

In addition and according to the resolution No. 000737 of 2022, the operation of a device under this application is limited to indoor usage only and the access device must be plugged to the electrical grid of the building (battery usage is not allowed).
Further restrictions and more information related to the usage of WIFI 6E in Colombia are given in details in the official resolution which can be provided upon request. 

June 2022

ANE published Resolution 148/2022 meaning that Resolution 105 of 2020 is modified and the National Table of Frequency Band Allocation is updated. Resolution 148/2022 updates Annex 1, Table 1.2 of Resolution 105/2020, with respect to the operational conditions of the wireless microphones. Specifically, it expands the range 470-512 MHz to 470-608 MHz (with 100mW e.i.r.p).

November 2018

On April 16, 2018, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development published the Resolution № 0721. 
The Regulation will come into force on January 19, 2019 and will replace Resolution № 0172 of 2012.

This Regulation applies to all zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries which are manufactured domestically or imported into Colombia except the rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries, and batteries entered as non-commercial samples.
All the batteries will have to comply with certain specific provisions regarding physical defects, dimensions, rated voltage, minimum average life expectancy, and designation.

In this regards, the batteries will need to undergo conformity evaluation and a certificate of conformity will be required.

An external label must be legible, accurate, and complete and should be placed on the packaging in a visible and easily accessible area.
The information on the label must be written in Spanish.
If the information cannot be translated into Spanish, it should be transcripted in Latin. 

There are additional label requirements as well.

CSIA for more details on this change to the battery regulations in Colombia.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contactCSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.