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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?

  • 4-6 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No

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

  • Many products do require in country testing. ContactCSIA for more details.

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

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

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

  • No.

Ecuador Updates

September 2021

The Agencia de Regulacion y Control de las Telecomunicaciones (ARCOTEL), has updated the list of International Bodies accepted for Type Approval in Ecuador. The ARCOTEL update leaves 9 accepted organizations and now includes the China CMIT, India BIS and Taiwan NCC.

The following bodies are now accepted:

• Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones de Brasil (ANATEL)
• Bureau Of Indian Standards (BIS)
• China’s Ministry Of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT)
• Comunidad Europea (CE) / Declaraciones de Conformidad (DoC)
• European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI)
• Federal Communications Commission de los Estados Unidos de América (FCC)
• Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
• National Communications Commission de Taiwan (NCC)
• The Certification and Engineering Bureau of industry of Canada (CEBIC)

Please note that ARCOTEL Type Approval is still required, the list above represents test reports that are accepted as part of the approval process.

For more information on these changes contact

October 2018

Ecuador's ARCOTEL (La Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecomunicaciones) published Resolución ARCOTEL-2018-0661 with three significant changes:

Annex 1: Devices that do not require homologation except for specific terminal equipment;
Annex 2: Devices that do require certification;
Frequencies that are restricted from use.

Contact CSIA for more details.

May 2018
The out power is now no longer a condition for certification according the new regulations.

In the past only products that transmitted at more than 50 mW needed certification.

Two main things to be considered in order to require certification from now on :
a) The device has to be able or capable to be interconnected with the public network; and

b) To be part of a list that the Agency had published.

Some factories or manufactures still desire a letter of no approval required as a backup for their exports and imports.

CSIA can also provide that letter upon request.

Contact CSIA for up to date information.

January 2018

ARCOTEL has released an updated Plan Nacional de Frecuencias (National Frequency Plan).  One major change is that ARCOTEL has reallocated the 902-928MHz band to “Uso Determinado en Bandas Libres (UDBL),” and the 915-928MHz portion of this band is once again unlicensed.

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.