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Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?
What is the lead time to obtain type approval?
Are there any marking or logo requirements?
Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?
What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?
Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?
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 CSIA.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.