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?

  • Yes

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

  • We can leverage your CE Mark test reports as part of the application process. Contact CSIA 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.

Hong Kong updates

April 2024

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong having considered the requests jointly submitted by the three spectrum assignees in the 26/28 GHz bands for the provision of large scale public mobile services, namely China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited and SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited (Spectrum Assignees), decided to further amend the network and service rollout obligations imposed on them by postponing each of the three network and service rollout milestones by two years from 2024-26 to 2026-28. After the amendments, the Spectrum Assignees will be required to install and put into use 20 per cent of the minimum number of radio units (i.e. 500 radio units) by 24 April 2026, an addition of 30 per cent (i.e. 750 radio units) by 24 April 2027, and an addition of the remaining 50 per cent (i.e. 1 250 radio units) by 24 April 2028. Thus the periods of the relevant performance bonds for guaranteeing compliance with the network and service rollout obligations will be amended accordingly.

With the supply of the network equipment and handsets supporting the 26/28 GHz bands remaining in shortage, the CA decided to accede to the request of the Spectrum Assignees having regard to the latest situation. The requirement imposed on the Spectrum Assignees to install and put into use no less than 2 500 radio units within the specified period following the spectrum assignment remains unchanged.

Consultation Document on Proposal to Regulate and Phase Down Hydrofluorocarbons for Implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
The proposal sets out different control strategies which facilitates HFC phasedown, and supports an orderly and smooth transition to the use of low Global Warming Potential (GWP) alternatives. One of the strategies is to introduce a new regulation to prohibit the import, manufacture, supply and sale of those equipment and products using HFCs with GWP greater than the prescribed limit​.

August 2023

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has launched a public consultation on the agreements for the assignment of 400 MHz of spectrum in the 6/7 GHz band for the provision of public mobile services.

May 2023

Wi-Fi 6E Access Point devices must comply with the Office of the Communications Authority's (OFCA) Radio Equipment Specifications before they can be launched for sale in the Hong Kong market.

Wi-Fi 6E access points are subject to the Compulsory Certification Scheme (CCS) in Hong Kong, and must conform to the technical standard HKCA 1081 - Performance Specification for Radiocommunications Apparatus Operating in the 6 GHz Band for Wireless Local Area Network, as well as the reference ETSI standard EN 303 687: 6 GHz WAS/RLAN; Harmonized Standard for access to radio spectrum.

Wi-Fi 6E access points sold in Hong Kong must meet the following technical requirements: Frequency Range of 5.925 – 6.425 GHz, with a maximum Output Power of 24 dBm EIRP for indoor use and 14 dBm EIRP for outdoor use.

CSIAshould you have any questions or need further details. 

May 2022

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong published its new HKCA 1081 technical specification.

This specification defines the minimum performance requirements for radiocommunications apparatus operating in the 6 GHz band

for wireless local area network.
In the new specification HKCA 1081 allows OFCA the usage of WIFI 6E within the operating frequency band 5925 – 6425 MHz for indoor and outdoor.
The maximum output power for WIFI 6E is regulated in Hong Kong as follows:

Indoor Usage: 24 dBm EIRP
Outdoor Usage: 14 dBm EIRP

The usage of WIFI 6E in Hong Kong shall meet the technical requirements specified in the standard ETSI EN 303 687,

6 GHz WAS/RLAN; Harmonized Standard for access to radio spectrum.

January 2022

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has released a new version of the regulation that establishes the criteria that must meet 5G New Radio (NR) user equipment operating below the 6 GHz band for Type Approval.

September 2021

Hong Kong to shut down 2G networks by September 2021.
The Communications Authority (CA) has announced the decision to cease the provision of all its second generation mobile services starting from 30th September 2021

February 2021

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has published a new version of the Frequency Table of Hong Kong, including new allocations for mobile services in the 26 GHz and 66 - 71 GHz frequency bands.

Contact CSIA for more information on this change.

January 2019

The Communications Authority of Hong Kong (HKCA) has published a new specification for short-range devices (SRD) operating in the 4.2 – 4.8 GHz and/or 6 – 8.5 GHz bands using ultra-wide band technology. The new specification is under HKCA 1080.

According to the publication, it is possible to apply for Type Approval for "Short Range-Devices Using Ultra-Wide Band technology (UWB)" operating in 4.2 – 4.8 GHz and/or 6 – 8.5 GHz, providing that:

- the maximum mean spectral power density (e.i.r.p.) is 41.3 dBm/MHz
- the device meets all the technical requirements in accordance with the appropriate standards (ETSI EN 302 065 series)

 For more details on this rules change and to find out if it applies to your products please contact CSIA.

February 2018
In December 2017, Hong Kong’s Communications Authority published HKCA 1078, a new specification for Radio Equipment operating at 920-925 MHz for the provision of Public Telecommunication Services. This new specification co-exists in parallel with specification HKCA 1049, which applies to RFID equipment operating in the same frequency range of 920-925 MHz. Due to the publication of HKCA 1078, it is now possible to apply for Type Approval for ‘Radio Equipment for the provision of Public Telecommunication Services’ operating at 920-925 MHz, provided that the technical requirements outlined in Section 4 of this regulation are met. RFID equipment operating at 920-925 MHz can continue to be approved in Hong Kong in compliance with HKCA 1049.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA 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.

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