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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?
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Importing for testing or trial purpose prior to obtaining a SIRIM type approval certificate for Malaysia is allowed.
CSIA can work with your branch office or vendor by sending a shipment invoice for him to apply an import permit.
Once in place you would be allowed to ship these samples to a Malaysia importer. CSIA can provide more details as well as a quote for this service if required.
Chargers being imported and sold in Malaysia, ( Non Wireless Devices) must apply for SIRIM Permit approval number.
This number issued by SIRIM can be used to apply for an import permit for each importation (same number issued for RF certificate). This is different than a Malaysia type approval certificate issued by SIRIM.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission recently published its Class Assignment No. 2 of 2022 which allocates certain frequency bands to various types of devices including SRDs, UWBs, Radio Access Devices, Remote Controlled Devices, RFIDs, Automotive Radars etc. One of the most crucial amendments is setting new output power limits for Short-Range Radiocommunication Devices (SRDs) operating in the 5150-5350 MHz frequency range depending on indoor and outdoor use.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) reminds customers that all GSM, LTE, and 5G CBE devices imported to Malaysia must be certified according to the Technical Codes for IMT-2020 (Fifth Generation) Cellular Booster Equipment and Global System for Mobile Communications and Long-Term Evolution – Cellular Booster Equipment approved in August 2021. Applications that fulfill the technical code and certification requirements will be granted full approval and are allowed for a maximum validity period of 5 years. Renewal applications for existing approval of GSM, LTE, and 5G Booster Equipment are no longer allowed and these existing applications are expired effective immediately. A new Normal Application is required to meet new technical code requirements for Cellular Booster Equipment.
The Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) allows the use of the 6 GHz frequency band for WLAN systems and authorises two new frequency bands for inductive application devices.
On December 31, 2021, the 3G network stopped working in Malaysia. With this regard, SIRIM QAS International introduced the changes in renewal and type approval procedures for 3G devices that became effective from January 1, 2022.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is in the process of reviewing the potential use of the 5925-7125 MHz (6 GHz) frequency band for Wi-Fi. During the review, certification of the 6 GHz band will not be permitted for Wi-Fi. Applicants for type approval must ensure the 6 GHz frequency is disabled on devices that support the 6 GHz frequency band prior to submitting applications. Devices operating in the 6 GHz frequency band under Special Approval are not permitted to be certified or imported until further notice.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently published the following Technical Codes:
IMT-2020 (Fifth Generation) – User Equipment
IMT-2020 (Fifth Generation) – Base Station
This technical code for the IMT-2020 (Fifth Generation) - User Equipment (‘this Technical Code’) was developed pursuant to section 185 of the Act 588 by the Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB) via its Fixed and Wireless Terminal Working Group. This Technical Code was developed for the purpose of certifying communications equipment under the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000.
This Technical Code specifies the minimum requirements for User Equipment (UE) that are intended for use in connection with IMT-2020 public mobile telecommunications service in Malaysia. The UE may include, but not limited to, cellular mobile terminals, handheld, portable and vehicle-mounted equipment, and Radio Frequency (RF) interface cards and modems. This Technical Code applies to IMT-2020 (Fifth Generation) User Equipment (5G UE) based on the technologies as specified in applicable Malaysian Standards, technical codes, international standards, ITU Recommendations and its radio regulations as agreed and adopted by Malaysia.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has released additional requirements for the certification and importation of Wireless Media Players (WMP) and Set-Top Boxes (STB). New applications and renewals of Certificates of Compliance (CoC) and Certificates of Approval (CoA) will be subjected to these additional requirements starting January 1, 2022. The current temporary freeze on all new applications for the certification of WMP and STB devices will remain in effect until these new requirements are implemented.
3G Network Phase Out Plan Announced
The Government of Malaysia has announced their plan to phase out 3G network coverage by the end of 2021. Starting January 1, 2021, approvals (including renewals) will no longer be issued for 3G-only devices and 4G-capable mobile phones without Voice over LTE (VoLTE). The goal of this plan is to improve the existing 4G network and to ensure the foundation for the 5G network.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) IPV6 Certification Program will be mandated in July of 2020. All direct connection equipment that connects to a Malaysian service provider is subject to this program. Examples of direct connection equipment includes access points, gateways, and mobile phones.
Local testing is required, and facilities will be available during the third quarter of this year (though availability might be subject to change based on the pandemic). Certification requirements include:
Testing Sample, Including the Required Software and Instructions
Testing per Requirements Delineated in MCMC Technical Code (MCMC MTSFB TC T013:2019)
Testing Conducted by SIRIM Laboratory (or Another Accredited Laboratory).
SIRIM has introduced additional certification requirements for Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) working in the 915 MHz frequency band due to complaints regarding interference from RFID products in the local mobile network.
The revisions are as follows:
Contact CSIA for up to date information
LTE UE shall comply with the EMC emission requirements as defined in the ETSI EN 301 489-1 and specific to mobile phones, ETSI EN 301 489-34 shall also be complied.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.