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ALGERIA: ARPCE UPDATED TYPE APPROVAL PROCESS

The Regulatory Board adopted decisions recently During the holding of the board meeting, the ARPCE proceeded to update type approval registration process. The new provision repeals Decision N°43/pc/ARPCE/2018, November 28. Indeed, this approval process addressed several issues including: The certification standards and technical specifications that the equipment must meet, samples and duration of certificates. 1 /for technical specifications the agency will accept only equipment complying with international standards (ETSI, IEC, ISO ….) • The original declaration of conformity by the…

FLASH ZIMBABWE: POTRAZ IS CLOSED

The Agency of Regulation of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is closed until the 28TH of November 2019. It will proceed the treatment of the projects once it’s back after the return date. However, it will do the necessary for the treatment of projects submitted before the 21 October.…

MAURITIUS: THE CLEARANCE TO IMPORT ICT EQUIPMENT REGULATION 2019

ICTA conducted an update for the importation of ICT equipment in the country ICTA (Information and Communication Technologies Authority) published in the Government Notice No. 164 of 2019 the clearance to import ICT equipment Regulation 2019. In the said regulation also published on the website of ICTA, importers of equipment will have to undergo certain obligations before importing their equipment. This decision comes into force on 1 October 2019 as stipulated in the new regulation. Now some equipment based on…

RDC: VALIDITY OF CERTIFICATES

Changes seem to take place soon in the agency The ARPTC (Post Regulatory Authority and Telecommunications of Congo) would carry out in the coming days changes to the procedure of type approval. Indeed, these changes concern the validity of certificates based on the equipment. For modules: The validity from 10 years to 2 years For printers, computers, tablets: The validity from 10 years to 3 years For devices connecting to the public network: The validity from 10 years to 5…

KENYA: KENYA TRADENET SYSTEM TRADER MODULE TRAINING FOR ICT EQUIPMENT AND IMPORTERS

A workshop to improve the telecommunications environment A training session on telecommunications equipment (ICT) was held with importers of equipment and company working in type approval field on September 24 in the premises of the regulator. The country will soon proceed with the implementation of an electronic platform (KenyaTradeNet System) for applications for approvals. Regarding the procedure of approval, the agency recalled for modems, phones, tablets and smart TVs is mandatory to submit samples, the agency (CA) also Noted in…

SIERRA LEONE: A NEW CHAIRMAN

Alhaji M.F Sheriff, new leader of NATCOM For a while, NATCOM (National Telecommunications Commission) the regulatory body of Sierra Leone has a new president. This is Alhaji M.F Sheriff. The new chairman was confirmed by the Sierra Leone Parliament on 19 September. Our team will communicate you information in future editions if this change will impact the type approval. Contact us sales@consultit-now.com…

RWANDA: RURA WILL START ONLINE SUBMISSION

A new provision is announced very soon . RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) recently announced that it will start the electronic submission of projects. As a reminder, this innovation will be effective in the coming months. For now, our technical team is working with the agency and will communicate necessary information about the impact it will cause on type approval process. Our team offers its services for the approval of your telecommunications equipment in Rwanda. Contact us at sales@consultit-now.com.…

GABON: SOME AMENDMENTS IN AGENCY VERY SOON

The Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority of Posts is reorganizing . A reorganization was carried out in Gabon’s regulatory agency. This reorganization affects the ARCEP staff. As a matter of fact, only the director of ARCEP Regulatory Board shall hold the same position. This reorganization will impact the overall operation of ARCEP in the coming days. Note soon as part of that reform, the model of the approval certificate will also be changed. Moreover, our company is always available to assist…

BENIN: CONSULT IT STRENGTHENS ITS COLLABORATION WITH ARCEP

The CEO of Consult IT, Fidele Koffi, met with Yétondji Houeyetongnon, the agency’s Director of Radio (DR). As part of strengthening its customer policy, Fidele Koffi made a business trip to Cotonou in Benin. The recently appointed CEO has had a hectic schedule, but on Wednesday 17, he traded several points on the approval with the Director of Radio. The two men had a lengthy discussion about regulations in Benin. To Consult IT, the future looks bright and this session will…

EQUATORIAL GUINEA: CÁNDIDO MUATETEMA BAITA – THE NEW CEO OF ORTEL

The handover took place on July 4. The Regulatory Agency of Telecommunications of Equatorial Guinea (ORTEL) has a new CEO. As of July 4, Mr. Jose Eko Owono Mango is no longer the ORTEL CEO. Muatetema Baita has replaced him and will take on this new responsibility. Our team is in constant communication with the ORTEL and will inform you on any decisions that will impact the projects already submitted in the country. Contact us for more information: sales@consultit-now.com…