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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…

NAMIBIA: NEW UPDATE FOR TYPE APPROVAL

Regulation Communications Act, 2009, reviewed by the regulator The Namibian telecommunications regulator CRAN (Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia) recently announced changes of type approval applications in the country. It is an amendment of regulation in respect of type approval and technical standards for telecommunications equipment. Being so, for a new type approval application, a direct letter of authorisation is needed from the manufacturer. Also, for renewal the business license of the certificate holder is required. Moreover, the regulator has also…

CONGO -BRAZZA: VALIDITY OF TYPE APPROVAL CERTIFICATES

Type Approval Certificates are valid for three years . After several communications with the ARPCE (Regulatory Agency for Post and Electronic Communications), it just confirmed that in the coming days the new approval certificate will be delivered with the validity date. For that clients should comply with the regulation by respecting the given validity of the certificate which is three (3) years. But, formers certificates delivered before without any validity information are excepted. For any questions, we remain available at…

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…

COTE D’IVOIRE: OBTAIN TYPE APPROVAL FOR ECE EQUIPMENT

Why certify ECE in Ivory Coast? Type approval is the process that allows the regulatory body to approve that equipment can be marketed in the country after conducting analyzes. In Ivory Coast, type approval certificate is delivered by ARTCI (Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications en Côte d’Ivoire). Indeed ARTCI may reject all requests if it notices that the equipment does not meet the technical specifications. What is the role of Consult It in her capacity as a telecommunication consultant? As…

MALAWI: MALAWI TO DEVELOP A CONFORMANCE AND INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORK

The objective is to guarantee security to telecommunications equipment users . This action is supported by technical assistance from the ITU to have a secure telecommunications sector. During a meeting between the two parties, Ms. Chali Tumelo, representative of the ITU did not fail to point out that the setting up of the compliance framework will test the telecommunication products, ensuring security for users. She also supported his statement by saying «What this means is that electronic equipment built by…

MADAGASCAR: ARTEC ELIMINATES COUNTERFEIT EQUIPMENT

The regulatory agency changes its name In December 2018, the Regulatory Authority (l’Autorité de Régulation des Technologies de Communication) in collaboration with customs has begun market surveillance actions. Indeed, both bodies attack the equipment not approved by the regulation via a control operation. Result: more than 1,000 confiscated and destroyed phones. Article 5 of Decree No 2018/890 prohibits the use of invalid phones since 30 June. Note that the ARTEC s mission is to ensure compliance with technical regulations. Given…