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Category: Type Approval

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…

GUINEA-BISSAU: CONSULT IT RESUMES THE SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS

In Approval News edition 81 of 29 May 2019, we announced a suspension in processing type approval projects in Guinea Bissau due to internal ARN reasons. The regulatory agency was no longer accepting projects for approval applications. Consult IT’s marketing department has restarted submitting applications to register in the country. Our team reports that certificates are being issued for all project submissions. In short, we continue to operate in Guinea-Bissau. For questions or assistance in submitting type approval projects, contact…

ALGERIA: CONSULT IT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SERVICES DESPITE POLITICAL CLIMATE

The political discourse prevailing Algeria has stimulated rumors about type approval requests. The Consult It Directorate informed its partners that it continues to submit projects for approval application. Note that our marketing department remains open to process all applications for registration in Algeria. However, we will keep you informed of all decisions that may impact the submissions. Contact us at: sales@consultit-now.com…

NIGERIA: NCC WORKS TOWARD A SAFER NIGERIAN TELECOMMUNICATION ATMOSPHERE

NCC educates telecommunication distributors about the consequences of violating approval regulations. Recently the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) cracked down on a cell phone repair company for not complying with government regulations regarding telecommunication equipment. Despite them being thoroughly implanted inside Nigeria, selling non-approved telecommunication equipment is still a crime. Companies found in violation have had members arrested, fined, and, in extreme cases, the companies themselves were fined severely. Because of this, the NCC put together educational sessions to inform local…

UGANDA: UCC DEVELOPS TYPE APPROVAL STANDARDS

 New type approval standards for Uganda. On the 12 of June 2019, the UCC (Uganda Communications Commission) established new Telecommunication approval guidelines, specifically section 5 of the Ugandan Communications Act of 2013. These guidelines are renewed periodically to remain consistent with the newest technology and products. Some new upgrades to the current standards that stand out include new regulations for Digital Video Broadcasting Receivers (DVB), FM radio stations in Uganda, requirements for personal mobile radio band 446.2-446.0 MHz systems, and…

GHANA: NCA INVITES COMMENTS ON TYPE APPROVAL REGULATIONS, 2019

NCA (National Communications Authority) publishes a draft for public consultation. The Ghanaian regulator wants to improve regulation. For this reason, he has just published a draft for public consultation on June 4. The objective is to ensure compliance with the regulations provided by Act No. 769 of 2008 on electronic communications equipment. This law gives NCA the mandate to certify and test electronic communications equipment in accordance with international standards and to guarantee good health for users. In addition, this…

SOUTH AFRICA: APPROVAL OF BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT

ICASA is reviewing a draft for the regulation of sports broadcasting equipment.  The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is the governing body of Broadcastings Services in South Africa. In short, they regulate all broadcasting utilities for both industrial and personal use. With ever-advancing technology and higher expectations for broadcasting services, manufacturing companies are willing to push the emblem to provide their customers with the best services possible. While customers may appreciate this, there need to be regulations in…