GUINEA : The ARPT ensures compliance with practices linked to type approval

The regulatory authority of the post and telecommunications (ARPT) was created under the Act L/2005/018/AN of September 8th 2005. The aim of the authority is to regulate the telecoms sector in the Republic of Guinea. To achieve this objective, the regulator keeps on recalling the regulation in force in the domain of type approvals. In a press release  dated 09 May 2017, the ARPT was informing its partners about the provisions to be made for the type approval of their equipment. The materials and/or equipment below are concerned by this certification:

  • Digital tablet
  • Smartphones
  • Fixed and mobile phone
  • Single-function and multi-functional printers
  • USB modem
  • Bluetooth cards
  • Personal computers and laptops
  • Broadcast transmitters (OM, OC et FM)
  • TV transmitter
  • TV tuner and FM radio receiver
  • HF, VHF, UHF Radio
  • Digital decoder/receiver
  • Earth station equipment (BUC et LNB)
  • Telematic equipment
  • Wi-Fi equipment
  • Remote alarm devices
  • Routers, servers, switch
  • TNT Decoder/Modem
  • Radar equipment

This communiqué is compliant with the law N°/2015/018/AN of the 13th August 2015 on telecommunications and information technologies in the Republic of Guinea. Article 64 of this law states that “the aim of the type approval of terminal equipment and the installations of radio equipment is to oversee the general interest and to ensure the security of users and operators’ staff. Il helps protect ICT and telecommunications network and ensure that the pieces of equipment are compatible and can operate with public telecommunications /ICT networks and with terminal equipment that allows to have access to the same service.” The regulatory authority ensures operators’ compliance with the prescriptions resulting from laws and regulations that can be applied to them. It also monitors the obligations related to licences, authorizations and approvals they benefit from. Accordingly, it can impose sanctions. Article 144 states that the regulatory authority can pronounce sanctions against violators. Thus, all violations of the law to ensure type approval of ICT equipment are punished by a fine from 10,000,000 to 200,000,000 Guinean Francs.

As a wise regulator, the ARTP is constantly regulating the telecoms market and controlling equipment. The dynamics of control and monitoring reassures both consumers and equipment manufacturers. In fact, this guarantees the best quality of equipment purchased by consumers. It also assures manufactures about the reliability of the market. All players who want to enter the ICT market in Guinea are obliged to comply with the provisions in force. As far as it is concerned, Consult IT is ready to help all its partners. Thanks to its practice of type approval to the ARPT, our company succeeded in being an ideal canvas for obtaining certificates and approvals.

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