The use of the IEEE 802.11 standards in Bénin !

IEEE 802.11ac / ad / ah / p / standards are approved in Benin. The frequencies used for those standards are as follows: 5 GHz, 60 GHz, 0.9 GHz, and 5.9 GHz. Over the years, the telecommunications sector has developed through the invention of countless technologies. For those technologies to be used harmoniously, standards have been introduced. This is the case with IEEE 802.11 standards that include several derivatives. In Benin, most IEEE 802.11 standards use internationally accepted frequency bands.…

Sample and label in the approval process Nigeria

In the licensing process in Nigeria, NCC lays special emphasis on labelling licensed equipment. The need for labelling licensed equipment is mentioned in the laws that govern the licensing practice in Nigeria. According to the article 10 de Type Approval Guidelines (Issued Pursuant to the Type Approval Regulations 2007), all type approved equipment must be marked with a durable label. The label should be located close to the model identification. The label may also be helpful on the packaging and…

The ARCEP and the practice of Approval Type in Chad

Complying with deadlines, caring for projects entry and guaranteeing results have been the services provided by Consult IT to its customers for 9 years in Chad In accordance with the existing regulations in Chad, telecommunications equipment is licensed prior to displaying a sample by the time of application. In the past, the agency would give the opportunity to our company to submit projects for licensing without samples. But Since December 2017, the agency has scrupulously complied with the existing regulation…

Côte d’Ivoire : What can we learn from the certification of electric and electronical equipment ?

Electric, electronic and renewable-energy equipment are increasingly present on the Ivorian market. Côte d’Ivoire Normalisation (CODINORM) is in charge of approving these pieces of equipment, with the help a decree issued by the Ivorian government. Some materials including electric, electronic and renewable-energy equipment can be imported in Côte d’Ivoire only after obtaining a certificate. This is indicated in the decree 2016-1152 of 28 December 2016 that makes some regulatory standards mandatory. Once on the Ivorian territory, these materials need to…

Mauritius : new directives for the importation of telecom equipment

The regulatory authority of Mauritius is taking measures to regulate the importation of radiocommunication and telecoms equipment. These measures strengthen the ones already taken in 2010 and 2014. Since December 1st, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) has taken new measures to ensure that materials imported in Mauritius meet the standards it sets. The new measures are included in the Telecommunications Directive 1 and 2 of 2017. These Directives provide for additional obligations on licensed dealers with a view…

The reality of the sample in Guinea and Kenya

The sample is an essential element in the type-approval process in Guinea and Kenya. Unlike Guinea where the presence of a sample is compulsory for the Type Approval of any equipment, in Kenya it rather depends the equipment to be type-approved. The presence of a sample is required for the Type Approval of equipment in Africa. Some regulatory agencies prefer referring to test reports performed on the equipment in question to guarantee its reliability. Where as others, in addition to…

Labelling, as a guarantee of the quality of telecommunications equipment in Morocco

Affixing labels on type-approved equipment in Morocco is provided by the regulation in force. This measure has a mandatory nature and non-compliance with it shall be subject to penalties. Labels play a very important role in the Type Approval process of telecommunications equipment. In fact, the legislation regulating the telecommunications sector requires it. Article 12 of the decision ANRT/DG/N°12/04 of 29 December 2004 states that “all imported and approved terminal equipment or radio installations, prior to their commercialisation, shall be…

Sample and label : what are the requirements of the regulatory authority of Senegal?

Type-approved pieces of equipment in Senegal are not required to bear a label. However, the agency requires the presence of a sample for some equipment in the approval process. In Sénégal, the Autorité de Régulation des Postes et Télécommunication (ARPT) requires a sample for the Type Approval of equipment in Senegal. This requirement only concerns pieces of equipment that are not recognized by the regulator. The applicant, if he wishes, can claim for his sample after the tests performed by…

Restriction in the using of the 5GHz band in Côte d’Ivoire

During the working session convened by the ARTCI, which CONSULT IT! attended, we have been informed that, frequencies ranges within the 5 GHz band, now have some restrictions. Two of them, are no longer allowed and only one is available for telecommunications operators. In Côte d’Ivoire, the frequencies used for SRD’s have been modified, in particular the 5 GHz band. In fact, the frequencies ranges 5.250-5.350 GHz, 5.470-5.725 GHz and 5.725-5.825 GHz are no longer allowed, for the marketing throughout…

Open access to the 868‐870 MHz frequency range in Côte d’Ivoire

After completing the necessary studies few weeks ago, the regulator in Côte d’Ivoire informed the different stakeholders that the access to the 868-870 MHz frequency range is open in the country. After conducting the necessary studies, the Regulatory Board issued the decision n° 2017-0360 dated October 26 ,2017. According to this decision, the 868-870 MHz frequency range is freely accessible for devices, networks and services of the internet of things throughout the national territory. An open access frequency range is…