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Updates to radio type approval in Mexico again

Mexico published new homologation guidelines applicable to the telecommunications products or broadcasting, connected to a telecommunications network or using the radio spectrum.

The Mexican radio regulator IFT (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) published an adjusted Conformity Assessment Procedure (PEC) for radio devices.  It is yet another change of the radio type approval regulation in the recent months.

One of the main aims to the update is to reduce the paperwork linked with the radio type approval and to introduce electronic systems to handle the full certification process, including digital signatures.

Moreover, several other changes are made e.g. with regard to a new process for registration of devices formally exempted from homologation, label requirements for certified equipment or granting of homologation certificates only to Mexican companies.

The guidelines will enter into force on June 29th, 2022 (with a transition period of 180 days after its publication) and void any previous year’s regulatory framework for homologations in Mexico.

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