Brazil | Radio & Wireless
ANATEL changes Radio Type Approval requirements
Brazils Telecommunication Authority ANATEL published Act No. 7280 which replaces Act No. 2222 from 2020. It will come into force on the 1st of June 2021.
Several changes were made in the new act, such as testing modalities, testing requirements and certification renewal deadlines. The new rules stipulated in the act apply to certificates issued through type testing with periodic evaluation under Act No. 2222, other product’s certificates stay valid until changes in the product itself are made.
The main changes are:
- The renewal period for several products such as ONTs, WWAN devices, Mobile phones, batteries and chargers for mobile phones will be extended from one to two years.
- An ISO-Certificate (either originally or translated in English) will now be required in addition to all certificates issued by ANATEL.
- Certificates for products that previously did not need a renewal, now have to be renewed every three years.
- 3rd party laboratories are now authorized to process the type approval testings. These must be accredited by a ILAC member.
Moreover, the existing telecommunications products reference list was updated in the Act. No. 7280.
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