ARCOTEL has published a new regulation for the approval and certification of communications equipment (Resolution 03-03-ARCOTEL-2017).
Some of the changes under this regulation include:
- ARCOEL will no longer test products or require samples (except in extraordinary cases).
- Photos in the submission must clearly show the device and cannot be taken from test reports or product related brochures.
- Approvals will be done by class, brand and model.
There will be classifications depending on use of the spectrum and connections to public networks. This is a list of the classes in the new regulation:
|Terminals for the Advanced Mobile Service (SMA)||Phone, or other equipment that have an IMEI and connect to the network operators Advanced Mobile Service.|
|Bearer service terminals (P)||Terminal on the user side to connect to bearer service networks, such as radios and CPEs (Customer Premises Equipment).|
|Terminals Fixed Telephony Service (STF)||Cordless phones for fixed telephone service. E.g. Cell CDMA450 or WiMax.|
|Terminals for Satellite Telecommunications Service (TTS)||Satellite phones|
|Terminals for Internet access. (AI)||Equipment allowing wireless access to internet. E.g. Access point, computers, laptops, printers, audio and video consoles, or other equipment wirelessly connected.|
|Terminals for the trunking service. (T)||Trunked two-way radios|
|Terminals for Community Service (C)||Two-way radios or other equipment used in communal systems.|
Products that fall into more than one class or category will need a certificate for each.