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Changed Telecom Approval Requirements in Brazil

The Brazilian National Telecommunication Agency ANATEL has recently published a regulatory act (Ato Nº. 7280), which entails major changes to the type approval requirements for telecommunication devices in Brazil.

Ato Nº 7280 comes into force on June 1, 2021 and replaces Ato Nº 2222 of April 20, 2020. It updates the ‘Reference List of Products for Telecommunications’, primarily concerning the following:

  • CAT I products (i.e. ONTs, WWAN devices, Mobile phones, batteries and chargers for mobile phones, IP phones, etc.) that previously required a certification renewal every year, will now require renewal every 2 years.
  • CAT III products (i.e. OLT, Data Network Equipment (Switch) installed in corporative/industrial environment, Multiplexer, etc.) that were previously not required to comply with certification renewals, will now require renewal every 3 years.
  • ISO 9001:2015 certificate will now be mandatory for all RF devices, regardless of the number of factories.
  • ANATEL will accept test reports from foreign ILAC member body accredited test laboratories for certain products including digital switching centers, radar, satellite mobile phones, satellite earth stations and satellite mobile transceivers, various optical communications products, data communications equipment used in non-user environments and digital multiplexing equipment.


The full text of the Ato Nº. 7280 may be seen
here.

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Written by Nancy Tran
Nancy Tran is located in Nemko’s San Diego office and is responsible for Nemko’s International Market Access Program (iMAP) and Sales Department. A graduate from University of California San Diego in General Biology and Economics, she spent over 12+ years in compliance testing and certifications specializing in helping companies demonstrate safety and achieve international regulatory compliance. During this time, she has overseen the growth of sales and delivery of Nemko’s International approval services.

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