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FCC New labeling requirements

November 11, 2021

What are the FCC Labeling Requirements? Electrical & electronic instruments which can generate radiofrequency radiation, as well as that, may create disruption to devices operating in the radio energy spectrum of 9 kHz to 3000 GHz are primarily regulated by FCC regulation. It falls into 3 categories:   Unintentional Radiators Intentional Radiators Incidental Radiator What […]


ACMA Opened a New Short Range Devices standards for a consultation

May 04, 2021

​On November 2020, ​Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened a consultation to amend the Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2014. The proposed amendment will Update the reference to the Australian/New Zealand Industry Standard ‘AS/NZS 4268:2012 Radio equipment and systems – Short -devices – Limits and methods of measurement’. The minimum performance requirements and methods […]


Potential re-allocation of the 850/900 MHz band

May 21, 2020

ACMA type approval is consulting on matters relevant to a potential re-allocation of the 850/900 MHz band by issuing spectrum licences across Australia, excluding the mid-west Radio Quiet Zone. In December 2019,  Reconfiguring the 900 MHz band/Allocating the 850 MHz expansion band decision paper had released, which followed consultation with industry and the public in […]


ACMA has published a roadmap to IEC/AS/NZS 62368-1

April 26, 2020

ACMA announced changes to safety standards for IT/AV goods – The standards IEC/AS/NZS 60950-1 (IT equipment) and IEC/AS/NZS 60065-1 (AV equipment) are set to be replaced by a single new standard, IEC/AS/NZS 62368-1. This change by ACMA will affect you if your products are sold in the EU, North America and Australia. From February 2022, […]


ACMA Update information for industry regarding COVID-19

April 21, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACMA has continued to respond to industry requests for regulatory relief and other actions. The ACMA has recently made the following decisions. Mobile provider-COVID-19 has dramatically reduced international travel while placing increased domestic demands on mobile providers. Accordingly, new obligations to enhance customer notifications and expenditure caps for […]


ACMA creates new licence type to implementing area-wide apparatus licence (AWL) types in the 26 and 28 GHz bands

April 07, 2020

This document outlines the ACMA’s approach to implementing the area-wide apparatus licence (AWL) types in bands. In response to changes in Australia’s spectrum landscape, the ACMA has created the area-wide apparatus licence type (AWL). ACMA is exploring the option of using this new license type in the 26 and 28 GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) bands. […]


COVID-19 – ACMA Important information for industry

April 05, 2020

The communications and media sectors are playing a critical role in enabling Australian consumers, businesses and governments to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the ACMA understands that it needs to continually review and adjust its work program to ensure these sectors can prioritize their business-critical functions:   Delayed consultation processes for non-urgent matters […]


Australia updates the Low Interference Potential Devices Class License 2015

December 04, 2019

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) published the Variation 2019 (No. 1) of the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License 2015. There are in total 4 amendments and 14 additions in this new version. The main changes are the following:    1. Frequency band for transmitters for non-specific application is added: 2. Some frequency bands for […]


Anatel brings changes to the approval process in Brazil

December 01, 2019

A certification of products with radio technologies for the Brazilian market is based on an approval by the local authority Anatel. The certification is based on national specifications for the testing and certification process and is a prerequisite for market approval in Brazil .The changes will take effect in April 2020. At the end of […]


Australia – Radio communications Advisory Guidelines in the 3.4 GHz Band published

February 10, 2019

Australia released “The Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Spectrum Licensed Transmitters — 3.4 GHz Band) 2015” On July 28, 2018, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced that they have compiled “The Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Spectrum Licensed Transmitters — 3.4 GHz Band) 2015” for the purpose to manage interference to […]