The authority in Bahamas, URCA (Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority), published on January 23, 2013, the “Guidelines for the Type Approval of Licence-Exempt Radio Spectrum Devices”. The Type Approval process established is applicable to radio spectrum devices not requiring electronic communications service or networks and is intended to verify that the device complies with standards adopted by URCA.

A brief description of the procedure is as follows:

1) An application for Type Approval can be made by the manufacturer/producer, dealer or importer of a Low Power Device, or a duly authorized agent acting on behalf of the manufacturer. (Local representative is not mandatory)

2) Application package is made against FCC standards (copy of FCC Certificate is required and test reports among other documents)

3) Type Approval application fee. URCA published the fee Schedule for January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 on December 28, 2012. The new Schedule fee adds Type Approval application/administration fees that amounts to 100 USD.

A Type Approval will be issued in the name of the manufacturer (Same as the named Manufacturer on the FCC Equipment Grant Authorization) without exception. Validity of  the certificate is unlimited.

Family approval is not allowed, a separate application is required for each make and model.

Regarding the labelling, equipment must be marked showing the following information:

- The manufacturer’s Name;

- Model, Type Number;

- Serial Number; and

- Approval Number (i.e., the FCC’s Equipment Grant identifier)

Guideline can be consulted in the following link at URCA’s website and the fee scheduled at this one.

On 7 of January, Ofcom, the Authority for the UK communications industries, published the name of the bidders for the auction on 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum bands.
The names of the bidders are:

- Everything Everywhere Limited

- HKT (UK) Company Limited

- Hutchison 3G UK Limited

- MLL Telecom Ltd

- Niche Spectrum Ventures Limited

- Telefónica UK Limited

- Vodafone Limited

For more information about all the previous process and news, please check the following link at Ofcom’s website.

The Minister of Works, Services and Housing approved the National Frequency Plan of Bolivia by Ministerial Resolution No. 294 dated November 8, 2012.

“The National Frequency Plan (NFP), is the policy and technical instrument which establishes the use and allocation of electromagnetic frequencies ranging from 8.3 kHz to 3000 GHz named “Radio Spectrum”, to regulate the use of frequencies and attribution to services within the territory of Bolivia.

This document is based on the frequency band allocations adopted at World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC) of the ITU. “

The Resolution is available at the following link and the National Frequency Plan in the link of the page of the Authority.

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On August, Info-communications Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore updated the Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment where it is described the equipment registration procedure.

On 27 August 2012, IDA published the Technical Specification for Powerline Communications (PLC) Home Networking to address and reduce the risk of electromagnetic interference to telecommunication services. PLC Home Networking equipment for sale and use in Singapore shall comply with the specification with effect from 1 June 2013 onwards. Prior to the effective date, suppliers are encouraged to comply with the requirements set out in the specification and register the PLC equipment with IDA.

For this purpose, both the Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment and Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) form have been updated accordingly.

Therefore, changes are:
The Equipment Type and applicable Technical Specification have been updated as follows:
- ‘Powerline Communications (PLC) Home Networking’ and IDA TS PLC, respectively

The List of Technical Regulations has been updated as follows:
- IDA TS PLC, Issue 1, August 2012

New guide can be accessed through the following link at the IDA’s website.

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Info-communications Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore launched two public consultations on October 2, 2012:

1) Revised Technical Specification for Short Range Devices

- To allow the use of 9-315 kHz for medical & biological telemetry with field strength up to 30 dBµA/m @ 10m

- to revise the field strength of induction loop devices in the band 16 – 150 kHz from 66 dBµA/m @ 3m to 66 dBµA/m @ 10m

2) Revised Technical Specification for Wireless Broadband Access Equipment

- To revise maximum transmitter output power from 2000W to 100W

- To include Technical References to include IEEE P802.16m, ETSI EN 301 908-19, ETSI EN 301 908-20 to include IMT-Advanced Requirements

Both public consultations were closed on October 16, 2012 and it is expected the final technical specification soon.

Drafts can be consulted in the following links:

- Revised Technical Specification for Short Range Devices

- Revised Technical Specification for Wireless Broadband Access Equipment

Info-communications Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore launched two public consultations on October 2, 2012:

 1) Revised Technical Specification for Short Range Devices

 - To allow the use of 9-315 kHz for medical & biological telemetry with field strength up to 30 dBµA/m @ 10m

- to revise the field strength of induction loop devices in the band 16 – 150 kHz from 66 dBµA/m @ 3m to 66 dBµA/m @ 10m

 2) Revised Technical Specification for Wireless Broadband Access Equipment

 - To revise maximum transmitter output power from 2000W to 100W

- To include Technical References to include IEEE P802.16m, ETSI EN 301 908-19, ETSI EN 301 908-20 to include IMT-Advanced Requirements

 Both public consultations were closed on October 16, 2012 and it is expected the final technical specification soon.

 Drafts can be consulted in the following links:

- Revised Technical Specification for Short Range Devices

- Revised Technical Specification for Wireless Broadband Access Equipment

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