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Regulatory Type Approvals of ICT (Radio and Telecommunications) Products

Without proper experience, Regulatory Type Approvals can be a true challenge.

Managing Regulatory Type Approvals is so much more than learning a regulator's approval process, fill out forms and submit applications.

Many critical issues must be resolved before the work even starts - something as straightforward as assigning appropriate Trade Name and Model Number under which the product will be approved is a commonly overlooked, albeit absolutely essential issue. Determining an approval strategy specifically tailored for each project will avoid a lot of headaches and save both money and precious time down the road.

Apart from managing the actual Regulatory Type Approvals work, we help our clients with suitable approval strategies to minimize costs and lead times.

We also offer In-Country Representation for most of the countries we support. Using a 3rd party to be the approval holder is a clever way to avoid common headaches associated with assigning representatives for the purpose of holding type approval certificates. Type approval projects are typically completed much faster and the need for time consuming interaction with multiple representatives around the world is eliminated.

For global manufacturers, it is quite common to make use of the existing distributor network to handle Regulatory Type Approvals. As long as each in-country distributor has sufficient knowledge and experience managing approvals this solution works just fine.

However, what if an in-country distributor does not have the required qualifications in the form of regulator registration or vendor license? What if the manufacturer wants to change distributor and the type approval certificate has been issued in the name of the old distributor? What if the in-country distributor does not have the manpower or bandwidth to carry out the work in accordance with the required schedule?

These are just a few of the issues to consider when planning a worldwide approvals campaign.

TGC Communication has specific competence and experience from obtaining Regulatory Type Approvals for most types of ICT products, e.g.

  • Radio Devices: Cellular (GSM, CDMA, 3G/UMTS, 4G/LTE), Wireless LAN (802.11abgn, 802.11ac), GPS Receivers, WiMAX, RFID, Bluetooth, ZigBee, NFC and many types of Short Range Devices

  • Telecommunication Devices: ADSL, VDSL, ISDN PRI/BRI, E1/T1, PABX, DECT, SONET/SDH, VoIP Switches, Network Switches, Multiservice Access Routers, Media Gateways, IP Telephones, Dial-up Modems, Fax Machines