Relevant for: Electrical & electronics
The Chilean telecommunication authority SUBTEL has published a news release on its website to inform manufacturers of mobile devices that certification of mobile devices will be mandatory from 23 September 2017 according to the Resolution 1179 dated 30 June 2017 (amendment of Resolution No. 1463 on Minimum Technical Specifications for Terminal Equipment Used in Mobile Networks).
All mobile phones sold in Chile must hold a homologation which verifies the devices work with the various frequency bands (2G, 3G and 4G) and have the technical capacity to receive messages from the Emergency Alert System (SAE) on tsunami risks, major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or other emergencies.
From 23 September, homologation must be displayed on the packaging of mobile devices with a stamp / seal to inform consumers of the compatibility of the mobile equipment. The seal will replace the transitory 'badges' that were incorporated last March by mobile companies.
The companies authorised to include the devices in this system must be validated by SUBTEL.