Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT from the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication comes into force 1st October 2017. It highlights a list of potentially unsafe ICT products which are subject to certification, and replaces Circular No. 05/2014 / TT-MIC (19th March 2014).
Divided into two sub-lists, which are detailed in Annex I and Annex II, each contains specific mandatory quality management principles relating to the certification and declaration of products and goods.
Minimum Technical Specifications for Terminal Equipment Used in Mobile Networks, Resolution No. 1463, 2016
On 13th June 2016, the Chilean Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication (MTT) adopted Resolution No. 1463, outlining the minimum technical specifications for mobile terminal equipment being used on public telecommunications services.
As from March 13th 2017, such equipment distributed in Chile, either by concessionaires, manufacturers or importers, must now operate in all permitted frequency bands. 2G, 3G or 4G devices are therefore required to display a multi-band stamp on the front of the packaging of the device.
Manufacturers are also mandated to provide relevant information such as hardware and software versions, network characteristics, or engineering codes for the certification process. Failure to comply with the provisions of this resolution will result in the products being recalled from the market.
On the 10th of February, Resolution No. 271 modified the requirements of Resolution 1.463, which come into force on 1st July 2017. An updated Article 2 now states that any conflicting logos or additional legends shall not be used if they are deemed to cause confusion or improper interpretation by the consumer.
Graphic specifications have also been updated, and the transitional seal must indicate which network operators the mobile equipment will support. A label on the device must also indicate to the consumer with which bands the device is compatible i.e.4G, 3G, 2G. To ensure transparency for the consumer, details on the colouring and size of the label are also specified.
From 30th December 2016, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment for Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) will accept document evaluation processes for three products categories:
- Mobile phones
- Handheld computers (not including laptops)
Previously, it was required that samples were sent to Indonesia, to be tested in a local laboratory. Now these products can be tested overseas, and an evaluation report submitted to Indonesia, saving significant time and cost.
Only reports from accredited laboratories, such as TÜV SÜD, will be accepted for the evaluation process of these products.