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MultiPoint Newsletter - October 2017

SDoC & Responsible Parties

Question: When will the new FCC Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity be effective, and how do we identify the Responsible Party?

Answer: The new Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) rules went into effect November 2, 2017 upon publication of ET Docket No. 15-170; FCC 17-93 in the Federal Register. There is a one year transition period ending November 2, 2018 for authorization of approved radio equipment under either the verification or Declaration of Conformity procedures.

For equipment that meets the FCC SDoC rules, the Responsible Party is the manufacturer, who must be located in the United States.

Other SDoC Responsible Parties could be:

  • Assembler – if the equipment is assembled from individual component parts and the end product is subject to authorization.
  • Importer – if the equipment by itself, or an end product assembled from individual parts, results in a system subject to SDoC, and is imported.

The Responsible Party is not required to file an equipment authorization application with the FCC or a TCB, and equipment authorized under the SDoC procedure is not listed in an FCC database。 However, upon request by the FCC, the Responsible Party, or any other party marketing the equipment, must provide a test report and other information demonstrating compliance with the FCC rules。

The Responsible Party has the option to use the certification procedure in place of the SDoC procedure.

For equipment that requires a grant of certification, the Responsible Party is the Grantee。 If a party other than the Grantee modifies the radio frequency device without authorization from the Grantee, the unauthorized party is now a Responsible Party, and must ensure that the modified radio frequency device is in compliance with the certification, and continues to meet the applicable FCC rules and regulations。

If the equipment or end-product is subject to both certification and SDoC, e.g. a composite system, the requirements of both authorization procedures apply.

The FCC also defines when a new party becomes a new Responsible Party:

  • Retailers or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can enter into an agreement with a Responsible Party to assume the Responsible Party’s responsibilities for current and continued compliance of the radio frequency product.
  • If radio frequency equipment is modified by a party not authorized by the Responsible Party, the unauthorized party is now a Responsible Party if located within the U.S. If not located within the U.S., the Responsible Party is now the importer who is importing the equipment post-modifications.
  • If the new Responsible Party does not complete a new equipment authorization following the modifications, the modified equipment must be labeled with the following statement:
    "This product has been modified by [insert name, address and telephone number or internet contact information of the party performing the modifications]."

斗地主达人As has always been the case, in instances of transfer of control of radio frequency products, e.g. the sale or merger of the Responsible Party, the new controlling entity must bear the responsibility of continued compliance of the radio frequency products.


SDoC Equipment List

Question: Did the FCC specify a class of equipment to which the new SDoC rules apply?

Answer: In recognition of the fact that specific types of RF devices authorized via SDoC are more likely to cause harmful interference due to issues in the design, manufacturing, or testing processes, the FCC did not specify a class of equipment, but instead has retained its option to remove RF devices from the self-approval authorization procedure as necessary, and subject them to the more stringent certification process instead.

At this time, the new SDoC process applies to all equipment subject to the Declaration of Conformity and verification procedures that were in effect prior to November 2, 2017。 The authorization procedure is still determined by the applicable FCC rule parts for the RF function(s)。

An intentional radiator (transmitter) is required to be authorized using the certification procedure unless stated otherwise in a rule。 An unintentional radiator (digital circuitry) is required to be authorized using the SDoC procedure, but may use the certification procedure instead。

Many of today’s devices, e.g. phones, tablets, etc., are a combination of radio transmitters and unintentional circuitry, requiring both certification and SDoC authorization.


Software Configuration in User Manual

Question: Our software can affect our radio’s compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). Do we need to include in our user manual the details for proper radio configuration via our software?

Answer: Yes, if your radio equipment has software such as firmware or PC controlling software that can affect its compliance with the RED, and the device allows your customers the possibility to freely change or modify the radio’s parameters, you must include in the user manual the radio configuration parameters needed for compliance. You can determine the most appropriate format and content of the software information you provide to your customers in order to facilitate ongoing RED compliance of the device.

Conversely, if your radio equipment has software that can affect its compliance with the RED, but you do not intend to allow your customers to change or modify the radio’s parameters, the software should not be identified in the user manual, and customers should be clearly instructed not to make any changes to the radio’s parameters.

This enables you as the manufacturer to ensure that new software is assessed per the RED and is reflected in the Technical Documentation prior to implementation, and allows you full control, using over-the-air (OTA) software updates, to install new software, without any user access.


Operation of Equipment in One Member State

Question: Within the RED, what is the meaning of the statement “equipment can operate in at least one Member State”?

Answer: To place equipment on the EU market, Article 10.2 of the RED requires that manufacturers ensure that the radio equipment can be operated in at least one Member State without infringing upon the use of the radio spectrum. Placing equipment in one Member State does not imply that equipment can be put into service or operated in all Member States.

斗地主达人Each EU Member State has its own national frequency allocation plan and by default, the requirements for the use of its radio spectrum are managed by its spectrum authorities. Manufacturers need to verify the applicable requirements for the use of the radio spectrum in all EU Member States in which they intend to distribute their products. In accordance with Article 10.10, Member States shall provide the necessary information if there are restrictions on the use of equipment. Also per Article 10.10, if usage restrictions are applicable to the equipment, this important information shall be provided with the equipment. Manufacturers can contact the various EU spectrum management authorities by clicking on this ; page down to “Contact points” and click on “Spectrum authorities” to download a copy of “Radio Equipment Directive 2014_53_EU - Spectrum Authorities”.

Furthermore, in accordance with Article 8 of the RED, Member States are required to report radio interfaces which they intend to regulate. This information provides guidance to manufacturers regarding national spectrum plans and restrictions. The European Communications Office (ECO) maintains a Frequency Information System (EFIS) with information regarding spectrum use in Europe. You can access EFIS at: .


Standards Updates

EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released

This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:

  • - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices, with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range from 300 MHz to 6 GHz: devices used next to the ear
  • - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz - 100 GHz), when placed on the market
  • - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz - 100 GHz), when put into service
  • - (10/4/2017) - Measurement procedures of magnetic field levels generated by electronic and electrical apparatus in the railway environment with respect to human exposure
  • - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz: hand-held and body mounted devices in close proximity to the human body
  • - (10/27/2017) - Generic standard for assessment of low power electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (10 MHz - 300 GHz)
  • - (10/27/2017) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements
  • - (10/6/2017) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 13: Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v"
  • - (10/13/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
  • - (10/27/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-2: Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems
  • - (10/27/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-12: Testing and measurement techniques - Ring wave immunity test
  • - (10/27/2017) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 21-1: Electric vehicle on-board charger EMC requirements for conductive connection to an AC/DC supply
  • - (10/27/2017) - Industrial communication networks - Wireless communication networks - Part 1: Wireless communication requirements and spectrum considerations
  • - (10/13/2017) - Photovoltaic power generating systems - EMC requirements and test methods for power conversion equipment

See for additional information.

EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released

This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:

  • - (November 2017) - Maritime Broadband Radiolink operating within the bands 5 852 MHz to 5 872 MHz and/or 5 880 MHz to 5 900 MHz for ships and off-shore installations engaged in coordinated activities; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (October 2017) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment operating in the frequency range 315 kHz to 600 kHz for Ultra Low Power Animal Implantable Devices (ULP-AID) and associated peripherals; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol
  • - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 2: DMR voice and generic services and facilities
  • - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 3: DMR data protocol
  • - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol
  • - (October 2017) - Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement
  • - (November 2017) - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements
  • - (November 2017) - Maritime Broadband Radiolink operating within the bands 5 852 MHz to 5 872 MHz and/or 5 880 MHz to 5 900 MHz for ships and off-shore installations engaged in coordinated activities; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU

See for additional information。

EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released

This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:

  • - (10/27/2017) - Radio interference characteristics of overhead power lines and high-voltage equipment - Part 1: Description of phenomena
  • - (10/27/2017) - Radio interference characteristics of overhead power lines and high-voltage equipment - Part 2: Methods of measurement and procedure for determining limits
  • - (10/27/2017) - Radio interference characteristics of overhead power lines and high-voltage equipment - Part 3: Code of practice for minimizing the generation of radio noise
  • - (10/11/2017) - Corrigendum 1 - Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers
  • - (10/6/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for commercial electric dishwashing machines
  • - (10/6/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas
  • - (10/5/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats
  • - (10/26/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-82: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines
  • - (10/6/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-107: Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers
  • - (10/11/2017) - Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for humidity sensing controls
  • - (10/19/2017) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 3: Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results
  • - (10/19/2017) - Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements - Part 1: An objective light flickermeter and voltage fluctuation immunity test method

See for additional information.

USA – FCC Seeks Comment on Promoting Investment in the 3.5 GHz Band

On October 24, 2017, the FCC proposed revisions to its rules in the 3.5 GHz band to promote investment, keep up with technological advancements, and maintain U.S. leadership in the deployment of next-generation services. The FCC seeks comment on changes to the rules governing the second service tier, known as Priority Access Licenses, of the band’s novel three-tier framework which includes longer license terms with the possibility of renewal; larger geographic license areas; and modifications to the rules governing license auctions, secondary market transactions, and certain technical criteria.

斗地主达人The goal of the proposed changes to the licensing and technical rules in the band is to help increase incentives for investment, encourage more efficient spectrum use, and promote robust network deployments in both urban and rural communities. It is believed the 3.5 GHz band will become a core component of 5G network deployments, with several countries moving forward with policies that will make this band available for such services. The FCC’s proposed rule changes will facilitate the implementation of 5G networks in this band and will accelerate deployment of a promising new generation of wireless technologies in the United States. Click for more information.

Indonesia – New Report Requirements

Last month, Indonesia’s Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) announced a certification process at SDPPI whereby all product types can leverage EU and FCC RF test results. SDPPI has further clarified which reports may be used as follows:

NO  Product  Required Report
1 Standalone module Module test report
2 Telecommunication product  
Combination with module that possible to be separated/detachable Each module test report
Combination with integrated module (impossible to remove/solder on module) System / Final product test report
3 Non telecommunication product that have Wireless function  
Combination with module that possible to be separated/detachable Each module test report
Combination with integrated module (impossible to remove/solder on module) System / Final product test report

To prove that the product has a detachable or integrated module, SDDPI will require the following:

  1. Block Diagram
  2. Circuit Diagram
  3. Declaration letter for the module that is part of the end product

Also note, the RF test report requested above must be issued by an SDPPI-accredited local test lab. Additionally, internal photos of the module installed on the system main board will be requested.

Thailand – New Regulations Being Considered

Thailand Authority, NBTC, may add a new standard covering the 920-925 MHz bands for non-RFID radio communications equipment to replace the previous version. It is anticipated the new standard will be implemented in the first quarter of 2018. Draft requirements are shown below:

(New standard) – Standard/Announcement Name: Technical Standard for non-RFID Radio Communication Equipment 920-925 MHz

Standard Number: NBTC TS 10XX-256X (to be assigned)

Description Detail
Frequency Range 920-925 MHz
Output Power 4 Watt e.i.r.p.
Unwanted Emissions in the Spurious As per ETSI EN 300 220-1 or
Code of Federal Regulation (USA): Title 47 Telecommunication; Chapter 1 Federal Communications Commission; Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices; Subpart C – Intentional Radiators; §15.209 Radiated emission limits; general requirements
Spectrum Access Spectrum Access shall follow Duty Cycle or Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum:              FHSS as in the requirements below
Duty Cycle Duty cycle in 1 hour shall not be over value below
Output power % of duty cycle
Not specified
>50 mW e.i.r.p. but not over 4 W e.i.r.p. 10
Frequency Hopping Spread
Spectrum:  FHSS
Bandwidth at 20 dB Number of hopping channels Dwell time
Not over 500.4 seconds within            20 seconds 
>= 250 kHz but not over 500 kHz Not over 25 0.4 seconds within            10 seconds  
Electrical Safety Requirements IEC60950-1 or TIS1561-2556
Human Health Safety Requirements As per NBTC regulation regarding human health safety.
Classification of Equipment
Output power Classification
Not over 50 mW e.i.r.p. Sdoc
Over 50 mW e.i.r.p. but not over 4 W e.i.r.p. Class A

(Revising standard) – Standard/Announcement Name: Technical Standard for RFID Radio Communication Equipment 920-925 MHz

Standard number: NBTC TS 1010-256X (to be assigned)

Description Change Detail from Previous Version
Classification RFID 920-925 MHz will be changed for its classification as follows.
Output power Before After
Not over 50 mW EIRP Class A (user license exempted Sdoc (manufacture, possess, user, import, export license exempted)
>50 not over 500 mW EIRP Class A (possess, user, export license exempted) (no change)
>500mW EIRP not over 4 W EIRP Class A (no change)


India – Electronic Labelling (E-Labelling) Guidelines

India’s Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently published a guideline which has reference to the electronic labelling (e‑labelling) of products covered under the compulsory registration scheme of BIS。 Under this guideline, devices with an integrated, non-removable display screen are allowed to affix a label with the required information including the standard mark electronically and physically。 E‑labelling is not a mandatory requirement。 Registered manufacturers have the option of using physical labels, or e-labels, or both。 When the option of e-labels is selected, registered manufacturers are required to still affix a physical label to the packaging of the device。

Congo – Mandatory Approval Certificates for Terminal and Radio Equipment

Congo’s Regulator, ARPCE, recently introduced new import procedures for terminals and radio equipment aimed to ensure compliance of equipment with the required standards。 It is now mandatory for importers of radio and terminal equipment to obtain approval certificates for any import。 ARPCE will issue two certificates of technical compliance to importers, one certificate issued before the equipment is shipped, and a second certificate issued when the equipment reaches Congo。 A technical import inspection will be carried out at the entry of national borders provided with a customs office。 Control operations are undertaken at the place where the pieces of equipment are cleared and before the customs office authorizes their removal。 If for technical reasons, the control cannot be carried out at the place where the pieces of equipment are cleared, it can be done at the storage depot of the importer。 Under these conditions, a temporary authorization for removal is issued by customs services。

South Korea – Proposed Labelling Amendment

South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) recently confirmed possible amendments to the labelling methods applicable to Conformity Assessment for Broadcasting Telecommunications Equipment. The main proposed changes concern amendments to the Conformity Assessment Number (Certification number); see below:

  1. A change to the ‘Indication of Broadcasting Communication Equipment’ code of the Conformity of Assessment Number from ‘MSIP’ to ‘R’, as follows:
    Conformity Assessment number (Certification number) - old format:

    Conformity Assessment number (Certification number) - proposed new format:
  2. To allow the use of the underscore (__) in the Conformity Assessment Number in addition to letters, numbers and the hyphen (-).
  3. No need to indicate the Conformity Assessment Number on the product packaging in cases where this is already shown on the product and is clearly visible through transparent packaging. 

The official publication of this , in Korean language only, can be found on the RRA website。

Egypt – 4G LTE Allowed

Egypt’s Regulator, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), has confirmed that 4G LTE is now permitted in Egypt。 The 4G LTE bands open in Egypt are B1, B3, B8 and B28。 There is no change to the Type Approval process for cellular host devices – it remains the case that Type Approvals for cellular host devices must be obtained via a local testing process。 NTRA also confirmed that there will be no impact to already approved devices。 Details regarding the introduction of 4G technology in Egypt have not yet been published on NTRA’s official website。

Brazil – Updates to Technical Standards

On October 16, 2017, Brazil’s Regulator, ANATEL, issued with the goal of revoking a number of ANATEL technical standards。 There has been no confirmation regarding the changes to each standard, however each of the new standards will be published by mid-February 2018。

Taiwan – Updated Technical Regulations for PLMN08 (3G) and PLMN10 (4G)

On October 18, 2017, Taiwanese Regulator National Communications Commission (NCC) published updated technical regulations PLMN08 for the 3rd Generation Mobile Communication Terminal Equipment (3G) and PLMN10 for Mobile Broadband Business Terminal Equipment (4G)。 Both updated went into effect immediately。 The main changes from the latest versions of PLMN08 and PLMN10 are as follows:

  1. Correction on Legal Unit of Measurement and Multiple Fraction Definition.
  2. Regarding Public Early Warning Broadcasting System, messages with the same “Message Identifier” and “Serial Number” will not reappear on terminal equipment.

Macau – Amendments to Type Approval Exemption List

斗地主达人On October 23, 2017, Macau’s Bureau of Telecommunication Regulation of Macau (DSRT) published the Official Gazette Despacho do Chefe do Executivo No. 370/2017 with changes to their Type Approval exemption list, effective immediately. More frequency bands have been included in the category “Wireless data communication equipment (excluding cordless telephone systems)”, and the category “Radio direction-finding receivers” has been added. See below for modified and newly added categories:

Category Frequency Bands Authorized Maximum Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power
Wireless data communication equipment (excluding cordless telephone systems)  57-66 GHz  10 W
Radio direction-finding receivers  3500-3600 kHz
 144-146 MHz
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