Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

New changes to FCC KDB 986446 D01 Covered Equipment v01 and Rule Part 2.911(d) (7). 

New changes to FCC KDB 986446 D01 Covered Equipment v01 and Rule Part 2.911(d) (7). A Significant change where the requirements line up with ISED applications. A local in-country representative is required for all USA TCB applications. Link here: 986446 D01 Covered Equipment v01 As required by section 2.911(d)(7), the applicant must designate a contact located in […]

The SDPPI of Indonesia announced a public consultation regarding the implementation of SAR testing on telecom devices.

Stakeholder input collection for the regulatory implementation plan for the implementation of SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) tests on Indonesian communication devices.   The Regulatory Implementation Plan for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Tests on Telecommunication Devices in Indonesia was opened for public comment on January 4, 2023, by the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of […]

Online licensing is being implemented in Bhutan.

Integrated Business Licensing Service system to consolidate all regulatory agencies into a single platform so applicants for business licenses do not have to fumble around for approvals.   The Online Licensing System was launched by the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) on January 11, 2023. Customers can use the Citizen service portal to access […]

TDRA Update Labelling requirements.

The TDRA label for telecom equipment has been published in a notice by the Telecommunications Digital Regulatory Authority (TDRA).   The Type Approval Regime has been used to alter the Conformity/Type Approval Mark.   The compliance mark must be placed that makes it easy for customers to see and read under display platforms in retail […]

Decision N° 226/ARCEP/DG/22, issued by Togo’s regulator ARCEP, outlines the conditions and categories for Short Range Devices.

Decision N°226/ARCEP/DG/22 was released by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) on December 30, 2022.   This decision was made by determining the categories of low-power devices (LPDs) and short-range devices (SRDs) and the technical conditions necessary for their operation   Furthermore, since the previous version of 2019, there has been a […]

Consultation on UWB (7 GHz) and RFID (900 MHz) by China MIIT

The “900MHz Frequency Band Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Equipment Radio Management Regulations (Draft for Comments)” and “Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Equipment Radio Management  Regulations” consultation was launched by China MIIT on January 4, 2023.   The Regulations on the Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology in the 800/900MHz Band was organized by the Radio Management Bureau […]

Argentina is set to hold a tender of 5G frequencies in February 2023

In a presentation of the national budget for the coming year, Argentina’s economy minister Sergio Massa confirmed that a tender for 5G frequencies will be held in February 2023.   The General Regulation for the Reliable and Intelligent Telecommunications Service will govern this band, which will be used for terrestrial mobile service of the primary […]

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2023

Govt of India has given the extension of implementation of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rule 2022. The rule has been extended by two months and now shall come into the force from 1st April 2023. The latest amendments in Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rule 2022 are as following: i)Garments and Hosiery products are exempted […]

E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2023

A clarification has been sought from Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on released E-Waste Management rule 2022 dated 30th Jan 23. Below are the revisions made in the released rule. In rule 16, in sub-rule (5), for the words ‘‘in the product user documentation’’, the words ‘‘as andwhen required by the Central Pollution […]

Country of Origin physical marking in ICT Products under CRO

A proposal from Industry organization and manufacturers have been submitted to the head authority of BIS pertaining to the clarification of COO (Country of Origin) on the ICT product label notified in CRS. Since there is no official notification from BIS which states that COO on the product label for ICT(Information & Communication Technologies) products […]

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA