Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

New Rules for Type Approval in Botswana

  • The procedures for telecom equipment type approval in Botswana are governed by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA).
  • These guidelines were established for the product must meet to be approved for use in country.
  • For the purposes of the Act, equipment is considered type approved if it satisfies the technical specifications published by BOCRA (or an equivalent organization) and has been registered with BOCRA.
  • BOCRA will decide on a case-by-case basis whether type approval should be granted and the technical requirements to be applied if an equipment type does not appear in the type of approval database or if there is no applicable technical specification.
  • To sell and maintain the radio equipment in Botswana, the manufacturer should have a Dealer License from BOCRA

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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