Description & Importance
Procedure in Pakistan
Under Section 29 of the Pakistan Telecom Re-organization Act 1996 Telecommunication equipment type approval is the domain of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority which does not permit the installation of telecommunication equipment which has not passed the type approval test and subsequent conformance certificate.
Type approval applications are received in PTA for processing/ approval and subsequently on case to case basis the same are forwarded to FAB for comments / views.
Accredited Test Laboratories
The Authority will accept Test Reports issued by world-renowned Laboratories. The tests conducted by the international accredited laboratories are accepted for type approval. The Authority reserves the right to get any product retested if required. For more details, Please check PTA Website:https://www.pta.gov.pk/en/type-approval
Acceptable Technical Standards
- EN 301 511: V7.0.2 / ETSI
Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Harmonized standard for mobile stations in the GSM 900 and DCS 1800 bands covering essential requirements under article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC).
Notice: – In the case of 3G Mobile phones the following standards are also requested:
- EN 301 908-1
- EN 301 908-2
In case of GMPCS
- ETSI EN 301489-1 for 1.5/1.6 GHz
- ETSI EN 301489-17 for 2.4 ,5 GHz
- EN 301 489-01: v1.3.1 / v1.4.1
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services.
- EN 301 489-07: v1.1.1 / v1.2.1
Specific EMC conditions for mobile and portable radio and ancillary equipment of digital cellular radio telecommunications systems (GSM and DCS) 900/1800 Bands.
- European council Recommendation 1999/519/EC Council recommendations on the limitation of exposure of human beings to Electromagnetic
Safety: IEC 60950-1
– Specific Absorption Rate (SAR Test)
EN 50360 / CENELEC – SAR Limit standard
Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
EN 50361 / CENELEC SAR Measurement Method standard
- EN 60950 Safety of Information technologies Equipment.
- EN 62209-1: 2005
- ETSI EN 301502 Harmonized EN for GSM
- ETSI EN 301511
ISM Band for WLAN, Bluetooth
Approved ISM band for Wireless equipment operating on non-interferences basis are 2.4-2.5 GHz and from 5.725-5.850 GHz and output power of up to 30dBm.
Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands comprising 2.4-2.5 GHz and 5.725-5.875 GHz may be used free of charge by CVAS Data and Local Loop on Non-Interference Basis (NIB) with following restrictions on power limits.
Commercial/ non-commercial (Public/Private) use for establishing Wi-Fi hot spot. Maximum EIRP of 30 dBm for each of the following bands:
- 2.4-2.5 GHz
- 5.725-5.875 GHz
Procedure for Issuance of Certification to Technical Standard Compliance
Authority may consider request for issuance of certificate of Standard compliance to companies, academia, government bodies etc. on non-commercial and non-interference use basis and within PTA/FAB allowed frequency band for following categories:
Research and Development (R&D) or Test and Trial up to quantity 5.
Engineering samples/ prototype imported for non-commercial purpose only.
Sample imported for purpose of type approval.
Non-terminal equipment detained by customs authority requiring technical clarification from Authority.
Foreign Missions including High Commissions and Embassies shall file their NOC requests for import of telecommunication equipment through Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however they will have to apply for Type approval for terminal equipment after providing required documents/sample/fee to the PTA.
For more details, Please check PTA Website:https://www.pta.gov.pk/en/type-approval