Description & Importance

Technical Evaluation

Technical evaluation of telecommunication equipment against prescribed specifications with the objective of determining its conformance to these requirements/specifications

Technical Tests

An administrative procedure of technical tests and vetting applied to items of telecommunication equipment before they can be sold, interconnected with the public network or used for purposes of communications.

Telecommunication Equipment

Telecommunication equipment if not properly designed, produced, or operated, may put human/public in danger, cause harmful, Interference to other systems/networks or Reduce their performance, breach established rules and regulations

Set of Requirements

To avoid/prevent above, countries establish minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements that telecommunication equipment shall meet before it is used or sold in a particular country.

Objective of Type Appoval

Therefore, the objective of the Type Approval regime is to adopt and put in force a regulation containing the minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements that telecommunication equipment shall meet before it is used or sold in the country.

Unnecessary Burdens

While meeting the overall objectives, the regulation shall not place unnecessary burdens on manufacturers and suppliers.

Procedure in Pakistan

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:

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.

  1. 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

  1. EN 60950 Safety of Information technologies Equipment.
  2. EN 62209-1: 2005
  1. ETSI EN 301502 Harmonized EN for GSM
  2. 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:

  • 4-2.5 GHz
  • 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:

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: