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    December 28, 2021

    Brazil ANATEL Publishes New Technical Regulations for Radio and Wireless Devices

    Recently, Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) published two new Acts which serve to update technical requirements for devices with wireless wide area network (WWAN) capabilities and cellular mobile devices.

    Act Nº 10002 updates Act 3151’s technical requirements for Access Terminal Station, while Act Nº 10003 updates Act 3152 as related to the technical requirements around mobile phones. Both of these Acts include additional requirements for 5G New Radio (NR) Frequency Range 2 (FR2) for both standalone and non-standalone inter-band and intra-band, as well as NB-IoT NB2 enabled devices.

    As testing continues for both 4G and 5G dual connectivity solutions, ANATEL extends a six-month grace period from its announcement on November 29, 2021, for all applicable manufacturers to meet these mandatory changes. As of May 29, 2022, these radio and wireless device manufacturers will need to provide the proper documentation and test reports for the new EN-DC combinations from devices in order to comply with these new Acts and gain successful admission to the Brazilian market.

    How Nemko Can Help

    In just six months, all laboratories and Certification Bodies (CBs) will be required to conduct tests according to these new standards, depending on their specific product type, including retesting under the 5G functional tests where applicable. Certificates for retested devices and radio equipment must be updated within a maximum of six months or risk losing market access. Thanks to Nemko’s extensive experience in providing comprehensive testing and certification services, our team of experts can help your organization to gain ANATEL certification and approvals with ease. Stay up to date with the latest industry requirements when you partner with Nemko. Learn how to get started by visiting our website  for more information.

    Tom Tidwell

    Tom Tidwell is a NARTE certified EMC Laboratory Engineer with over 25 years of direct experience in Wireless, Telecommunications, EMC, and worldwide market access. His experience includes numerous wired and wireless protocols and technologies. He is responsible for Nemko’s telecom international approvals. Tom is...

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