Update on Type Approval Regulations in China
The Action Plan for Promoting the Scale Deployment of the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) was issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on November 26, 2017. The Outline of the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, the Outline of the National Informatization Development Strategy, and the National Informationization Plan for the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan, develop this action plan. All network products used in China mainland, including mobile phones, terminals, switches, fax machines, videoconferencing and so on, should support IPv6 as long as they support IP protocol. After Dec. 01, 2018, the network products which get NAL/MII (Ministry of Industry and Information) approval must need support IPv6. Network operators also require terminals to support both IPv4 and IPv6 from Oct. 01, 2018. For the devices(without IPv6) which already get NAL/MII approval before Dec. 01, 2018 and the certificates are still in valid, customer can update to IPv6 via software by themselves, after certificates become invalid, customer can make new NAL/MII application to add IPv6.