update_ta-pakistan

March 8th, 2019

Update on Type Approval Regulations in Pakistan

Devices need national approval in Pakistan after removal from exemption list.

Due to changed regulation by the PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY (PTA), from 19th DEC 2018, some types of devices were removed from exemption list.

As you can see in the extracts below, devices of category 6, 7 and 8 were removed. Sorry for bad quality but even the reference on authority’s webpage shows no better resolution.

 

Till 18th DEC 2018 (published 15th JAN 2018)

 S. No.   Equipment Name
 1  Networking equipment (switches, firewalls, servers, storage, devices)
 2  Laptops / desktops / personal computer (PC)
 3  Tablet PC with Wi-fi only functionality (non-SIM based devices)
 4  GPS only devices
 5  Smart watches with Bluetooth / Wi-fi functionality only (without SIM or tracking features)
 6  RFID / Bluetooth / NFC devices
 7  Wi-fi access points operating in ISM Band (2.4-2.5 GHz, 5.725-5 875 GHz) and conform to PTA ISM band regulation SRO 287(I)/2016
 8  Low powered / short range keyless entry system / remote controls on non-interference basis

 

Since 19th DEC 2018

 S. No.   Equipment Name
 1  Networking equipment (switches, firewalls, servers, storage, devices)
 2  Laptops / desktops / personal computer (non-SIM based devices)
 3  Tablet PC with Wi-fi only functionality (non-SIM based devices)
 4  GPS only devices
 5  Smart watches with Bluetooth / Wi-fi functionality only (without SIM or tracking features)

 

Conclusion

As far as products are falling in categories mentioned, which are still placed into the Pakistan market, national approval process (incl. local testing) should be followed.

In case that a national radio approval for your product is required, please ask us for a non-binding offer.

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