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Virtual Conference: Unleashing the Potential of 5G

September 22nd, 2020

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Virtual Conference: Unleashing the Potential of 5G As part of the Bureau Veritas Group, 7layers is proud to announce that Bureau Veritas, who recently upgraded its California Technical Competence Center with 5G Device Certification Testing capability, is hosting a 5G virtual conference on 30th September 2020 joined by some of the industry’s testing and technology […]

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Update: Countries in which country approval and certification processes are currently affected by Corona pandemic

September 15th, 2020

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Update: Overview of the countries in which country approval and certification processes are currently affected by Corona pandemic 7layers here always provides you the latest updates of the countries affected by Corona. Find the detailed information here!

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Type Certification of IoT devices according to ETSI EN 303 645

September 1st, 2020

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Type Certification of IoT devices according to ETSI EN 303 645 7layers proudly announces that we can now offer evaluation for Type Certification of IoT devices according to ETSI EN 303 645 to manufacturers who are interested to demonstrate base line security of their products. Such an assessment is based on Review of documented evidences and […]

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Kazakhstan: Fulfilling of EAEU regulations is sufficient for enabling product market access

August 28th, 2020

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Kazakhstan: Fulfilling of EAEU regulations is sufficient for enabling product market access Since 10th JUN 2020, the fulfilling of EAEU regulations (for EAC marking) is currently sufficient for enabling product market access to Kazakhstan for devices with radio technology. This decision was announced by Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (see English version below*). In […]

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Argentina: New ENACOM Label Resolution

August 28th, 2020

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Argentina: New ENACOM Label Resolution (CNC label -> RAMATEL label) By ENACOM’s Resolution No. 854/2020 released on 12th AUG 2020*, the former resolution CNC No. 82/2015 is exchanged. ENACOM does grant a transition period of 2 years for its implementation on all registrations of approved devices. Nevertheless 7layers recommends to use this new label from […]

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Bureau Veritas supports C-V2X Rollout

August 4th, 2020

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Bureau Veritas supports C-V2X Rollout Ratingen, 4 August, 2020 As part of the Bureau Veritas Group, 7layers is pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas is actively supporting the rollout and adoption of Cellular V2X technology with the hosting of two C-V2X Plugfests being held in America and Asia in October. The two events are part […]

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7layers is authorized for the ioXt certification program

June 24th, 2020

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7layers is authorized for the ioXt certification program June 24, 2020, Ratingen, Germany 7layers is proud to announce that the ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, added 7layers as an Authorized Lab to the ioXt Certification Program. That makes 7layers to an exclusive test provider for the ioXt Alliance that can perform all […]

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New automotive test lab in Detroit, opened by Bureau Veritas

May 19th, 2020

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Bureau Veritas opened a new automotive test lab in Detroit The new automotive test lab, recently opened in Detroit USA, has obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by the A2LA. The new Detroit lab is the latest addition to Bureau Veritas’ New Mobility network supporting the dynamic growing New Mobility / Connected Car segment. The 23,000 sq. ft. […]

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Countries in which country approval and certification processes are currently affected by Corona

April 28th, 2020

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Overview of the countries in which country approval and certification processes are currently affected by Corona 7layers here always provides you the latest updates of the countries affected by Corona. Find the detailed information here!

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Corona – current information about our services

April 1st, 2020

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Corona – current information about our services Due to the international spread of the coronavirus, we would like to inform you that 7layers will continue to provide you with its services, while observing the highest security and precautionary measures. The health of our customers and employees is of course our top priority. We have therefore […]

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Bureau Veritas added to Zigbee Alliance testing house roster

March 13th, 2020

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The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Bureau Veritas can now provides Zigbee testing services from their wireless/IoT laboratory in California. As a leader in testing, certification, and global market access services, Bureau Veritas offers Zigbee Alliance […]

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7layers certified the first IoT chipset according to GCF rules

March 3rd, 2020

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7layers certified the first IoT chipset according to GCF rules 7layers is proud to announce the first IoT chipset certification for u-blox’s IoT chipset UBX-R5 covering NB-IoT and LTE-M. This new certification allows the IoT ecosystem to easily integrate and embed the certified chipset UBX-R5 into modules and devices. GCF IoT chipset certification initiative is […]

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CTIA approves Bureau Veritas As a PTCRB Full Test Laboratory for 5G FR1

February 28th, 2020

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CTIA approves Bureau Veritas as a PTCRB Full Test Laboratory for 5G FR1 “As a leading wireless device testing, certification and international approvals management provider, Bureau Veritas is honored to obtain this qualification from CTIA. Bureau Veritas Group has started 5G journey as it global plan and also has deployed several investment on related instrument since 2018. […]

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Guyana and Haiti – Authority Processes Delayed

December 17th, 2019

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Guyana and Haiti – Authority Processes Delayed   Guyana – Delays in Type Approvals The Guyana “Ministry of Public Telecommunications” (MOPT) states that due to agency changes and further internal activities, type approval processes are not one of their priorities at the moment. As long this decision by director will not be changed, unknown delays […]

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Saudi Arabia – No Homologation by CITC for Automotive Devices

December 16th, 2019

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Saudi Arabia – No Homologation by CITC for Automotive Devices The “Communications and Information Technology Commission” of Saudi Arabia (CITC) does not issue initial homologation for wireless automotive devices anymore. Still registered devices with valid certificates can be renewed as usual but CITC reserve the right to gradually remove such equipment from the approval list. […]

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Brazil – Anatel Resolution 715 brings Profound Changes to Approval Processes

December 15th, 2019

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Brazil – Anatel Resolution 715 brings Profound Changes to Approval Processes On October 25th, 2019 ANATEL has published the information that a new regulation on type approval will come into effect on April 22nd, 2020, Resolution 715. This resolution will replace previous Resolutions 242 and 323. Until April 22nd various operational procedures, which are essential […]

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Changes on Regulatory Requirements for Eurasian Union ERA-GLONASS Certification

December 3rd, 2019

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Changes on Regulatory Requirements for Eurasian Union ERA-GLONASS Certification The transitional period of the GOST R standards for the ERA-GLONASS certification expires at the end of 2019. From 1 January 2020, only the regulatory requirements according to iGOST standards are applied for ERA-GLONASS certification. ERA-GLONASS is the automated emergency call system of the Eurasian Union […]

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November Issue: Bureau Veritas E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry.

November 29th, 2019

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Please enjoy the November issue of our parent company’s global eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. >> To the eNewsletter

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New Regulatory Type Approval Requirements for Wireless Products in Namibia

November 26th, 2019

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New Regulatory Type Approval Requirements for Wireless Products in Namibia New type approval requirements for wireless products were published by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) Compliance with the type approval regulations is mandatory for anyone wishing to connect telecommunications devices to a Namibian electronic network. Find the main changes in the following: Definition […]

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New Regulation for SRRC Certification in China

November 7th, 2019

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New Regulation for SRRC Certification in China   A new regulation concerning SRRC certification has been published from The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China, on 12 October 2019. A SRRC certification is relevant for all products that use a radio transmitter in any form. The main changes of this regulation No. […]

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October Issue: Bureau Veritas E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry.

October 31st, 2019

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October Issue: Bureau Veritas E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. Please enjoy the October issue of our parent company’s global eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. >> to the eNewsletter

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Update on Algerian Type Approval Procedure

October 30th, 2019

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Update on Algerian Type Approval Procedure A new procedure of type approval has come into effect. It was published by the Algerian Authority Autorité de Régulation de la Postes et des Communications éléctroniques (ARPCE) on 17 October, 2019.   Important changes at a glance: The validity of any certificate will be 3 years from now […]

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LoRAWAN ™ Certification – Full-Service Testing & Certification in accordance to LoRa Alliance ™ Requirements

October 17th, 2019

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LoRAWAN ™ Certification Full-Service Testing & Certification in accordance to LoRa Alliance ™ Requirements As an authorized LoRa Alliance™ test laboratory, we support module and end-device manufacturers to achieve LoRa certification. Having started very early and successfully in the European region and with the European specific LoRa frequency bands, 7layers now also serves the North […]

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As technical service for eCall and UN-R 144, we support you bringing your eCall system or components to the market.

September 20th, 2019

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As technical service for eCall and UN-R 144, approved by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), we support you bringing your eCall system or components to the market. In addition to our eCall consulting service and the required regulatory testing & certification services we adapt the testing plan to your requirements, to the required […]

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5G Testing and Certification in conformance to PTCRB, FCC, GCF, 3GPP requirements

September 12th, 2019

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5G Testing and Certification in conformance to PTCRB, FCC, GCF, 3GPP requirements The challenge of bringing connected 5G devices online has started. System integrator, equipment manufacturers and wireless device distributors have to bring trust in the 5G technology. We support you with qualified test and certification services to avoid security breaches and to introduce your […]

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Enhance Performance and Time to Market with 7layers RF Consulting for Wireless Connected Devices

September 5th, 2019

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You are a manufacturer who is developing devices integrating wireless technology ? Perfect, then we can support you during the development phase, during the failure analysis process and during engineering change processes of your product. We have many years experience in providing RF consulting and engineering services. Based on our support you can enhance the […]

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August Issue: Bureau Veritas E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry.

August 29th, 2019

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Please enjoy the August issue of our parent company’s global eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. >> to the eNewsletter

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Global Type Approval Services – FCC, RCM, CE, ISED, MIC, Anatel

August 13th, 2019

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Global Type Approval Services Whatever your target market and whatever your country of origin, 7layers can provide you with expert support in obtaining the necessary certificates such as: FCC  Certification (USA) RCM Certification (New Zealand) CE Certification (Europe) ISED Certification (Canada) MIC Certification  (Japan) Anatel Certification  (Brazil) Your advantage, we have: type approval knowledge base > 200 countries. […]

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Congratulations – WiFi turns 20 years

August 12th, 2019

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For 20 years now, the WiFi Alliance has been committed not only to advancing WLAN technology, but also to publishing certification requirements for wireless devices. The Wi-Fi certification is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard and thus guarantees the interoperability of different devices in a WLAN. Wi-Fi certification is not a regulatory requirement but has […]

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Bureau Veritas First Half 2019 Keyfigures and Highlights

July 26th, 2019

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Bureau Veritas First Half 2019 Keyfigures and Highlights In the first half of 2019 our parent company Bureau Veritas recorded solid organic revenue growth of 4.0%, building upon the good momentum achieved in 2018. >> Read the press release

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Mexico Approvals to be Updated with HS Code

June 12th, 2019

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Mexico Approvals to be Updated with HS Code News from publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) by the Ministry of Economy (SE) on past October 23, 2018 and the respective extension from February 28, 2019 of the agreement shows modification of rules and general criteria in matters of foreign trade. This was […]

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New Initiative – “Collective LoRaWAN® Device Qualification Program”

June 11th, 2019

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New Initiative – “Collective LoRaWAN® Device Qualification Program” A significant group of Public Network Operators from within the LoRa Alliance ecosystem have recently collaborated to roll-out an important initiative – the “Collective LoRaWAN® Device Qualification Program” [CLDQP] which is intended to support manufacturers and ensure that devices work as intended, it will also significantly simplify […]

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LoRa Alliance™ Expands LoRaWAN® Device Certification Program to Ensure Quality of Millions of Connected IoT Devices

June 10th, 2019

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LoRa Alliance™ Expands LoRaWAN® Device Certification Program to Ensure Quality of Millions of Connected IoT Devices The LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN® protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), announced  that it has significantly expanded its LoRaWAN certification program. The enhanced certification testing suite meets […]

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Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services launches “BV Go for Clean Air” Worldwide Campaign

June 4th, 2019

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Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services launches “BV Go for Clean Air” Worldwide Campaign One of the world’s leading consumer products testing, inspection and certification services providers, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, announces the global launch of its “BV Go for Clean Air” Campaign signifying the 11th anniversary of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services supporting the […]

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China – SRRC Approval Update

June 3rd, 2019

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China SRRC Approval Update In September 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) introduced changes to the SRRC application procedure and testing requirements effective as from October 15, 2018. The main changes are as follows: The applicant must have a valid Chinese identity card and phone number to be able to create an SRRC […]

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Saudi Arabia – All cellular devices must now support 4G

June 2nd, 2019

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Saudi Arabia – All cellular devices must now also support 4G On December 15, 2018 the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) released technical specification RI056 for UMTS (3G) and LTE (4G) equipment. Based on this specification, 4G is now a requirement for equipment type approval and importation into Saudi Arabia. Hence, 2G and 3G only […]

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Happy birthday 7layers! 20 years of wireless testing, certification, consulting and engineering.

May 21st, 2019

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Happy birthday 7layers! 20 years of wireless testing, certification, consulting and engineering. With initially 30 employees, 7layers developed rapidly into a global company with more than 250 employees and locations all over the world. With its wireless expertise, 7layers always stands for “State of the Art” services for wireless connected devices and smart IoT services. […]

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Update! Ukrainian RED Directive Extension for Automotive RF Products

May 14th, 2019

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Update! Ukrainian RED Directive Extension for Automotive RF Products On 12 April, 2019 the Ukrainian government adopted the amendment to Ukrainian RED directive 355  as separate “resolution”. This extension is only relevant for RF products mounted within vehicles and as part of their functionality. It enters into force from the day of its publication.   […]

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MirrorLink® Certification Services for Devices and Applications According to Car Connectivity Consortium

April 25th, 2019

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7layers offers MirrorLink® Certification Services for Devices and Applications According to Car Connectivity Consortium   MirrorLink® eases the way to the connected car by offering seamless connectivity between a smartphone and a vehicles infotainment system. By connecting MirrorLink enabled smartphones wirelessly or with a USB cable to MirrorLink enabled vehicle dashboards, drivers have easy access to applications running on their smartphone. MirrorLink […]

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Bureau Veritas wins again the PTCRB Award of Excellence

April 15th, 2019

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Bureau Veritas wins again the PTCRB Award of Excellence 2019 PTCRB Award of Excellence goes to Bureau Veritas – Congratulations! Bureau Veritas once again wins the “Award of Excellence” by PTCRB that recognizes our wireless laboratory in Taiwan for their outstanding work at the PTCRB. Read more 

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Antenna Test Services for Connected Devices

April 11th, 2019

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Comprehensive antenna test service portfolio for connected devices Antenna performance has an immense impact on the overall performance of a wireless communications end-product. Never mind how well all the other features are functioning, the moment the antenna is not working satisfactorily, everything else is secondary. Antenna performance is influenced by different product requirements, applications, size […]

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CTIA releases FAQ on the IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program

March 31st, 2019

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CTIA, the wireless association, has released an FAQ on the IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program that provides clarification on the eligibility of the certification, changes in firmware and hardware effects on certification and testing process. The IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program was developed to improve security for connected devices to protect consumers and wireless infrastructure. More information can […]

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FCC publishes Guideline for Module Certification, USA

March 14th, 2019

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In order to achieve market approval for a product with radio technologies in the USA, manufacturers must obtain certification of the respective device or module in accordance to the specifications of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Many modern products take advantage of wireless transmitter modules that already have been FCC-certified by a module manufacturer to […]

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Changes to ISED regulations Canada for wireless device testing

March 12th, 2019

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Changes to ISED Regulations Canada The authority for certification and approval of radio and telecommunication products in Canada  (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – ISED), is changing its requirements for wireless device testing. After March 15, 2019, ISED will only accept test reports from ISED accredited testing laboratories. After this deadline all ISED certification […]

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New Type Approval Regulations in Indonesia

March 11th, 2019

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Indonesia – New Type Approval Regulations The Indonesian radio and telecommunication regulatory authority (SDPPI) published 2 new regulations pertaining to type approval—PM Kominfo Nomor 7 Tahun 2018 and PM Kominfo Nomor 16 Tahun 2018.   The most significant changes include new requirements for the applicant (local representative) and updated labelling requirements. Applicant / Local Representative […]

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Pakistan Type Approval Regulations: Devices need national approval in Pakistan after removal from exemption list

March 8th, 2019

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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 […]

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Update on Type Approval Regulations in China

March 7th, 2019

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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 […]

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Read Bureau Veritas current issue of eNewsletter with focus on 5G, Mobile World Congress and Anritsu cooperation

February 12th, 2019

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Please enjoy the current issue of our Bureau Veritas E.A.W. Newsletter. This time focused on: 5G, Mobile World Congress, cooperation with Anritsu. >> to the eNewsletter  

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Discover Bureau Veritas’ CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings in video.

January 30th, 2019

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Discover Bureau Veritas’ CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings in video. As a Bureau Veritas group member, 7layers is happy to forward Bureau Veritas CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings and wishes to you.  

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Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November

December 18th, 2018

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Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November For one year, the updated authorization program for FCC certifications for devices with radio technologies to be approved on the U.S. market was undergoing a transition period. Since November 2018, the sDoc procedure has been applicable for new devices and for changes made to devices […]

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