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Type approval and Certification


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CA- ICT Week Presentation 2015

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Type approval and Certification

  1. 1. Type Approval and Certification Standards and Type Approval unit
  2. 2. Type Approval • Kenya Communication Regulations (Type approval, importation and distribution of electronic communications equipment) 2010 – Issuance of conformance certificate: confirmation that equipment has undergone type approval evaluation process and conforms to the relevant national and international standards and as a result has been approved for use in Kenya – 45 days within which the Authority shall evaluate and communicate its decision to the applicant
  3. 3. Type Approval • Process of determining conformity to national and international standards • Why? – To ensure interoperability with existing networks – Avoid frequency interference
  4. 4. Type Approval • Type approval application: – Letter of agency from manufacturer or principal distributor – Sample (if necessary) • In a good working condition • Properly configured for testing and complete with the necessary test adapters &accessories and • Clearly marked with the trade name, model and serial/IMEI number
  5. 5. Type Approval – Technical manuals (Operation, programming, specifications) in English – User manuals in English – Certified copies of • Conformance certificates from a regulatory authority or accredited laboratory • Test reports and results (RF, EMC & Safety) from manufacturers or accredited testing laboratories, in English, duly signed and stamped
  6. 6. Type Approval • Provisional type approval granted for a trial period of 6 (six) months • Equipment should not become a health, environmental or a safety hazard • Modifications not allowed • Minimum warranty of 12 months • Maintain adequate spares for replacement • Equipment should not cause harmful interference to other radio communication systems
  7. 7. Certification Certification of installations to ensure compliance to: • Guidelines for supply, installation and maintenance of internal communication infrastructure • Guidelines for Supply, Installation and Maintenance of External Communication Infrastructure • Relevant International standards
  8. 8. Certification Licensees should exhibit high standards of professionalism and good practice to: • protect the safety of persons and property; • Minimize interference with – the operations of a public utility, – public roads and paths, – the movement of traffic, and – the use of land • protect the environment
  9. 9. Certification • Commencement of Work Notice – facility operator plan their systems to accommodate increased demand and take stock of new installations on their network • Completion of Work Notice – allow networks to plan their networks and inspect the installation and protect its network against harmful installations
  10. 10. Certification • Annual and adhoc inspection of electronic communication system or equipment and wiring at reasonable times: – ensure adherence to the installation guidelines and regulation. – Ascertain that the installed equipment is Type Approved
  11. 11. Thank You!