Type approval and Conformity to Standards

With the powers prescribed by the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulation Act 30 of 2009, the TRBR has implemented a Type Approval Regulation and Conformity to Technical Standards to overcome any present or potential problems as the result of importing low quality non-compliant Radiocommunications and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE).

Type approval is a process by which Information, and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment and devices, such as RTTE, is authorized for sale and use in a country (“approved”).

It involves verification of the equipment against the applicable international standards and requirements to ensure that the ICT equipment or RTTE does not cause any interference, or long or short term damage to the radio and telco networks, the environment and also the general public.