Standardization and Type Approval Procedure in Sri Lanka I.M. Jawsi

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ITU Regional Standardization Forum For Asia Pacific Region
(Bangkok, Thailand, 25 August 2014)
Standardization and Type
Approval Procedure in Sri Lanka
I.M. Jawsi
Assistant Director
TRCSL
[email protected]
Telecommunication
Standardization in Sri Lanka
Legal context
Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act.
No.25 0f 1991, as amended in 1996,
provides for all Telecommunication
Standardization activities to the sole
responsibility of the Sri Lanka
Telecommunication
Regulatory
Commission (TRCSL)
Current Condition of
Standardization activities
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Formulating technical specifications to
telecommunication terminal equipment
based on ITU Standards.
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issuing certificate on type approval to
terminal equipment.
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giving technical advice and information
on standardization activities.
Existing Local Testing facilities
- Availability of both laboratory facilities &
equipment and Human Resources with the
TRCSL is presently limited.
-
Due to these limitations, TRCSL has facilities
for testing only a limited number of
Subscriber premises equipment.
Adoption of Standards
TRCSL generally adopts all the
ITU Telecommunication
Standards.
Future Plan
TRCSL
plans
to
expand
it’s
standardization activities in the future and
the necessary Human Resources are now
being developed.
These include participation in Technical
conferences on Telecommunication
standardization organized by the ITU or APT
and study visits by staff of TRCSL to
familiarize
with
Telecommunication
Standardization activities in
developed
countries.
Type Approval Procedure in Sri
Lanka
What is Type Approval
Type approval is the term for
the Process of determining and
registering the kind of equipment
that can be bought and used in Sri
Lanka without causing interference
or long or short term damage to the
network
Why Need Type Approval
Type approval is the requirement
for Radio and Telecommunications
terminal equipment to comply with
specific technical standards.
Sri Lanka adopts ITU
telecommunication Standardization .
Legal provision
In terms of provision of section 5(1) of
the Sri Lanka Telecommunication
(Amendment) Act No.27 of 1996,
The terminal equipment requires Type
Approval from the commission
(TRCSL)
Schedule 2 of system licence issued to
operator authorize the connection of
telecommunication equipment which is of
a type approved by the Commission
Which equipment needs type
approvals
All Telecommunication Apparatus
which connects directly to a public
telecommunications Network such
as
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Telecommunication instruments
Fax Machines
PABXs
Cordless Telephones
Mobile Phones
Data Modems
WHO CAN APPLY FOR TYPE
APPROVAL
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Local Manufacturers
Licensed Operators
•
Authorised Importers.
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Route to type approval
Vendor Licence
The Vendor Licence is the permission
issued by the Commission to
manufacture ,import, sale, offer for
sale, deal in, transfer, hire, lease,
demonstrate, maintain or repair of
any telecommunications equipment
and radio equipment in Sri Lanka.
Legal Provision
In terms of provision of section 21 of
the Telecommunication (Amendment)
Act No.27 of 1996, No person shall by
way of trade manufacture, import, sale,
offer for sale, deal in, transfer, hire,
lease, demonstrate, maintain or repair
of any telecommunications apparatus
except under the authorized of a licence
issued by the Commission.
Every person who contravenes the
provision of the subsection shall be
guilty of an offence under this Act and
shall be liable on conviction to a fine
not exceeding ten thousand rupees and
in default of payment of such fine to
imprisonment of either description for a
term not exceeding three months
Kinds of type approval
There are two kinds of type approvals
granted by the Commission
1)
2)
Provisional Type Approval (PTA)
Full Type Approval (FTA)
Applying for PTA
The duly completed Type approval
application form should be submitted to
the Commission along with
• A letter of request for PTA
• A Sample
• Factory test report
• Technical specifications
Cont.,
• User manual / installation CD
• Declaration of conformation report
• System drawings / circuit diagram
• Copies of type approval granted by any
other countries
• Note : Type approval application from can be
obtained from the telecommunication
Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka without
any payment or also can be down loaded from
website www.trc.gov.lk
How does the customer know
the status of application
The status of the application can be
checked online by entering the
reference number given by
Commission
Granting PTA
Based on the test results and the
model features the Commission will
issue PTA which will be valid for a
period of six(06) months.
No fees is levied for granting PTA
Applying for FTA
The following documents have to be
Submitted to the Commission
* A letter of request for FTA
* Copy of the provisional type
approval (PTA)
* Field report
* List of customers who use these
equipment
* Customer faults analysis report
Granting FTA
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Full type approval (FTA) will be granted
for a period of five (05) years taking
into consideration the performance of
the apparatus and the information
provided by the applicant.
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No fee is levied for granting FTA
FTA can be extended after expiry of FTA
if the customers require FTA further.
Cont.,
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• Any future changes in models
design etc. will require fresh type
approval from the Commission
• Commission will require a
minimum of two weeks to grant
type approvals.
What are the labelling
requirement
The permit number should be displayed
conspicuously on every item of equipment
in a permanent manner.
sample sticker
TRCSL APPROVED
TA/xxxx/xx/xxx
Entitles for granting type
approval
Organization:- Telecommunications
Regulatory Commission of
Sri Lanka
Division (a) Network Division
(for wired telecommunication
equipment)
(b) Spectrum Division
(for Wireless equipment )
Challenges
*ITU
Standards
and
other
internationally accepted standards for
all (wired and wireless)
telecommunication equipment.
*Testing procedures for granting type
approval (Testing Method)
*EMC Standards/safety and quality
standards
*Analyze compatibility with proper
frequency use.
*To set up a standard test laboratory.
END OF PRESENTATION
THANK YOU
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