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Democratic Republic of Congo (ARPTC) - Type Approval Regulation Update

August, 2022

Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications of Congo (ARPTC) has published Arrêté No. 34 on July 11, 2022, which updates the terms and conditions for type approval of terminal equipment and radio installations.

Updates to the type approval process include the following:

  • The validity of certificates is now 5 years, instead of 2 years

  • A sample of the device is required for approval per the regulation. Though, we are still waiting confirmation on the enforcement of this rule

  • All certificates issued prior to July 11, 2022 remain valid

  • All other applications will fall under the scope of this new regulation

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