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

September, 2022


The Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications of Congo (ARPTC) has published Arrêté No. 34 on July 11, 2022 The article provided the updates on 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 awaiting confirmation on the enforcement of this rule

  • All certificates issued prior to July 11, 2022 maintain their validity

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

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