type-approval-overview

Registration of Telecom Equipment Dealers:

TRA has continued to register and renew the registration of dealers who deal with telecom equipment’s. Those dealers are required to comply with rules and regulations of the TRA regarding selling telecom equipment’s.

Applications Type 2013 2014
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Registration 120 97 109 128 454 102 149 88 98 437
Renewal 84 90 92 102 368 135 131 51 51 368
Releases issued for Imported Telecom Equipment 372 424 461 444 1701 530 756 505 519 2310

 

Advices for Releases of Imported Telecom Equipment:

To import telecom equipment from outside the country, the dealer has to get release notification from the TRA to be submitted the customs for releasing the equipment. The number of released equipment continues to grow as shown in the figures below.

Applications Type 2013 2014
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Releases issued for Imported Telecom Equipment 372 424 461 444 1701 530 756 505 519 2310

 

Type Approval of Telecom Equipment:

TRA has continued to approve telecommunications equipment after checking the compliance of that equipment to the international standards in terms of Safety, Electromagnetic compatibility, and Radio Frequency (RF). Due to the demand from the local market, and the emerging of new technologies, the highest number of approved equipment in 2013 was from the category of Radio telecom equipment.

The table below shows the number of equipment approved by TRA from each category in 2013 and 2014.

Type Approval 2013 2014
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Mobile Phones 63 107 119 79 368 123 126 88 98 435
Terminal 105 129 115 52 401 55 89 44 48 236
Radio 144 209 165 173 691 154 232 110 158 654

 

Inspection of the Market:

In order to check the compliance of the telecom dealers in selling approved equipment, TRA has conducted a number of inspection visits in all over the sultanate. The table below shows the number of visits in 2013 and 2014.

Inspection Visits 2013 2014
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Number of Inspection Visits 227 148 34 332 741 61 427 82 100 670