Type Approval Objectives

The type approval regime in the Sultanate of Oman has been designed with the following objectives in mind:

  • Safety and non-interference:
    • To ensure the safety of consumers, the operators’ networks and operators’ staff
    • To ensure that electromagnetic interference is kept to a tolerably low level
    • To ensure that the radio spectrum is used in accordance with the appropriate spectrum plan
  • Quality and performance:
    • To promote the quality, diversity and cost effectiveness of equipment available to consumers while minimising consumer and network operator issues due to equipment incompatible with networks in Oman
    • To provide clear guidance for consumers so that they may make informed buying decisions, advising consumers about equipment unsuitable for their needs and which may be incompatible with the network
    • To provide clear guidance for retailers so that they may avoid selling incompatible equipment
  • Other objectives:
    • To facilitate the work of customs officers in deciding what may or may not be imported into the Sultanate of Oman
    • To provide as effective as possible a system for addressing problems caused by unsuitable or incompatible equipment
    • Tomaintain a flexible system which is adaptable to circumstances
    • To be open, fair and objective