Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has made Type Approval Regulation 2004 in order to conform the standards of the telecommunication terminal equipment and the telecommunication service provider must have to obtain Type Approval Certificate for its terminal equipment.
Type Approval Certificate is subject to requirements that may be issued to any person or class of persons, company or corporation.
Application for type approval certificate shall be made on prescribed form accompanied with supporting information. Any concealment of material facts, whatever may be, by the applicant or his agent at the time of submitting application or thereafter shall render the certificate liable to be cancelled.
Applications can be made by or on behalf of the manufacturer or supplier of terminal equipment with the following conditions;
(a) Every product for which type approval is being sought, the local distributor shall present a letter from the original manufacturer or supplier stating whether the manufacturer or supplier would like to have type approval in his name, or any local distributor can obtain an exclusive type approval of the product on its own;
(b) Local companies or firm authorized by the manufacturers or supplier to obtain type approval on their own will be granted type approval and will be allowed to market the same; Provided that in such cases, more than one authorized distributors will be allowed to have type approval separately under their names by meeting all the administrative, financial and technical requirements independent of each other;
(c) If the manufacturer abroad intends to obtain type approval under his name, the names of all the authorized distributors (confirmed/certified by the manufacturers) will be indicated in the type approval certificate, so that legal distributors can import and market the equipment; and
(d) If the manufacturer abroad obtains type approval in its own name and does not nominate any local distributor, then any local company or firm shall be allowed to market that equipment after giving sufficient proof of provision of after sale service.
As an initial assessment the Authority after receiving application and doing necessary evaluation, allot a reference number to the applicant for the purpose of future correspondence and identification of the application and for assessment of test reports the Authority shall not assess the associated test report until the Type Approval Application Fee has been received.
The applicant shall furnish the following pre-test information along with the application;
(a) Functional description of the equipment;
(b) Original catalogue (data sheet);
(c) Marketing brochure;
(d) Users manual;
(e) Installation Manual;
(f) Declaration of safety requirements;
(g) Technical description of the product;
(h) Set of circuit schematic and functional block diagrams; and
(i) Approval and safety certificates form an accredited laboratory (if manufactured abroad).
For all types of terminal equipment, two copies of supporting information shall be sent to the Authority. All applications shall be addressed to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad.
The Type Approval Certificate may be issued when the Authority is satisfied that:
(a) the applicant complies with the Type Approval Regulations
(b) the terminal equipments meets all the relevant requirements
(c) all fees have been paid by the applicant
The Authority may cancel the Type Approval Certificate and withdraw the approval on any of the following grounds:
(a) acts or omission done by the certificate holder contrary to the Type Approval Regulations;
(b) violation of Type Approval Conditions; and
(c) if the Checked tests show that the current equipment differs in any way from the original test sample, other than approved modifications.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority may decide if existing standards are inadequate in assessing the terminal equipment, to refer the case to the committee comprising of the following officers to lay down appropriate standards and procedure for testing of equipment:
(a) Director (Standards)
(b) Director (Engineering)
(c) Deputy Director (Type Approval)
Applicants shall furnish all supporting information/technical details to formulate and finalize required procedures as well as standards to test the new equipment.