Tuesday, January 11, 2022

FCC Updating Equipment Authorization Rules

On the schedule for their January Open Commission Meeting (Jan 27, 2022) the commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) to update the existing equipment authorization rules. (ET Docket Nos. 21-363, 19-48).

A proposal is on the agenda to add a new technical standard for the evaluation / validation of test sites for making measurements from 1 GHz to 18 GHz. (ANSI C63.25.1:2018). Additionally, an updated version of the existing standard covering the testing procedures for unlicensed wireless devices (ANSI C63.10:2020) is on the agenda to address changes in technology. Lastly, the most recent versions of the ISO standards covering accreditation bodies and testing facilities, (ISO/IEC 17011:2017 & ISO/IEC 17025:2017 respectively) is on the agenda.

The addition of the new references will have an impact on test labs performing testing for wireless devices covered by FCC rules both in a technical and administrative context.


PUBLIC NOTICE Jan. 11, 2022 - DA-22-22A1.pdf

FCC FACT SHEET Jan. 6, 2022 -

Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s Agenda announcement Jan. 5, 2022 -

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