Type Approval Services
- Type approval for telecom devices
- Dealer registration
- Custom clearance
- SIM Card point of sale registration
Type Approval is the term for the process of determining and registering the kind of equipment that can be brought and used in UAE without causing interference or long or short-term damage to the network.
Type Approval is the requirement for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) to comply with specific technical standards. Such equipment must be registered with TDRA before it can be used, sold or distributed in the UAE.
Dealers, importers and manufacturers of RTTE in the UAE should be registered with TDRA. The Dealer Registration system is separate from, and complementary to, the Type Approval System for RTTE.
Every dealer, importer and manufacturer of RTTE in the UAE should ensure that:
- The company is registered with TDRA
- Type approval is obtained from TDRA for utilization in the UAE.
SIM Card point of sale registration
TDRA shall establish and manage the registry of the SIM Cards points of sale. This Policy applies to all economic entities that sell or plans to start selling SIM Cards in the UAE. The licensees’ points of sale are excluded from this Policy.
The main objective of this project is to facilitate and regulate the competition in the sale of mobile SIM cards, as well as to develop legal frameworks and trade rules in relation to selling SIM cards through points of sale registered by TDRA. Moreover, it aims to protect the rights of customers and economic establishments in the country. The project identifies the duties and responsibilities of all parties involved in the process of SIM cards sale including the authorized entities to practice this activity, the registered economic establishments and entities that provide the license to the Points of Sale registering entity.
The implementation of this Policy depends on the adherence of the economic entity to; first issuing the business license to practice the particular economic activity related to selling SIM Cards from the business licensing entities in the Country, then registering with TDRA as a SIM Cards point of sale in the UAE before initiating the actual sale process.
The registration certificate issued by TDRA and the business license issued by the economic licensing entities are the main requirements for registering as an authorized point of sale for the licensees.
The TDRA will provide special stickers after the registration to be placed on the shops, allowing customers to identify them
SIM Cards point of sale registration policy
Custom clearance requests can be:
- Commercial / for manufacturers and importers of telecom devices for purposes of trading in the UAE
- Non-commercial / all telecom devices imported for events, exhibitions, temporary, personal, etc.
Registration for this service requires:
- For non-commercial: device should comply with TDRA technical specifications.
- For commercial: company should be registered with TDRA / device also approved by TDRA.
The regulations require radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (RTTE) to comply with relevant technical specifications and to be registered with the TDRA before it can be supplied in the UAE.
Technical specifications available here
Early Warning System for Mobile Phones
The National Emergency and Crisis Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) has launched the Early Warning System for Mobile Phones in coordination with The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority – TDRA. The project aims to create new channels of communication with mobile users in emergencies and crises that contribute to speeding up communication and spreading warnings to face risks and save lives and properties as soon as possible.
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has issued the technical specifications for the Early Warning System Project, which reflect all the technical and behavioral requirements of the mobile phone to be able to receive national warnings. All mobile manufacturers and suppliers in the United Arab Emirates must implement all the requirements to have final approval to introduce and sell the phone in the country markets.
Technical specifications for early warning feature for mobile phones includes:
All mobile phone manufacturers must comply with the published technical specifications adopted by TDRA for the provision of the early warning system feature of mobile phones, which is considered a main requirement to complete the technical approval of mobile phones.