Radio Certification

General Facts about Wireless Certification​

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Scope of Application
  • On-the-premises wireless equipment, hereinafter referred to as: "device". (e.g. Wifi module, Bluetooth(R) Headset, UHF/VHF remote controllers, Etc.)

  • Basically, any device emitting radio waves.

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Certification Categories
  • Unlicensed Low Power Devices
    • Typical devices: Bluetooth(R) headsets, IEEE802.11 Wifi adapters, remote controllers, wireless microphones, Etc.

    • A document package, including information about the device, the applicant/manufacturer, and a test sample are required.

    • Certification authority: registered certification body (e.g. TELEC)

  • Licensed High Power Devices
    • Typical devices: Mobile phone base stations, High power 5GHz wireless access systems, Satellite communication devices, Etc.

    • A document package, including information about the device, the applicant/manufacturer, and a test sample are required.

    • Certification authority: registered certification body (e.g. TELEC)

    • in Addition to the certification, the importer needs a license from the Ministry of Internal Affairs prior to operate the device.

  • High Frequency Radio Devices
    • Typical devices: 13.56MHz RFID, high speed PLC modems. 

    • A document package, including information about the device, the applicant/ manufacturer, and a test sample are required.

    • Certification authority: local bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. (e.g. Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications)

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Applicable Fees
  • Unlicensed Low Power Devices
    • Handling fee: handling of the application from the preparation until the delivery of the certificate

    • RF testing fee: testing of the device as per the certification authority requirements 

    • Additional testing fee: for any particular testing, such as DFS, power supply stability, environmental testing, Etc.

    • Certification Authority fee

  • Other categories
    • Certification fees depend on requirements and applicable items specific to each category of devices.

    • Please contact us for more information.

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Certification Timeframe
  • Unlicensed low power devices
    • The timeframe for the testing depends on the architecture of the device, but as a reference, a Bluetooth(R) Low Energy testing takes approximately 1 day. Devices supporting several types of protocols can take longer. (e.g. IEEE802.11abgn devices)

    • Now, an usual timeframe for the issuance of the certificate is 1 to 4 weeks once the application and compliant test report is submitted to the certification authority.

  • Other categories
    • The timeframe depends on the category of the device, whether a licensing process is required or not, and a general scheme cannot apply.

    • Please contact us for more information.