Radio Type Approval

The Radio Type Approval is required in several African countries for telecommunication and radio equipment. With us as your professional partner you can safely and easily obtain your Radio Type Approval.

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Pre-Export Verification of Conformity / PVoC

Many products require a Pre-Export Verification of Conformity / PVoC in Africa before they can be imported. Make yourself familiar with the regulations and avoid customs problems.

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Certificate of Compliance / CoC

To avoid problems when importing goods in Africa in many cases a Certificate of Compliance / CoC is required. We can support you here.

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Radio Type Approval Africa – Relevant components

Here is an overview of which components require certification for the Africa Radio Type Approval:


Radio equipment:

  •     Cellular phones
  •     Short range devices (specify types e.g. RFID)
  •     WLAN access points
  •     Cordless telephones or DECT phones
  •     Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite (GMPCS) equipment
  •     Global Positioning System (GPS) devices
  •     Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) equipment
  •     Radars
  •     Earth stations
  •     Microwave radios or links
  •     Navigational aids
  •     Medical devices
  •     Antennas (for example: broadcast antennas)
  •     Peripherals
  •     Optical telecommunication equipment
  •     Portable radios (for example: handheld radios)
  •     Radio base stations
  •     Radio repeaters
  •     Vehicle mounted radios




Terminal Equipment:


  •     Landline/fixed-line telephones
  •     Fax machines
  •     Modems
  •     Private Automated Branch Exchange (PABX) equipment
  •     Video conferencing equipment
  •     Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) equipment
  •     Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) equipment
  •     Switching elements
  •     Network elements
  •     Access elements


Additional Equipment List:


  •     5 GHz high performance Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) and ancillary equipment
  •     Amateur radio and ancillary equipment
  •     Analogue Private Mobile Radio (PMR) equipment
  •     Digital cordless telecommunications equipment
  •     Fixed wireless access and ancillary equipment
  •     Ground and airborne model control equipment
  •     Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication base stations and ancillary equipment
  •     Inductive applications and ancillary equipment
  •     Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) equipment operating between 1 and 3 GHz
  •     Non-specific short range devices
  •     Radio hearing aids
  •     Radio microphones in-ear monitoring and ancillary equipment
  •     Road transport telematics and ancillary equipment
  •     Sound broadcasting equipment
  •     Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) equipment
  •     Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) base stations
  •     UMTS handsets and related equipment
  •     VSAT and ancillary equipment
  •     Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) equipment
  • Wireless audio applications