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Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB)

Efficient market approval for the American market

In order to obtain market approval for a device with radio technologies in the USA, each manufacturer must obtain FCC certification for the respective device. Certification in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) primarily means approval of devices with radio technologies in the USA. In order to make the certification process more efficient for manufacturers in and outside the USA, the FCC has designated Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs) that have the authority to apply for and issue certification to the FCC as part of the FCC approval process.

The role of a TCB

The TCB is a certification body accredited by a recognized accreditation organization in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 and designated by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) in the United States or by a recognition body in one to certify equipment subject to certification according to the scope of accreditation.

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Our services

CETECOM is accredited and recognized by the FCC as an official laboratory; this allows us to perform all relevant regulatory tests necessary to start the approval process. In addition to the necessary tests, we can also offer you the certification process with our TCBs and thus a complete FCC approval from one source.

Our internal TCB is accredited for the following areas:

  • Scopes A1- A4: Non-licensed radio frequency devices
    • e.g. Bluetooth, W-LAN, SRD
  • Scopes B1- B4: Licensed Radio Equipment
    • e.g. GSM 1900, GSM 850, 3G / UTMS, Booster

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