Change in the type approval process for cellular devices in Thailand

The change affects the technical standard NBTC TS 1027-2560.

Thailand

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) informed about a change in the type approval process for cellular devices in Thailand.

The change affects the technical standard NBTC TS 1027-2560 for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) using technology Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) (Technical standard for LTE equipment).

 

What has changed?

Description of change Before After
Frequency band that requires test reports during NBTC class B approval for WWAN products GSM 900, 1800

WCDMA B 1, 3, 5, 8

LTE B 1, 3, 5, 8, 40

GSM 900, 1800

WCDMA B 1, 3, 5, 8

LTE B 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, LAA/eLAA B46

 

What does this mean?

The LTE LAA/eLAA Band 46 will be opened and the NBTC requires a submission of a test report for all WWAN products using band 46. For the test reports, the NBTC also defined related test standards:

  • for LAA Band 46 (receiver only): ETSI TS 136 101 (3GPP TS 36.101) version 13.2.0 or newer.
  • for eLAA Band 46 (transmit and receive): ETSI TS 136 101 (3GPP TS 36.101) version 14.4.0 or newer.

 

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