This framework outlines the procedures and requirements for the registration of telecommunication equipment for sale and use in Singapore. Details are given in the document entitled "Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment".

Equipment registration is based on the submission of the Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC). The SDoC signifies that the supplier has carried out conformity assessment on the equipment to IMDA's Standards. The supplier declares equipment conformity based on results of conformity assessment, supported by test reports and technical documents.

IMDA accepts test reports, which present test results of equipment testing done according to IMDA's Standards by (i) testing labs recognised by IMDA under a phase I mutual recognition arrangement; (ii) testing labs accredited by accreditation bodies recognised by IMDA; or (iii) equipment manufacturers.

IMDA also accepts equipment certification by local or foreign certification bodies recognised by IMDA under a phase II mutual recognition arrangement.

Registration of Telecommunication Equipment


Equipment Registration for Residential Gateway (“RG”) for Compliance with Security Requirements


Extension of Deadline for Sale of Residential Gateways (“RGs”) / Home Routers to comply with Standards

IMDA has received requests from industry and RG vendors for extension of the timeline for compliance, for both new and existing RG/home router models. IMDA has decided to extend the timeline for compliance with the Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Residential Gateways (“IMDA TS RG-SEC”) for existing RG/home router models to 1 May 2022. For avoidance of doubt, from 2 May 2022, RG/home router models which do not comply with the Technical Specification, or not yet registered with IMDA, shall no longer be sold for local use. Such unregistered models may be imported for re-export purposes only, by dealers with a Dealer’s Individual Licence.

In view of the above, the implementation timeline for the regulation of Residential Gateways is revised below.

IMDA has published the finalized Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Residential Gateways (“IMDA TS RG-SEC”) on 12 October 2020.  The IMDA TS RG-SEC specifies the minimum security requirements and stronger credential settings for RGs, commonly known as home routers, sold and used in Singapore, in order to provide a safer and more secure Internet experience for users, and to strengthen the resilience of Singapore’s telecommunications networks. 

The RG devices are required to comply with the above IMDA Standards and equipment registration with IMDA. The online equipment registration for Residential Gateways will be commencing on 2 November 2020

The implementation timeline for the regulation of Residential Gateways is as follows:

Equipment Registration

Equipment Registration can be made online at the GoBusines portal.

Last updated on: 08 Oct 2021