IMDA regulations ensure the safety and reliability of telecommunication equipment sold and used in Singapore. As the regulatory body responsible for the registration of telecommunication equipment, IMDA has established a comprehensive framework that outlines the procedures and requirements for the registration of such 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 a conformity assessment of the equipment to IMDA's Standards. The supplier declares equipment conformity based on the results of the 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


Security Requirements to Guard against Network Storms for Cellular Devices

IMDA has published the finalised Technical Specification for Security Requirements to Guard against Network Storms for Cellular Devices(“IMDA TS CD-SEC (278.75KB)”) on 1 July 2022.  The TS CD-SEC defines the minimum technical security requirements for the design and management of cellular devices to better safeguard communication networks from security threats in the area of connection efficiency.

The requirements under TS CD-SEC is applicable to a cellular device which supports Section 7 on Connection Efficiency Requirements of the GSMA TS.34 guidelines, and are also subject to compliance either with IMDA TS IOT or IMDA TS CMT.

Applicable cellular devices are required to comply with the above IMDA technical standards and register the equipment with IMDA. The online equipment registration commenced on 19 September 2022.

The timeline for compliance with TS CD-SEC is as follows:

IMDA's timeline for compliance with TS CD-SEC regulations 

Past Notices

Equipment Registration

Equipment Registration can be made online at the GoBusines portal.


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