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Equipment Registration Framework

last updated 01 December 2016

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.


Equipment Registration can be made online at https://eservice.imda.gov.sg/tls.

Registration of Telecommunication Equipment

Notice:

With the formation of Info-Communications Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) with effect from 1 October 2016, please be informed that all dealer’s licences and equipment registrations previously issued by IDA before 1 October 2016, will remain in force and will be deemed to be issued by IMDA.  All conditions in the respective dealer’s licences and equipment registrations will remain the same.


Invalidation of Registration of 2G-only Mobile Terminals with effect from 1 January 2017 

On 15 June 2015, IMDA (then known as IDA) had informed dealers and equipment suppliers that the 2G networks of the Mobile Network Operators, namely M1 Limited, Singtel Mobile Singapore Pte Ltd and StarHub Mobile Pte Ltd, will cease to operate with effect from 1 April 2017 and that IMDA will stop accepting new registrations and renewals of 2G-only mobile terminals with effect from 15 September 2015. 


On 23 September 2016, IMDA further notified dealers and equipment suppliers to stop selling 2G-only mobile terminals for use in Singapore as soon as possible and in any event, no later than 1 November 2016. Dealers and equipment suppliers were also informed that IDA would be de-registering the approved 2G-only Mobile Terminals as early as 1 January 2017. 

To ensure the technical compatibility of mobile terminals with public telecommunication networks, and taking into account the public interest in ensuring that consumers in Singapore are not left stranded with 2G-only Mobile Terminals that will no longer work after the closure of the 2G networks on 1 April 2017, IMDA hereby confirms that it will invalidate the registration of 2G-only mobile terminals with effect from 1 January 2017.

Please note that with the invalidation of the registration of 2G-only Mobile Terminals on 1 January 2017, dealers and equipment suppliers can no longer sell or offer for sale 2G-only mobile terminals for local use on and from 1 January 2017 onwards as the 2G-only Mobile Terminal will be regarded as unregistered telecommunication equipment. For the avoidance of doubt, this also applies to any 2G-only Mobile Terminals that may have been registered or renewed with IDA prior to 15 September 2015.

Only dealers and equipment suppliers who are granted a Dealer’s (Individual) Licence may offer for sale or sell 2G-only Mobile Terminals from 1 January 2017 and only for export purposes and for use overseas. Please note that under the Dealer’s licence conditions, dealers are not allowed to offer for sale or sell unregistered telecommunication equipment for use in Singapore, failing which IMDA may take enforcement action against such dealers who are found to be in breach of the dealer’s licence conditions.