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Procedure NameType Approval for Terminal Equipment
Category Type Approval
Responsible Agency       Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.
Address: No. 276, Elvitigala Mawatha,Colombo 08.
Phone: (+94) 11 2689345
Legal base of the Procedure Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No 25 of 1991

Additional Requirements

1. Applicant should Possess a Valid Vendors License
2. Applicant Should be the Sri Lankan based Local representative agent of the Original supplier or Manufacturer.Should Produce a letter from the Original equipment Supplier or Manufacturer.
3. The Brand Name, Model Name, Manufacturer, Country of Manufacture (Origin), International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and Device Type must be displayed conspicuously inside the mobile phone (when remove the battery)/outside of the data modem/data device in a permanent manner that is cast or etched in to the equipment or affixed by plate or a label which cannot be removed except by destroying or defacing it.
4. The Brand Name, Model Name must be displayed conspicuously in the front side of the mobile phone/data modem/data device.
5. Software settings mobile phone/data modem/data device should satisfy the TRCSL requirements.

Required Documents

No. Type of documents
1 Full technical details of the mobile phone / data modem / data device.
2 The certificate of the Declaration of Conformity -DoC (Sample Certificate) from the Manufacturer stating that the mobile phone/data modem/data device complies with the essential requirements of Article 3 of the R&TTE 1999/5/EC Directive.
3 Notified Body Statement of Opinion as per Annex IV of the R&TTE 1999/5/EC Directive (Sample certificate)                                                            or
China Compulsory Certification (CCC) (Sample certificate) and China SRRC Certification (Sample certificate -1) (Sample certificate -2).
4 The Type Allocation Code issued by GSMA for the mobile phone/data modem/data device (The Brand Name, Model Name and Manufacturer of the mobile phone/data modem/data device should be identical in the documents stated in 2 & 3 above).
5 Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Report of the mobile phone/data modem/data device.
6 Complete set of the mobile phone/data modem/data device (Original box, Accessories, User Guide, etc) is required for testing purpose. TRCSL will grant the permission to import a sample unit to produce for Type approval purpose based on your request. Copy of the approval letter issued by TRCSL to import/bring this sample unit should be attached with the TA Application form.
7 A picture / photograph of the front side/back side/base with the details of the device therein.
8 Screen shot of the the software settings with Brand Name, Model Name and IMEI numbers.

Process Steps

Step 1 Applicant should submit a duly filled application form together with aforesaid requirements and  documentation.
Step 2 Telecommunication Regulation Commission reviews application and if it’s not complete informs applicant to provide the missing documents as soon as possible.
Step 3 Applicant must submit a sample to the Telecommunication Regulation Commission. Initially permission will be granted to import a sample unit. It is compulsory to submit a Sample for equipment’s  less than Value of Rupees 5000/-.
Step 4 Telecommunication Regulation Commission grants a Provisional Type Approval for a period of six months.
Step 5 Field Trial is arranged with the co-operation of Telecommunication Regulation Commission and the Applicant. Field Trial is compulsory for all equipment’s and generally last between 3-6 months.
Step 6 A field Report is submitted and the Telecommunication Regulation Commission reviews reports. Thereafter the Full Final approval is Granted.






The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
The PDF below contains two different merged files. Applicant needs to fill out the application which applies to applicants importing or exporting commodity.04-01-201822-01-2018Telecommunication Regulatory Commision of Sri LankaThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Requirements for Type Approval of Terminal EquipmentPermit RequirementTelecommunication Regulatory Commision of Sri LankaType Approval is required to Import Terminal Equipment such as : Telephone Instruments ,Fax machines ,PABXs , Modems ,Any other Customer Premises Equipment to be connected to the Licensed Network. In terms of the provisions of Section 5(q) of the Telecommunication Act, Terminal Equipment requires Type Approval from the Commission. Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No 25 of 1991 31-12-9999Good