SDPPI Public Letters Number 454 of 2020 Issuance; Telecommunication Devices Certification during Covid-19 Pandemic Period

Friday, May 21st 2020. In response to global pandemic situation faced by international community, including Indonesia, currently SDPPI issued a public letter regarding certification process.

It is Directorate General of Post and Informatics Equipment Standardization (SDPPI) Public Letters Number 454 of 2020 that concerns about Telecommunication Devices Certification during Covid-19 Pandemic Period. Even though the tittle sounds like this regulation is aimed for certification process in general, in fact, it is only applied for particular technologies as explained below.

Background

Covid-19 pandemic has been declared as national disaster caused by non-natural factors. It has seriously affected society in terms of materials and non-materials with the coverage of affected areas constantly getting wider and wider. As a result, social and economy sectors are heavily shaken. Therefore, considering this situation, authority decides to take further action to secure the quality of approval process in Indonesia.

Scope

This Public Letter is aimed for applicants who will proceed SDPPI certification, whether it is for new certification process or re-certification, especially on its relation with the test reports as one of the main requirements. Actualization from this are explained into several articles, from article 5.3.1 to article 5.3.2.5. For better understanding, here is the resume of mentioned articles.

Directorate General of Post and Informatics Equipment Standardization (SDPPI) Public Letters Number 454 of 2020 Actualization

  1. New Certification and Re-certification Process of Telecommunication tools and/or equipment are mandatory to submit Test Reports.
  2. If applicant has not been able to submit required test reports, they are allowed to submit required reports in partial, for example submitting EMC report first and RF report later or vice versa, by including a statement letter signed on duty stamp to state the agreement that applicant will complete required report no later than 6 (six) months from this Public Letter stipulation.
  3. In case applicant has not been able to complete required report up to the deadline, then Applicant:
    i. Will be subject to administrative sanctions in the form of Telecommunication Tools and / or Equipment certificate withdrawal; and
    ii. Will be announced to the public and obliged to recall Telecommunications Equipment and / or Devices that have been distributed.

  4. Above Provisions are only applied to new certification and re-certification process that take technical requirements reference from:
    i. Minister of Communication and Information Technology Regulation Number 4 of 2013 concerning about Technical Requirements of Video Conference Telecommunication Equipment;
    ii. Minister of Communication and Information Technology Regulation Number 9 of 2019 concerning about Technical Requirements of Wavelength Division Multiplexing Telecommunication Equipment; and
    iii. Minister of Communication and Information Technology Regulation Number 10 Year 2019 concerning about Technical Requirements of Internet Protocol Telecommunication Network Tools and / or Equipment.

In short, this provision is only applied for devices that operate based on Video Conference, Wavelength Division Multiplexing, and Internet Protocol technologies.

Below is the original open public letters for your reference. This letter was published by SDPPI in their original post in this link.

At last, even though the letters does not significantly affect certification process in general, hopefully it’s still able to provide more ease and flexibility on certification process for mentioned technologies. And considering the current situation that forces us to tone down the certification activities, more strategic policy from regulator is very expected. Should you have any concerns about this, feel free to contact our contact window of jut hit the “contact” menu in this website.

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