ICASA Type Approval - how long does it take?

RandomGeek

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
180
#1
Morning All.

I have a question - has anybody ever gone through the process of taking a piece of equipment through the ICASA type approval process? We are looking at importing WiFi and potentially GSM products. If anybody can give me an indication on timelines and cost it will be much appreciated
 

phaktza

Executive Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2008
Messages
6,441
#3
Morning All.

I have a question - has anybody ever gone through the process of taking a piece of equipment through the ICASA type approval process? We are looking at importing WiFi and potentially GSM products. If anybody can give me an indication on timelines and cost it will be much appreciated
I would like to know too... and if there is an agency we should be using?
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2013
Messages
24
#5
First time we did it, with FCC and CA already in place, it took nearly 8 months. We are now doing it for a second time, with FCC and CA, and have found an organisation that can track and possibly expedite and they say minimum 3 months - not sure of their name but someone found them on google.
Its incredible that it takes so long when you already have certification and approval to sell across Europe and the United States. Another level of bureaucracy just waiting for your money.
 

ArtyLoop

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2017
Messages
3,818
#6
8-16 months... and I think (not sure) my company at the time got it down to three by doing that thing that you know they love here in Africa..
 

ebribur

New Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
2
#8
Sigmatics was established in 2004 to provide world class full turnkey homologation, certification and type approval services across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sigmatics is run by a team of highly skilled and specialized ICT engineers. We focus on delivering world class homologation, certification and type approval services across the region for our customer base that develops, designs, manufactures and sells world class consumer, business, and enterprise and carrier grade products in the ICT sector.

Sigmatics takes pride in offering our customer the best customer-oriented services in the industry. A large number of Fortune 500 companies involved in the ICT sector trust Sigmatics with their homologation, certification and type approval requirements in the region. This allows them to focus on their core competencies whilst Sigmatics handles the regulatory complexities behind the scenes.

OUR CUSTOMERS
Sigmatics works closely since 2004 with the following organisations.
  • Manufacturers : Global and Local manufacturers of ICT hardware
  • Distributors : Global and local distributors of ICT hardware
  • Wholesalers : Global and local wholesalers of ICT hardware
  • Retailers : Global and local retailers of ICT hardware
  • OEM’s : Original Equipment Manufacturers of ICT hardware
  • ODM’s : Original Device Manufacturers of ICT hardware
  • Regulators : Worldwide Regulators
  • Test Laboratories : Worldwide Test Laboratories
  • ITU : International Telecommunication Union
 
Top