ANATEL does not have a defined list of product types that need to be certified, so two main criteria have been established to determine whether a product is certification-capable, they are:
- By technology: If the equipment has technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and radio transmission.
- By components: It is related to the types of cables and connectors indispensable for the communication system.
However, some components of cell phones such as batteries, chargers and some accessories also need certification.
To verify that your product needs certification, you need to fit it into one of three categories:
Category I: They are mostly products that will be used by end users. The equipment of this category needs to be retested annually so that it is proven that no modification has occurred in the same during the production time, and consequently so that they can continue on the market.
Examples of category I products:
- Cell phone;
- cell phone battery;
- Cell phone chargers;
Category II: Devices that emit radio signal, such as AM and FM transmitters and receivers. These equipments need revaluation every two years, where they are verified by documentation if the specifications remain the same as those tested, the laboratory tests are not necessary.
Examples of category II products:
- Wifi network equipment;
- Radio-frequency automation equipment;
- Antennas and radio and television transmitters.
Category III: They are products that follow national legislation in the question of reliability and electromagnetic compatibility. They are appliances that operate internally and have no direct contact with the end user. These equipments do not have to undergo retests or revaluations unless they undergo changes in projects or change the norm.
Examples of category III products:
- Fiber optic cables;
- Cable connectors.