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Mexico Adopts Mandatory Standards on Digital Interfaces for Public Networks

Mexico recently issued under an expedited regulatory mechanism an emergency mandatory standard for radio equipment with digital interfaces for public networks operating at 2,048 kbit/s and 34,368 kbit/s. The new standard (NOM-EM-017-SCFI-2016) requires subject equipment that is either produced in Mexico or imported to comply effective immediately with the minimum specifications and limits and the test methods laid out in Technical Disposition IFT-005-2016 issued by the Federal Institute of Telecommunications. The goal of this standard is to prevent the introduction and commercialisation of equipment that may cause adverse interferences between operating units and endanger Mexico’s telecommunications networks and services.  

Since NOM-EM-017-SCFI-2016 is an emergency regulation, it will remain in place only for a period of six months from 31 August 2016 with the possibility of being renewed for an additional six-month term, as provided under Article 48 of the Federal Law on Metrology and Normalisation.

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