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Mexico Delays Implementation of New Standards for Wired Access Equipment for Connecting to Public Telecom Networks

Mexico's Ministry of Economy has delayed until 12 March 2016 the entry into force of the emergency mandatory standard it issued 10 March 2015 for wired access terminal equipment for connecting to public telecommunications networks. NOM-EM-015-SCFI-2015 requires subject equipment that is either produced in Mexico or imported to comply with the mechanical and electrical provisions, test methods, and minimum technical parameters laid out in Technical Disposition IFT-004-2014, which was issued by the Federal Institute of Telecommunications on 7 January 2015. The goal of this standard is to protect consumers from potentially negative safety, health and economic effects derived from the inadequate performance of these products.

IFT-004-2014 includes a range of electrical and mechanical specifications and requirements, detailed test methods and language on the scope and goals of the standard, as well as references, definitions and abbreviations. The standard provides that conformity assessment will be carried out by the Federal Institute of Telecommunications.

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