2 March 2018
Mexico Issues New Standards for Radio Equipment with Digital Interfaces for Public Networks
Mexico has issued new mandatory standards for radio equipment with digital interfaces for public networks operating at 2,048 kbit/s and 34,368 kbit/s. Effective 16 April, NOM-218-SCFI-2017 will require these products to comply with the specifications of 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 interference between operating units and endanger Mexico’s telecom networks and services.
It is worth noting that an emergency mandatory standard already required these products to comply with Technical Disposition IFT-005-2016, but that emergency standard expired on 9 September 2017 and could not legally be extended beyond that date.