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Type Approval
 
Under Section 9 of Telecommunications Order, 2001, it states that any equipment to be used for connection to any telecommunications system or equipment belonging to a telecommunication licensee shall be approved by AITI before use.
 
For any equipment that is not approved AITI will issue a notification letter and the importer will be required to re-export the item(s) with prior arrangement and approval from Royal Brunei Custom and Excise Department.
  
 
CATEGORIES OF TYPE APPROVAL
 
There are 2 categories of Type Approval:
 
(a) Personal Type Approval
This is needed for importation of equipment for own use i.e. not for resale. Individuals, sole proprietorship, partnerships and companies can apply for Personal Type Approval provided that the importation is not for resale.
 
(b) Dealer Type Approval
This is needed for importation of equipment for resale. Applicants must hold a valid Dealer Licence issued by AITI. Dealer Licence holders must apply for Dealer Type Approval before importation of the equipment. Applications are based on the model of the equipment to be imported.
 
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRING TYPE APPROVAL 
 
AITI defines three levels of equipment.  Each level has specific requirements for showing compliance with relevant standards and is based on the risk of interference that may be expected from a particular piece of telecommunications equipment.
 
1) Level 1 applies to devices whose non-compliance would have a low risk of causing interference to other devices using the radio frequency spectrum and the telecommunications network.
 
2) Level 2 applies to devices whose non-compliance would have a moderate risk of causing interference to other devices using the radio frequency spectrum and the telecommunications network.
 
3) Level 3 applies to devices whose non-compliance would have a high risk of causing interference to other devices using the radiofrequency spectrum and telecommunications network or adverse consequences to personal safety.
 
This list should not be considered exhaustive. AITI reserves the right to make changes to the list below.
 
LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 ​LEVEL 3
Fax
Cordless Telephone System
Modem (Wireless)
Telephone System ​Amateur Radio Mobile Phone​
​PABX / KTS ​Satellite Radio ​Base Station
ADSL Modem (Fixed) ​Marine Radio ​Radar
​Audio and Video Conference ​Pager ​Radio Data Transceivers
Short Range Device ​Satellite Receiver ​High Power Radio Equipment
VOIP ​Kristal Astro ​Radio Transceiver for Aeronautical
​Walkie Talkie Radio
 
 
DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
 
Applicants must complete the application form and submit it to AITI together with the following documents:
 
LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 ​LEVEL 3
​1. Equipment registration form
2. Brochure of equipment /
Equipment detail
3. Picture
​1. Equipment registration form
2. Brochure of equipment /
Equipment detail
3. Picture
1. Type approval application form
2. Brochure of equipment
3. Technical Specification of Equipment
4. Test Report or Certificate *
5. Picture
* Applicant can also provide Certificate of conformity from Infocomm Development Authority (iDA) or SIRIM QAS Malaysia.
 
 
PROCESS DURATION
 
Application form will only be processed upon submission of complete applications forms with signature together with required documents and payment of the fees.
 
Verification and technical evaluation will be completed within 7 working days except for Level 1 equipment which will be processed immediately provided that it complies with AITI technical specification.
 
 
DEALER TYPE APPROVAL FEES
 
Dealer Type Approval Fees range from B$100 to B$250 and Dealer Type Approval Certificate is valid for 5 years from date of issue.
 
CATEGORIES OF EQUIPMENT APPLICATION FEE (B$)
Amateur Radio

 

250

​Mobile Phones / GSM / CMTS
​Marine Radio
​Satellite Phone / Phone Cell
​Kristal Astro
​Satellite Receiver
​Walkie Talkie
​Pager

200

​Remote Control TX for Aircraft
​Remote Control TX for Car ​150
​Telephone System

 

 

100

​Fax
​PABX / KTS
​ADSL Modem (Fixed)
​Audio and Video Conferencing
​Short Range Devices
​VOIP
 
 
PERSONAL TYPE APPROVAL FEES
 
Personal Type Approval Fees are calculated on the number of items imported.
 
Type Approval of any equipment will not be charges up to 2 units. Subsequent units will be charged at $50 each.
 
 
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