May Issue - "Packets" news for Engineers
By Mike Violette
How the FCC is Playing Chess with World Markets
Director, American Certification Body
Consider the size of the
global electronics market: the volume of this trade is
in the neighborhood of $5 trillion.
US imports account for about $130B of this flow, much of
which is regulated by the Federal Communications
Many of these devices are sold during the annual Christmas spending spree. If some important dialogue doesn’t advance between the US and our friends in China and soon, it seems Christmas might just be cancelled for some. Here’s why.
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FCC's Broadband Plan Turns Five
FCC's Broadband Plan Turns Five
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN!
Blow out the candles, already! The recent auction of Advanced Wireless Spectrum raised $41 Big Ones (that’s $41E9) for the US Treasury. Now, spectrum is a little like real estate and as Will Rogers once said: "I had been putting what little money I had in Ocean Frontage [because] they wasn’t making any more..." If there were spectrum futures, I'd recommend placing a buy. AT&T, apparently, thinks the same way, having dropped nearly one-half of the record bids.
Part of this haymaking for the Feds is the result of the FCC's "National Broadband Plan" or "The Ominbus Broadband Initiative." In 2010 the FCC released a plan to increase the availability of spectrum for broadband deployment in the United States. Some of the initiatives have had an immediate impact. Others have languished or have been overtaken by events. What has happened since is that the Commission has made hundreds of MHz of spectrum available for all kinds of mobile, IoT and M2M uses. This has caused some difficulties for incumbent users and created opportunities for innovators.
This article will provide an update of how the plan is being implemented.
This article was originally published in the June 2015
Issue of InCompliance Magazine.
ACB Joins MIC Workshop in Tokyo, Japan
ACB recently joined the yearly MIC Workshop in Tokyo Japan, invited by our colleagues at the Ministry of Information and Communication and DSP Research. Michael Derby and Pieter Robben joined representatives from Japan, US regulators, Taiwan and Europe to discuss recent advances in the Certification Industry. Critical updates to the FCC Rules, MIC Requirements and EU's Radio Equipment Directive were presented. Our very own Michael Derby (Chair of the TCB Council) presented information on behalf of the TCB Council and Pieter presented information on European test report reviews. For more information, contact ACB
FCC Adopts New Rules for Transmitters!
Announcing! FCC Adopts New Rules for Transmitters! Test
labs and manufacturers may be affected.
The FCC released its decision on the FCC ET Docket 14-44 on 30 December 2014. The Report and Order covers numerous areas of testing, certification and accreditation. Most notably for many of our customers, the new Rules will require all laboratories that provide testing services for certification carry accreditation to ISO 17025.
Read more - FCC-14-208A1.pdf
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Japan Device Certification Services
American Certification Body Inc. (ACB) Receives Recognition for Japan
Device Certification Services
to Japanese Radio Law Now Available
ACB has been approved in the first round of Certification Bodies recognized to perform Certification for wireless devices to Japanese Radio Law, increasing market-access for manufacturers on both sides of the Pacific. Read more >>
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