Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals



On December 26, 2023, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico published new rules titled “Guidelines for the use of the IFT Seal on products, equipment, devices, or apparatus intended for certified telecommunications or broadcasting. The important points are as follows. The proposals will take effect on September 9, 2024. Contact us to know more.

The IFT published its broadcasting regulations registry

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications, IFT, has published its Registry of Regulations, a technological tool that compiles the current regulations related to the scope of attributions of this autonomous regulatory body, which aims to provide security and legal certainty to the population, strengthen transparency, facilitate regulatory compliance, and promote the use of information technologies, on […]

Mexico cancels import licences and restores normal approval processes.

The following decisions were published by the General Directorate of Commercial Facilitation and Foreign Trade (DGFCCE) and the General Directorate of Standards (DGN); however, they were revoked by the Ministry of Economy (SE) on May 25, 2023 (DGN.191.01.2023.1221 / DGFCCE.516.2023.1345):  Folio 414.2020.827- With the use of an EC-provided folio number, applications must be filed to […]

Indian and Global Monthly Newsletter: April 2023 Addition.

Stay up-to-date on the latest compliance and certification news with C-PRAV’s monthly newsletter!  Our April 2023 edition is out now! We welcome your feedback as we strive to continually improve our services. With a team of subject matter experts and vast experience in product testing and approvals, C-PRAV is a trusted knowledge and certification partner […]

IFT-011-2022 (NOM-221 Section 3) in Mexico Becomes effective.

The new technical provision IFT-011-2022 (NOM-221 Part 3) was published by the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT)- the technical specifications for Mobile Terminal Equipment. It went into effect on March 12, 2023, after being published for 180 days in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF). This applies to cell phones and smart phones that […]

IFT Classifies 5925-6425 MHz Frequency Range as License-Free Spectrum.

 ON 16th February 2023 the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) announced the classification of the frequency segment of 5925-6425 MHz as free spectrum, which will allow its use by the general public without the need for a concession or authorization from the Institute.  The 500 MHz classified will allow for the provision of […]

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA