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Colombia

Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). Despite decades of internal conflict and security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.



  • Population: 46,245,297 (July 2014 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 6.291 million (2012)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 49.066 million (2012)
  • Internet hosts: 4.41 million (2012)
  • Internet users: 22.538 million (2009)
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

CRC Homologation

 CRC requires approval of fixed network terminals, mobile (radio) terminals and satellite terminal devices. Testing is to Colombian national standards, but CRC may accept foreign standard test reports. 

Compliance International can help you complete approval in Colombia with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, engineering test support when in-country testing is required, interfacing with certification body officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

 

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

CRC Homologation

 CRC requires approval of fixed network terminals, mobile (radio) terminals and satellite terminal devices. Testing is to Colombian national standards, but CRC may accept foreign standard test reports. 

Compliance International can help you complete approval in Colombia with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, engineering test support when in-country testing is required, interfacing with certification body officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

 

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: