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An independent Korean state or collection of states has existed almost continuously for several millennia. After World War II, a Republic of Korea (ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a Communist-style government was installed in the north (the DPRK). Since the 1960s, South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth and integration into the high-tech modern world economy. In 2004, South Korea joined the trillion dollar club of world economies. In 2008, its GDP per capita was roughly the same as that of the Czech Republic and New Zealand. Between 2003 and 2007, growth was about 4-5% annually.

  • Population: 48,508,972 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 21.325 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 45.607 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 301,270 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 37.476 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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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:

KCC Type Approval

The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) issues Type Approval of telecommunications equipment. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative.

Compliance International can help you complete approval for telecom equipment in Korea with our turnkey service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, engineering test support, and management of the administrative process to eliminate unnecessary delays.

KCC EMC Registration

The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires EMC registration of telecommunications equipment, radio devices and ITE. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative.

(Note that when applying for Type Approval [for telecom equipment] or Type Registration or Verification [for radio devices], EMC registration is automatically included.) 

Compliance International can help you complete EMC registration in Korea with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, engineering test support, and management of the administrative process to eliminate unnecessary delays.

Korea MEPS

 Since January 2009 compliance with Korea's Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) has been required for external AC power adapters. Products that fall below the minimum standards are prohibited.

Compliance International can help you by preparing and managing the application process for power adapters to be certified.

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:

KCC Type Registration

The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires Type Registration of common radio equipment. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative.

Compliance International can help you complete type registration for radio equipment in Korea with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, engineering test support, and management of the administrative process to eliminate unnecessary delays.

KCC EMC Registration

The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires EMC registration of telecommunications equipment, radio devices and ITE. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative.

(Note that when applying for Type Approval [for telecom equipment] or Type Registration or Verification [for radio devices], EMC registration is automatically included.) 

Compliance International can help you complete EMC registration in Korea with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, engineering test support, and management of the administrative process to eliminate unnecessary delays.

KCC Type Verification

 The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires Type Verification of certain categories of radio equipment whose use is related to human safety. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative.

Compliance International can help you complete type verification for radio equipment in Korea with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, handling the interface with regulatory officials, engineering test support, and management of the administrative process to eliminate unnecessary delays.

Korea MEPS

 Since January 2009 compliance with Korea's Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) has been required for external AC power adapters. Products that fall below the minimum standards are prohibited.

Compliance International can help you by preparing and managing the application process for power adapters to be certified.

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:

KCC EMC Registration

The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires EMC registration of telecommunications equipment, radio devices and ITE. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative.

(Note that when applying for Type Approval [for telecom equipment] or Type Registration or Verification [for radio devices], EMC registration is automatically included.) 

Compliance International can help you complete EMC registration in Korea with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, engineering test support, and management of the administrative process to eliminate unnecessary delays.

Korea MEPS

 Since January 2009 compliance with Korea's Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) has been required for external AC power adapters. Products that fall below the minimum standards are prohibited.

Compliance International can help you by preparing and managing the application process for power adapters to be certified.