No. S 540
Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Act
(Chapter 323)
Telecommunication (Dealers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 131 of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Act, the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Communications, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Telecommunication (Dealers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998 and shall come into operation on 6th November 1998.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Telecommunication (Dealers) Regulations (Rg 7) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the definition of "dealer", the following definitions:
“ “Dealer’s Class Licence” means a licence granted under regulation 4A;
“Dealer’s Individual Licence” means a licence granted under regulation 4;”;
(b)by inserting, immediately after the definition of “sale”, the following definition:
“ “Telecommunication Dealer’s Licence” means a Dealer’s Class Licence granted under regulation 4A or a Dealer’s Individual Licence granted under regulation 4;”; and
(c)by deleting the definitions of “type-approved equipment” and “type-approval labels” and substituting the following definitions:
“ “type-approval labels” means labels stating or indicating that the telecommunication equipment is type-approved equipment;
“type-approved equipment” means any telecommunication equipment approved for sale under regulation 24 (1);”.
Deletion and substitution of regulation 4
3.  Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following regulations substituted therefor:
Dealer’s Individual Licence
4.—(1)  No person, other than a holder of a Dealer’s Individual Licence granted by the Authority, shall manufacture, import, hire, sell, or offer or possess for sale, any telecommunication equipment other than type-approved equipment or telecommunication equipment set out in the Fifth Schedule.
(2)  The Authority shall, when granting a Dealer’s Individual Licence, specify the types of telecommunication equipment which the dealer may manufacture, import, hire, sell, or offer or possess for sale.
(3)  A holder of a Dealer’s Individual Licence may sell telecommunication equipment that is not type-approved equipment or not set out in the Fifth Schedule only —
(a)to another holder of a Dealer’s Individual Licence; or
(b)to a person, other than a holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence, for re-export purposes and not for use in Singapore.
(4)  A dealer shall obtain a Dealer’s Individual Licence for each of the premises under his control or occupation at which he manufactures, imports, hires, sells, offers or possesses for sale any telecommunication equipment.
Dealer’s Class Licence
4A.—(1)  A dealer who manufactures, imports, hires, sells, or offers or possesses for sale any type-approved equipment or telecommunication equipment set out in the Fifth Schedule shall be deemed to have been granted a Dealer’s Class Licence for that purpose.
(2)  A dealer who is deemed to have been granted a Dealer’s Class Licence shall, in addition to any requirement imposed under these Regulations, comply with the conditions of licence set out in the Fourth Schedule.
(3)  The Authority may suspend or cancel a Dealer’s Class Licence by notice in writing addressed to the licensee on the ground that the licensee had, in registering with the Authority, furnished false, misleading or inaccurate information or had misused any telecommunication equipment or had failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Act or these Regulations or any condition of licence set out in the Fourth Schedule.
(4)  Where a Dealer’s Class Licence is suspended or cancelled by the Authority, no compensation shall be paid by the Authority to the licensee and no fee or part thereof shall be refunded by the Authority to the licensee in respect of the unexpired period of such licence.”.
Amendment of regulation 9
4.  Regulation 9 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words "A licence shall only be granted by the Authority, in its discretion, to" in the first and second lines and substituting the words "No person shall be granted a Dealer’s Individual Licence and no person shall be deemed to have been granted a Dealer’s Class Licence except".
Amendment of regulation 13
5.  Regulation 13 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(1)  The fee payable for —
(a)a Dealer’s Individual Licence granted under regulation 4 shall be $400 per annum; and
(b)a Dealer’s Class Licence granted under regulation 4A shall be $50 for every 5 years.
(1A)  Paragraph (1) (b) shall not apply to a holder of both a Dealer’s Individual Licence and a Dealer’s Class Licence.”.
Deletion and substitution of regulation 24
6.  Regulation 24 of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following regulations substituted therefor:
Application for approval for sale
24.—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2), no dealer shall sell —
(a)any type of telecommunication equipment to be used for connection to any telecommunication system or equipment belonging to a telecommunication system licensee; or
(b)any type of radio-communication equipment to be used in Singapore,
unless the type of equipment has been approved by the Authority to be sold.
(2)  No approval for sale under paragraph (1) is required in respect of the telecommunication equipment set out in the Fifth Schedule.
(3)  An application for approval to sell any equipment referred to in paragraph (1) is to be made to the Authority in such manner as the Authority may determine.
(4)  No person shall furnish false or misleading information to the Authority for the purpose of obtaining any approval under paragraph (1).
(5)  The fees for an application for approval to sell any equipment referred to in paragraph (1) are set out in the Second Schedule.
Sale of equipment in Fifth Schedule
24A.  A dealer who wishes to sell any telecommunication equipment set out in the Fifth Schedule shall —
(a)before selling the telecommunication equipment, ensure that the telecommunication equipment meets the standards and specifications as the Authority may publish from time to time for the sale of such telecommunication equipment;
(b)ensure that the telecommunication equipment interworks correctly with the relevant telecommunication system or equipment belonging to the telecommunication system licensee to which it is connected; and
(c)cease to sell the telecommunication equipment if so directed by the Authority and dispose of the telecommunication equipment at his expense in the manner directed by the Authority.”.
Amendment of regulation 31
7.  The principal Regulations are amended by renumbering regulation 31 as paragraph (1) of that regulation, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
(2)  Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any radio-communication equipment that is not type-approved equipment.”.
Miscellaneous amendments
8.  The principal Regulations are amended by deleting the word “licence” in the following provisions and substituting in each case the words “Dealer’s Individual Licence”:
Regulations 6 (1), (2), (3) and (4) (and marginal note), 7 (3rd line) (and marginal note), 10 (1st line), 11 (and marginal note), 12(1) (1st line, 4th line and 7th line), (2) (1st line and 2nd line) and (3) (1st line and 2nd line) (and marginal note) and 15 (3rd line) (and marginal note).
Amendment of First Schedule
9.  The First Schedule to the principal Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after item 7, the following item:
“8.Radio-communication Jamming Devices operating in any frequency band.”.
Repeal and re-enactment of Second and Third Schedules, and new Fourth and Fifth Schedules
10.  The principal Regulations are amended by deleting the Second and Third Schedules and substituting the following Schedules:
SECOND SCHEDULE
Regulation 24(5)
Fees for Application by Dealers for Approval of Telecommunication Equipment
First column
Second column
Third column
Type of telecommunication equipment
Application fee
Modification or re-test fee
LINE-BASED EQUIPMENT
 
 
1.Call Switching System/Multiplex System
$1,200
$600
(a) ATM UNI Equipment
 
 
(b) PABX
 
 
(c) Key Telephone System
 
 
(d) Multi-Line System
 
 
(e) Voice Messaging System
 
 
(f) ISDN Equipment (Primary Rate)
 
 
(g) ISDN Equipment (Basic Rate with built-in NT-1)
 
 
2.Complex Terminal Equipment
$900
$450
(a) ISDN Equipment (Basic Rate)
 
 
(b) ISDN Equipment (Standalone NT-1)
 
 
(c) Coinphone/Payphone
 
 
3.Single Line Terminal Equipment
 
 
(a) Telephone/Telephone Line interface/Telephone Ancillary/Autodialler/Auto Answering Set/Security Alarm System/ Modem/ EFTPOS/CCAT
$700
$350
(b) Caller Identification Device/Fax Transceiver/Fax Modem/Telex Equipment/Digital Leased Circuit Equipment
$900
$450
RADIO-COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
 
 
1.Analogue Radio-communication Equipment
$2,000
$1,000
(a) VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver
 
 
(b) Trunked Radio Transceiver
 
 
(c) Mobile Data Transceiver
 
 
(d) Cordless Telephone (CT2/CT3)
 
 
2.Analogue Cellular Mobile Phone (AMPS/ETACS)
$1,500
$750
3.Radio Pager/Two-way Pager
$1,300
$650
4.Amateur Radio Transceiver
$1,000
$500
5.Dual-Band Digital Cellular Mobile Phone
$570
$285
6.Digital Cellular Mobile Phone
$350
$175
(GSM/DCS/CDMA)
 
 
7.Digital Cordless Telephone
$350
$175
(DECT/PHS) (Fixed or Mobile)
 
 
8.Wireless LAN Transceiver
$350
$175
9.Low Power Device
$350
$175
10.Low Power Device (where testing by the Authority is required)
$460
$230.
THIRD SCHEDULE
Regulation 31
Fees for Tests Done on Equipment for Individual Use
 
First column
Second column
 
Test fee
Re-test fee
LINE-BASED EQUIPMENT
 
 
1.Standard Telephone
$50
$25
2.Modem
$50
$25
3.Call Switching/Multiplex System
$500
$250
4.Other Terminal Equipment
$200
$100
RADIO-COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
 
 
1.Cellular Mobile Phone
$50
$25
2.Cordless Telephone
$50
$25
3.Amateur Radio Transceiver
$50
$25
4.Low Power Device
$55
$28
5.Wireless LAN Transceiver
$55
$28
6.Other Radio-communication Equipment
$200
$100
FOURTH SCHEDULE
Regulation 4A
Dealer’s Class Licence Conditions
1.  In these conditions, "relevant telecommunication equipment" means the telecommunication equipment manufactured, imported, hired, sold, offered or possessed for sale by the holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence.
2.  A holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence shall —
(a)unless he holds a Dealer’s Individual Licence, register with the Authority in such form as the Authority may require in respect of each of the premises under his control or occupation at which he manufactures, imports, hires, sells, offers or possesses for sale any telecommunication equipment;
(b)submit in writing to the Authority such information as the Authority may require relating to its particulars, and the description and scope of its business dealings in the relevant telecommunication equipment; and
(c)inform the Authority of any change of the information submitted to the Authority under sub-paragraph (b).
3.  A holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence shall comply with the standards and specifications published by the Authority from time to time in relation to the relevant telecommunication equipment.
4.  A holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence shall, if required by the Authority, produce at his expense any relevant telecommunication equipment for testing or inspection by the Authority.
5.  A holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence shall not have in his possession —
(a)any telecommunication equipment that is not type-approved equipment;
(b)any device or equipment that is capable of monitoring or intercepting the transmissions of a radio-communication network; or
(c)any device or equipment that can be used to insert or duplicate the identification of an authorised telecommunication equipment to an unauthorised telecommunication equipment.
6.  A holder of a Dealer’s Class Licence shall comply with the Authority’s policies and directions in relation to the relevant telecommunication equipment as specified from time to time.
FIFTH SCHEDULE
Regulations 4A and 24 (2)
Telecommunication Equipment Not Requiring Approval
1.  Telephone (Standard/Multi-Feature/Image/Data/Switching)
2.  Telephone Line Interface
3.  Telephone Ancillary
4.  Autodialler
5.  Auto Answering/Recording Set
6.  Caller Identification Equipment
7.  Security Alarm System
8.  Facsimile Transceiver
9.  Modem
10.  EFTPOS/CCAT
11.  Telex Equipment
12.  Digital Leased Circuit Equipment
13.  Other equipment as determined by the Authority.”.
Transitional
11.—(1)  Any Class ’A’ Telecommunication Dealer’s Licence or a Class ’B’ Telecommunication Dealer’s Licence granted under the principal Regulations before 6th November 1998 is revoked.
(2)  Any person who, immediately before 6th November 1998, holds a valid Class ’A’ Telecommunication Dealer’s Licence or a Class ’B’ Telecommunication Dealer’s Licence shall be deemed to have been granted a Dealer’s Class Licence or a Dealer’s Individual Licence, respectively, which shall expire or be renewable on the date on which the licence would have expired or been renewable had these Regulations not been enacted.
(3)  Any telecommunication equipment that was, immediately before 6th November 1998, approved by the Authority to be used for connection to any telecommunication system or equipment belonging to a telecommunication system licensee under section 30 of the Act shall be deemed to be approved for sale under regulation 24.
[G.N. Nos. S 70/96; S 425/96; S 166/98]

Made this 28th day of October 1998.

CHIANG CHIE FOO
Chairman,
Telecommunication Authority of
Singapore.
[MINCOM TA.271.22.010.0.0; AG/LEG/SL/323/97/1 VOL. 1]