Type Approval Process
The Cayman Islands do not have testing facilities, nor does the Utility Regulation and Competion Office ('OfReg' or the 'Office') seek to create Standards in relation to Type Approval's, at this time.
As such, Type Approval applicants are to provide supporting documentation that demonstrates the equipment has been certified by European Conformity ('CE'), Federal Communications Commission ('FCC') or both.
A Type Approval Application, along with supporting documentation, is then reviewed by the OfReg Type Approval Team and approved or denied based on any differences with the Cayman Islands Spectrum Usage assignments and that of the FCC and/or the European Union as the case may be,
Please note that while Type Approval is not required any equipment which intends to utilize Spectrum or connect to a public ICT Network must be "certified equipment" as defined by the ICTA (Interference and Equipment Standardization) Regulations, 2004 prior to importation into the Cayman Islands.
The Office suggests that prospective Type Approval Applicants primary research is focused on the standards adopted, or being adopted, by the FCC as these will most likely be accepted by the Office (in whole or in part) provided they conform with the Cayman Islands Spectrum Map and the ICT Section 23(2) Notice.
Further, the Cayman Islands Table of Frequency Allocations is based upon the International Telecommunication Union's Table of Frequency Allocations for Region 2, as modified from time to time by the OfReg Board to meet the spectrum requirements of the Cayman Islands.
Below are links to various documents and information relating to spectrum and its use in the Cayman Islands in addition to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs - coming soon). The Office recommends Applicants review information provided in the links below prior to submitting an application:
Should an Applicant wish to proceed with a Type Approval application, the following documentation is required: