Market Approval for Colombia

Market access in Colombia - certification by cetecom advanced

The requirements for market approval of devices with radio technologies in Colombia are defined by the CRC (Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones) and are based on the requirements of the FCC.

CRC certification

After successful approval by the CRC (Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones) , products with radio technologies are permanently approved for the market in Colombia, whereby devices using cellular technology must also be provided with an approval label.

Basic information on the
market approval for

Country Colombia
Continent South America
Approval Scheme CRC (Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones)
Based on FCC
Duration of approval Permanent
Approval label required? Yes
Local representative required? No
Local testing required? No
ISO2 Code CO
Time zone GMT -5
Official language Spanish
Area code +57
Currency Colombian Peso

Responsible authorities in Colombia

The Commission of Regulation of the Communication is (CRC) /
Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)

Competent authority for Colombia


The National Agency of the Spectrum (ANE) /
Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE)

Competent authority for Colombia


The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MINTIC) /
Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MINTIC)

Competent authority for Colombia


New Regulation of Short-Range Radio Communications within the 57 to 64 GHz Frequency Band



The Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE) of Colombia has published Resolution 153 of 2024. This resolution regulates the technical and operational conditions for short-range radio communications, specifically covering Automotive radars operating within the frequency band of 57 to 64 GHz.

It is worth noting that the 57 to 64 GHz band is designated for unlicensed use, meaning no specific assignment permit is required. Manufacturers interested in utilizing Automotive radars can utilize the spectrum on a common and shared basis.

Technical parameters included in Resolution 153 of 2024:

  • Frequency range: 57 – 64 GHz
  • Technical and operational conditions:
    Maximum Peak Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (E.I.R.P)
    of 100 mW and maximum power spectral density of 13 dBm/MHz.