Market Approval for Singapore

Market access in Singapore - certification by cetecom advanced

A market approval for radio products in Singapore is granted by the governmental authority Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and is a necessity for the marketing of products in Singapore.

IMDA certification

The IMDA approval is strongly based on the requirements of the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) for CE marking, so that test reports and certificates that comply with the RED can be accepted by the IMDA and used for a market approval in Singapore.

The IMDA certification, contrary to the CE marking, is only valid for five years. After this period the products must be recertified.

Basic information on the
market approval for

Country Singapore
Continent Asia
Approval Scheme IMDA
Based on RED
Duration of approval 5 years
Approval label required? Yes
Local representative required? Yes
Local testing required? No
ISO2 Code SG
Time zone GMT +8
Official language English, Malay
Area code +65
Currency Singapore Dollar

Responsible authorities in Singapore

Responsible for the market approval of devices with radio technologies in Singapore:

Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)
10 Pasir Panjang Road #03-01
Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438


Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is seeking views on the proposed VoLTE requirements for mobile terminals


Map of Singapore, with Malaysia

IMDA announced that 3G services would cease on 31 July 2024.
Please take note of the following timelines of the upcoming changes to 3G networks and services in Singapore:

  • From 1 November 2023: IMDA has stopped accepting new registrations and renewals of 3G-only mobile phones and non-VoLTE capable smartphones.
  • From 1 February 2024: The sale of 3G-only mobile phones and non-VoLTE capable smartphones for local use will no longer be allowed. IMDA will invalidate the registrations of these equipment by 1 February 2024.
  • From 31 July 2024: 3G networks and services will cease in Singapore.

To better serve the interest of consumers in Singapore, IMDA is proposing that dealers who are importing mobile phones for sale in Singapore will need to ensure that the mobile phones they are selling comply with the following requirements:

  • Mobile phones shall be capable of making VoLTE calls on all four Mobile Network Operators’ (“MNOs”) public networks in Singapore. Dealers shall validate this through their own testing and submit a declaration letter as a form of confirmation to the requirement during the equipment registration process.
  • Mobile phones shall comply with the specifications in 3GPP TS34.229-1. If unsure, dealers/equipment suppliers shall check with their handset manufacturers on compliance to the specifications and submit a compliance checklist during the equipment registration process.

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