Telecommunication products exported to China must have a Network Access License (NAL). NAL licensing is a mandatory approval of telecommunications equipment that will be connected to the public telecommunications network. NAL licensing thus builds on the SRRC certificate. No NAL license is issued without an SRRC certificate. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China is responsible for NAL licensing. This Chinese authority is responsible for the management and interconnection of public telecommunications networks in China.
Currently, only 14 test labs in China are authorized to carry out the process of NAL registration. It should be emphasized that each of these laboratories specializes in a particular product group and has been accredited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA). Originally introduced in June 2001 NAL accreditation became mandatory for 3 product categories. Currently there are now around 25 relevant product categories, which include approximately 300 different telecommunications products.
Products that use 2G (only in rural areas in China), 3G, 4G or 5G as the mobile communications standard also require an additional NAL license. The NAL license can only be applied for in addition to the SRRC certification.
To download a PDF version of the Telecommunications Equipment Network Access License, click here.
Test reports that are referenced in declarations and certificates can be provided upon request. For the request to be approved, the recipient of the test reports should be a certification authority or certified test house. The recipients will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).