PSE/PSC

The PSE Mark is a mandatory safety and EMC approval for electrical products sold on the Japanese market. PSC certification is a mandatory consumer products safety approval that applies to nearly all consumer products sold in Japan.

Radio/Telecommunication

The Telecommunication and Radio Certification for Japan is the approval needed for wireless radio and telecommunication equipment in Japan and covers all products which utilize the radio spectrum and operate under 3 THz.

JIS Certification

The JIS Mark is a mandatory certification based on product certification that verifies the conformity of products according to the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). JIS covers industrial and mineral products, data, services and management systems under the Industrial Standardization Act of Japan.

VCCI Mark Certification

The VCCI Mark is a voluntary certification for IT equipment in Japan and a well-regarded indicator for high quality standards. Only members of the VCCI council can apply for this certification.

Japan RoHS

Manufactures and Importers of certain types of products for the Japanese market are required to make sure their products are in compliance with the Japan RoHS Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources in Japan and the compulsory Industry Standard JIS C 0950.

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Japan accepts applications for local 5G networks

The Japanese Ministry of the Interior and Communications (MIC) confirmed the early acceptance of applications for the deployment and commissioning of local 5G networks. The corresponding frequency bands for this technology were already announced at the end of 2019. Companies, local government and universities will be among the first users of 5G. By combining LTE and 5G technology, users will be able to share the Internet and local or private networks.

 

The geographically limited 5G networks operate on different frequencies than those used by existing mobile operators. The first test runs and trials are scheduled to begin in early February. The Japanese company NEC announced that it will provide the technology and services for these local 5G networks. Other companies such as Fujitsu, Toshiba and Mitsubishi are also considering entering the 5G technology.

Earlier this month, Nokia announced that together with local partners, it will offer a complete solution for 5G, private networks and LTE for industrial customers and the government in Japan. Nokia has entered into partnerships with cross-divisional companies. The individual partners are NS Solutions for production IoT, Marubeni for global IoT, Internet Initiative Japan as a mobile service provider, Equinix for cloud applications and data centers, and Hitachi Kokusai Electric for infrastructure and video streaming.

The Japanese government has already given the green light for the creation of a nationwide 5G network. Previously, the four largest mobile operators had announced that they would invest the equivalent of $14.4 billion over the next five years in this innovative technology. The applications of NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank and e-commerce giant Rakuten have already been approved by MIC, provided that only the allocated frequency bands are used for the corresponding 5G networks.

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