Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Bhutan’s BICMA issues a notice on the shutdown of 3G base stations. 

Legacy mobile technologies such as 3G are rapidly being phased out internationally as cellular mobile technology evolves. 3G services are intended for basic phone and data services only and are not suitable for video streaming or teleconferencing.  To fully utilise the benefits of evolving technologies, old technologies must be gradually phased out, making place for […]

EAEU will introduce smartphones and laptop marking 

The proposal of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council to identify telephone sets and portable computer equipment weighing up to 10 kg with marking measures will take effect on November 9, in compliance with the regulation specified in Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Decision No. 110, dated September 27, 2023.  The EAEU allows member states to develop […]

Online licensing is being implemented in Bhutan.

Integrated Business Licensing Service system to consolidate all regulatory agencies into a single platform so applicants for business licenses do not have to fumble around for approvals.   The Online Licensing System was launched by the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) on January 11, 2023. Customers can use the Citizen service portal to access […]

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA