(PURA) has within its remit the responsibility of type approving and accepting all telecommunications equipment intended to work within the public telecommunications networks in the country. It is also responsible for type approving or accepting radio communication equipment intended for use in The Gambia.
Only duly registered vendors within the liberalized telecommunications market in The Gambia are allowed to market terminal equipment. They must, however, first obtain type approval from the Authority for each model of equipment model they intend to market prior to offering the equipment for sale in the market. Type approval is not required if the model has previously been type approved for marketing by another vendor.
The Authority shall not grant type approval to the equipment manufacturer unless they are registered as terminal equipment vendors after fulfilling the mandatory licensing requirements.
Individuals who procure terminals of models that have already been granted type approval for marketing are not required to seek further type approval.
Individuals are, therefore, advised to ensure that any vendor offering them terminal equipment for sale first produces documentary proof that the model is type approved by the Authority.