(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.

All telecommunications terminal and radio communications equipment intended to send, process or receive information within the public telecommunications network is subject to type approval by the Authority.

The system of interconnection may be wire, radio, and optical or other electro-magnetic system.