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As the rules change or new procedures are developed, please note that these interpretation and/or guidance may not apply; you should always refer to the latest rules and guidance documents to determine what equipment authorization procedures should be followed. For the latest guidance on specific topics or you don't know where to start, please feel free to contact GTG experts.

Bluetooth devices are everywhere, from our smartphones to our cars, headphones, and even our kitchen appliances. However, with the rise of these devices, many people have been left wondering whether Bluetooth devices need approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Bluetooth devices is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to communicate with each other over short distances. It operate on the 2.4 GHz frequency band, and the FCC does regulate the use of the 2.4 GHz frequency band, and Bluetooth devices must comply with the FCC’s regulations. These regulations are in place to ensure that Bluetooth devices do not interfere with other devices that operate on the same frequency band and that they do not emit harmful levels of radiofrequency energy.

In addition to complying with the FCC’s regulations, manufacturers of Bluetooth devices must also comply with other regulations, such as the European Union’s Radio Equipment Directive (RED). The RED sets standards for the sale and use of radio equipment in the European Union. Manufacturers who want to sell their Bluetooth devices in the European Union must comply with the RED’s standards.

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