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FCC Signal Booster Mandate

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Requirements for Signal Boosters

Industrial Signal Boosters

As of March 1, 2014, the FCC requires that all industrial signal boosters have a label stating compliance and installation performed by qualified, FCC Licensee installers with carrier approval.  This applies to ALL of the Bi-Directional Amplifiers and Digital Repeaters produced by Westell except those noted for Public Safety applications (see below).

Any of these products shipped on or after March 1, 2014 will have a warning label stating these requirements. These products purchased prior to March 1, 2014 also need to be labeled. Westell can provide labels for the products if needed. Contact information has been noted below.

Public Safety Signal Boosters

As of November 1, 2014, the FCC requires that all public safety signal boosters need to be registered and labeled as a Part 90 Class B Signal Booster.  A signal booster number will be assigned by the FCC when registered.

Any of these products shipped on or after March 1, 2014 will be labeled in accordance with these requirements

All Westell product variations that contain the model number suffix of PS7, PSS8, S7, S8, S9 on the Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and the Digital Repeaters (DSP) are affected. This applies to the following Westell products:

  • T51080-SP78
  • 51065-PS, S9, S8, PS7, S8N, S810, S8i, S8P, S8S
  • 51080-PS, S9, S8, PS7, S8N, S810, S8i, S8P, S8S
  • 61080–PS, S9, S8, PS7, S8N, S810, S8i, S8DSP85–PS7, PSS8
  • DSP85-250-PS8
  • DSP85-251-PS8
  • DSP95-255–PS8

 Our Commitment

Any of these products shipped on or after March 1, 2014 will be labeled in accordance with these requirements. Products purchased prior to November 1, 2014 also need to be registered and labeled. Westell can provide labels for the products if needed. For labels, please email IBWsupport@westell.com.

Registration

Registration can be completed on the FCC website. The following information is required.

  • Your FCC Registration Number (FRN) is required to log-in
  • Latitude/ Longitude (in decimal format)
  • Address of Signal Booster location
  • Frequencies
  • Call sign(s)
  • Company name, address, contact name, email and telephone number

Visit the FCC website for detailed information on the signal booster mandate.