Announcement on the Compulsory Authentication Procedure of India Telecom Equipment TECOn September 27, 2018, the Indian government issued a notice to postpone the enforcement date of TEC certification and divided 2 different execution time periods for different types of products. The notice is hereby notified as follows:
1. The following Telecom equipment imported or sold in India on or after 1.1.2019 shall be subjected to testing and certification as envisaged in the said rules:
Telephone Instrument, Modem, Audio conferencing equipment, Fax machines, ISDN CPEs, Radio and Transmission products including Microwave, UHF and VHF equipment, MRTS Equipment, Satellite equipment, WiFi Access Points and Controllers, DWDM Equipment, Digital Cross Connect, Multiplexing Equipment, SDH Equipment and Cordless Phone.
2. The following Telecom equipment imported or sold in India on or after 1.4.2019 shall be subjected to testing and certification as envisaged in the said rules:
GPON equipment, DSL Equipment, IP Terminal, PABX, Media Gateway, Signalling Gateway, SBC, Soft Switch, Mobile Devices, BTS, Repeater, Compact Cellular Network, Router, LAN Switch and loT Devices, and any other Telecom equipment not indicated in para 1.
3. The mandatory testing and certification, as envisaged in the said Rules, shall be carried out in accordance with ’Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment Procedure’, hereinafter called the ‘MTCTE Procedure’. This procedure is being notified by Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) vide TEC/MP/DD/TCP-702/02.Oct18 separately.
4. The details of procedure for testing and certification, scope, list of equipments exempted, applicable certification scheme, labelling guidelines, certification fees and other details are provided in the MTCTE Procedure.