Exemption Of Optical Fibre Cable Products Under Indian MTCTE

10 March 2023, Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) issued exemption for certain test parameters related to the Essential Requirements (ER) of Optical Fibre (Single Mode) and Optical Fibre Cable products under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) until June 30, 2023, or until further notice, please find below summarized overview of exempted parameters of each product category.

Product Name

Parameter Name

Optical Fibre
(Single Mode)

Mechanical Characteristics Proof test for minimum strain level

Material Properties- Fiber Materials- The substances of which the fibres are made

Colour qualification for color fibres- MEK RUB Test
(Methyl Ethyl Ketone)

Optical Fibre Cable

Lightning Test

Termite and Rodent Test

Shotgun resistance Test

DC Resistance

Short Circuit Test

Lightning Arc Test

Salt Spray Corrosion Test

Flame Spread- Bunched cable

Smoke Test

Acid gas (Toxicity) (Test on toxic gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables)

Flame retardant

Damp Heat Test

Electrical Characteristics - Power Feeding Wires

Transfer impedance and Coupling attenuation

Requirements for fire performance of Optical/metallic hybrid cables should meet fire safety regulations

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