India TEC: Mandatory certification for telecom equipment

Certification of all telecom equipment under MTCTE shall be mandatory with effect from 1st August 2019.

Attention is drawn to this office notification of even number dated 27th September 2018, wherein it was notified that telecom equipment specified in para 1 of the said order, imported or sold on or after 1.1.2019, and telecom equipment specified in para 2 of the said order, imported or sold on or after 1.4.2019, are to be subject to Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom equipment (MTCTE), under provisions of Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2017. Extension of the date mentioned in para 1 of the said order was under consideration of the government, as stated in the notification of even number dated 31st December 2018.

It was decided that certification of all telecom equipment under MTCTE shall be mandatory with effect from 1st August 2019.

1. Telecom equipment specified in para 1, effective date 1st January 2019 hsa been postponed to 1st August 2019
a. Telephone Instrument
b. Modem
c. Audio conferencing equipment
d. Fax machines
e. ISDN CPEs
f. Radio and Transmission products including Microwave, UHF and VHF equipment
g. MRTS equipment
h. Satellite equipment
i. WiFi Access Points and Controllers
j. DWDM equipment
k. Digital Cross Connect
l. Multiplexing equipment
m. SDH equipment
n. Cordless Phone

2. Telecom equipment specified in para 2, effective date 1st April 2019 hsa been postponed to 1st August 2019
a. GPON equipment
b. DSL equipment
c. IP Terminal
d. PABX
e. Media Gateway
f. Signalling Gateway
g. SBC
h. Soft Switch
i. Mobile devices
j. BTS
k. Repeater
l. Compact Cellular Network
m. Router
n. LAN Switch
o. IoT Devices
p. Other Telecom devices not specified in para 1.

3.  According to TEC/MP/DD/TCP-711/02.Oct18, following equipment is exempted from MTCTE, but maybe chnaged in the future.

 

Name of  equipment

Examples / remarks

1.

IoT sensors and inter-sectoral devices with propriety communication interfaces only.

Temperature sensor, agricultural sensor

2.

Primarily non-telecom electrical and electronic products with Wi-Fi/ NFC/ BT etc.

AC or fridge with WiFi, lights with BLE remote control

3.

Multi-functional devices with Wi-Fi/ Ethernet ports primarily meant for trans-receiving images.

Multi-functional printer / scanner / fax

4.

Equipment with communication module

specifically covered by mandatory scheme of any other government agency.

Laptop with WiFi.

5.

Set top box (presently under CRS)

ERs/ certification procedure for these products shall be notified later.

6.

Enterprise   digital assistant

7.

Laptops with cellular connectivity

 

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