Mandatory Testing and Certification of R&TT Products in India
Indian Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) confirmed that MT&CTE certification is no longer mandatory since October 1, 2018 as it was stated before.
On September 27, 2018, TEC published Notification TEC/10/2018-TC, which confirms the following Telecom equipment imported or sold in India after January 1, 2019 is subjected to testing and certification:
Audio conferencing equipment
Radio and transmission products including microwaves
UHF and VHF equipment
WiFi access points and controllers
Digital cross connects
SDH equipment and cordless phones
The following Telecom equipment imported or sold in India after April 1, 2019 is subjected to testing and certification:
Compact cellular networks
LAN switches and loT devices, and any other Telecom equipment not indicated in paragraph 1
According to the rules, mandatory testing and certification should be carried out in line with the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments Procedure, hereinafter referred as “MT&CTE Procedure”. This procedure was announced by Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) via TEC/M P/DD/TCP-702/02 in October 2018 separately.
The details of the procedure for testing and certification, scope, list of equipment exempted, applicable certification scheme, labeling guidelines, certification fees, and other details are provided in the MT&CTE Procedure.
India TEC published Notification TEC/10/2018-TC, which confirms the list of Telecom equipment subjected to testing and certification.
The first scope of equipment will require mandatory certification from TEC starting from January 1, 2019. The second batch of equipment is subject to mandatory certification from TEC starting from April 1, 2019.
The MT&CTE Procedure of mandatory testing and certification was announced by TEC via TEC/M P/DD/TCP-702/02 in October 2018 separately.
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