India Updates Mandatory Certification Procedure for Telecom Equipment

February 6, 2019


The Ministry of Communications earlier adopted the procedure of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) in India. 


According to the TEC/10/2018-TC, the following telecom equipment should be subject to MTCTE after January 2019:


  • Telephone instruments

  • Modems

  • Audio conferencing equipment

  • Fax machines


  • Radio and transmission products including microwaves

  • UHF and VHF equipment

  • MRTS equipment

  • Satellite equipment

  • Wi-Fi access points and controllers

  • DWDM equipment

  • Digital cross connects

  • Multiplexing equipment

  • SDH equipment

  • Cordless phones


The TEC/10/2018-TC also sets up the following telecom equipment as subject to MTCTE after April 2019:


  • GPON equipment

  • DSL equipment

  • IP terminals

  • PABX

  • Media gateways

  • Signaling gateways

  • SBC

  • Soft switches

  • Mobile devices

  • BTS

  • Repeaters

  • Compact cellular networks

  • Routers

  • LAN switches and loT devices

  • Any other telecom equipment not indicated above


However, the date of mandatory testing is extended and is under consideration of the Government of India.


Please, find the official notifications of the Government via links below:


The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.


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