India Updates Certification Procedures for Certain Telecom Equipment

September 19, 2019

 

On July 4, 2019, the Indian Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published three Notifications in order to make partial modification to the MCTCE (Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment) procedure:

 

  • Notification for launch of MTCTE

  • Notification for acceptance of test reports from labs accredited by ILAC signatories

  • Notification for revision of MTCTE procedure exemptions/relaxations

 

The key points include:

  • Date of opening the MCTCE online portal for registration is July 5, 2019

  • Date of commencement of acceptance of applications is July 9, 2019

  • Date of implementation of mandatory certification is November 1, 2019 (mandatory date was extended)

  • The MTCTE requires that regulated equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale and import of use in India

  • Date of implementation of mandatory labeling requirements (TEC label) is April 1, 2020

  • Starting October 1, 2019, TEC will be regulating only 6 products:

 

Telecom Equipment covered under SCS (Simplified Certification Scheme):

 

  • Wire telecom equipment  (telephone system, payphone, electronic telephone instrument, key telephone systems, 2-line feature phone, coin box telephone, terminals for connecting to PSTN, CLIP phone)

  • Modems

  • G3 Fax Machines

  • ISDN CPE

Telecom Equipment covered under GCS (General Certification Scheme):

 

  • Cordless Phones

  • PABX

 

  • Test reports from foreign laboratories with ILAC accreditation will be accepted in place of local testing until March 31, 2020

  • Certain test parameters mentioned in the Essential Requirements (ERs) are currently exempted as a relaxation of the requirements

  • Products subject to these exempted parameters that gain certification during the relaxation period will result in a Provisional Certificate with 2 year validity (rather than 5 years)

 

The official document can be found here.

 

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

 

GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.

 

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