Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments

 Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE)

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo prior mandatory testing and certification. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules shall be notified separately. The testing is to be carried out by Indian Accredited Labs and based upon their test reports, certificate shall be issued by TEC. A separate portal is being developed for online administration of this procedure. Click here for copy of The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017. Click here for copy of the draft MTCTE Procedure. (Note: In the procedure, please read 2018 instead of 2017 in second line of para 1.2 on page 5.)”

Draft FAQ for feedback/ comments (Click here)

Clarifications on MTCTE (Click here)”

Clarifications on MTCTE – Set-2 (Click here)”

Meeting of Stakeholders of Mandatory Testing on Focussed issues: 

A meeting of stakeholders on MTCTE related issues was organized in TEC on 16th March 2018, which was attended in large number by representatives from Telecom OEMs, Laboratories, Manufacturers’ and Operators’ Associations etc. A presentation on MTCTE was given, copy of which is available for download here. Large number of queries raised during the meeting were replied/ clarified by TEC.

During the meeting, it emerged that a few issues needed detailed discussions/ deliberations. Accordingly, the following focus areas were identified:

Issues related to export-import and customs clearance. Issues related to custom clearance in respect of modules, spares, components, return repair, SKD, CKD etc. also will be included.

Issues related to testing of IT equipments to have clarity on testing of servers, notebooks, tablets. Issues arising out of de-notification of Mobile phones and POS terminals from CRS also to be included.

Issues related to IoT, M2M and other inter-sectoral devices.

Issues related to definition of family/ series/ associated models for single certification under MTCTE.

Issues related to labelling, e-labelling, printing/ affixing of label and QR code etc.

Issues related to online portal and demo of testing version of online portal.

It is proposed to hold six meetings covering the aforesaid issues separately. All those who would like to participate in any of these meetings may convey their names (kindly restrict participation to one person from one organization) by mail to ddgtc.tec@gov.in. Inputs for these meetings may be mailed separately. The dates for meetings shall be notified separately.

 Type Approval and Interface Approval

Type Approval and Interface Approval of telecom products against TEC issued Generic Requirements (GRs) and Interface Requirements (IRs) will continue as earlier. Click here for step-by-step guidance on the subject and other details.

 IPV6 Ready Logo Testing

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Lab setup by Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has earned a unique distinction of being approved by IPv6 Ready Logo Committee under IPv6 Forum which is an International body. This achievement is significant for TEC and the country, as very few other labs in the world have achieved this milestone. India has thus joined Europe and a select group of countries, which include USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, France and Korea. This test lab caters to Conformance as well as Interoperability testing of various software/ equipment, which have implemented IPv6. It has also the capability of examination of test results sent by other IPv6 Ready Logo approved labs. (Click here for details)