Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import of use in India. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules have been notified separately. The testing is to be carried out for conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment, by Indian Accredited Labs designated by TEC and based upon their test reports, the certificate shall be issued by TEC.

The application for certification under MTCTE is to be submitted online through MTCTE Portal through which online administration of this procedure shall be carried out.

Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE)

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import of use in India. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules have been notified separately. The testing is to be carried out for conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment, by Indian Accredited Labs designated by TEC and based upon their test reports, the certificate shall be issued by TEC.

The application for certification under MTCTE is to be submitted online through MTCTE Portal through which online administration of this procedure shall be carried out.

List of Essential Requirements (TEC Product List)

DivisionER NoProductVariantsERStatus
Future Network  TEC1835:218  2W Telephone EquipmentsExecutive Telephone System  Appd
NSD/ISD Payphone
Electronic Telephone Instrument
Key Telephone Systems
2-Line Feature Phone
Coin Box  Telephone
Coin Box  Telephone  Table Top
Terminals for connecting to PSTN
CLIP Phone
TEC1266:218Conferencing EquipmentAudio Conferencing Facility DeviceAppd
Multi Line Telephone System
TEC1329:218G3 FAX MachineGroup 3 FAX  Machine with handsetAppd
Group 3 FAX machine without handset
TEC1663:218ModemV.90 ModemAppd
V.92 Modem
Voice Band Data Modem
TEC1767:218POS TerminalPoint of Sales(POS) terminal with PSTN/CDMA/ GSM/GPRS interface Appd
TEC1267:218Cordless PhoneCordless Phone Appd
Fixed AccessTEC1476:218GPON EquipmentsONT
ONU
OLT
TEC1375:218DSL EquipmentsOMSAN
NT
DSLAM
IoT / M2M / SN /SDIoT GatewayIoT Gateway
IoT POS Machine
Tracking DeviceVehicle Tracking Device
Asset Tracking Device
Pet Tracking Device
Human Tracking/ Safety Device
Smart Electricity MeterSmart Electricity Meter on Cellular/ Broadband
Smart watchSmart watch
Smart Security CameraSmart Security Camera
Wearable Health DeviceSmart BP Tester
Smart ECG Machine
Smart Operation Light
Smart Operation Table
Smart Bed
Non-Cellular LPWAN Gateway/ BTS
Information Technology  TEC3794:218 SwitchL2 Switch
L3 Switch
MPLS-TP Based Carrier Ethernet Network
PBB/PBB-TE) Based Carrier Ethernet Networks (CEN)
Load Balancer Switch
TEC3768:218RouterIPV4 Router
IPV6 Router
MPLS Router
BNG/ BRAS Router
ServerServer
Integrated Server
Synchronisation EquipmentNetwork Timing Protocol(NTP) Server
Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Server
TEC3347:218Network Security SystemsFirewall
Unified Threat Management(UTM)
Intrusion Prevention System(IPS)
Intrusion Detection System(IDS)
Mobile TechnologyTEC4272:218BSC/ RNCBSC
RNC
TEC4227:218Compact Cellular NetworkCompact Cellular Network Appd
TEC4772:218Mobile DeviceMobile Device Appd
 TEC4778218RepeaterRepeater Appd
 TEC4272218BTSBTS Appd
LISLIS
MMEMME
SMSCSMSC
RadioTEC5642:218Microwave Links in Fixed Radio SystemsPoint to Point Microwave LinksAppd
Point to Multipoint Microwave Links
TEC5843:218VHF/ UHF Radio SystemsBase  Stations used  in  fixed locationsAppd
Mobile stations  used in  vehicles  or as transportable stations
Handheld portable stations
TEC5678:218Mobile Radio Trunking System EquipmentsBase  Stations used  in  fixed locationsAppd
Mobile stations  used in  vehicles  or as transportable stations
Handheld portable stations
TEC5943:218Equipment operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bandsWi-Fi enabled Data Card/ DongleAppd
Wi-Fi Access Points
WiFi CPE
WiFi Modem
Point to Point Radio System using WiFi
Point to Multi Point Radio System using WiFi
TEC5728:218Satellite SystemSatellite Systems
SwitchingTEC6747:218IP TerminalIP Terminal Appd
TEC6649:218Media GatewayMedia GatewayAppd
Line Media Gateway
Media Gateway for CPE
TEC6749:218Signalling GatewaySignalling GatewayAppd
TEC6722:218SBCSBCAppd
TEC6779:218Soft SwitchSoft SwitchAppd
TEC6473:218ISDN CPEISDN TerminalAppd
PC Card based ISDN Terminal
NT-1
Multipoint Conferencing Server
Terminal Adapter
ISDN Gateway
TEC6729:218PABXPABXAppd
TEC6277:218Application ServerApplication ServerAppd
TEC6677:218Media ServerMedia ServerAppd
TransmissionTEC7689:218Multiplexing EquipmentVersatile 2 Mbps MUXAppd
2 Mbps PCM MUX
TEC7734:218SDH EquipmentsSDH EquipmentsAppd
SDH Equipments with PCM
TEC7393:218DWDM EquipmentsDWDM EquipmentsAppd
DWDM Equipments with OTN DXC
TEC7392:218 DXCO-E-O Based DXCAppd
64 Kbps XC
OTN DXC