TEC APPROVAL / CERTIFICATE


Certificaiton Schemes

  1. General Certification Scheme (GCS) Type/ Interface Approval Certificate (TAC/ IAC)
  2. Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS)

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. The approval is given to the Telecom equipment that will be interfaced with the Public Switched Network in India as per the TEC standards and specifications. Type Approval certificate is a technical compliance certificate to the GR for the specific category of equipment. The in-country testing is mandatory for granting the Type Approval certificate after meeting the documentation requirement and the eligibility criteria for the applicant.

Interface Approval Documents

  1. Forwarding letter (Sample)
  2. Template Form 'A'
  3. Compliance Report as per TEC "IR" & TSTP (Sample)
  4. Industrial License/SSI Registration /Certificate of Incorporation / RBI Permission to open Branch Office, FIPB clearance as applicable etc.
  5. Foreign collaboration copy (if applicable).
  6. System specifications containing features and capabilities of the equipment put for approval.
  7. User's Operating Manual.
  8. Software and hardware installation guides. Systems support and maintenance guide.
  9. An Affidavit, attested by Notary Public for each model put for approval.
  10. Infrastructure Assessment Form for the product offered by the Manufacturer to the first time & Infrastructure Assessment shall be carried out for only Indian Manufacturers only.
  11. In case of traders, authorization letter from the manufacturer appointing him as trader for the product indicating the period of validity if fixed or open ended. MOU also required to be submitted if available.
  12. In case of trader/Branch Office declaration that he has Test and Repair facility for the product.
  13. EMC and EMI test results and test certificates from authorized accredited lab as per TEC IR, if applicable.
  14. Availability of Test Instruments and calibration certificates of those instruments need to be submitted to TEC.
  15. Each Page of the documents to be submitted should be stamped and signed by the authorized signatory.

Equipments List Covered by MTCTE

Sr. No. Products Name Certification Scheme Product Fee Group
1 2- Wire Telephone Equipments SCS

A - Download

2 G3 Fax Machine SCS

A - Download

3 Modem SCS

A - Download

4 Cordless Telephone GCS

A - Download

5 ISDN Customer Premises Equipment SCS

A - Download

6 Private Automatic Branch Exchange GCS

B - Download

7 HF Radio GCS

C - Download

8 Conferencing and Presentation Equipment GCS

B - Download

9 Mobile Radio Trunking System GCS

C - Download

10 Conferencing Equipment SCS

A - Download

11 VHF UHF Radio System Equipments GCS

C - Download

12 Equipments Operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Band GCS

B - Download

13 IP Terminal GCS

B - Download

14 Point of Sale Devices GCS

A - Download

15 DSL Equipments GCS

B - Download

16 Signalling Gateway GCS

C - Download

17 Session Border Controller GCS

C - Download

18 Softswitch GCS

C - Download

19 Repeater for Cellular Network GCS

C - Download

20 Base Station for Cellular Network GCS

C - Download

21 Compact Cellular Network GCS

C - Download

22 Mobile User Equipment GCS

C - Download

23 PON Family of Broadband Equipments GCS

B - Download

24 Transmission Terminal Equipment GCS

C - Download

25 IoT Gateway GCS

B - Download

26 Tracking Device GCS

B - Download

27 Smart Electricty Meter EN 300 328

Will be uploaded

28 Smart Watch GCS

B - Download

29 Smart Camera GCS

B - Download

30 Satellite Communication Equipments GCS

C - Download

31 LAN Switch GCS

C - Download

32 Router GCS

C - Download

33 End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring GCS

C - Download

34 Feedback Device GCS

B - Download

35 Media Gateway GCS

C - Download

36 Infiniband Switch GCS

C - Download

37 IP Multimedia Conferencing Equipment GCS

B - Download

38 IP Security Equipment GCS

C - Download

39 Optical Fibre Cable GCS

C - Download

40 Precision Timing Protocol(PTP) Grand Master(GM) Equipment GCS

C - Download

41 PTP PMP Microwave GCS

C - Download

42 Mobility Management Entity GCS

C - Download

43 SGSN/GGSN GCS

C - Download

44 BSC RNC GCS

C - Download

45 Cell Broadcast Centre GCS

C - Download

46 GMLC GCS

C - Download

47 HLR AUC HSS GCS

C - Download

48 MSC/MSC-S/GMSC/GMSC-S including VLR GCS

C - Download

49 OTA and DM/FOTA GCS

C - Download

50 SCP GCS

C - Download

51 OMC/EMS/NMS/OSS GCS

C - Download

52 S-GW/P-GW GCS

C - Download

53 SMSC GCS

C - Download

54 EIR GCS

C - Download

55 SIM GCS

C - Download

56 SMLC/eSMLC GCS

C - Download

57 Server GCS

C - Download

58 Hypervisor GCS

B - Download

59 Radio Broadcast Receiver RBR GCS

B - Download

60 Optical Fibre (Single Mode) EN 300 328

-Will be uploaded

61 eNodeB (ITSAR) -

- Download

62 Mobile Device (ITSAR) -

- Download

63 IP Router (ITSAR) -

- Download

64 P-GW/PDN-GW (ITSAR) -

- Download

65 UICC (ITSAR) -

- Download

66 Mobility Management Entity (MME) (ITSAR) -

- Download

67 HCryptographic Controls (ITSAR) -

- Download

68 Wi-Fi CPEs (ITSAR) -

- Download


TEC Approval Frequently Asked Questions

TEC stands for Telecommunication Engineering Centre. TEC assists the Government of India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in the development and implementation of different standards and policies for the safe and secure use of emerging technologies in telecommunications.

Any Original Equipment Manufacturer and Importer, who wants to sell, import, or use any telecom equipment in India, has to obtain TEC Certificate from Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC India), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

Process of TEC Certification involves following steps:

  1. Step-1: Registration on TEC Portal.
  2. Step-2: Allotment of Testing Lab.
  3. Step-3: Submission of Samples for Testing.
  4. Step-4: Receiving of Test Reports.
  5. Step-5: Submission of Documents & Payment to TEC.

  1. Field evaluation of products and Systems
  2. National Fundamental Plans
  3. Support to DoT on technology issues
  4. Testing & Certification of Telecom products

BoM means Bill of Material, and is a file containing details of all major modules/ components of the model being offered for testing. In case of an application for certification of multiple models, the BoM shall include such details of all models.

Designated Conformance Assessment Body' or 'Conformance Assessment Body (CAB)' means a test laboratory designated by TEC for testing of telecom equipment against specified Essential Requirements.

  • Safety of end-user.
  • that any telecom equipment linked to an existing network does not harm its performance.
  • By ensuring that radio frequency emissions from equipment do not exceed authorized levels, users and the general public is protected.

TEC certification is mandatory for various products in the telecommunications sector. These include, for example:

  • Modems
  • Cordless phones
  • DSL equipment
  • Smart watches
  • Routers
  • Communication devices using microwaves
  • IoT Gateway

The responsibilities of the TEC include the following areas:

  • Issuing general requirements (GR), interface requirements (IR), service requirements (SR) and standards for telecommunications products and services.
  • Field evaluation of products and systems.
  • National basic plans.
  • Support of DoT in technological questions.
  • Testing and certification of telecommunication products.
  • Type Approvals
  • Service Approvals
  • Certificate of Approvals
  • Interface Approvals

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