TEC: Since the early 2000s, the telecom industry
has been swept up in fast liberalization and innovation. Companies in the
telecommunications business send data around the globe in the form of words, voice,
audio, or video. The three basic sub-sectors of telecommunications are telecom
equipment, telecom services, and wireless communication.
In the 1830s, the first mechanical gadget
Telegraph was invented with its invention telecommunication industry began. With the
advancement of the technology, telecommunication sector has progressed. In order to
maintain the progress of the telecom sector, the government of India in 1991 started
a new department TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING CENTRE under which standards are
developed for the telecommunication sector and ensure the world-class network and
the seamless connectivity of individual networks.
What is TEC Approval | TEC Certificate Full Form?
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. TEC had
published specifications for telecom equipment quality measures. Generic
Requirements (GRs), Interface Requirements (IRs), and Service Requirements are the
three types of specifications (SR).
TYPES OF VOLUNTARY TESTING CERTIFICATION
TEC is responsible to issue various approvals
such as Interface Approvals, Certificate of Approvals, Service Approvals and Type
Approvals. This certification scheme is totally based on the type of products and
interface technical related standards. Certification is totally based on the testing
parameters and as per the conditions mentioned in the Technical standards.
Type Approval - Type Approval is the process of testing and certifying
a telecom product in accordance with TEC's Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP)
for compliance to the Standard for Products/Equipment (erroneously known as the
product's Generic Requirement (GR)). Testing is on-site at the OEMs premises or
in a lab environment. EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC
signatory accredited labs test reports are also accepted.
Interface Approval - Interface Approval is the process of testing and
certifying a telecom product in accordance with TEC's Test Schedule & Test
Procedure (TSTP) for compliance with the Standard for Products/Equipment
(erroneously known as the product's Interface Requirement (IR)). Testing is
on-site at the OEMs premises or in a lab environment. EMC, Safety, Environmental
Testing etc. from ILAC signatory accredited labs test reports are also accepted.
License requirements, Government agencies, or service providers may require
Interface Approval as mandatory certification.
Certificate of Approval - The process of testing and certifying a
telecom product according to the manufacturer's criteria is known as Certificate
of Approval (CoA). Only when TEC does not have a Generic or Interface
Requirement for the product is this certificate issued. Testing is on-site at
the OEMs premises or in lab environment. EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc.
from ILAC signatory accredited labs test reports are also accepted.
Technology Approval - The process of testing and certification of a
prototype of a telecom product developed by C-DoT or other R&D organizations is
known as technology approval. Technology Approval is granted in accordance with
the product's associated standard, formerly known as the Generic Requirement
(GR) provided by TEC. Testing is on-site at the OEMs premises or in a lab
environment. EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC signatory
accredited labs test reports are also accepted.
MANDATORY TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF TELECOM EQUIPMENT (MTCTE)
Every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory
testing and certification prior to sale, import, or usage in India, according to the
Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017. The testing is to be carried out for
conformance to Essential Requirements (ER) for the equipment, by Indian Accredited
Labs designated by TEC and based upon their test reports; a TEC certificate shall be
issued by Telecommunication Engineering Centre.
PRODUCTS COVERED UNDER PHASE-III OF MTCTE
LIST OF PRODUCTS (ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS) COVERED
UNDER PHASE-III OF MTCTE
NOTE: Acceptance of application on MTCTE
portal for products (Essential requirement) covered under Phase-III is effective
from 11-10.2021, and Certification will become mandatory from 1-07-2022.
Category of Product (GCS/SCS)
Base Station for cellular network
Repeater for Cellular Network
Compact Cellular Network
Smart electricity Meter
Tracking Device (with embedded SIMs)
End Point device for Environment Monitoring
Equipment Operating in 2.4GHz and 5 GHz Band
PRODUCTS COVERED UNDER PHASE-IV OF MTCTE
LIST OF PRODUCTS (ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS) COVERED
UNDER PHASE-IV OF MTCTE
Note: Acceptance of application on MTCTE
portal for EMI/EMC & SAFETY (Where ever applicable) is effective from 11-10-2021 and
certification will become mandatory from 01-02-2022
For remaining ER parameters, the acceptance of application on the MTCTE portal will
be effective from 01-01-2022, and TEC Certificate Registration will become mandatory from
Category of Product (GCS/SCS)
Transmission Terminal Equipment (DWDM, DXC)
Optical Fibre (Single Mode)
Satellite Communication Equipment
Radio Broadcast Receiver
Mobile Radio Trunking System
VHF/UHF Radio System Equipment
PTP/PMP Microwave Fixed Radio Systems
IP Security Equipment
Precision Timing Protocol Grand Master Equipment
Mobility Management Entity (MME)
Point of Sales Devices
IP Multi Media Conferencing Equipment
Digital Subscriber Line Equipment
Session Border Controller
Mobile Switching Centre (MSC)/MSC-Server (MSC-S)/Gateway MSC (GMSC)/Gateway
MSC-Server (GMSC-S)[ including Visitor Location Register (VLR)]MSC/MSC
Base Station Controller (BSC)/Radio Network control (RNC)*
Equipment Identity Register (EIR)*
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)*
OTA Platform and Device Manager Platform/FOTA*
Home Location Register (HLR)/ Home Subscriber Server (HSS)/Authentication
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)/ Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)*
Serving Gateway (S-GW)/ Packet Gateway (P-GW)*
Mobility Management Entity (MME)
Short Message Service Centre (SMSC)
Cell Broadcast Centre (CBC)
Service Control Point (SCP)*
Operation Maintenance Centre (OMC)/ Element Management System (EMS)/ Network
Management System (NMS)/ Operation Support systems (OSS)
Gateway Mobile Location Centre (GMLC)
Serving Mobile Location Centre (SMLC)
Wire Telephone Equipment
Private Automobile Branch Exchange
G3 Fax Machine
ISDN Customer Premises Equipment
Authorized Signatory from Authorized Indian Company.
In case of Foreign OEM: Foreign OEM needs to appoint an Indian Company to act
as Representative for the MTCTE certification procedure. MoU between foreign OEM
and Indian Representative.
In the case of Indian Manufacturer: Manufacturer based in India needs to
provide their legal documents for the registration on the portal.
Product with Valid Test report from Indian labs approved by TEC.
Brand / Trademark Details.
How to Get TEC Certification in India?
Process of TEC Certification: Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecommunication Equipments
Online portal generation on MTCTE portal: Applicant needs to register on
MTCTE portal for login credentials.
Application submission with all relevant documents: The applicant may
register online and fill all information and upload relevant documents on the
MTCTE portal. The documents cannot be changed once they have been submitted.
Scrutiny of application: TEC will evaluate the documents, and any
document deficiencies will be communicated to the applicant. After correcting
any deficiencies, the applicant's registration will be accepted; after that, the
applicant will be able to submit applications for testing/certification.
Application submission for testing/certification: Applicant must select
the product to be certified, its variant details, and information about
available interfaces and accompanying models, if appropriate, and upload the BoM
and datasheet of equipment to the portal. Applicant must also submit the
manufacturing location(s) of the Telecom / ICT Equipment under certification and
contact information for the location.
Payment of fee: After application submission, the applicant will be shown
the applicable certification scheme, ER, and fee payable. Applicant must pay the
Testing of product: Applicant can select CAB as per his choice on MTCTE
portal's testing section. Telecom/ICT equipment must be tested in a designated
or recognized Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB) of an MRA partner country.
Submission of test report: Applicant must get his product tested at CAB
and upload test report. The applicant must submit a summary of the test reports
together with the test results, upload the test reports, and accept an online
undertaking about the correctness of the uploaded documents/reports.
Scrutiny of test report: The submitted test results will be reviewed, and
a certificate will be granted if the equipment is found to be compliant.
Grant of certificate: TEC grant certificate if they are satisfied with
all test reports and equipment per specified standard.
DOCUMENT REQUIRED FOR MANDATORY TESTING & CERTIFICATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION
Company Registration document
Authorization Letter issued by the company (Indian OEM and AIR in case of
Foreign OEM) authorizing for MTCTE related responsibilities.
Either Director or CS duly signs the company's Articles of Association (AoA).
The company's Memorandum of Association (MoA) duly signed by either Director or
Company Secretary as per the norms.
The company's latest available Shareholding pattern indicates the board of
MoU between foreign OEM and Indian representative (AIR) for sale and support of
the product in India, and
Authorizing the AIR for discharging MTCTE related responsibilities.
Note: Authorized Indian representative looking for TEC Certificate Apply should follow TEC procedure for the Mandatory Testing and Certification for Telecom Equipment.
Certification procedure may take 30 Days. It may
be vary depending on product category, test required and so on.
Guideline for MTCTE
frequently asked questions (FAQ)
TEC is a telecommunication Engineering Centre that develops the standards for the telecommunication sector for the safety of end-user.
Field evaluation of products and Systems
National Fundamental Plans
Support to DoT on technology issues
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.
Entire paper work related to the Certification.
Liaison with TEC authority which includes detailed Application preparation, submission, replying to time to time queries providing clarifications.
Sending pre-registration request and documentation.
Testing of Telecom Equipment from TEC Designated labs.
Online submission of Documents.
Online submission of Fee.
Hard Copy Submission of all docs to TEC authority.
Multiple visits to TEC authority, Agreement Documents signing.
Time to time miscellaneous/incidental works throughout the certificate granting process.
Complete solution for TEC-MTCTE realted queries with the help of highly experienced professional team.
Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) is an Indian Authority responsible for the Certification of Telecommunication Equipments. TEC Certification is mandatory to manufacture, import or sell Telecom equipments in India. Any Manufacturer or Importer of Telecommunication Equipments must obtain a TEC Certificate from TEC India, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India.
A TEC Certificate Number is an unique ID obtained after the certification which can be used on the equipments to assure the consumers that the product follows the necessary specifications.
The cost of TEC Registration includes Testing fees, Professional Charges, Government Charges, and so on. To know more about the TEC registration fee, Contact us at +91 9990136656.