TEC stands for Telecommunication Engineering Centre. TEC facilitates Department of Telecommunications, Government of India in drafting and implementing various standards and policies for safe and secure use of emerging technologies in telecommunications. TEC had released specifications for the quality measures for the telecom equipments. These specifications can be categorised as Generic Requirements (GRs), Interface Requirements (IRs) and Service Requirements (SR).

TEC is responsible to issue various approvals such as Interface Approvals, Certificate of Approvals, Service Approvals & Type Approvals.


The telecom product or network which interfaces with Indian Telecom Network should comply to its TEC Generic Requirement (GR). After successful evaluation , the product will be granted and Type approved. Separate Generic Requirements is available by TEC for each type of product. Type Approval is granted to eligible applicants only.


The telecom product or network which interfaces with Indian Telecom Network should comply to its TEC Interface Requirement (IR). After successful evaluation, the product will be granted Interface approval. Separate Interface Requirement is available by TEC for each type of product. Interface Approval is granted to eligible applicants only.


The R&D organisation which develops equipment to transfer technology to other manufacturers is granted with Technology Approval by TEC authority. Technology Approval is awarded for specific product after evaluating the applicable Generic Requirement (GR). The specialized Core Group at TEC (HQ) in association with RTEC performs all the testing required for the evaluation of the applicable GR.

Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE)

  1. 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.
  2. 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, certificate shall be issued by TEC.
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Products covered in MTCTE Certification

Wire Telephone Equipment

Wire Telephone Equipment

Private Automobile Branch Exchange

Private Automobile Branch Exchange

G3 Fax Machine

G3 Fax Machine

Cordless TelephoneCordless Telephone
ISDN Customer Premises EquipmentISDN Customer Premises Equipment

Proposed list of products to be covered in MTCTE Certification

  1. HF Radio
  2. Conferencing and Presentation Equipment
  3. Conferencing Equipment
  4. VHF UHF Radio System Equipments
  5. Equipments Operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Band
  6. IP Terminal
  7. Point of Sale Devices
  8. Media Gateway
  9. DSL Equipments
  10. Signalling Gateway
  11. Session Border Controller
  12. Signalling Gateway
  13. Softswitch
  14. Repeater for Cellular Network
  15. Base Station for Cellular Network
  16. Compact Cellular Network
  17. Mobile Handset
  18. GPON Equipments
  19. Mobile Radio Trunking System
  20. Transmission Terminal Equipment
  21. IoT Gateway
  22. Tracking Device
  23. Smart Electricity Meter
  24. Smart Watch
  25. Smart Camera
  26. Satellite Communication Equipments
  27. LAN Switch
  28. Satellite Communication Equipments
  29. Router
  30. End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring
  31. Feedback Device
  32. Media Converter

Proposed list of products to be covered in MTCTE Certification

Any Indian Company which is the manufacturer/importer/major distributor or company authorised by foreign OEM will be ultimate applicant for the MTCTE application.

What are the basic requirements for the MTCTE Certificate?

  • Authorised Signatory from Authorised Indian Company
  • In case of Foreign OEM:
  • Foreign OEM needs to appoint Indian Company to act as Representative for MTCTE certification procedure.
  • In case of Indian Manufacturer:
  • Manufacturer based in India needs to provide their legal documents for the registration on portal.
  • Product with Valid Test report from Indian labs designated by TEC.
  • Brand / Trademark Details
  • How to get TEC – MTCTE Certificate?

Authorised Indian representative needs to follow TEC procedure to apply for the Mandatory Testing and Certification for Telecom Equipment

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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.

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