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India TEC MTCTE Updates

March, 2022

The Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) and Department of Telecommunications (DOT) of India have clarified additional aspects of the MTCTE Scheme.

TEC issued a notification requiring the submission of Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) test reports for all Essential Requirements (ERs) starting January 1, 2023. The parameter name and standard to be tested will be added to the ERs for OEM and lab preparation.

DOT issued an Office Memorandum regarding importing of wireless equipment for testing under the MTCTE Scheme. Authorized Indian Representatives (AIRs) of foreign manufacturers will be allowed to obtain import licenses for wireless equipment that will be tested and certified under the MTCTE Scheme. Importation will be limited to a maximum of 5 units per each specific make and model under this import license, based on the Dealer’s Possession License (DPL) held by them.

TEC has clarified the following:

  • Smart Watches ER covers Smart Watches both with and without Cellular connectivity

  • Smart Cameras ER covers all types of Smart Cameras

  • Equipment operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ER covers Wi-Fi Access Points, Wi-Fi Gateways and Base Stations, WLAN Controllers, and Wi-Fi PTP/PTM Devices

  • IoT Gateway ER covers IoT devices as well as new technology such as Gateways, Base Stations and Sensors

  • LAN Switch ER has added 200 G and 400 G optical interface test parameters for all variants

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