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TEC Approval

What is TEC?

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)

  • 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 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.


Products covered in MTCTE Certification

Proposed list of products to be covered in MTCTE Certification

HF Radio Mobile Handset
Conferencing and Presentation Equipment GPON Equipments
Conferencing Equipment Mobile Radio Trunking System
VHF UHF Radio System Equipments Transmission Terminal Equipment
Equipments Operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Band IoT Gateway
IP Terminal Tracking Device
Point of Sale Devices Smart Electricity Meter
Media Gateway Smart Watch
DSL Equipments Smart Camera
Signalling Gateway Satellite Communication Equipments
Session Border Controller LAN Switch
Signalling Gateway Satellite Communication Equipments
Softswitch Router
Repeater for Cellular Network End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring
Base Station for Cellular Network Feedback Device
Compact Cellular Network Media Converter

Who can apply for the MTCTE Certificate?

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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