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Extension of Product Coverage in Phases 3 and 4

23. May 2024

Since April 1, 2024, TEC certification has become mandatory for a list of telecommunications and wireless products that fall under Phase 3 and Phase 4. This is an extension of the original deadline of January 1, 2024, in order to provide further relieve to stakeholders. Telecom equipment generally requires TEC certification to be approved for import and distribution in India.

Overview of product falling under Phase-3 and Phase-4

Base Station for Cellular NetworkSIM
Repeater for Cellular NetworkHF Radio
Smart Electricity MeterMobile Radio Trunking System
VHF UHF Radio System Equipment
PTP PMP Microwave Fixed Radio System
LAN Switch
IP Security Equipment
Satellite Communication Equipment

Additionally, the period for accepting ILAC test reports from non-border sharing countries for certain technical parameters of 8 specific products (see table below) had been prolonged by three months, from December 31, 2023, to March 31, 2024.

Overview of Phase-3 and Phase-4 products, with deadline 31st March 2024:

Base Station for Cellular NetworkSIM
Repeater for Cellular NetworkHF Radio
Compact Cellular NetworkVHF UHF Radio System Equipment
Radio Broadcast Receiver RBR
Satellite Communication Equipment

It’s also noted that the validity of these ILAC test reports will last up to two years from their submission date.

The TEC certification has been mandatory since April 2019. Every year the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) expands the certification catalog and adds more telecom products. See the list of TEC standards here.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673).

For more information about TEC certification, please refer to our free brochure “TEC Certification Made Easy“.

MPR Author

About the author: Louis Gogger is Managing Director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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