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What is WPC

What is WPC

The WPC (Wireless Planning & Coordination) is the national broadcasting authority and is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It was founded in 1952 and has its headquarters in New Delhi, as well as other regional offices in Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Guwahati.

The main tasks of the WPC are the issuing of amateur radio licenses and the allocation and monitoring of the frequency spectrum. Different departments within the WPC are responsible for


What approvals does WPC issue?

The approvals issued by WPC include

For foreign producers, however, in most cases only the ETA is relevant. WPC certification is used abroad as a synonym for ETA.


Here is a brief video about the WPC certification, presented by Julian Busch, director of
MPR International GmbH / China Certification Corporation:

You can also watch this video on our Video Channel

How do I get the WPC license?

The WPC certification process is relatively simple compared to other certification types. There is only one registration, inspection and testing of the product, but these must be carried out by accredited testing laboratories. There is no factory inspection.

An issued WPC license is valid for the entire product lifetime. In case of a product modification a new license must be applied for.


Which products are covered by the WPC license?

WPC certification is mandatory for all wireless devices, such as WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth etc. in India. WPC required products can be found in the following categories:

A detailed overview of the products requiring certification can be found on our page for WPC certification mandatory products.

Very important to note: Only frequencies on unlicensed bands are allowed. The frequency ranges must also never exceed the mentioned limits. Producers must therefore know in advance which exact frequencies they are allowed to use.

Devices such as mobile phones, laptops, smart watches, microphones, headphones and printers are excluded from ETA.


More information on WPC Certification for India

For a complete list of all relevant products, please click here.

You can find more information about our Service Package and the Certification Process here.

If you need assistance with your WPC Certification or have any questions, you can contact us any time. Call us directly:
EU: +49-69-2713769261, UK:+44-2071931135, US: +1-773-654-2673
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For more information regarding the WPC certification, please read our free information booklet “WPC Certification – The Booklet“.

For more information about the TEC Certification for telecommunication products, please click here.

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