As per MTCTE scheme, all types of telecom equipment to be sold in India or to be connected to Indian telecom networks are to be certified from the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), India, after the date of effect of the MTCTE procedure.
However, if the equipment is being imported to India for research and development or for demonstration purposes or as a sample for mandatory testing, prior TEC certification may be exempted for limited numbers of equipment.
On 4 July 2019 TEC released a list of telecom products covered under the phase 1 rollout.
As per TEC notification no. TEC/01/2017-TC dated 4 July 2019, telecommunication equipment shown in table, shall be mandatory as of 1 October 2019 and schedule for mandatory testing and certification of remaining equipment shall be notified subsequently.
A total of 6 essential requirements (ERs) have been finalized for products under phase 1. Serial number 1 to 8 of given table, are grouped as ''two wire telephone equipment'' by TEC
||Name of Equipment
Group in TEC
|1.||Executive Telephone System||SCS||A|
|2.||Electronic Telephone Instrument||SCS||A|
|3.||Key Telephone Systems||SCS||A|
|4.||Key Telephone Systems||SCS||A|
|5.||2-Line Feature Phone||SCS||A|
|6.||Coin Box Telephone||SCS||A|
|7.||Terminals for connecting to PSTN||SCS||A|
|9.||Group 3 FAX Machine||SCS||A|
Date of opening of MTCTE portal for registration: 5 July 2019
Date of commencement of acceptance of applications: 9 July 2019
Date of implementation of mandatory certification: 1 October 2019
Also, It has been decided by TEC that test results/reports from lab accredited by ILAC signatories shall be acceptable up to 31 March 2020 as a relaxation to MTCTE procedure.