Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)

Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India on September 5, 2017 notified that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import or use in India. The scope of certification would cover all types of telecom equipment to be sold in India for being connected or capable of being connected to Indian telecom network.

Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) which functions under DoT has been designated as the Telegraph Authority for the purpose of administration of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) procedure and Surveillance Procedure.

The testing is to be carried out for conformance to Essential Requirements (ERs) issued by TEC for the equipment, by Indian Accredited Labs designated by TEC. Based on the test reports issued by designated labs, TEC issue the certificate for the respective model of equipment.

Any Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)/ importer/ dealer who wishes to sell or import any telecom equipment in India, shall have to obtain Certificate from Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) and mark or affix the equipment with appropriate Certification label.

Please visit TEC’s webpage on MTCTE portal for detailed information on this scheme.