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Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC)

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TEC Registration / Certification is given to a Telecom Product or network which will be interfaced with Indian Telecom network. Any Original Equipment Manufacturer and Importer, who wants to sell, import, or use any telecom equipment in India, has to obtain TEC Certificate from Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC India), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo prior mandatory testing and certification. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules has been notified. The testing is to be carried out by Indian Accredited Labs {which have been designated as CAB (Conformance Assessment Body) by TEC}  and based upon their test reports, the certificate shall be issued by TEC.

Groups and Schemes in TEC

Groups in TEC

Groups in TEC refers to the Grouping of types of equipment for which TEC Certification is mandatory. Types of equipment are grouped according to the time and complexity involved in testing the equipment or evaluating test reports. These types of equipment are divided into three groups:

  • Group A,
  • Group B and
  • Group C.
Schemes in TEC

Below are the 2 types of Certification Schemes for notified Telecom Equipment:

  • General Certification Scheme (GCS)

Under this scheme, the applicant has to submit test wise compliance along with test reports, in respect of parameters included in  Essential Requirements (ERs), from any designated Conformance Assessment Body (CAB).

General Certification Scheme (GCS) is applicable to Group A, Group B and Group C equipment.

  • Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS)

Under this scheme, the applicant has to submit a test wise compliance sheet, along with a Self-Declaration of Conformity (SDoC), in respect of parameters included in ERs. Test reports from CAB are not required to be submitted by the applicant or evaluated by TEC.

Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS) is applicable to Group A equipment.

 

  • 2 Wire Telephone Equipment
  • Conferencing Equipment
  • Conferencing and Presentation Equipment
  • Group 3 Fax Machine
  • Data Modem (connectable on 2‐ wire Analog Line)
  • Point of Sale (POS) Devices with or without Biometric Scanner
  • Cord Less Telephone
  • GPON Equipment
  • Media Converter equipment (for conversion amongst E1, WiFi, xDSL, Ethernet and Digital Interfaces over 2 Wire)
  • IoT Gateway with Cellular Connectivity
  • End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring with Cellular Connectivity
  • IoT Feedback Devices with Cellular Connectivity
  • Sensing and Tracking Devices with Cellular Connectivity
  • Smart Electricity meter with Cellular Connectivity
  • Smart Watch with Cellular Connectivity
  • Smart Camera with Cellular Connectivity
  • HF Radio Base Station and User Terminals
  • LAN Switch
  • Mobile Devices including Handsets, Tablets with SIM and Data Card
  • Mobile BTS (Base Station for Cellular Network)
  • Compact Cellular Network
  • Repeater for Cellular Network
  • VHF and UHF Radio Base Station and User Terminals
  • Satellite Communication Systems
  • IP Terminal
  • Media Gateway
  • Signalling Gateway
  • Session Border Controller
  • Soft Switch
  • ISDN Customer Premises Equipment
  • PABX

Mandatory Registration Product List

TEC Certification (India)
S. No. Product Name Variant Group Scheme
1 2 Wire Telephone Equipment Telephone instruments and devices, capable of being connected to PSTN telephone line over 2‐wire A SCS
Key Telephone Systems A ACS
2 Conferencing Equipment Audio Conference Facility Device A SCS
Multi Line Telephone System A SCS
3 Conferencing and Presentation Equipment Video Conferencing Equipment B GCS
4 Group 3 Fax Machine FAX machine with handset A SCS
FAX machine without handset A SCS
5 Data Modem (connectable on 2‐ wire Analog Line) V.90 Modem A SCS
V.92 Modem A SCS
Voice Band Data Modem (V.21 to V.34) A SCS
6 Point of Sale (POS) Devices with or without Biometric Scanner Point of Sale Terminal A GCS
7 Cord Less Telephone Cordless Telephone A GCS
8 GPON Equipment PON ONT B GCS
PON ONU B GCS
PON OLT B GCS
9 Media Converter equipment (for conversion amongst E1, WiFi, xDSL, Ethernet and Digital Interfaces over 2 Wire) Media Converter B GCS
10 IoT Gateway with Cellular Connectivity IoT Gateway B GCS
11 End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring with Cellular Connectivity End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring B GCS
12 IoT Feedback Devices with Cellular Connectivity Feedback Device B GCS
13 Sensing and Tracking Devices with Cellular Connectivity Vehicle Tracking Device B GCS
Asset tracking device B GCS
Pet Tracking device B GCS
Human Tracking device B GCS
14 Smart Electricity meter with Cellular Connectivity Smart Electricity meter B GCS
15 Smart Watch with Cellular Connectivity Smart Watch B GCS
16 Smart Camera with Cellular Connectivity Smart Security Camera B GCS
17 HF Radio Base Station and User Terminals HF Base Station ‐ Baseband plus Radio C GCS
HF Baseband Equipment without Radio C GCS
HF Handheld Portable Stations C GCS
HF Mobile Stations C GCS
18 Router IPv4 C GCS
IPv6 C GCS
MPLS C GCS
19 LAN Switch L2 LAN Switch C GCS
L3 LAN Switch C GCS
20 Mobile Devices including Handsets, Tablets with SIM and Data Card Mobile Handset C GCS
Mobile Data Card or Dongle C GCS
21 Mobile BTS (Base Station for Cellular Network) BTS for GSM C GCS
NodeB for WCDMA C GCS
eNodeB for LTE C GCS
BTS for MSR C GCS
BTS with AAS C GCS
22 Compact Cellular Network eNodeB CCN C GCS
NodeB CCN C GCS
BTS CCN C GCS
23 Repeater for Cellular Network GSM Repeater C GCS
WCDMA Repeater C GCS
LTE Repeater C GCS
24 Point to Point and Point to Multi‐ point Microwave Fixed          Radio Systems PTP/ PMP Full Outdoor Microwave Systems C GCS
PTP/ PMP Split MW Outdoor Unit C GCS
PTP/ PMP Split MW Indoor Unit C GCS
25 VHF and UHF Radio Base Station and User Terminals UHF VHF Mobile Stations C GCS
UHF VHF Handheld Portable Stations C GCS
UHF VHF Baseband Equipment without Radio C GCS
UHF VHF Base Station ‐ Baseband plus Radio C GCS
UHF VHF Base Station ‐ Radio Only C GCS
26 Mobile Radio Trunking System Base Station and User Terminals MRTS Mobile Station C GCS
MRTS Handheld Portable Station C GCS
MRTS Baseband Equipment without Radio C GCS
MRTS Base Station ‐ Radio Only C GCS
MRTS Base Station ‐ Baseband plus Radio C GCS
27 Equipment Operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Frequency Bands Wifi Access points, WiFi Controller, WiFi Base Station and CPE B GCS
WLAN Controller Equipment B GCS
PTP PMP Wireless Access Equipment
2.4 or 5 GHz
B GCS
28 Satellite Communication Systems Satellite Radio Frequency Transreceivers C GCS
VSAT Terminals C GCS
Satellite Baseband Modem C GCS
Satellite Baseband Modem Controller C GCS
Satellite Amplifier C GCS
Satellite LNA C GCS
Satellite LNB C GCS
Satellite BUC C GCS
Satellite Optimisation Equipment C GCS
Satellite IF Transreceiver C GCS
    Satellite Baseband Mod/ Demod/ Controller C GCS
29 IP Terminal IP Terminal /SIP Terminal or IP Phone or equivalent device B GCS
30 Media Gateway Media Gateway C GCS
Line Media Gateway C GCS
Media Gateway for CPE C GCS
31 Signalling Gateway Signalling Gateway C GCS
32 Session Border Controller Session Border Controller C GCS
33 Soft Switch Soft Switch C GCS
34 ISDN Customer Premises Equipment ISDN Terminal A SCS
PC card based ISDN Terminal A SCS
ISDN NT‐1 Network Terminal A SCS
Multipoint Conferencing Server A SCS
ISDN Terminal Adapter A SCS
ISDN Gateway A SCS
35 PABX PABX B GCS
36 Telephony Application Server Telephony Application Server C GCS
37 Telephony Media Server Telephony Media Server C GCS
38 Transmission Terminal Equipments (including Multiplexer, PDH, SDH, DWDM, OTN, DXC) Transmission Terminal Equipment C GCS

FAQ

The BIS Registration is granted by BIS office after successful safety testing of the product as per notified Indian Standard and furnishing of necessary documents.

Required Documents
Documents / Technical Details Required by Testing Lab / CAB

Legal address proof of the Manufacturing Unit

  • Copy of Factory License mentioning the relevant product as the scope of manufacturing and indicating the address of manufacturing unit - in English as well in original language


Technical Details about the Product
Following technical details about the product -

  • Sample(s) along with user manual
  • Safety critical components list - component details format is available on the website of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology or can be provided by Brand Liaison
  • PCB layout and circuit diagram of the product
  • Mains power / SMPS Layout and circuit diagram
  • Supporting documents for validation of series formation and selection of lead sample for testing
  • Soft copy of marking label on the product


Additional Technical Details in case of Cell / Battery

  • UN 38.3 test report (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) for lithium ion cells and batteries
  • ISO 9001 certificate


Trade Mark Registration

  • Copy of Brand / Trade Mark Registration


Authority Letter from Trade Mark / Brand owner

  • If manufacturing unit is not the owner of Trade Mark / Brand

Documents / Technical Details Required for Certification by TEC
  • Product and product Variant including interfaces applicable
  • Model number and name
  • Family details, if applicable
  • Hardware and software versions, as applicable
  • Brief description of product with only the key features which describe the equipment properly
  • Brand name
  • Bill of Material
  • Payment of Administrative Fees and Evaluation Fee (if applicable)
  • Original Test Report (for GCS products), and Test Results along with test report details (for SCS products)
Costing and Timeline

Costing 

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Timeline

 
  • SCS / Group A:  30 - 35 Days
  • GCS / Group A: 35 - 45 Days

  • GCS / Group B: 45 - 55 Days

  • GCS / Group C: 55 - 65 Days

  • GCS / Group D: 65 - 75 Days

Validity and Renewal

Validity of Certificate

TEC Certification is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. However, for Foreign OEM the Certificate is granted for five years or validity of MOU or AIR letter, whichever is earlier.

Renewal of Certificate

Application for renewal is to be made online along with the renewal fee, at least one month prior to expiry of the current certificate’s validity period.

A certificate shall be renewed if there is no change in the ERs applicable to the equipment, and there is no change in the equipment model.

 

A fresh certificate valid for another five years shall be issued, indicating the previous certificate number thereon.

TEC may ask for re-testing / re-evaluation of certified telecom equipment and charge the relevant fee, should the need arise to check on the compliance of the equipment to the ERs.

 

Registration Process

Process of TEC Certification involves the following steps:

Step-1: Registration on TEC Portal
Step-2: Allotment of Testing Lab
Step-3: Submission of Samples for Testing
Step-4: Receiving of Test Reports
Step-5: Submission of Documents & Payment to TEC

  1. The applicant is required to apply to the respective Regional TEC (RTEC) under whose jurisdiction either their manufacturing plant or registered office is located, for the purpose of certification.
  2. The applicant has to fill the application form Form-A, and submit it to the concerned RTEC along with the requisite documents.
  3. If Form-A and the documents are found satisfactory, applicant shall be intimated regarding acceptance of the application and shall be asked to deposit the applicable testing fee by quoting a unique reference number/ demand note number/ registration number.
  4. The testing fee has to be deposited on-line through Non-Tax Revenue Portal (NTRP) using link: https://bharatkosh.gov.in/. While depositing the testing fee, unique reference number/ demand note number/ registration number given by the RTEC should be quoted so as to link the receipt with the case for which payment is being made.
  5. The user guide for making payment of test fee through NTRP can be downloaded from https://bharatkosh.gov.in/static/Template/UserGuideBharatkosh.pdf. Click here to see guidelines for payment to TEC for availing various services.
  6. After successful payment, applicant shall submit the dully filled registration form (Form-B) along with the online receipt of fee paid.
  7. If the Form-B and the test fee/ administrative charges are found in order, the application for certification of the product will be registered.
  8. A Test schedule shall be worked out and testing shall be carried out in accordance with Test Schedule and Procedure (TSTP) prescribed by TEC for the particular GR/ IR.
  9. After successful completion of testing, Approval Certificate shall be issued by TEC, which shall be valid for 5 years.
  10. For further information, the officers of concerned RTEC may be contacted.

 

Guidelines for Importer and Trader

Foreign manufacturer is required to nominate an Indian business organization as its Authorized Indian Representative and Signatory (AIR). Any Executive of this company, located in India, can become AIR.

Exempted Products List

Exempted Products List

S. No. Name of Equipment Examples
1. Modules/ Spares/ Components/ SKD/ CKD Spare cards, return repair, WiFi modules
2. Test Instruments RF Tester, Power Meter
3. Hobby Assembling Self-assembled Amateur Radio
4. Passive Telecom Components Tower, Antenna, Waveguide, smart cards
5. Integrated systems and networks consisting of more than one telecom equipment, each of which are individually covered by MTCTE. GPON is not certified. OLT, ONT and ONU are independent components of GPON and each are certified independently.
6. Power supply/ UPS/ Solar equipment/ Batteries  
7. Equipment that are manufactured/ imported in India but exclusively
meant for export
 
8. IoT sensors and inter-sectoral devices with propriety communication interfaces only. Temperature sensor, Agricultural Sensor
9. Primarily non-telecom electrical and electronic products with Wi-Fi/ NFC/ BT etc. AC or Fridge with WiFi, Lights with BLE remote control
10. Multi-functional devices with Wi-Fi/ Ethernet ports primarily meant for trans-receiving images. Multi-functional Printer/ Scanner/ Fax
11. Equipment with communication module
specifically covered by mandatory scheme of any other Government agency.
Laptop with WiFi.
12. Set Top Box (presently under CRS) ERs/ certification procedure for these products shall be
notified later.
13. Enterprise Digital Assistant
14. Laptops with Cellular connectivity
Guidelines for Marking Label after BIS

The Marking Label must be clear on every product which cannot be removed, cannot be scratched and cannot be washed off by normal efforts. It is advised to emboss or print marking label on the product. The printed metal plate of the marking label well fixed on the product can also be a good option.

The Product Marking Label must mention the following information :

  • Name of Product (Category)
  • Model Number
  • Brand Name
  • Power Rating (Input / Output)
  • Name of Manufacturer
  • Made in Country Name (Like Made In India, Made In China etc.)

Other information on marking label is optional and can be mentioned as per products’ individual requirements. 

Placing TEC Logo on the product

TEC labelling requirements consist of:

  • Logo on the body of equipment at a prominent location.
  • Indication of equipment conforming to ERs in its technical documentation.
  • Certification e-label is applicable only in case of mobile handset and tablets.
  • Size of TEC logo may be reduced or enlarged maintaining the aspect ratio.
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