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India: Publish Notification of Products under Phase-V of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment (MTCTE)

JULY 2023 - Electrical & electronics

On 23 June 2023, the Indian Department of Telecommunications under Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published a notification (No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/165)1 for Phase-V products ERs under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment (MTCTE). The covered products (ERs) in Phase-V of MTCTE are listed below:

 

  • Base Station for Cellular Network for 5G;
  • 5G Core;
  • Hypervisor;
  • E-band Fixed Radio Relay Systems;
  • Converged Multi Service Application Access Equipment (C-MSAAE);
  • IP Terminal;
  • Hybrid Set Top Box.

 

In continuation to the testing and certification of telecommunication equipment under different phases of MTCTE regime, as provisioned in Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2017, the application acceptance and mandatory certification date for products (ERs) covered under Phase-V of MTCTE is hereby notified as below:

 

  • Applications will be accepted on the MTCTE portal from 1 July 2023
  • Certification will be mandatory from 1 July 2024

 

Further, the products for which test reports issued by labs accredited by International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) signatories from non-border sharing countries for technical parameters only are acceptable up to 30 June 2024.

On the date of submission of test reports, the validity of the test reports/results that have been issued by foreign labs, accredited by ILAC signatories, from non-border sharing countries, for technical parameters only, shall be up to two years in respect to the aforementioned products (ERs).

 

[1] Noification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/165

 


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