TEC Certification

No telecom product can be put on sale in Indian market without the approval of Telecommunication Engineering Centre or TEC. Thus, if you’re an importer of a telecommunication product, getting TEC certification should be the first thing on your mind.

Issued by the Department of Telecommunication in accordance to the National Policy 2012, TEC approval exists to ensure that the imported telecom product is safe for use by the people, and can’t cause harm to other equipment it connects with.

Why do you need TEC Certification?

TEC approval certificate exists for one simple reason:

 Every product that’s imported in India should first have the Indian government’s stamp of approval.

 When it comes to telecom products, it’s imperative that a particular standard is maintained during the manufacturing process, and the way that it’s used. So here are the reasons of obtaining TEC approval:

  • Every Original Equipment Manufacturer and Importer of telecom products must receive certification from the TEC as per the Indian Telegraph Rules, 2017. It’s to prove that the product follows all the regulatory standards and thus, is safe for public.
  • TEC approval ensures that the product doesn’t have the potential to degrade any equipment that it’s connected to.
  • It helps in providing safety of end users
  • It regulates the radio frequency emission which, if are high, can cause serious health damage.
  • It ensures that the product meets national and international regulatory requirements

So, what is TEC Certification?It’s a certificate that proves that your product:

  • Cannot harm other equipments that it’s connected to
  • Doesn’t emit radio frequencies at a damaging degree
  • Adheres to the DOT regulatory standards.

What does TEC do other than providing certification

Other than providing testing and certification of telecom products, following are the activities that TEC partakes in:

  • Issuing General, Interface and Service requirements and standards for telecom products
  • Evaluating the telecom products
  • Formulating national fundamental plants
  • Providing support to DOT in matters of technology

Where are the regional offices of TEC certification in India?

Because of the nature of the approval, TEC offices have concentrated in the four metropolitan cities of India:

How to get TEC certificate?

The TEC certification process has many steps. At first, you need to understand how to take the online step. It’s non optional. Any one looking for TEC certification, has to apply online via the portal.

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So, here are the online steps of the same:

  • Go the SaralSanchar portal. Use the options you see to navigate to the TEC sub portal.
  • Once you’re at the sub-portal, enter your credentials to register.
  • To finalize the registration, you need to provide the authorization letter that gives power to an Authorize Indian Representative to file the application.
  • Login after your registration request is approved.
  • File the TEC certification application via the dashboard.
  • At several instances, you’ll be asked to provide proof of the details you’ve entered. At that time, you have to upload the required documents.
  • Submit the application by paying the final fees.

TEC registration step doesn’t only entail online steps, there are many offline steps that you need to take as well:

  • Getting the equipment tested for radio frequency emissions.
  • Taking the printout of the filled application form
  • Submitting the application form along with the hard copies of the document and the sample of the product to the TEC agency.

What are the documents you need to submit for the sake TEC certification?

Following are the TEC certification documents that the engineering centre accepts to grant you telecom equipment import license:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Authorization letter giving power of application filing to the AIR
  • Technical specification of the telecom product
  • Test report
  • Free sale certificate.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.