TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, announced its Gurgaon, India, product testing lab has now been recognised by the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), Government of India, to conduct testing of telecom equipment, under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE). Under MTCTE program, the testing is to be carried in conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment by labs designated by TEC and based upon the test reports certificate will be issued by TEC.
The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017 mandates that every telecom equipment imported and manufactured in India must undergo testing and certification prior to sale. The detailed procedure for complying with MTCTE under these rules have been notified separately. Testing for conformance to Essential Requirements for telecom equipment is to be conducted by Indian accredited laboratories designated by TEC. TEC shall then issue product certificates based on test reports from these accredited laboratories.
“We are proud to be associated with TEC and to help them in their implementation of specifications and standards for the telecommunication sector in India. In addition to our state-of-the-art laboratory in Bangalore which is already an designated CAB of TEC, Gurgaon laboratory is also capable of carrying out independent tests that contribute to the development of modern and efficient telecom networks in India and use of standard, compliant devices and their interoperability, as per MTCTE. We possess the infrastructure and required competencies to support OEMs, designers and manufacturers, enable them to reduce product developmental cycles and improve speed-to-market” said Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland India.
“After BIS CRS scheme, this is a significant development by TEC to regulate telecom equipment in India. The Essential Requirements for telecom products are based on EMI/EMC testing, safety, technical and other requirements, as prescribed by TEC. Our laboratories have advanced and latest testing equipment to test products in accordance with TEC.” said, Kalyan Varma, Vice President, Business Stream Products-IMEA, TÜV Rheinland. “TÜV Rheinland is dedicated to support TEC in their Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment regulation. We are adept at handling multiple requests for product testing from both local as well as international manufacturers of telecom equipment”, added Mr. Varma.