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Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment’s (MTCTE)

We help our client to get TEC certification. Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications has notified “Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules” in Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 1131(E) PART XI" on 5th September 2017 which prescribes for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipments. Any telegraph which is used or capable of being used with any telegraph established, maintained or worked under the licence granted by the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), shall have to undergo prior mandatory testing and certification in respect of parameters as determined by the telegraph authority from time to time. Telecommunication Engineering Centre, New Delhi, under Department of Telecommunications (DoT), which, inter alia, is the Telegraph Authority for the purpose of Testing and Certification.

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.

Certification needs to be obtained only once for a model of equipment, and is applicable for any quantity of the certified model of the equipment. A different model of the equipment needs separate certification.

However, associated models of the main model/ certified model of the telecom equipment shall be certified without testing. Further, if an equipment is tested and certified under family definition, any hardware configuration of the equipment formed by using a subset of modules/ chases from the family shall be treated as certified.

The issued certificate shall be valid for five years from the date of issue.


There are basically two certification schemes as follows.


Under this scheme, applicant has to submit a test wise compliance sheet, along with a Self-Declaration of Conformity (SDoC), in respect of parameters included in ERs.


Under this scheme, applicant shall be required to submit test wise compliance along with test reports, in respect of parameters included in ERs, from any designated CAB or recognized CAB of MRA partner country. The test results shall be evaluated for compliance against respective ERs

List of Equipment Covered by Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment’s (MTCTE)

S. No. Name of Equipment Certification Scheme Product Fee Group
1. Executive Telephone System SCS A
2. NSD/ISD Payphone SCS A
3. Electronic Telephone Instrument SCS A
4. Key Telephone Systems SCS A
5. 2-Line Feature Phone SCS A
6. Coin Box Telephone SCS A
7. Terminals for connecting to PSTN SCS A
8. CLIP Phone SCS A
9. Audio Conferencing Facility Device SCS A
10. Multi Line Telephone System SCS A
11. Group 3 FAX Machine SCS A
12. Modem SCS A
13. Cordless Phone GCS A
14. Point of Sales (POS) Terminal GCS A
15. GPON Equipment GCS B
16. DSL Equipment GCS B
17. IoT Gateway GCS B
18. Tracking Devices GCS B
19. Smart Electricity meter GCS B
20. Smart Watch GCS B
21. Smart Security Camera GCS B
22. Router GCS C
23. LAN Switch GCS C
24. Mobile Handsets and Dongles GCS C
25. Mobile BTS GCS C
26. Compact Cellular Network GCS C
27. Mobile Repeater GCS C
28. Microwave Communication Equipment GCS C
29. UHF/ VHF Communication Equipment GCS C
30. Mobile Radio Trunking System Equipment GCS C
31. Equipment Operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Frequency Bands GCS B
32. Satellite System equipment GCS C
33. IP Terminal GCS B
34. Media Gateway GCS C
35. Signalling Gateway GCS C
36. Session Border Controller GCS C
37. Soft Switch GCS C
40. Telephony Application Server GCS C
41. Telephony Media Server GCS C
42. Multiplexing Equipment GCS C
43. SDH Equipment GCS C
44. DWDM Equipment GCS C
45. Digital cross Connect GCS C
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