Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Clarification regarding testing of Base Station for Cellular Network as per ER under MTCTE

The radio conformance testing of Radio Units (RUs) of Base Station mentioned in MTCTE application may be done with any Baseband unit(s), and that Baseband unit (BU/DU) may or may not be mentioned in the submitted MTCTE application.  Basically, it means the RU can be part of the BOM and application, but not necessary to mention the BU/DU details.  This will be an advantage to the manufacturers who are manufacturing only the RUs. 

Currently all radio units operating at different frequencies, or all base units covered in the series/family had to undergo IT safety testing and the corresponding IT safety test reports needed to be submitted.  However, going forward, the IT safety test reports for a single radio unit operating in the highest power consumption or baseband unit need to only be submitted for a particular series/family.  It is not required to test all RUs and BUs in the series/family. 

However, the test report(s) for EMI/EMC for each of the Radio unit and Baseband unit in the series/family mentioned in the MTCTE application should be submitted. 


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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA