Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

National Centre for Communication Security

C-PRAV critical update to inform you on the upcoming NCCS (National Center for Communication Security) regulations in addition to the current MTCTE for the telecom products.

As per the current notification by TEC start the acceptance of applications on the MTCTE portal for the communication security compliance from July 1, 2023.

“The OEMs who have been given MTCTE certificate (based on ERs) or whose applications are under process for the prescribed products before 1st July 2023 are also required to mandatorily apply for conversion of their MTCTE certificate to integrated certificate with Security Testing”


The products that are regulated for Security in this first phase are:

  • Wi-Fi CPEs – All Wi-Fi CPEs and PON ONT/similar Equipment that are currently being subjected to MTCTE.
  • IP Routers – All Routers

The products are subjected to the communication security standard called ITSAR (Indian Telecom Security Assurance Requirements).

C-PRAV team has been actively working on the various ITSAR Industry consultations.  We would be more than happy to help you with these communication security requirements.

Key Points to Note:

  • Lab availability for conformance testing is coming up in next few months.
  • In country testing is mandatory.
  • The testing time is about 8 to 10 weeks.  This is in addition to the lead time for lab slots, sample shipments etc.
  • The testing includes vulnerability scanner, code analysis, fuzzing etc., These tests are purely Software Testing.

As encouraged by the Regulator NCCS also, we strongly suggest you start the process by a pre-test to address any concern for your products compliance. 

C-PRAV can manage the overall pretesting and later final compliance testing and NCCS/MTCTE Certification.

Once the product complies the pretesting now, compliance testing can be very smooth. This is the best value service to ensure you are well covered for Comms Security timely compliance of your products. 

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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