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Understanding TEC MTCTE Certification: European “CE/FCC” Radio Test Reports and the Indian Requirement

Is the European “CE/FCC” Radio Test Reports (Wi-Fi) are sufficient to obtain TEC MTCTE Certificate for India?



As per MTCTE procedure, RF Testing for Wi-Fi Interface is Mandatory to be done in India with a TEC designated CAB (Conformity Assessment Body).

Obtaining the TEC (Telecommunication Engineering Centre) MTCTE ( Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment) Certificate for India involves adherence to specific procedures and standards, particularly when it comes to Radio Frequency (RF) testing for Wi-Fi interfaces.

In the context of the European “CE/FCC” Radio Test Reports, it’s important to note that these reports alone are not sufficient to obtain the TEC MTCTE Certificate for India.

MTCTE Procedure:

The MTCTE procedure mandates that RF Testing for Wi-Fi Interface must be conducted in India. This testing should be carried out with a TEC designated CAB (Conformity Assessment Body). The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that the equipment complies with the specific standards and regulations set by the Indian authorities, taking into account the unique RF environment and considerations in the country.

Why RF Testing in India Matters:

RF testing in India is essential to validate that the Wi-Fi interface meets the relevant Indian standards, ensuring compatibility and compliance with local regulations. The testing process involves thorough assessments to verify that the equipment will function safely and effectively within the Indian RF landscape.

In conclusion, while international certifications such as “CE/FCC” are valuable, they do not replace the need for specific testing in India to obtain the TEC MTCTE Certificate. Compliance with local regulations is a critical aspect of ensuring the seamless integration and performance of telecommunication equipment in the Indian market.

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Praveen Rao

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

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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). 

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  • 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