List of common products for which you need TEC approval certificate

  • February 23, 2021
  • Registrationwala


Here is the list of common products for which you need TEC approval certificate. And here is how the process is completed

TEC approval certificate, a certificate given by the Telecommunication Engineering Center to import certain telecom equipments in India, has seen an increase in demand. Even though the Made in India initiative is about the hit a full stride, people are still opting for imported products for their telecom equipment needs.

So, in this article, in addition to giving to you the answer to what is TEC certification,  we will also deliver you a list of products that require TEC certification in India

What is TEC certification?

Before importing any telecom equipment, that equipment has to be tested by the Telecommunication Engineering center (TEC). Through Mandatory Testing of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE), it’s surmised that whether:

  1. The product is safe for use by the people of India, 

  2. The product is capable of harming other equipment(s) that it’s connected to, and

  3. The product is working within the radio frequency constraints set by the Telecommunication engineering centre.

Once the product is tested and is approved by the TEC, the importer gets the TEC certification. Let’s now take a brief look at the process. 

A brief glimpse into the TEC certification process

TEC registration or TEC certification process required to get TEC approval from the Telecommunication Engineering centre involves many steps. And they are as follows:

  1. First, you need to create a profile at the official TEC portal. It’s a difficult task and would require you to upload:

    1. The memorandum of understanding between the foreign OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and the authorized Indian representative (AIR). 

    2. A letter of authorization signed by the foreign OEM to authorize the AIR. 

  2. Once the profile creation is approved, you’ll get the login credentials. 

  3. Use those login credentials to login and select the TEC registration form. Once selected, fill the form and upload the mandatory documents. 

  4. Let the TEC test your equipment on their end. 

  5. Get the TEC registration certificate. 

There are many products where the above steps are applicable, and there are many where TEC approval is not required. We are here to talk about the former kind. 

Products that need the approval of TEC to be imported into India

Following is a list of complex products that require TEC’s intervention of testing and approval before they can be imported and sold in the country. 

  1. PABX: PABX is short for Private Automatic Branch exchange. It’s a common telecom tool used in industries for telephony within the organization. TEC certification on PABX is mandatory because of this. 

  2. Two wired Telephone Equipment: TEC certification on Two Wired Telephone Equipment is required because it’s the cornerstone of all industrial communication. 

  3. Group 3 Fax Machine: While Fax machines have lost much of their relevance with us going paperless and all, TEC certification on group 3 fax machine is still a requirement if you want to import it in India. 

  4. Data Modem: Data modem is an age old way where you establish internet connections via telephone line. Because of its connectivity to your PC and it’s nature, TEC certification on Data modem is mandatory.

  5. Cordless Phone: Even though we are moving towards cell phones and are doing away with cordless phones, there are certain households that still use them. If you cater to that niche crowd, TEC certification on cordless phone is implied.

  6. Pon-Family of Broadband equipments: PON refers to Passive Optical Network. TEC certification on PON family of broadband equipments is mandatory for obvious reasons.

  7. Feedback devices: There are many types of feedback devices and most of them don’t require any certification. But, devices such as Hall Sensors, Encoders, resolvers and more require a closed loop telecom feedback which makes it mandatory to acquire TEC certification for feedback devices.  

  8. ISDN customer Premises Equipment: ISDN customer premises equipment is a device that ISPs place in their subscriber’s homes to provide them internet access. These devices have the potential to be intrusive and cause damage to the customers. That’s why, TEC certification on ISDN customer premises equipment is mandatory. 

  9. Transmission terminal equipments: TEC has jurisdiction over all Transmission Terminal equipments from workstations to more. Which is why, TEC certification on Transmission terminal equipments is a given. 


The process of acquiring TEC approval certificate for certain equipments is hard. But, now that you know the most common equipment the certification can be implemented on, you can make the choice to get TEC certification through us. 


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