Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in India (New Delhi). Our distinguished contact with the authority in India (New Delhi), our good relationship to Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in India trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
User manual translation service when needed
For India we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device: firstname.lastname@example.org
GEO / MAP of India
General information about India
Degree of latitude
Degree of longitude
Hindi (official), English (official), Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Kannada, Assamese, Sanskrit, Sindhi (all recognized by the constitution). Dialects, 1,652
Authority / Regulatory Body
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Validity Period of Certification
Local Representative Required?
In-Country Testing Required?
Average lead time for radio type approval
News for India
Self-Declaration for some wireless equipment
The WPC (Wireless Planning Coordination), of India, has lately released on the gazette from 23th of February a new policy for ETA (Equipment Type Approval) through Self-Declaration Scheme, WPC Approval is a mandatory requirement for all wireless radio modules (Transceivers, Transmitters and Receivers).
The categories for wireless equipment in license exempted bands:
Smart Phones, mobile handsets, notepads, laptops, smart watches, short range devices (including accessories, microphones, speakers, headphones, earphones, printers, scanners, cameras) etc. which operate in license exempted bands as per Indian National Frequency Allocation Plan(NFAP):
MTCTE Launches New Online Platform in Public Trial
The Indian Ministry of Communication is organizing the next workshop tomorrow in Guwahati to introduce the MTCTE to stakeholders and give a demonstration of the new online portal, now available for trial: https://mtcte.tec.gov.in/
For more detailed information on this new procedure, please refer to our regulatory news from 2018-10-12 and 2018-07-05.
Source: Telecommunication Engineering Center, Ministry of Communications, Government of India.
*) Updated 2018-12-19. In an initial version of this news, the new portal under https://mtcte.tec.gov.in/ did not appear to be available yet. At the time of this correction, the page seems operative. Direct link added.
India opens market for 24 GHz Automotive Radar
Important News for Automotive Radar manufacturer!
The Indian Authority released on 2018-10-18 in the new Gazatte India following information: type approval is now possible for 24 GHz according to the Harmonized European Standard and EN 302 858.
Part of the publication:
"...transport and traffic telematics device means the device that are used in the field of transport, traffic management, navigation, mobility management and in intelligent transport systems for interfaces between different modes of transport, communication between vehicles, between vehicles and fixed locations as well as communication from and to users.."
Source: The Gazette of India
As annonced in our Regulatory News dated 2018-07-05 concerning the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE), the Indian Department of Telecommunications started implementing TEC mandatory approval on 2018-10-01, as part of a progressive roll out schemefor‘all types of telecom equipment to be sold in India for being connected or capable of being connected to Indian telecom network’.
However, the annouced TEC online portal is not released yet. We will inform as soon as applications can be submitted online.
Mandatory testing and certification by TEC
TEC, India's Telecommunication Engineering Centre, will be responsible for the approval of any telecommunication equipment - they have released the final document Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE). Beginning October 2018, such certification will have to be done prior to importation and will be nominally limited to 5 years. Devices for the phone network will follow the Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS), whereas packet switching devices will be subject to the General Certification Scheme (GCS).
On their website, TEC also offer further help like FAQ and technical requirements:
India tightens its regulations on foreign applicants, requiring:
- a liaison office or branch office located within the country and meeting all liabilities and obligations according to the BIS Act of 1986 and the Rules and Regulation for the purpose of registration,
- a member from this office to be nominated to act as the Authorized Indian Representative (AIR).
Delicensing of Frequency Bands
Due to the delicensing of the following frequency bands (published on 2015-09-16 by India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology), it is now possible to Type Approve equipment operating in these frequency bands. A licence is not required from any person to establish, maintain, work on, possess or deal with any of the wireless equipment listed.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power Limits
Very Low Power Radio
Frequency Devices /
36 to 38 MHz
50 mW; maximum audio channel bandwidth of 200 kHz
Very Low Power Radio
Frequency Devices /
Equipment including Radio Frequency Identification Devices
433 to 434.79 MHz
10 mW (e.r.p) with maximum channel bandwidth of 10 kHz (Duty cycle limit 10%)
Very Low Power Radio
Frequency Devices / Equipment for Inductive Applications
302 to 351 kHz
-15 dBµA/m (H-Field strength) at 10 meters
Very Low Power Radio
Frequency Devices / Equipment for Short Range Radar Systems
76 to 77 GHz
5 W (37 dBm)
BIS Certification Deadline Extended to January 2014
The deadline for Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification on imported electronics products has been extended until 2014.
SAR Update for Mobile Phones
The Telecommunication Department of the Indian Ministry of Communications released an update regarding SAR (Specific Absorbtion Rate) for cell phones.
This release from 2012-08-17 foresees the following:
From 2012-09-01, new handsets must not exceed a SAR of 1.6 W/kg average on 1 g of tissue. Existing handsets benefit from a one-year grace period; approved mobile handsets with SAR Value of 2.0 W/kg over 10 g tissue are allowed to be sold until September 2013, but then any mobile handset must comply.
SAR value must be shown on the IMEI display;
Mobiles must support hands-free operating;
Compliance must be declared by the manufacturer, based on test reports (either ILAC or TEC).
The Type C electrical plug (or Europlug) is a two-wire plug that has two round pins. It fits into any socket that accepts 4.0 – 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm centres. They are being replaced by E, F, J, K or N sockets which work perfectly with Type C plugs. Type C plugs are generally limited for use in appliances that require 2.5 amps or less.
The Type D electrical plug has three large round pins in a triangular pattern. Type M plugs are often used alongside Type D plugs for larger appliances and as a result, some sockets work with both Type D and Type M plugs. Type D plugs are rated 5 amps.
The Type M plug has three round pins in a triangular pattern and looks similar to the Indian Type D plug, but its pins are much larger. Type M plugs are sometimes used for bigger appliances in countries that make use of Type D plugs, as well as in Israel (Type H). Therefore, sockets in these countries sometimes work with Type M plugs.