WPC Radio Type Approval for India

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Products that use radio frequency bands or are connected to the public network and are to be distributed in the Indian market must obtain an ETA license (Equipment Type Approval) issued by Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC). The WPC is part of the Government of India and the Ministry of Communications - Department of Telecommunications and approval of BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS). The WPC compliance testing is subject to the requirements of the ETSI Type Approval (EU) and/or FCC test reports. In addition, the approval certificate, either the EU Type Approval Certificate or the FCC Approval Certificate, must be part of the technical documentation submitted for the WPC. Furthermore, an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) must obtain a WPC Certificate of Compliance. The WPC certificate is valid indefinitely after the completion of the process.
We work with local partners who are authorized to obtain ETA certificates from WPC, and our knowledgeable and professional team is ready to assist you in determining the applicable requirements to comply with current electrical safety, EMC, and radio frequency testing regulations for wireless products and devices. Contact us to get your customized quote.


Certificate example file for India
Certificate example India
Local Representative
Validity Period of Certification
∞ Months
Average lead time for radio type approval
6 Weeks
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Example label for India

WPC ETA Certification

Radio Frequency Certification for India

01Preparing and reviewing all required documents for the application
02Testing in an accredited laboratory located in India
03Technical review by the agency's certification team based on the test reports
04Based on the evaluation, the WPC issues the certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

All about WPC Approval and ETA

What is the role of the WPC in India?

The Wireless Planning and Coordination Department - WPC of the Indian Ministry of Communications was established in 1952 and is responsible for managing the frequency spectrum, including licensing, in India.

What does ETA mean?

The abbreviation ETA stands for Equipment Type Approval. All wireless devices sold in India must be certified by the WPC with ETA Approval. This includes products based on the WiFi, ZigBee and Bluetooth standards, among others.

How long does it take to get a WPC ETA certification?

The timeframe for obtaining a wireless certification in India depends on the completeness of the application and varies from case to case. Generally, it takes about 4-6 weeks to process and issue the certificate after all required documents are submitted.

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Regulatory News for India

  • 2022-07-07
    MTCTE: Amendments to Mandatory Testing and CertificationThe Telecommunication Engineering Centre in the Republic of India has newly issued amendments to obligatory testing and certification of telecommunication equipment. »read more
  • 2021-06-07
    Update MTCTE ProcedureOn 24 May, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of India released an updated version 2.1 of the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) Procedure.  The main changes consist in a complement of the following... »read more
  • 2020-10-15
    Publication of Devices subject to BIS approvalIndian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) released a list of products that are subject for BIS The MEITY in India decided on 1 OCT 2020 that BIS approval is required for following products: Wireless microphone, Digital Camera, Video Camera, Webcam,... »read more
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New Delhi
Indian Rupee
Country Code ISO 3166-2
Country Code ISO 3166-3
Alternate Country Names
Bhārat, Republic of India, Bharat Ganrajya, Indien, Inde, Indija, India, Индия, インド, இந்தியா, 인도

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  • C. Marx


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  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology


    Competent authority for India

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