About MTCTE (Mandatory Testing & Certification Of
Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications has notified “Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules” in Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 1131(E) PART XI" on 5th September 2017 which prescribes for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment. Any telegraph which is used or capable of being used with any telegraph established, maintained or worked under the license granted by the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), shall have to undergo prior mandatory testing and certification in respect of parameters as determined by the telegraph authority from time to time.
Objectives of MTCTE
I. that any Telecom Equipment does not degrade performance of existing network to which it is connected;
II. safety of the end–users;
III. protection of users and general public by ensuring that radio frequency emissions from equipment do not exceed prescribed standards;
IV. that telecom equipment complies with the relevant national and international regulatory standards and requirements.
The testing and certification envisaged in this procedure ensures that the equipment meets all TEC prescribed Essential Requirements. The quality and reliability of equipment is not part of this procedure, hence, the same is not guaranteed through this certification. OEMs / dealers themselves will be responsible for necessary quality and reliability criteria claimed by them.
Any equipment to be used in the network of Licensed Telecom Service Providers/ Internet Service Providers/Virtual Network Operators etc. may have to undergo additional tests as specified in License.
Gazette Notification dated 5th September 2017.