Bangalore, INDIA, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, has announced that its product testing laboratories in India have been accredited by the Indian Ministry of Communication’s Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) to conduct testing under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regulations which includes the additional three product categories under Phase II. The additions include Transmission Terminal Equipment (SDH Equipment, Multiplexing Equipment), PON family of Broadband Equipment (PON ONT, PON ONU, and PON OLT), and Feedback devices.
MTCTE Phase II testing shall be mandatory with effect from 1stOctober 2020 and is applicable for all original equipment manufacturers (OEM)/Importers/Dealers who sell or import any telecom equipment in India. Testing is to be conducted with a TEC recognized laboratory & the certificate will be issued by Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC).
Commenting on the development, Mr. Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland India said, “MTCTE provides a great opportunity for TUV Rheinland and we have built up our competencies and infrastructure to support OEMs, designers and manufacturers, and enable them to reduce product developmental cycles and improve speed-to-market. We are proud to be associated with the TEC and to facilitate the implementation of specifications and standards for India’s telecommunication sector.” He added, “Our state-of-the-art laboratories in Bangalore and Gurugram are already designated and accredited by TEC Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB) and are fully capable of carrying out the tests that are defined by TEC standards for compliant devices as per MTCTE regulations.”
As a technical and regulatory body for telecom products in India, the TEC represents the interests of the Ministry of Communications’ Department of Telecom (DoT). Mr. Raghavendra Kulkarni Assistant General Manager, TUV Rheinland India said, “All telecom products placed in the Indian market have to adhere to the guidelines as specified by TEC in the ‘Essential Requirement’ documents for telecom products. TUV Rheinland is one of the few independent technical service providers to fulfill the majority of technical requirements for testing, certification and registration as per TEC guidelines.” He added, “TUV Rheinland‘s laboratories have the accreditation and cutting-edge equipment necessary to offer testing services in Wireless IoT, EMI/ EMC, Electrical Safety & Reliability prescribed by TEC.”
TUV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in almost all areas of business and life. Founded almost 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with more than 21,400 employees and annual revenues of 2.1 billion euros. TUV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across global value-adding chains and the flow of commodities. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com