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Extension of mandatory certification date for 12 products (ERs) notified under phase-III and IV of MTCTE by three months i.e. from 01.01.2024 to 01.04.2024

The deadline for the mandatory certification of 12 products (ERs) among the 44 products listed under MTCTE phase-III and IV is extended by three months, from 01.01.2024 to 01.04.2024. The specific products included in this extension are detailed in Annexure-I. 

S No 

ER Product 

Notified in Phase 

1 

Base Station for Cellular Network 

Phase-III 

2 

Repeater for Cellular Network 

Phase-III 

3 

Smart Electricity Meter 

Phase-III 

4 

SIM 

Phase-IV 

5 

HF Radio 

Phase-IV 

6 

Mobile Radio Trunking System 

Phase-IV 

7 

VHF UHF Radio System Equipment 

Phase-IV 

8 

PTP PMP Microwave Fixed Radio Systems 

Phase-IV 

9 

LAN Switch 

Phase-IV 

10 

Router 

Phase-IV 

11 

IP Security Equipment 

Phase-IV 

12 

Satellite Communication Equipment 

Phase-IV 

It is important to note that the mandatory certification date for the remaining 32 products (ERs) remains unchanged, set at 01.01.2024. The comprehensive list of these 32 products can be found in Annexure-II. 

S No 

ER/Product 

Notified in Phase 

1 

Compact Cellular Network 

Phase-III 

2 

Equipments Operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Band 

Phase-III 

3 

IoT Gateway 

Phase-II 

4 

Tracking Device 

Phase-III 

5 

End Point Device for Environmental Monitoring 

Phase-III 

6 

Radio Broadcast Receiver RBR 

Phase-IV 

7 

Optical Fibre-Single Mode 

Phase-IV 

8 

Optical Fibre Cable 

Phase-IV 

9 

DSL Equipments 

Phase-IV 

10 

Signalling Gateway 

Phase-IV 

11 

Session Border Controller 

Phase-IV 

12 

Softswitch 

Phase-IV 

13 

Media Gateway 

Phase-IV 

14 

Precision Timing Protocol Grand Master Equipment 

Phase-IV 

15 

Infiniband Switch 

Phase-IV 

16 

IP Multimedia Conferencing Equipment 

Phase-IV 

17 

Conferencing Equipment 

Phase-IV 

18 

Transmission Terminal Equipment-2 (DWDM, Digital Cross Connect) 

Phase-IV 

19 

Mobility Management Entity (MME) 

Phase-IV 

20 

Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)/Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) 

Phase-IV 

21 

Base Station Controller (BSC)/Radio Network Controller (RNC) 

Phase-IV 

22 

Cell Broadcast Centre (CBC) 

Phase-IV 

23 

Gateway Mobile Location Centre (GMLC) 

Phase-IV 

24 

Home Location Register (HLR)/Authentication Centre (AUC)/Home Subscriber Server (HSS) 

Phase-IV 

25 

Mobile Switching Centre (MSC)/MSC-Server (MSC-S)/Gateway MSC (GMSC)/Gateway MSC-Server (GMSC-S) including Visitor Location Register (VLR) 

Phase-IV 

26 

OTA and DM or FOTA 

Phase-IV 

27 

Service Control Point (SCP) 

Phase-IV 

28 

Operation Maintenance Support (OMC)/Element Management System (EMS)/Network Management System (NMS)/Operation Support System (OSS) 

Phase-IV 

29 

Serving Gateway (S-GW)/Packet Gateway (P-GW) 

Phase-IV 

30 

Short Message Service Centre (SMSC) 

Phase-IV 

31 

Serving Mobile Location Centre (SMLC) or eSMLC 

Phase-IV 

32 

Equipment Identity Register (EIR) 

Phase-IV 

The deadline for the acceptance of test reports, specifically for technical parameters, issued by laboratories accredited by International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (LAC) signatories from non-border sharing countries is extended by three months. The new deadline is from 31.12.2023 to 31.03.2024. This extension applies specifically to the 08 products (ERs) outlined in Annexure-III. 

S No 

ER/Product 

Notified in Phase 

1 

Base Station for Cellular Network 

Phase-III 

2 

Repeater for Cellular Network 

Phase-III 

3 

Compact Cellular Network 

Phase-III 

4 

SIM 

Phase-IV 

5 

HF Radio 

Phase-IV 

6 

VHF UHF Radio System Equipment 

Phase-IV 

7 

Radio Broadcast Receiver RBR 

Phase-IV 

8 

Satellite Communication Equipment 

Phase-IV 

 

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CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

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