Telecom Department exempts mobile phones, smartwatches from mandatory testing, know what is the reason

The Department of Telecom has exempted certain products, including mobile user equipment, mobile handsets and smartwatches, from the purview of the MTCTE regime.

The DoT has exempted certain products, including mobile user equipment, mobile handsets and smartwatches, from the purview of the Compulsory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regime, eliminating the possibility of double regulation.

Telecom Department ,Telecom Department, mobile user devices, mobile (Mobile Phone) Handset and Smartwatch (Smartwatch) Including certain products have been exempted from the purview of the Compulsory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regime, eliminating the possibility of double regulation. This information has been given in an official press release on Saturday. Exempt compliance on these widely used products (Compliance) This will reduce the burden and enable the industry to bring their products to market faster. It has been said that this will also reduce the delay in imports.

The press release said that the DoT has discussed the issue with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and has decided to include mobile user equipment/mobile handsets (mobile phones), servers, smart watches, smart cameras, POS machines under the ambit of MTCTE. The decision has been taken to keep out.

What is the current rule?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology makes mandatory registration of specified items (such as laptops, wireless keyboards, POS machines and other electronic devices) under the Electronics and Information Technology (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012.

The Department of Telecommunications has specified the mandatory testing and certification of telecom equipment under the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017 for equipment capable of being used for telecommunications.

Apart from this, let us tell you that the preparation for 5G mobile service in India is almost complete. Many mobile operators have started its trial, some have even completed it. But in the meantime the biggest issue is the cost of 5G service. Mobile companies are raising their hands. If you remember, the spectrum auction was also delayed because so much money was being demanded that the companies were not ready. Now the government has said to reduce the price by 36 percent for 5G airwaves, so there is some buzz among the mobile companies. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has suggested to the government that 5G rates can be reduced by up to 36%.

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