TEC stands for Telecommunication Engineering Centre. TEC facilitates the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India in drafting and implementing various standards and policies for safe and secure use of emerging technologies in telecommunications.
TEC had released specifications for the quality measures for the telecom equipment. These specifications can be categorized as Generic Requirements (GRs), Interface Requirements (IRs), and Service Requirements (SR).
TEC is responsible to issue various approvals such as Interface Approvals, Certificate of Approvals, Service Approvals & Type Approvals.
Every telecom equipment must undergo prior mandatory testing and certification. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules shall be notified separately. The testing is to be carried out by Indian Accredited Labs and based upon their test reports, the certificate shall be issued by TEC
Full form of TEC is Telecommunication Engineering Centre. TEC is a Professional body for the Testing and standards for Department of Telecom, Government of India. TEC takes care of testing and certifying equipment and products for the Telecom Industry.
The Government departments and corporates require that the telecom equipment that they use needs to be TEC certified.
Type approval is the process of testing and certification of telecom product, in accordance with Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP) of TEC, for conformance with the Generic Requirement GR of the product issued by TEC.
Interface Approval is the process of testing and certification of telecom product, in accordance with Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP) of TEC, for conformance with the Interface Requirement IR of the product issued by TEC.
Certificate of Approval
Certificate of Approval is the process of testing and certification of telecom product as per the manufacturer’s specifications. This certificate is granted only when TEC does not have a Generic or Interface Requirement of the product. The testing shall be conducted in accordance with the Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP) approved by TEC.