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Deadline for certification of telecom equipment deferred to Aug 01

Infrastructure News - Published on Thu, 14 Mar 2019

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India’s Department of Telecommunications has once again deferred the deadline to begin domestic testing and certification of telecom equipment amid industry concerns on the lack of adequate testing infrastructure in the country. A notification dated 12 March said that certification of all telecom equipment will be mandatory from 1 August

The government had earlier planned to locally test parts such as modems, audio-conferencing equipment, fax machines, Wi-Fi access points, and radio and transmission products, including microwaves, from 1 January, and parts such as mobile devices, soft switch, base transceiver station and Internet-of-Things devices would need to be tested and certified from 1 April.

Aiming to beef up security and preparedness against cyberattacks and spying, DoT had earlier said it wanted telecom equipment imported or sold in India to undergo mandatory testing and get certified by local authorised agencies from 1 October 2018. However, on 27 September, this deadline was extended by three-to-six months for testing some 50 types of equipment.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Thu, 14 Mar 2019
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