The Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) has given a big relief to the mobile handset brands by relaxing mandatory testing compliance beyond Ist October, 2018 by TEC approved labs.
At the Mobile Device Summit 2018 hosted by non-profit industry body The Mobile Association, Shakeel Ahmad, DDG – Telecom Certification, Telecom Engineering Centre said, “While the scheme for compliance with new essential requirements or ERs is on schedule starting 1st October, the mobile device industry will be exempted from the same for a couple of months. This relaxation would possibly extend till the end of the festive season 2018.”
In September 2017, vide a notification the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India had mandated that every telecom equipment must undergo prior mandatory testing and certification which is to be carried out by Indian Accredited Labs and based upon their test reports, compliance certificates would be issued by the Telecommunications Engineering Centre (TEC).
The day-long Mobile Device Summit witnessed high-powered panel discussions covering four key themes – Make in India Version 2.0, Preparing for the 5G Device Ecosystem, Testing Compliances in the New Regime and Mobile Device security in Connected World.
“The Mobile Device Summit 2018 has received tremendous response from the industry which shows that such a platform was much needed. The Mobile Association has filled a vacuum. We dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to the cause of the India Mobile Device industry,” said Bhawna Kumari, President, The Mobile Association.
“We are thrilled by the success of our first Summit and plan to host more such seminars in the future which bring forth key issues related to the mobile device industry and the larger mobile-led economy. The platform additionally gave a voice to the industry that was unrepresented,” remarked Bhupesh Raseen, Chairman – Mobile Advisory Committee, TMA.
Among the dignitaries who graced the inaugural session by their presence was His Excellency Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in India; Dr. John Joseph, Member – Budget, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC); and Arvind Gupta, CEO, MyGov.