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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. and extended into northwestern India. From the late 15th century European traders became involved in India, and eventually India won its independence from Britain in 1947. 

Today rapid economic development is fueling India's rise on the world stage. The economy has posted an average growth rate of more than 7% in the decade since 1997, reducing poverty by about 10 percentage points. India achieved 9.6% GDP growth in 2006, 9.0% in 2007, and 6.6% in 2008, significantly expanding manufactures through late 2008. With large numbers of well-educated citizens, India also has become a major exporter of software services and software workers to the rest of the world.

The regulatory environment in India is complex and fluid. Compliance International is the solution that most of the world's major equipment vendors have trusted in India for over 15 years. Our dedicated and highly competent team of engineers at Compliance International Pvt. Ltd. is ready to help you complete your product qualifications in India.



  • Population: 1,166,079,217 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 37.54 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 427.3 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 3.611 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 81 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

TEC Interface Approval

TEC issues Interface Approval against its Interface Requirements (IR) standards. IR standards are organized by functional equipment type and usually specify network interfaces. Equipment to be connected to public network services requires approval. The applicant for approval must be a local Indian company.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India has been supporting global equipment vendors for over 15 years. We provide critical advice on approval strategy and have a tremendous ability to get things done -- even where others fail. We can help you complete TEC Interface Approval with our turnkey solution, which includes logistics, extensive engineering test support, including for EMC testing when required, and a straightforward and successful approach to daunting administrative procedures.

BSNL TSEC

BSNL typically requires Technical Specification Evaluation Certificate (TSEC) against TEC Generic Requirements (GR) standards for equipment going into its network. TSEC is a long and difficult process that includes laboratory testing of equipment function, environmental testing and Infrastructure Assessment of the applicant for approval. BSNL may also assign additional requirements as part of the process.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India has been supporting global equipment vendors for over 15 years. We provide critical advice on approval strategy and have a tremendous ability to get things done -- even where others fail. We can help you complete BSNL TSEC with our comprehensive solution that includes logistics, extensive engineering test support, including for environmental and EMC testing, and a straightforward and successful approach to daunting administrative procedures, including the Infrastructure Assessment process.

TEC Type Approval

TEC issues Type Approval against its Generic Requirements (GR) standards. Like the IR standards, GR standards are organized by functional equipment type. Approval requires in-country telecom testing and may also require environmental and EMC testing. Infrastructure Assessment of the applicant's test and repair facilities in India are also a requirement. Type Approval is generally for equipment to be procured by India's former government carriers.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India has been supporting global equipment vendors for over 15 years. We provide critical advice on approval strategy and have a tremendous ability to get things done -- even where others fail. We can help you complete TEC Type Approval with our comprehensive solution that includes logistics, extensive engineering test support, including for environmental and EMC testing, and a straightforward and successful approach to daunting administrative procedures, including the Infrastructure Assessment process.

TEC Validation

In some cases, telecommunications equipment already deployed in the networks of the government carriers BSNL and MTNL must undergo Validation after the fact. TEC has defined a procedure for this, which includes field testing of the equipment.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India has been supporting global equipment vendors for over 15 years. We can help you complete TEC Validation with our extensive engineering test support and a straightforward and successful approach to daunting administrative procedures.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

WPC Equipment Type Approval

The Wireless Planning and Coordination wing of India's Department of Telecommunications issues approval of radio devices operating in unlicensed frequency bands. Generally, approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports and approval certificates. Radio devices operating in licensed frequency bands require a separate set of licenses.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India has been supporting global equipment vendors for over 15 years. We provide critical advice on approval strategy and have a tremendous ability to get things done -- even where others fail. We can help you complete WPC approvals with our turnkey support service, which includes building the full technical application package and a straightforward and successful approach to daunting administrative procedures.

WPC Licenses

For radio equipment that operates in licensed frequency bands the importers, dealers and users of the equipment must obtain licenses from WPC.

The application processes for these licenses are complex and time consuming, but Compliance International can support them.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India has been supporting global equipment vendors for over 15 years. We provide critical advice on approval strategy and have a tremendous ability to get things done -- even where others fail. We can help you complete WPC licenses with our comprehensive service, which includes support for the technical aspects, the applicant background investigations, and our straightforward and successful approach to daunting administrative procedures.
Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

At this time there is no approval required for this type of product. However, regulations and requirements do change, so please contact us to confirm.