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ETA Certificate

ETA Certificate

Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is required to promote the import of wireless devices in India, this approval shall be obtained by the WPC department. If a product isn’t certified by WPC and functions in the de-licensed frequency band then they must obtain an ETA certificate. The scope of Equipment Type Approval (ETA) from WPC covers mobile phones, RFID, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi technology, and others. Some frequency bands have been assigned a license-free status so one doesn’t need to have a license from WPC for products operating in those frequencies. Furthermore, to obtain an ETA, a detailed test report of the equipment obtained from a well-recognized laboratory has to be submitted to WPC for evaluation. 

Application Flow/Procedure

  • Once an application is submitted at the WPC office, the documents are pre-scrutinized by the authority. 
  • Once WPC acknowledges the application it verifies the documents and raises any query if needed.
  • Upon further rectification by the applicant, WPC undergoes a fair procedure and grants the Equipment Type Approval.

Essentials of Equipment Type Approval (ETA) 

  • Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is mandatory for all wireless equipment or devices which work under DE licensed bands. 
  • The license is controlled and monitored by the Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) department.
  • It will be granted only to an Indian agency and not in the name of any foreign manufacturer.
  • The application should be moved along with a complete copy of the Radio Test report (RF test report) carried out on the good, from an accredited test laboratory.
  • Tests reports are required to indicate details such as resolution bandwidth, video bandwidth, Frequency span, sweep, etc.

How ASC Helps?

  • Offering end-to-end services in regard to Consultancy regarding. ETA certificate 
  • Assistance in the issuance of an ETA certificate issued by the WPC department.
  • Filing of application for obtaining equipment type approval shall be made to the Wireless Adviser to Govt. of India.
  • Preparation and Submission of required documents along with a complete copy of the Radio Test report (RF test report) carried out on the product, from an accredited test laboratory.
  • Resolving the queries raised by the department.
  • Issuance of Final certificates. 
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