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Approvals from the WPC
WPC stands for Wireless Planning and Coordination Commission. It's the national broadcasting authority, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. WPC involved in Frequency Spectrum Management(FSM). While fulfilling the demands of wireless technology users, the WPC Office issues WPC (ETA) Licenses for IT and Electronic devices. Only WPC-approved wireless and Bluetooth IT and electronic items that operate on unlicensed frequency bands and fulfill human safety regulations are allowed to be sold in India.
Its main responsibilities include issuing radio licenses as well as allocating and monitoring radio frequency spectrum. The Coordination Commission issues the following categories of approvals:
- Approval of Equipment Types
- Approval of the Type
- Approval of Experiments
- Possession licenses for dealers and non-dealers
- Radio equipment import licenses.
The Equipment Type Approval is the most sought-after approval from the list above. It's also known as the ETA License, and it's a crucial accreditation for international manufacturers looking to do business in India with their wireless equipment. The term "WPC Certification" refers to the ETA License in general.
During the ETA licence approval procedure, the WPC tests the equipment and ensures that it meets the regulatory criteria it has set for product use in India. The WPC certification is only given if the product meets that requirement.
Process WPC certification
The WPC certification procedure is as follows:
- Step 1: Authorized Laboratory RF Testing
- Step 2: Preparation of Documents
- Step 3: Submitting an application to the WPC
- Step 4: Pay the required fee online.
- Step 5: Scrutinization of the Application
- Step 6: Certificate Issuance
Documents Required For WPC ETA Certification
- RF Test Report in accordance with EN Standard.
- The product's description.
- Payment of the online charge has been received.
- Authorization letter for our professionals to submit the application on your behalf.
- Taking the pledge that all of the information you've provided on the application is correct.
- A copy of your company's certificate of incorporation
- A copy of the company's PAN card
Who needs to submit an application for WPC ETA Certification?
Anyone who wishes to perform wireless device/equipment import/manufacturing business in India must have a WPC ETA certification.
The local importer can receive an Import License by filling out the required information on the Saral Sanchar website throughout the import process.
Products under WPC Approval
|Wireless Bluetooth watches||Wireless Mouse and Keypads||Any device having Bluetooth or Wi-Fi feature|
Wireless Medical products used for patient profiling Laptops
Wireless Water Heaters
Remote key for entry
Wireless Home Appliances
Wireless music players
Wireless Car Radio
Point of Sale
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags and Readers
A non-network provider, such as a cable TV distributor, is granted a non-network licence. The distribution of frequencies and the establishment of a broadcasting station are both regulated by network licences. on the other hand, A non-network provider uses or re-transmits existing network waveband and pre-assigned frequencies.
A Dealer Possession License (DPL) is granted to prospective wireless product dealers and distributors. DPL prohibits individuals and businesses from owning, transferring, or selling wireless devices or similar telegraphy gear to anybody who does not have a valid licence.
The Non-Dealer Possession License (NDPL) is given to a person or company who is not a wireless product dealer and does not hold any other WPC licence but wants to keep wireless equipment in their possession. Local cable TV operators are an excellent example who hold an NDPL licence. The Department of Transportation has 34 nodal offices across India that are authorised to issue an NDPL.
LICENSE FOR DEMONSTRATION
A demonstration licence is a non-network type of licence given to someone or a firm who wants to show off wireless equipment. Five regional offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Guwahati can offer a demonstration licence. A valid DPL licence is required for anyone applying for a demonstration licence. If not, the applicant must first apply for a DPL licence.
A network licence is given to a corporation that wants to use the country's restricted radio frequency resources to provide communication services including mobile networks, satellite, and DTH. A network licence has to do with frequency allotment and the establishment of broadcasting and transmission stations. Because of the scope of operations and resources involved, obtaining a network licence is a time-consuming and complicated process.
Self–Declaration By ETA
WPC Wing has established ETA by Self–Declaration for specific kinds of wireless equipment/products that operate in license-free bands with low transmission power and which are exempt from import licencing requirements under the DGFT Import Policy.
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