TUV Rheinland Gurgaon lab joins Bangalore facility to receive MTCTE testing accreditation from Indian Ministry of Communications (TEC)

COLOGNE, Germany and BANGALORE, India, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TUV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, has announced that its product testing lab in Gurgaon has been accredited by the Indian Ministry of Communication's Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) to conduct testing under the country's Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regulations.

Required before any telecom product intended for use or sale can be imported into the country, the MTCTE program also covers the more than 200 million items of telecom equipment already connected to the Indian Telecom network. It represents a tremendous opportunity for testing and certification organizations and laboratories -- especially TUV Rheinland, which has built up the competencies and infrastructure to support OEMs, designers and manufacturers, and enable them to reduce product developmental cycles and improve speed-to-market.

"We are proud to be associated with the TEC and help in the implementation of specifications and standards for India's telecommunication sector. Our state-of-the-art laboratory in Bangalore is already a designated and accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB). With this recognition, the Gurgaon laboratory is now fully capable of carrying out independent tests that contribute to the development of modern and efficient telecom networks and the use of interoperable, standards-compliant devices as per MTCTE regulations," said Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland India.

As a technical and regulatory body for telecom products in India, the TEC represents the interests of the Ministry of Communications' Department of Telecom (DoT). Under the MTCTE program, the actual testing is carried out by designated labs, such as TUV Rheinland's Gurgaon facility, and the TEC issues certificates based on the resulting reports.

"After the Bureau of Indian Standards' (BIS) Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), the MTCTE program represents a significant development by the TEC to regulate telecom equipment in India. TUV Rheinland's laboratories have the accreditation and advanced equipment necessary to offer testing services in Wireless IoT, EMI, EMC, electrical safety, cybersecurity and other requirements prescribed by the TEC," said Stefan Kischka, Vice President Wireless/ Internet of Things at TUV Rheinland.

His view is echoed by Kalyan Varma, Vice President, Business Stream Products-IMEA, TUV Rheinland. "TUV Rheinland is adept at handling multiple requests for product testing from both local and international telecom equipment manufacturers. With this latest recognition, we are dedicated to supporting the TEC in its mission to achieve the goals of the MTCTE program," he said.

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is nearly EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TUV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com

About TUV Rheinland India

TUV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany. As part of the India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific Group, it caters to the Indian market as well as global markets. With its local headquarters in Bangalore, TUV Rheinland India is active in more than 100 locations in India. As a prominent service provider in the testing, training, inspection, and certification industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India, including electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, IoT/wireless, material testing, reliability, solar photovoltaic, material testing, IT telecom, household/luminaries, medical devices, automotive components, /accessories, toys, textile, leather and product safety laboratories, all of which cover an area of more than 200,000 sq. ft. 

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