WPC Certificate: License to import wireless equipment
Posted by Vicky Kumar on January 27th, 2021
Connections without truly having a physical connection – is the thing everybody is seeking these days. No, we are not talking about virtual dating, neither are talking about marriage (no connection is left after it whatsoever). But rather, we are talking about establishing connection without the need of wires, or wireless connection.
Wireless is a phenomenon that have existed forever. From your simple remote controlled TVs to your RC cars. However, those are the things of vanity. Now, the concept of connecting without wire has transcended to internet connection as well. Your Wi-Fi routers, your Bluetooth devices – these are the best products that are hot these days.
And importing them has just been made easier with WPC Certificate. Provided by the Wireless Planning Commission, WPC license or certificate is the Equipment type approval a wireless equipment has to get before it’s allowed to be imported and sold in India.
In this article, we are going to dive deep into this license and tell you how you can obtain it easily.
What is WPC Certificate?
WPC Certificate, full form Wireless Planning Commission license is the authorization to import wireless telecom equipment in India. To foster international trade, while maintaining the sanctity of the nation, the Central government, via the Department of Telecommunication, setup the WPC wing to:
Working in De-licensed bands is the most important factor that a wireless product has to fulfil. It ensures that frequencies don’t cross each other – creating issues for other equipments.
Products that require the ETA certificate
The WPC certificate of import or the ETA import is required my many wireless products, especially those used in communication. However, even among them, there are two particular products that require more scrutiny than most:
While there are many other products that require the WPC certificate for import, it’s the above two that are the most common, and have the most ability to damage the internal security. Which is why, WPC eta approval is mandatory for them.
Remember that the license is only meant for import purposes. For domestic manufacturers, there is equipment type approval exemption to enjoy.
Procedure to get the WPC Certification India
Following is the process of obtaining WPC ETA approval in India:
Documents required to complete the above process
In order to get the license, following documents are needed to be attached with the application:
WPC ETA list lists those who have acquired the license for importing wireless telecom equipment into India. If you want to make it to that list, you need to have read the above. And if you’re looking for consult, be not afraid to come to us. We are consultants for your WPC needs.
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