WPC is a Wing of the Ministry of Communication, a National Radio Regulatory Authority involved in Frequency Spectrum Management. WPC Office issues WPC (ETA) License for IT and Electronic products while fulfilling the needs of the wireless WPChnology consumers. Wireless and Bluetooth IT and Electronic products that operate on unlicensed frequency bands and meet human safety requirements can only be sold in Indian market with WPC approval.


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How to get WPC Approval in India?

WPC Registration requires RF (Radio Frequency) test report for Equipment Type Approval (ETA) for their product operating in these frequency bands. Subsequently, the import license is to be separately obtained by the importer based on ETA grant letter. ECS INDIA is an experienced service provider for WPC (ETA) Approval for IT and Electronic products to Indian as well as foreign manufacturers. We help Indian and foreign brands in launching their product in the Indian Market by getting WPC certificate and Import license.


WPC Certification Process -Currently, the WPC certification process is the simplest of all Indian certifications, but the requirements should not be underestimated. While you can expect to receive the certificates and finish the certification process after only 8 weeks, among other things, you must first prepare documents and reports which may take time. When applying for WPC approval, it is important to declare the specifications of all components of the device, as not all products require subsequent testing. Products that have already installed a WPC approved radio module do not require additional testing of the final product. In this case the product only needs to be registered.

Which documents are required?

By default, company license, AIR (Authorized Indian Representative) information and application documents must be prepared. Up until 2020 it was possible to conduct RF tests abroad and to submit the corresponding test reports. Since the start of 2021 however, foreign RF test reports are not accepted anymore and hence, tests must be done in India. When conducting tests, it is important that the tests are performed separately for each individual product that is going to be certified. This is essential because only one product can be applied to each certificate of the WPC. When applying for WPC approval, it is important to declare the specifications of all components of the device, as not all products require subsequent testing. Products that have already installed a WPC approved radio module do not require additional testing of the final product. In this case the product only needs to be registered.

Approval required for WPC Approval

Agencies required the approval for WPC that they should utilize to secure the license to run within an assigned frequency. All the wireless products will work on some form of the wireless network. Many wireless devices would need to operate on de-licensed frequency bands. A special form of permission would be required for de-licensed frequency bands. The term "ETA" refers to this type of approval (Equipment Type Approval). The clearance for the ETA is given by the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) department. Conclusively, if a product is not approved by the WPC but operates in a de-licensed frequency range, it is an ETA Certificate. Mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi WPChnologies, and other items are covered by the WPC's Equipment Type Approval (ETA).


The steps of WPC certification

1. Preparation of application documents

2. Test in an accredited Indian laboratory

3. Application at WPC by submitting all documents and test reports

4. Issuance of the WPC ETA license

The regulatory body for WPC in India

The regulatory body for WPC in India is the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). In India, such a department would be regulated solely by the Ministry of Telecommunications. Besides, from out- licensing, the agency would be in charge of frequency spectrums and frequency spectrum monitoring. The Indian Wireless and Indian Telegraphy Act is the principal law that oversees the licensing requirements for various types of equipment.

What are the Documents required to get the WPC Certification?

The documents required for applying WPS authority to get the WPS certification:

1. Aadhar card

2. Pan Card

3. Voter ID card

4. Driving License

5. Photo ID proof of the business owner

6. Proof of Possession required of Premises like Sale deed or Rent agreement or Electricity Bill, etc.

7. Product WPChnical Guide shall include all the documents concerning the WPChnical details about the products, like the user manual.

8. Radio Frequency Exposure Report (RF Report), which shall give a detailed report about the functionality and performance of the wireless device shall be include products with a Bluetooth device, small digital radios (ZigBee), wireless local area network access WPC hnology (Wi-Fi), and the radio frequency identification (RFID).

Types of approvals issued by WPC?

1. Approval of Equipment Types (ETA)

2. Import Licenses for radio equipment

3. Type Approval

4. Experimental Approval

5. Dealer and non-Dealer Possession Licenses (DPL and NDPL)

What is the WPC Certification Application Process?

To apply for WPC Certification, follow these steps:

1. The applicant must submit an online application and the commodities and categories that must be appropriately selected since the incorrect selection will result in the application being rejected.

2. The system produces an Application ID after you submit your application.

3. The hard copy of the application should be sent to the WPC office for submission.

4. The WPC authority will provide certification after verifying the information supplied and the papers presented.

Eligibility criteria required for applying for WPC Certification?

Manufacturers And Importers: Importers and manufacturers of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities must obtain WPC certification and a Certificate of Import authorization before selling them in the Indian market.

Representative Appointed: If the applicant is a foreign corporation, it must select an authorized agent for WPC approval in India. The authorized representative will be a corporation that will represent the foreign company in the filing process in India with regards to WPC approval.

Results Of Frequency: The frequency result of the particular wireless accessory must be present in the results at all times. The resolution bandwidth, video bandwidth, frequency, and sweep must all be specified in the individual results.

ISO Laboratories' Report: If the product is manufactured in the country, there is no requirement for specific in-country testing. The only requirement is that a specific RF (Radio Frequency) report be obtained from an ISO/IEC 17025 recognized laboratory.

De-Licensed Frequency Bands Are Required.: All devices must work on the specific de-licensed frequency bands, and it is a requirement that all devices with wireless capacity be capable of working on the de-licensed frequency bands.

Sheet Of WPChnical Information: The applicant must have the WPChnical data sheet on hand, which can be obtained from the relevant authority upon request.

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