India’s WPC (Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing) is India’s regulatory agency for wireless regulations. All wireless products must be approved by WPC before entering the market. There are two types of frequency bands in India: free and not yet open. For frequency bands that are open for free, such devices only need to apply for an ETA (equipment type approval) certificate; for other frequency bands that are not open for free, you need to apply for a license. Both the ETA and the license holder must be a locally registered company. Based on CE R&TTE or FCC ID (local Indian standard), 2G/3G/4G requires mobile operators to apply.
WPC certification basic information
· Compulsory certification
· No need for factory inspection
· Sample test is required, or if the RF report of CE can be provided, no sample is required
· No local testing required
· Need a local representative
· Certification period is 3-4 weeks
· The certificate is valid for a long time
Specifically, any wireless transmission that is less than 3000 Ghz and does not use manual control is considered to be "wireless communication" as defined by WPC. These frequency bands are under the control of WPC. In other words, wireless transmission with a frequency higher than 3000 Ghz (such as infrared) is not considered "wireless communication." WPC certification does not control these frequency bands. Since India has two types of free and unopened frequency bands, for wireless communication products whose frequency bands and output power fall within the control range, it is necessary to apply for an ETA certificate from WPC. In addition, ETA holders must be locally registered companies. In addition, WPC accepts the RF report of CE report to be transferred to WPC certification, without providing samples and testing.
All wireless devices that can work in approved frequency bands. The following frequency bands are free:
1.2.40 to 2.4835 GHz
2.5.15 to 5.350 GHz
3.5.725 to 5.825 GHz
4.5.825 to 5.875 GHz
5.402 to 405 MHz
6.865 to 867 MHz
7.26.957 – 27.283 MHz
8.335 MHz for remote control of crane
9.20 to 200 KHz.
11.433 to 434 MHz
WPC certification requirements
The wireless certification of wireless products in India can be divided into two modes: ETA (Equipment Type of Approval) certification and License license. The judgment basis is derived from the working frequency band used by the equipment. For free and open frequency bands such as 13.56 MHz, 433MHz, 2.4GHz, 5.725-5.825 GHz, etc., you need to apply for ETA certification; if the device uses other non-free and open frequency bands, such as GSM, WCDMA mobile phones, etc., you need to apply for a license.
For ETA certification, India recognizes European standards, and WPC signs the certificate through an audit report. For the license license, it needs to meet the Indian standard requirements.
For ETA applications, products do not need to be sent to India for testing. Products with R&TTE reports can be submitted to WPC for accreditation applications.
1. The customer submits samples and materials, and submits the application to Kezheng;
2. Submit the CE RED report and related documents to WPC (if there is no CE RED report, the department is responsible for testing and issuing a CE RED test report);
3. WPC review and issue ETA certificate after passing
ETA (Equipment Type of Approval) certification: free and open frequency bands such as 13.56 MHz, 433MHz, 2.4GHz, 5.725-5.825 GHz, etc.;
License: non-free and open frequency bands, such as GSM and WCDMA mobile phones.
For ETA certification, India recognizes European standards, and WPC signs the certificate through an audit report. As for the license license, it needs to meet the Indian standard requirements.
For ETA applications, products do not need to be sent to India for testing. Products with R&TTE reports can be submitted to WPC for approval applications.