Indian Telecom Department Defers Screening of Products Used in Mobile Networks


The lack of a suitable testing laboratory in India has delayed the screening process of imported telecom equipment used in mobile networks. The original start date of testing by locally accredited labs was to begin on July 1, 2014, but may be extended for another nine to twelve months.

Three years ago, the telecom department set a mandate that as of April 1, 2013, telecom companies could only use devices that were approved safe by an authorized lab in India, but the laboratory that was to serve as a clearinghouse has not been made available. Due to the delay, the telecom department has allowed foreign investment of telecom test labs to help the situation.

Read more about the delay of screening of the $7 billion of imported telecom equipment into India.