Apply WPC Certification to easily import & sell Wireless Devices & Equipments in India

Get the approval to import wireless equipment/devices into India, through WPC certification, Obtain ETA (Equipment Type Approval) and Import License easily with assistance of our expertise. Contact our WPC Certification experts at: 8881-069-069 right now.

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Overview

WPC, short for Wireless Planning and Coordination, operates under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Established in 1952, it has its headquarters in New Delhi and regional offices in Guwahati, Calcutta, Mumbai, and Chennai. WPC's main responsibility is to issue licences for radio and oversee the frequency spectrum.

WPC is also authorized for WPC Certification, which includes WPC Equipment Type Authorization Certification and other wireless certifications. You must also know that approval from WPC is necessary for any radio-frequency device being imported into India. Lastly, The WPC agency ensures that service providers adhere to licensing criteria.

Purpose of WPC Certification

The Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Certificate, granted by the Ministry of Communications in India, is a crucial authorization for wireless communication devices. This certificate guarantees adherence to technical standards and regulatory frameworks that oversee the utilisation of radio frequency spectrum.

What is WPC Certification?

The WPC Certification is the approval required for the import and sale of wireless products. The WPC Certificate is issued by the Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing, a division of the Department of Telecommunication, and obtaining it is mandatory.

Manufacturers and importers of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled, ZigBee devices must secure a WPC certificate/licence (ETA certificate).

Furthermore, For businesses involved in the wireless device industry in India, obtaining a WPC certificate is mandatory.

Eligibility Criteria to get WPC Certification

#1. For Manufacturers and Importers

Manufacturers and importers of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled devices are required to obtain WPC certification and Import licence before selling these products in the Indian market.

#2. For Representative Appointed

If the Importer is a foreign corporation, it must designate an authorised agent for WPC approval in India. The authorised representative will act on behalf of the foreign company during the filing process in India for WPC approval.

#3. For Results of Frequency

The frequency results of the specific wireless accessory must be consistently available. The individual results should specify resolution bandwidth, video bandwidth, frequency, and sweep parameters.

#4. For ISO Laboratories' Report

If the product is manufactured in the country, there is no need for in-country testing. However, a specific RF (Radio Frequency) report from an ISO/IEC 17025 recognized laboratory is mandatory.

#5. For De-Licensed Frequency Bands Are Required

All wireless devices must operate on designated de-licensed frequency bands. It is mandatory for wireless-capable devices to be capable of functioning on these de-licensed frequency bands only.

#6. For Sheet of Technical Information

The applicant must possess a technical data sheet, obtainable from the relevant authority upon request.

Types of Licences Issued by WPC

#1. Importer's License

The WPC issues an importer's licence to businesses involved in importing wireless products into India. WPC import licence grants permission to import wireless devices from other countries and sell in India, provided the importer also obtains ETA Approval and Import Export Code.

#2. Equipment Type Approval (ETA)

Before any wireless device operating in the de-licensed frequency range can be sold or imported in India, it must obtain Equipment Type Approval (ETA) from the WPC. Additionally, every wifi product manufactured within India in the category, including RFID, cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, zigbee devices, must possess a valid WPC ETA Certificate.

#3. Dealer Possession License (DPL)

DPL License holders can't sell their products to companies that don't have permission from the WPC to use those products.

#4. Non-Dealer Possession License(NDPL)

NDPL License, which stands for "Non-Dealer Possession License," is given to businesses that do not sell or own wireless products. Such businesses are only required to own wireless products. For example, a local cable operator.

#5. Experimental License

Any business that intends to explore or experiment with new wireless devices must require the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) experimental licence before carrying out any experiments on new wifi devices. The only reason we are continuously inundated with new wireless products is innovation.

#6. Network License

Organisations intending to utilise the limited radio frequency capacity of the country for communication services, such as mobile networks, cable, and DTH, are required to acquire a network licence.

What is ETA?

Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is a mandatory authorization issued by WPC, required before selling and importing any wireless device operating in the de-licensed frequency band in India.

Which products need WPC ETA approval?

WPC ETA Approval is mandatory for every wireless product that operates within the de-licensed frequency band in India.

Even if a wireless product is manufactured within the country, it requires a WPC ETA certificate to enter into the Indian market. This category encompasses various devices, such as Bluetooth gadgets, mobile phones, Wi-Fi technology, RFID, and others.

If a product is manufactured in India and incorporates RF module(s) with no modification or alteration, no separate WPC ETA approval is necessary for the finished product.

However, products manufactured outside India necessitate a WPC ETA certificate for each item before import.

In cases where RF modules are distinct entities, ETA must be obtained specifically for the RF module.

For products falling outside the mentioned category, the WPC ETA certificate can be obtained by applying online through the routine procedure to the relevant Regional Licensing Offices (RLOs), such as for drones and special cameras.

Note:- Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is given for a particular model and is valid as long as the product model is being manufactured without any modification.

De-licensed Frequency list which requires WPC (ETA) Approval in India

De-licensed Frequency Band in India Application/Specifications
50-200 kHz Verv low power devices
13553-13567 kHz Very low power radio frequency devices, indoor only
26.957 MHz-27.283 MHz Low power wireless equipment (max. Effective Radiated Power of 5, watts)
335 MHz Low power wireless equipment for the remote control of cranes
402-405 MHz Medical RF wirelessdevices (max. radiated power of 25 microwatt) with channel emission band width within 300 kHz
865-867 MHz Low power wireless device (max transmitter power of 1 watt-4 watts Effective Radiated Power) with 200 kHz carrier band width
Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) (MTP of 1 watt-4 watts ERP) with 200 kHz carrier band width
2400 MHz-2483.5 MHz Low power wireless equipment (e.g. Wi-Fi) (max. transmitter output power of 1 watt-4 watts ERP) with spectrum spread of 10 MHz or higher
5150 MHz-5350 MHz Low power equipment for Wireless Access Systems (max. mean Effective Isotropic Radiated Power of 200 mW and max. mean Effective Isotropic Radiated Power density of 10 mW/M Hz in any 1 MHz bandwidth) indoor only
5725 MHz-5825 MHz Low power equipment for Wireless Access Systems (MMELRP of 200 mW and MM EIRP densi ty of 10 mW/M Hz in any 1 MHz bandwidth) indoor only
5825 MHz- 5875 MHz Low power equipment (MTOP of 1 watt-4 watts ERPower) with spectrum spread of 10 MHz or higher

To know more about de-licensed frequency band Download Notifications issued by DOT Government of India

Benefits of WPC Certification

#1. Simplifies customs clearance process

The WPC Certification includes detailed information and Frequency test reports, streamlining customs clearance for wireless product imports.

#2. Enhances national security

Stringent rules by the Wireless Planning and Coordination wing evaluate the internal architecture of wireless devices to mitigate potential security threats.

#3. Guards against frequency interference

ETA certificates prevent interference issues by ensuring products operating on de-licensed frequencies do not disrupt the functionality of other wireless devices.

#4. Promotes import of high-quality devices

Accredited labs conduct RF tests to verify the operational condition of equipment, ensuring the importation of better-quality wireless devices.

Document Requirement for WPC ETA Approval

#1. RF Test report from a NABL Accredited lab.

#2. Description of the product.

#3. Import Export Code

#4. Letter authorizing our experts to file the application on your behalf.

#5. Undertaking that the information filled in the application is true, serving as a WPC ETA self-declaration that your product adheres to WPC regulations.

#6. Certificate of incorporation.

#7. PAN Card of the company.

Document Requirement for WPC Import License

#1. ETA Approval .

#2. Purchase Order.

#3. Proforma Invoice.

#4. Import Export Code

#5. AD Code

Stepwise Process to apply for WPC Certification

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    Step1

    Call experts at 8881-069-069 to discuss wifi devices and its delicensed frequency range, ETA Approval and Import license requirement.

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    Step 2

    Our experts assist you in preparing documents and application forms for WPC certification.

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    Step 3

    Experts submit the application form with supporting documents , liason with WPC authority and obtain approval & licence for you.

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Validity and Renewal of WPC Certification

The validity of the WPC ETA application is for lifetime. However,you will need to make a fresh application if you need to make any changes in the certificate,

The Import License is issued for a particular quantity mentioned in purchase order and is valid for six months or till fulfilment of the purchase order, whichever is earlier. Fresh IL is required for every new purchase order or after every six months, whichever is earlier.

How E-Startup India can help you in obtaining WPC Certification?

We have a leading team of professionals who are capable of delivering a quick Online WPC Certification for your business. We deliver you expert services without any hassles and error free that can help you in turning ideas into reality.

Our diverse teams of specialists include Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, and Company Secretaries. Over the years, we have handled a broad spectrum of financial services, encompassing export-import, business compliances, taxation, and accounting matters. Additionally, our services are cost-effective.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about obtaining WPC Certification. Our experienced team at E-StartupIndia is here to ensure your certification is issued accurately and promptly.

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frequently asked questions

Most wireless devices that both receive and transmit signals necessitate WPC ETA certification. This includes items utilising Bluetooth, Zigbee and WiFi technology, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and their associated accessories.

Typically, the certification process takes 1-2 months.

 

The WPC ETA license remains valid indefinitely unless there are alterations to the product.

RF tests are mandatory for the WPC license. It is advised to review the relevant product standard and acquaint yourself with Indian regulations Or you may talk to experts at 8881-069-069.

 

An audit is not a requirement for the WPC ETA license.

 

Currently, there are no specific labeling requirements for products approved under WPC ETA.

 

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