Testing of telecom equipment mandatory from oct ’18
The department of telecommunications (DOT) has set October 1, 2018, as the deadline for testing and certification of all equipment used by the operators, the Economic Times reported. “Any telegraph which is used or capable of being used with any telegraph established, maintained or worked under the licence granted by the central government... shall have to undergo prior mandatory testing and certification in respect of parameters as determined by the telegraph authority from time to time,” the department of telecom said. Telecom networks in the country are governed under the Indian Telegraph Act. The Act defines telegraph as any appliance, instrument, material, etc. capable of use for transmission or reception of signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, visual or radiowaves. “These rules may be called the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017...They shall come into force on October 1, 2018,” the notification said.