WPC Certification- All You Need to Know

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What is WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination)?

WPC is the national broadcasting authority as well as is the segment of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) which was discovered in 1985 under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.      

Under DoT, WPC provides the certification to the manufacturer to sell, produce, and import the wireless equipment. Thus, WPC certification is essential to sell or manufacture wireless equipment, without this, you won’t be able to sell goods in the Indian market.

What is the primary task of WPC?

Its primary task is to allocate and monitor the radio frequency spectrum and issuing the radio license. This is done to ensure that the products are safe and secure.

Moreover, if a product has a frequency range of less than 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz or 5.825 GHz to 5.827 GHz you are not required to acquire the license.

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Approvals Issues By WPC

1. Equipment Type Approval (ETA)

A manufacturer needs to obtain an ETA certificate to function in the de-licensed frequency range. However, under ETA, frequency bands which acquire license-free status, if your product has been operating under prescribed frequency, you are not required to obtain the WPC certification.

How to obtain ETA approval?

To obtain the ETA certificate, you are required to submit the application affixing the Radio Test report that too, accredited by the certified laboratory. 

Consequently, JR Compliance will provide you with the finest assistance in filling the application form, in the process of documentation, etc., being in direct contact with the WPC officer or laboratory. 

Some of the products which fall under the ETA type approval are,

  • Mobile phones
  • Bluetooth devices
  • Wifi technology
  • RFID and others
2. Demonstration License

To demonstrate the wireless equipment you require a demonstration license. This license is a non-network type license. 

Though, the demonstration of the wireless equipment should only be carried on the particular frequencies and emissions.  

To be noted, to obtain the demonstration license, you should have a justifiable Dealer Possession License (DPL), though, if you lack one, then you have to apply for the same.

3. Experimental License

As the name implies, to conduct the experiment on the wireless equipment which is a network license you are required to obtain the experimental license. Like a demonstration license, you are required to possess the DPL license before acquiring the experimental license. 

On the contrary, if you lack the DPL license, you have to apply for it.

4. Internet Service Provider (ISP) License

ISP license will be required by the company that desires to provide internet services in India. Accordingly, ISP license has been divided into three types depending on the area and scale of the range, 

Category A: ISP license under category A provides the services to the entire India.

Category B: This category incorporates 20 Territorial Telecom Circles along with 4 metro cities. Besides including metro cities, it also includes 4 other cities, namely, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. 

Category C: This category involves the DOT-defined Secondary Switching Areas (SSA).

5. Dealer Possession License (DPL)

DPL is issued to the dealers and distributors of the wireless products. The purpose of this license is to preclude individuals and firms from possessing, selling, and transferring wireless devices or lookalike equipment to other individuals and companies who also do not have a justifiable license.

On the downside, obtaining the DPL could be tedious, however, JR Compliances encompasses an expert and professional team who can assist you in obtaining the DPL.

6. Non-Dealer Possession License (NDPL)

NDPL is the exact opposite of the DPL license (Dealer Possession License) as it is issued to the individual and firm, who is neither a dealer nor possesses any WPC license. 

Despite these facts, it initiated to hold the wireless products under its custody.

7. Import License

As the name implies, this license is issued to allow the manufacturer to import the products in India. Under this, each license includes a quota to ascertain the number of products that can be imported.

JR Compliance will assist you in filling the application of all the mentioned WPC approvals, for this, we are directly coordinating with the WPC officials which ensure appropriate follow-ups, process, and so on and forth. 

Mandatory Products Under WPC

Wireless keyboards

Wifi router

Wireless mouse

Wifi smartwatch

Wireless Nano USB

Hotspot devices

Wireless terminal

Bluetooth headphones

Wireless pen drives

Wireless POS terminal

Wireless speaker

and others

To check the complete list of mandatory products under WPC, check the official website of the DOT.

Note- There would be individual tests for each type of product.

Systematic Process to Obtain WPC Approval

The registration form needs to be filled along with the required documents.

Submit the registration fee along with filling the registration form.

After registration, the products will be tested to ensure that a product has met the prescribed standards.

Further, if a product withstand the prescribed standards, the WPC application will be accepted, and the the license will be obtained.

To be noted, a factory inspection is not required to obtain a WPC certificate.   

JR Compliance has experience of 8+ years in providing exemplary services to reputed brands like Samsung, Milton, Newline, etc. Also, we provide 100+ corporate services at a reasonable price. Further, by ensuring reasonable pricing, we also provide you one-tap access to our services by using modern technology. Herein, we will provide you most appropriate services.

Our Role in WPC Approval

We will educate you concerning each and every aspect of the WPC approval.

We fill the WPC registration form on your behalf to prevent any error as it can result in the rejection of an application.

Our experts will assist you in documentation, evaluation, etc.

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To ensure proper testing of the equipment, we will directly coordinate with the laboratory to ensure proper acknowledgment as well as follow-ups.

In case of any query, our expert team will provide you with the finest solution.

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Conclusion

To conclude, acquiring WPC approvals could be tedious, yet, essential as without this a manufacturer won’t be able to sell or import wireless equipment in India. 

However, JR Compliance has a professional and experienced team who are capable of making the process of obtaining WPC approval unchallenging as we directly coordinate with the WPC officer to ensure appropriate follow-ups and acknowledgments.

Hence, for expert and professional services, contact us immediately.

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