The Wireless Product Certification (WPC) Wing of the Ministry of Communications, created in 1952, is the National Radio Regulatory Authority responsible for Frequency Spectrum Management, including licensing and caters for the needs of all wireless users (Government and Private) in the country. It exercises the statutory functions of the Central Government and issues licenses to establish, maintain and operate wireless stations.

WPC is divided into major sections like Licensing and Regulation (LR), New Technology Group (NTG) and Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation (SACFA). SACFA makes the recommendations on major frequency allocation issues, formulation of the frequency allocation plan, making recommendations on the various issues related to International Telecom Union (ITU), to sort out problems referred to the committee by various wireless users, Siting clearance of all wireless installations in the country etc.

All Wi-Fi & Bluetooth products that are to be launched into India Market must comply with the rules of Wireless Planning & Coordination, a Wing of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications, India.

An import license from WPC is required to import any wireless equipment.ETA is the Type approval for equipment’s given by WPC for the use of equipment’s in the Indian Telecom Network. Please check the following link. (ETA Form)

Following information is required for ETA Approval:

RF Test Report of Product.

Technical Data Sheet.

Authorization-cum-Agreement Letter for foreign manufacturers.