What is WPC?
A wing was established in 1952 by the Government of India called The Wireless
Planning & Coordination (WPC). WPC is a branch of Department of
Telecommunications established under the Ministry of Communications and
Information Technology of the Government of India. WPC is the National Radio
Regulatory Authority that regulates the Frequency spectrum. WPC Office issues
WPC (ETA) License for IT and Electronic products while tackling the needs of the
wireless technology consumers. The products that operate on unlicensed frequency
bands such as Wireless & Bluetooth, IT and Electronic products that meets the
human safety requirements can only be sold in Indian market with prior WPC
What is ETA?
Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is required to upgrade the import of wireless
devices in India, this approval shall be obtained from the WPC department. A
product that works in the de-licensed frequency band and isn€™t certified by WPC
then they must get an ETA certificate. The Equipment Type Approval (ETA) from
WPC covers Mobile phones, RFID, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi technology, and others.
A license free status has been assigned, so if a product is operating in that
frequency band then it need not required to obtain a license under WPC. To
obtain an ETA, a document containing detailed test report of the equipment
acquired from a well-recognized laboratory has to be submitted to WPC for
WPC Approval in India
Electronic devices that operate over the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies
require WPC ETA license before selling these devices in Indian Market.
Electronic devices to be marketed in India require ETA approval of WPC. These
devices operate on de-licensed bands of frequency.
Radio Frequency (RF) Test report is required from any ISO 17025 accredited
foreign lab or any Indian lab accredited with NABL. Soft copy of the Radio
Frequency Test Report is required.
- Head of the manufacturing unit is required to issue authority letter and
ID proof for signing.
- In case of a foreign manufacturer, any executive of an organization in
India can be nominated as Authorized Signatory or representative.
- A documents describing the technical details of product i.e., user
It is a license granted by the Government of India. The WPC import license is
granted for the import of any equipment or device other than the Broadcasting
Receiver and TVRO system.
Cost and Time
- ETA certificate
- Purchase Order
- Performa Invoice
The cost of ETA license varies from product to product and time required is
about 25-30 days.
Validity & Renewal
WPC ETA License is granted for a particular model therefore it is valid as long
as the model is manufacturing without any modifications. No renewal is required
for WPC ETA License.