Type approval is an approval given to a Telecom Product or network which will be interfaced with Indian Telecom network for which an approved TEC Generic Requirements (GR) is available. Type approval is given after evaluating the sample of product for compliance to its GR. This certificate is technical compliance of product to Generic Requirement indicated in Type Approval Certificate. The Approval shall be granted after evaluating the product against all the clauses of the GR i.e. approval cannot be given to part of the specification clauses while leaving out the rest. Separate GR is prepared by TEC for each type of product. Type Approval is granted to eligible applicants only. The documents required to be submitted while applying for type approval are given in the check list for Type Approval.
Sample of product submitted for approval should be complete in all respects and fully equipped for its maximum capacity or to a capacity indicated in the GR for testing. There should not be any need for add-on units for testing the product.