DoT eases wifi-equipped phones import, to speed up imported handsets rollout
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DoT eases wifi-equipped phones import, to speed up imported handsets rollout

Companies selling imported devices need not require a permit from the telecom department for handsets with wifi and bluetooth features, according to an official note, which would quicken the roll out of imported phones in the country. The Department of Telecom (DoT) on September 11 issued a memorandum stating that import of mobile handsets having bluetooth and wifi can be regulated under the foreign trade policy. Import of mobile handsets having bluetooth/wifi may be regulated in accordance with provisions of Exim policy..., the Wireless Planning Commission (WPC) under the DoT said in the note. Importers are required to get equipment type approval (ETA) certification from the WPC for products like Radio Broadcast Transmitter, TV Broadcast Transmitter, Communication Jamming equipment etc. The Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) said DoT has come up with a clarification which says that import of mobile handsets does not require WPC import licences and therefore all ...

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