Govt exempts wireless chargers, bluetooth, low range devices from licensing norms, Telecom News, ET Telecom


The Department of Telecom has exempted wireless devices that function in low frequency range like bluetooth, wireless chargers, internet-of-things merchandise, medical devices and many others from licensing requirement. “…no licence shall be required by any person to establish, maintain, work, possess or deal in any wireless equipment for the purpose of usage of very low power radio frequency Devices or equipments for inductive applications in the 302 to 435 KHz (kilohertz), 855 to 1050 KHz and 1.89 to 2.31 MHz frequency bands on non-interference, non-protection and shared (non-exclusive) basis…,” a authorities notification stated.

The transfer is seen as the federal government’s efforts to push ease of doing enterprise for adoption of latest applied sciences like web of issues, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

India Cellular and Electronics Association Chairman and National President Pankaj Mohindroo stated that the liberalisation transfer of the DoT improves ease of doing enterprise considerably for cell phones, bluetooth devices, wifi devices, IoT merchandise and many others.

“This is particularly significant for easing business for the burgeoning smart industry for machine-to-machine communications both in industrial and consumer applications,” Mohindroo stated.

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