Cellular communication networks require Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) to enable wireless signal transmission and receiving. Indian Technical Standard ITEW18 governs the manufacture and quality standards for BTS in India, covering all components other than the tower structure. These guidelines guarantee that BTS equipment satisfies established quality standards in terms of performance requirements, safety features, and compatibility with Indian mobile networks during the design, manufacturing, and testing phases.
In addition to being required by law, manufacturers view ITEW18 compliance as a sign of their dedication to providing dependable, secure, and high-quality telecommunications products. Following these guidelines can help manufacturers build their brand, win over customers, and get their products noticed in the cutthroat market for telecom equipment.
Note: The necessary EPR Registration Certificate must be obtained by all manufacturers of BTS, with the exception of the tower structure.
For manufacturers of BTS equipment, which includes all components other than the tower's structure, EPR authorization is a mandatory requirement. With this authorization, these manufacturers are guaranteed to follow sustainable electronic waste management methods and dispose of and recycle their telecom equipment in an environmentally friendly manner. They actively take part in responsible electronic waste management, which includes recycling and safe disposal, by getting an EPR authorization.
An essential program to handle the expanding problem of managing electronic trash, or "e-waste," is called EPRA, or Extended Producer's Responsibility Authorization. Securing EPR authorization from the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and receiving the EPR Registration Certificate from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) are the two steps in the process of obtaining EPR authorization. With the help of EPRA, manufacturers and importers of electronic goods will take over management of e-waste from consumers and local governments. Electronics importers and manufacturers are obligated by EPRA to assume full responsibility for the whole lifecycle of their products, from manufacturing to disposal. Establishing and financing collection networks, recycling centers, and appropriate e-waste disposal techniques are all part of this.