Hotspot devices, also known as portable hotspots or mobile hotspots, are compact, wireless gadgets that provide internet connectivity to multiple devices, typically over cellular networks. These devices are convenient for accessing the internet while on the go or in areas with limited or no Wi-Fi coverage. Hotspot devices create a localized Wi-Fi network, allowing smartphones, laptops, tablets and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to connect and access the internet via the cellular data network.
They have gained popularity among travellers, remote workers and individuals in need of reliable internet access outside traditional Wi-Fi zones. Hotspots come in various forms, including standalone devices, USB dongles and smartphone apps that can turn a mobile device into a hotspot. The key advantages of hotspot devices are their portability, ease of use, and flexibility, making them essential tools for staying connected in an increasingly mobile and digital world.
Note: Manufacturers of hotspot devices are required to obtain the mandatory WPC ETA Approval to launch their products in the Indian market.
WPC ETA Approval serves as a crucial regulatory process for hotspot devices, which are integral for providing internet access in various settings such as homes, businesses and public spaces. This approval is mandatory for hotspot devices to ensure they meet stringent technical standards related to wireless communication and radio frequency emissions. The process of WPC ETA Approval verifies that these devices do not cause interference with other wireless services or electronic equipment, safeguarding the overall wireless communication spectrum's integrity.
Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) - Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is a regulatory process in India that ensures telecommunications and wireless devices comply with technical standards and legal requirements. This approval is granted by the WPC Wing, established in 1952, a part of India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT). It is essential for manufacturers and importers of wireless equipment, such as mobile phones, routers, and radio-frequency devices. It certifies that these products meet the necessary technical specifications and do not interfere with other wireless services. WPC ETA Approval plays a pivotal role in maintaining efficient and interference-free wireless communication networks, promoting technological advancement, and ensuring the safety and reliability of wireless devices in the Indian market. Manufacturers must obtain this approval to sell and operate their wireless products in India legally.
The list of documents required for WPC ETA Approval is as follows:
Follow the given steps to complete your WPC ETA Approval process:
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