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India (TEC) – Security Requirement for Telecom Products

October 2020

October 2020 Updates

India

India (TEC) - Security Requirement for Telecom Products

Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has published “Communication Security Certification Scheme“. They have also published “Procedure For Security Certification Of Telecommunication Equipment”.

HIGHLIGHTS:

All testing to be done at TEC approved CAB called as Telecom Security Testing Laboratory (TSTL)

Presently, the security requirement for the following products have been finalized and released:

    1. IP Router
    2. Mobility Management Entity (MME)
    3. Cryptographic Controls
    4. Wi-Fi CPEs

The security requirement for the following products are under consideration and has been published for comments:

    1. Mobile Device
    2. Pluggable (U)ICC
    3. E-Node B
    4. P-Gateway
  • Whenever a patch/ bug fix/update is released by OEM, it may be permitted to be deployed with a temporary certificate
  • OEM will submit the changed signature along with all the internal test reports demonstrating to compliance to all security requirements of applicable ITSAR along with an undertaking
  • The modified signature of the said model will be incorporated in a temporary certificate with a validity period of upto one year from the date of release or for balance period of initial certificate whichever is earlier.
  • Temporary certificate will be issued within 7 working days of Application normally
  • In the event of Software patch/ bug fix/update affecting any Security Functionality, recertification will be necessary
  • Modifications that can be differentiated as incremental change shall be permitted to undergo incremental testing
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