Hyundai Motor India and Wipro Limited are in talks with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to set up testing centres as the government finalises plans for mandatory local testing of telecom equipment by the end of this financial year. The South Korean automaker and the Indian information technology services firm have entered into initial discussions with the engineering wing of the DoT and have shown interest in setting up laboratories in India for testing telecom equipment. Shakeel Ahmad, Senior Deputy Director General, Telecommunication Engineering Centre, said: “New test labs are being set up. Hyundai's representatives have come to us and the company wants to establish a telecom lab in India.” TEC is a Delhi-based nodal agency of the DoT which establishes standards and specifications for telecom products, services and networks. Ahmad said that Hyundai's representatives discussed the feasibility and scope of telecom-centric testing in India with the officials of the government's telecom engineering division. The Seoul headquartered company already operates a testing centre for motor vehicles in India and wants to expand into telecommunications.