Intertek Awarded PTCRB Accreditation

July 16, 2013

Intertek is now an accredited testing laboratory for all major CDMA, GSM, and LTE certification schemes.

Lexington, KY – Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announces its PTCRB Accreditation, issued June 13, 2013. With this approval added to the company's global accreditation portfolio, Intertek fulfils all qualifications to conduct testing under any industry certification scheme for all 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless technologies, providing global device manufacturers with a more efficient path to certify their products through the PTCRB Certification Program.

Throughout its network, Intertek's infrastructure supports all major carrier networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone. As an approved testing facility for all technologies covered under the PTCRB scope, which includes testing per E-UTRA (LTE) 3GPP standards, Intertek offers manufacturers the opportunity to test virtually any device type – mobile phones, modules, M2M devices, wireless routers, hotspots, tablets, laptops, infrastructure equipment, apps, and software – with Intertek, regardless of technology or certification body.

"The ongoing investment in our network of accredited testing facilities enables us to support the industry's leading carriers and device manufacturers as they bring new technologies to market," says Darrell Lehman, Sr. VP of Intertek's Wireless Global Business Line. "The accreditation from PTCRB comes on the heels of the recent ISO 17025 accreditation at our San Diego test site, and the launch of Intertek's new OTA testing capabilities in Taipei, Taiwan. We are taking every available opportunity to provide our clients with the services needed to fulfil global certification requirements."

Intertek is a longtime provider of CDMA services and carrier testing accepted by carriers around the world, such as Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Metro PCS, Cricket, US Cellular, KDDI, and others. And while its PTCRB accreditation is creating new opportunities for Intertek clients to launch mobile devices on any carrier network, Intertek has provided LTE services as an approved GCF testing lab since the technology emerged in 2010.

Intertek has been a leader in telecom and wireless technology for more than 50 years and recognized as a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) since the program's inception in 2000. Intertek serves device manufacturers and carriers by providing custom testing for Acoustics, RF Performance, Signalling Conformance, Feature Testing, Field Interoperability, Radiated Performance, FCC/IC/EU/ETSI, Accessories, Batteries, and RF Exposure (SAR).

The PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) was established in 1997 to certify GSM devices such as mobile phones, modules, and M2M devices.

Contact:

Cari Rhodes
Tel: +1 469 307 9860
Email: cari.rhodes@intertek.com

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.  From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products, processes and assets.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.  Visit www.intertek.com