Intertek Approved for Testing to GR-3108-CORE under Verizon Independent Testing Laboratory Program

October 09, 2013

Network equipment manufacturers meet Verizon NEBS requirements for the outside plant.

Arlington Heights, IL – Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announced it is a Verizon Approved Independent Testing Laboratory (ITL) for GR-3108-CORE, Issue 3. This expansion to Intertek’s scope of approved testing under Verizon’s ITL Network Equipment Building System Testing Certification Program (NEBS-TCP) addresses the recent flux of network equipment upgrades and retrofits deployed in the outside plant to support growing data usage in North America.

In May Verizon accepted GR-3108-CORE, Issue 3, part of the Generic Requirements for Network Equipment in the Outside Plant, and set a deadline of Dec. 1, at which time all new test programs must be based on the standard and be approved by a qualified testing laboratory. Intertek’s facility in Lexington, Ky., has full NEBS testing capabilities and is now approved to test network equipment intended for Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4 outside plant operating environments.

As a full-service telecom test house accredited to ISO 17025, Intertek Lexington has the capabilities to evaluate products within a single location, delivering best-in-class project management from start to finish. Intertek leverages decades of NEBS testing and validation expertise to address mandatory compliance requirements for telecommunications equipment deployed in North American carrier networks, including Central Offices (CO), data centers, and Outside Plant applications within the Public Switched Telephone Network.

Business Contact:
Keith Kuhn
Sales Development Director, Wireless GBL
Tel:  859.221.0628

Marketing contact:
Tonya Eckert
Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist, Intertek
Tel:  978 635 8673

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 36,000 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