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Nokia Siemens Networks Chooses SGS as Supplier of Testing Services for Telecommunications Products Including NEBS Testing


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July 19, 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks Chooses SGS as Supplier of Testing Services for Telecommunications Products Including NEBS Testing

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

SGS Germany, an inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has just received the Nokia Siemens Networks (News - Alert) certified supplier status for telecommunications testing services including NEBS testing. With over 64,000 employees, SGS runs 1,250 offices and laboratories all over the world.

Nokia Siemens Networks will now be able to provide testing services for all major telecommunications standards including air interface testing, availability testing, electromechanical compatibility (EMC (News - Alert)) testing and NEBS testing, a press release revealed.

NEBS are guidelines for telecommunications equipment which are located in a central office. It is an industry requirement in the United States. When implemented, the guidelines make it much easier for a company to create equipment from the ground up that is fully compatible with a Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) central office.

There is a large amount of unpredictability when it comes to testing for scenarios found within the production environment. NEBS testing, however, can add an increased level of security for products that pass the rigorous testing suite, and can decrease development costs and ease the equipment’s introduction into the market.

National Technical Systems, Intertek, Environ Laboratories, Kontron, Telcordia (News - Alert), Elliot Laboratories and Verizon Independent Testing Laboratories are some of the companies that perform comprehensive NEBS testing.

In related news, Eltek Valere (News - Alert) has just released the Flatpack2 HE rectifier product which is a NEBS-compliant product offering conversion efficiency up to 96.5 percent, thus reducing the amount of wasted energy by 50 percent in comparison to the current industry standard, a press release stated.

Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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