ITI will commence the commercial services for EMI/EMC testing and safety testing for pre-compliance and certification from March 2019.
India-government owned telecom equipment maker ITI Limited launched a new telecom testing facility to enable safety and security of telecom equipment in the country.
Anuradha Mitra, Member-Finance, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India inaugurated the new telecom testing facility on February 9 at ITI Bangalore Plant.
ITI Limited has set up these testing labs in collaboration with DoT’s National Digital Communications Policy, that makes mandatory testing, validation and security certification of various network elements of telecom network to protect, secure and make it less vulnerable from internal and external threats.
These labs have the capacity to test and certify the network elements as per national & international standards, ITI said in a press release.
Out of four labs, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)/ Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Safety Lab have been commissioned by the government.
ITI will commence the commercial services for EMI/EMC testing and safety testing for pre-compliance and certification from March 2019. ITI’s other two labs — SAR testing lab and telecom security testing lab — are expected to be operational from July 2019.
New labs to strengthen telecom testing ecosystem
Inaugurating the two labs of telecom testing center at Bangalore plant, Mitra said, “The state-of-art facility for telecom equipment testing will enable ITI in offering testing services to various equipment manufacturers. These labs will not only strengthen the telecom testing ecosystem in the country but also serve in enhancing the user experience through better quality services.”
Alagesan, Chairman and Managing Director, ITI Limited added, “This initiative, in support with DoT will witness a new era of telecom equipment testing and supplement make in India program of Government of India.”
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha had laid the foundation stone of these testing labs in September 2, 2018 in the presence of Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan.
M. Agarwal, Director, Marketing, ITI Limited, said that these testing labs will facilitate mandatory testing of imported and indigenous telecom equipment in India.
“The testing in these labs is carried out with the objective of ensuring that the equipment meets relevant international standards such that it is safe to use, the radio frequency emissions from it are within prescribed limits, it does not degrade the performance of the network to which it is connected, and it complies with the relevant national regulations,” he added.