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



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

Network equipment manufacturers meet Verizon NEBS requirements for the outside
                                    plant

Business Wire

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- October 9, 2013

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.

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
www.intertek.com.

Contact:

Intertek
Tonya Eckert, 978-635-8673
Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist
tonya.eckert@intertek.com
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