India-government owned telecom equipment maker ITI has set up its telecom testing centre in its Bangalore plant.
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.
Anuradha Mitra, member – Finance, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India inaugurated the new telecom testing facility at ITI Bangalore Plant.
As per India government’s National Digital Communications Policy 2018, telecom network manufacturers need to test, 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 will strengthen the telecom testing ecosystem in the country and enhance the user experience through better quality services,” Anuradha Mitra said.
ITI CMD K Alagesan said: “This initiative, in support with DoT will witness a new era of telecom equipment testing and supplement make in India program.”
Telecom minister Manoj Sinha in the presence of telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan laid the foundation stone of testing labs in September, 2018.
RM Agarwal, director – Marketing at ITI said these labs have the capacity to test and certify the network elements as per national and international standards.