The Crucial Role of Global Field Testing

In today’s digital age, smartphones are necessary and integral to personal and professional realms. With the number of mobile devices projected to reach an astonishing 18.22 billion by 2025, the importance of rigorous field testing cannot be overstated. Field testing is crucial for launching successful mobile devices and for mobile operators to enhance their services, […]

Smart Protection for Smart Products: FCC Adopts IoT Cybersecurity Labeling Program

On March 14, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States introduced regulations and a framework for a new Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program aimed at IoT products.   Program Introduction: A voluntary cybersecurity labeling program aimed at consumer IoT products. Qualified products must carry a label with the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark. Qualification […]

TESTiLABS at MWC24 Where Innovation Meets Excellence

One month ago, TESTiLABS had the privilege of being part of the Business Finland delegation that travelled to Barcelona for the MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2024, a premier event known globally for its significant impact on the world of connectivity.   During the event, the delegation proudly showcased Finland’s leadership in telecommunications. Emphasized profound expertise in […]

Navigating the Wireless Frontier: FCC Opens 6 GHz Band for Enhanced Wireless Use

In April 2020, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a pivotal move by freeing up 1200 MHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use. Fast forward to February 23, 2024, this initiative bore fruit when the FCC green-lit seven automated systems to manage frequencies in this band, marking the beginning of high-power […]

CE RED Cyber Security requirement postponed to August 2025

In an era of rapid technological progress, the European Union constantly updated its regulations to ensure the safety and compatibility of ‘smart’ devices in the market. On October 27, 2023, the EU announced a significant update with the publication of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2444. This regulation clarifies compliance requirements for products with wireless functionalities […]

Have you heard? Argentina now requires local testing for wireless devices

Argentina requires local testing for wireless devices

ENACOM has made public a new Resolution titled “RESOL- 2022-2-APN-ENACOM#JGM”. ENACOM is Argentina’s national telecom authority. The resolution requires that from 23 February 2022 on wireless network devices must be tested within Argentina. Previously ENAC accepted foreign test reports for certification of these kind of products. ENACOM will only accept test reports from local laboratories […]

Tips for successful IoT product country approval projects

Tips for successful IoT product country approval projects

TESTiLABS offers CE&FCC&ISED testing and certification services + Country Approval services for radio products. We can do >200 countries if needed. Along the way we have learned a lot of how things work in different countries. So here’s a couple of tips for how you can make sure the approval project flows smoothly:   Product […]

Radio certification of an IoT product using a pre-certified radio module

Pre-certified radio module

Purpose of certification in all markets is to provide evidence to local authorities that your product complies the local requirements set for a radio product. Your product is more than just the pre-certified radio module. Components like other clocks, external connections, PCB design and antenna implementation all impact radio characteristics. Even more so if  your […]

US closing down 3G networks

US closing down 3G networks

In order to free spectrum to 4G & 5G and focus on 5G investments US operators are closing down their 3G networks. AT&T is closing 3G (WCDMA/HSPA) network February 2022 Verizon 3G (CDMA) shutdown is set for 31 December 2022 Sprint&T-Mobile (merged 2020)     March 31, 2022 Sprint’s older 3G (CDMA) network will be closed […]

Are you aware – UKCA marking requirement is delayed to 1.1.2023

UKCA Marking delayed

UKCA marking has been delayed from January 1, 2022, until January 1, 2023.  This means CE marked radio and electronic equipment may enter Great Britain for another year. All goods which previously needed the CE marking will not have to use the UKCA marking until 1 January 2023. This allows the manufacturers to have more time to adjust […]