|[March 13, 2012]
Intertek Expands in San Diego and Shenzhen to Address Growing Demand for LTE/4G Testing and Device Certification
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Intertek (News - Alert) (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety
solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, today
announced the expansion of its telecommunication certification services
- including the opening of new laboratories in San Diego, CA (News - Alert) and
Shenzhen, China - to address the growing demand for testing and
certification for LTE/4G in these regions.
The need for testing and certification services for this industry has
grown rapidly over the past several years. Intertek continues to play a
key role in helping organizations see the big picture of their
operations, reducing costs, improving productivity, gaining better
visibility and control, and adapting more quickly to changing market
conditions. Organizations in North America and Asia seeking testing and
certification for their telecommunications products have been quick to
recognize Intertek as a valuable resource for addressing these
"Intertek has many large global customers going through testing and
certification for their mobile devices," said Darrell Lehman, Vice
President, Information and Communication Technologies, Intertek. "The
opening of the new laboratories in these regions will be extremely
valuable in supporting our local customers and partners as well as
further accelerating our growth to meet increasing emand for the
telecommunications industry - specifically when it comes to the evolving
market of LTE (News - Alert)/4G."
Both laboratories will include specific testing for protocol
conformance, data retry and data throughput. Shenzhen, China will also
have the capability of RF conformance.
"Intertek is a global leader in a fast-growing market," stated Lehman.
"Our San Diego and Shenzhen labs represent a significant milestone in
expanding our capabilities to address customer demand. The labs are
strategically located so they are in proximity to our customers'
operations. We continually look to serve our customers and make
strategic investments that will help them gain quick access to the
Intertek provides formal certification services for LTE to both industry
and carrier specifications through our network of laboratories.
Membership and participation in key groups, such as CTIA - the Wireless
Association, the Global Certification Forum (GCF), PTCRB (News - Alert), and CDMA
Certification Forum (CCF), allows Intertek to offer expert guidance for
the direction of the industry. With its in-house staff of industry
leaders and technical experts, Intertek is dedicated to continuing to
help its customers successfully navigate the challenges associated with
this constantly evolving technology.
For more information, visit www.intertek.com/wireless-mobile/lte-certification.
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a
wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection,
to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are
dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes,
supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the
expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through
its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000
people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE:
ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the
FTSE 100 index.
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