Testing laboratories and relevant international organizations may assist in testing, certification, accreditation, mutual peer-to-peer recognition and other.
There are many test labs worldwide offering testing services in the telecommunications field. They test for product compliance to mandatory standards, and also for interoperability of products and systems. Such labs advertise their services, scopes and fees and compete for the global testing market which is substantial. De facto standards development forums and consortia also cooperate in testing activities in support of their memberships and will often offer these services to non members at a premium price. ISO Standard 17025:
2005 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” specifies “the requirements that testing and calibration laboratories have to meet if they wish to demonstrate that they operate a management system, are technically competent, and are able to generate technically valid results”. These requirements are applicable to 1st, 2nd and 3rd party laboratories.
Additional useful links to labs worldwide may be found below. The scope is to provide an as much as possible wide, complete and neutral information for the benefit of the usershttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationally_Recognized_Testing_Laboratorieses http://www.pipetpeople.com/pdf/materials/ISO_17025_&_ILAC_MRA.pdf http://www.fasor.com/iso25/ http://www.anab.org/
1. USA NIST
6. FCC Q&A SITE
7. MIDDLE EAST
8. RUSSIAN FEDERATION
11. AFRICA, CHINA, ASEAN, CIS, LATIN AMERICA TEST LABS