For telecoms operators who provide voice and data services, billing accuracy reduces customer complaints, improves end-user trust and minimises revenue leakage. However, many industry regulators across the world do not provide best practice metering and billing guidance. Consequently, some communications providers turn to the framework provided by Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, to ensure that their business benefits from consistent billing accuracy.
Over the last decade, the Chinese telecommunications market has seen dramatic expansion, but also an ever-increasing competition between manufacturers of telecoms equipment. Rapid technological development, convergent technologies and the deregulation of the telecoms and radio markets have added to the daily challenges they face.
ETSI changes mean uncertainty for wireless devices
TÜV SÜD Product Service currently sits on the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) task group, which is involved in the production of the European Harmonised Standard, EN 300 328. The EU Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive will be superseded by the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) in June 2016, but the essential requirements of the RED are largely identical to those of the R&TTE Directive.
The rising trend for manufacturers to add wireless modules into products, beyond the more traditional market of laptops and mobile phones, means that they are now being included in everything from domestic fridges to industrial machinery. In the European Union (EU) it is mandatory that radio equipment meets the ‘essential requirements’ of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE).
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