Intertek extends testing reach to South Korea

Quality solutions provider Intertek and Korea Testing Laboratory have partnered to provide local product testing for South Korean handset manufacturers such as LG and Samsung, enabling them to bring products to market more quickly.

KTL has a long history of involvement with the PTCRB certification forum serving North America and the Global Certification Forum (GCF), with testing covering 2G, 3G and 4G network hardware and antenna testing.

"Together with Intertek, we are helping companies to obtain PTCRB certification locally, creating a faster, more efficient pathway for clients to export their products into markets worldwide," said Jungmin Kim, director of KTL telecommunication center.

"With our presence in South Korea, Intertek now boasts the industry's farthest-reaching network of wireless testing labs located in major telecom markets," says Darrell Lehman, senior vice president of the wireless global business line at Intertek, which is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Intertek's activities include auditing and inspection, testing, training, advising, quality assurance and certification. It has a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and some 36,000 people in more than 100 countries.

For more:
- see this Intertek release

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