Microwave Journal

MVG’s accredited 3GPP laboratory is first in France

January 12, 2015

MVG (Satimo) Industries has received the ISO 17025 accreditation for 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) testing by the French Committee COFRAC for its test lab in Paris.

MVG is the very first and only company in France to have an accredited 3GPP Laboratory, which is in fact an extension to the scope of the ISO 17025 quality awarded to the test facility in 2012.

The 3GPP is a standards body that works within the scope of the International Telecommunication Union to develop wireless technologies (3G and beyond) which build upon the base provided by GSM. The group is responsible for the UMTS standard, as well as HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, and LTE.

Detailed audits were made for the radiated performance measurements of the 3G/2G user equipment/mobile stations (UE/MS) in OTA mode for both the uplink and the downlink, resulting in this very positive outcome. This internationally recognized standard accreditation provides further evidence of the quality associated with MVG’s technical expertise in the antenna measurement field.