Element provides telecoms manufacturers with efficient and reliable interoperability testing services for xDSL and broadband products. 

For set ups that require multiple pieces of connected equipment, ensuring interoperability is very important. To support this, Element provides a series of physical and higher layer interoperability test methods to ensure that your Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) can dynamically interoperate with various digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs).

Element’s interoperability testing capabilities

We leverage our years of experience in telecoms testing and extensive portfolio of DSLAMs to support manufacturers in implementing devices in networks around the world. Our extensive xDSL and broadband network infrastructure also enables us to offer guidance and advice across the regulatory requirements for product safety interoperability testing, such as EMC emissions, wireless testing, SAR testing, and more.

We are UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, a Telecommunications Certification Body for the US and a Certification Assessment Body for Japan. Element has accreditations with ICASA (South Africa) and Telepermit (New Zealand), and our Telecommunications test reports are accepted around the globe, allowing easy access to alternative markets in addition to Europe.  

Our interoperability testing standards

We can provide interoperability testing for CPE and DSLAMs against the European and North American requirements, and help you test to the following worldwide recognized standards:

  • TIA-968-B-3
  • CS-03 Part 8  

Element has the ability to test to international standards such as the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), and Broadband (DSL) Forum TR standards. The International standards we most commonly test to are:

  • ADSL – ITU-T G.992.1
  • ADSL 2+ – ITU-T G.992.5
  • VDSL2 – ITU-T G.993.2 

In addition, we can assist you with the following Broadband (DSL) Forum standards for interoperability testing:

  • TR-067
  • TR-100
  • TR-114
  • TR-115

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