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NEBS (Network Equipment Building System)

Your Ticket to North American Telecom

Business Challenge

NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) testing is a requirement for telecom equipment to be deployed in central office facilities, customer premises and outside plant facilities. Telecom service providers require the tests to ensure network integrity and continuous operation of the network. The standards most commonly required are the Telcordia GR-1089 CORE and GR-63 CORE. Bureau Veritas in Massachusetts (www.curtis-straus.com) offers knowledgeable testing to these standards for all U.S. telecom service providers.

Solution

Bureau Veritas test reports have been found acceptable to all telecom service providers. Bureau Veritas understands and applies the individual requirements of each service provider. At Bureau Veritas the job doesn’t end with delivery of the report. Due to the complexity of NEBS standards, often the service provider’s representative reviewing the test report may need further interpretive guidance on particular aspects of a product’s compliance, and Bureau Veritas is experienced in helping provide this information to customers.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a leading global quality assurance provider with more than 40,000 employees operating out of 900 offices and laboratories in over 140 countries.

Worldwide Locations Bureau Veritas can handle all aspects of GR-1089 and GR-63 requirements in our Littleton, Massachusetts facilities (www.curtis-straus.com). Our lab has been specially designed to accommodate the special needs of NEBS equipment. From extra tall 8’ doors on all walk-in chambers to dual 400A 48VDC busses distributing power, our facility is designed to do NEBS. With dedicated and experienced approvals engineers in every major sourcing area worldwide, we offer you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.

Technical Knowledge & Leadership Our staff participates in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in the various approvals requirements and certification methods.

Personalized Service At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. Our approach is to fully understand your market requirements and then to partner with you to deliver certifications in your chosen countries within the fastest time and at a competitive rate. We can also review and integrate existing reports into the Bureau Veritas Certification process. We also offer a single point of contact for all your certification and test needs – see service portfolio on the right for more information.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is covered under GR-63 and GR-1089 NEBS requirements?

    The environmental criteria (GR-63) covers:
    • Temperature and humidity
    • Altitude
    • Spatial criteria
    • Fire resistance
    • Equipment handling
    • Earthquake
    • Office vibration
    • Airborne contaminants
    • Acoustic noise
    • Illumination

    GR-1089 tests cover:
    • ESD/EFT Immunity
    • EMI Emissions
    • EMI Immunity
    • Lightning and AC Power Fault
    • Power Induction / DC Potential
    • Electrical Safety
    • Corrosion
    • Bonding and Grounding
    • DC Power Requirements

  • NEBS is for the U.S., ETSI is for Europe – what is the difference?

    ETSI is the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, which establishes the telecommunications standards in Europe. While you’re having your product evaluated for NEBS compliance, why not do it all? Our integrated test programs eliminate duplication of effort and save you time, money and samples. We provide testing and compliance services covering the world including such areas as ETSI (ETSI 300-019, ETSI 300-386, etc.), CE Marking technical files, and the CB Scheme. Helpful Links:
    • AT&T NEBS – https://ebiznet.sbc.com/sbcnebs/
    • Verizon NEBS – http://www.verizonnebs.com/ • Quest NEBS – http://www.qwest.com/techpub/

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