Press Release

DEKRA Launches Advanced 5G Testing and Certification Solutions in 3 Continents

Mar 26, 2020 Digital & Product Solutions

DEKRA Provides One-stop 5G Testing and Certification Services to Many Sectors

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections. To help ensure the safety, security, interoperability and market compliance of devices and systems using this revolutionary technology, DEKRA provides advanced 5G testing and certification solutions to many sectors including automotive, consumer products, information technology, industrial manufacturing, energy, transport and healthcare.
The new services are now available from state-of-the-art DEKRA laboratories and offices across the three continents Europe, Asia and North America. Customers profit from an access to DEKRA’s comprehensive expertise and connected laboratory network, which are one of a kind in the industry.
“DEKRA continues the global journey in testing cellular technologies for products moving into more market segments”, said Thomas Jäger, Head of Technical Service Management and Senior Vice President of Service Division Product Testing at DEKRA. “It complements many of our current engagements, for example, in supporting the new automotive ecosystem using cellular LTE/5G for connected and automated driving. We have established a unique set of services combined under one roof of DEKRA’s well recognized brand.”
The 5G services of DEKRA include testing according to various national and regional regulatory requirements or special service provider requirements as well as the management of global approvals. DEKRA also tests according to special 5G industry requirements, which are based on conformance, interoperability and field testing that are defined by alliances such as Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB. Furthermore, DEKRA provides private 5G indoor and outdoor testing environments based on real network infrastructure set-ups to address interoperability, co-existence, performance and application assessments.
The new DEKRA 5G regulatory, conformance and outdoor testing facilities located in Màlaga, Spain, and in Linkou, Taiwan, support customers with regional and global market access services for consumer and IoT products. In Japan, 5G testing will be conducted at the DEKRA laboratory in Yokohama for carrier 5G testing service. North American 5G customers will be supported by the DEKRA laboratory and office located in Sterling, VA, USA.
“The DEKRA laboratory in Màlaga is well equipped in Europe to serve the 5G market with a full set of testing capabilities”, explained Alejandro Torrecilla, Telecom Laboratory Director at DEKRA in Spain “We are a leader in cellular testing since 2G GSM was introduced and we are very proud to continue our journey together with our clients, now also in 5G.”
“Asia, and especially the Greater China area, is an important and further growing market for wireless connectivity products and new technologies”, said Elvis Chen, Senior Director of Connectivity Test Department at DEKRA in Taiwan. “We ensure that we can support the latest 5G developments by providing all relevant 5G testing and certification services by leveraging the expertise and service portfolio of the global DEKRA group.”
"DEKRA has been performing 5G device acceptance tests in Japan to obtain network operators’ approvals since the first quarter of 2020", stated Miguel Delorme, Representative Director of DEKRA Certification Japan.
“We are delighted to help North American 5G network operators to ensure an outstanding customer experience”, stated Bryan Mikesh, Managing Director at DEKRA Certification, Inc. “5G helps us to expand our service coverage in many new directions.”
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. In 2019, DEKRA generated sales totaling more than 3.4 billion euros. The company currently employs around 46,000 people in more than 60 countries on all six continents. DEKRA's services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temp work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.