TÜV Rheinland and Ericsson partner in communications

8th October 2020
Alex Lynn

TÜV Rheinland has signed a contract for cooperation with Ericsson. The agreement focuses on the cooperation between the two companies with regard to the new Ericsson Device Hub (EDH) ecosystem. Ericsson and TÜV Rheinland will offer manufacturers of radio and telecommunications products all services related to global market launch and can thus make a decisive contribution to reducing the previous complexity of product launch and marketing on the part of product providers.

TÜV Rheinland offers its customers in the mobile communications and wireless sector end-to-end solutions that enable all regulatory and technological testing and certification of their products from a single source, thus enabling manufacturers to enter the global market. As part of the collaboration with Ericsson and its new Global Device Ecosystem, TÜV Rheinland customers can now also perform device tests in various network modulations according to 3GPP standards. The products thus hope to ensure a high quality of service and seamless interaction with 4G and 5G network environments, even in different network environments.

Sven Sellmann, Global Head of Sales, Wireless & IoT at TÜV Rheinland, said: “The collaboration with Ericsson as one of the major providers of mobile communications technology worldwide is an important development in the Wireless / IoT service portfolio for our company. This is especially true with regard to the mobile telecommunications industry and all related industries which includes, for example, companies from the Connected Vehicles sector, the Industry 4.0 and those dealing with the topic of Smart Cities.

“Concerning the new 5G telecommunications standard and the increasing spread of this technology in all areas of life and industries, this cooperation complements our Wireless /IoT offering perfectly. We are pleased to be the first testing service provider from the TIC industry in the Ericsson Device Hub to be able to offer our customers decisive advantages in the global market launch of their products in accordance with the 3GPP standard.”

Leandro Montesdeoca-Henriquez, Head of Device and Network Testing at Ericsson, added: “Ericsson has a long standing commitment to support the device ecosystem, and with the launch of Ericsson Device Hub we are taking an important step towards making it even easier for our customers to find appropriate devices to meet their business needs. We are very pleased to welcome TÜV Rheinland as the first testing service provider into the Ericsson Device Hub ecosystem and look forward to bringing our joint capabilities to our customers.”

As a partner for testing and certification worldwide, TÜV Rheinland's expertise covers all relevant wireless technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, WI-SUN, Zigbee, Thread, Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT or 2G/3G/4G as well as 5G. TÜV Rheinland has 15 Wireless/IoT Labs worldwide: in Silicon Valley, Sweden, India, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Germany.

In addition, the company is a member of numerous committees on various wireless technologies and supports them with its know-how in the standardisation process as well as in the co-development of technologies and the testing and certification of products before they are launched on the market.

These include the 5G Automotive Association, LoRaWAN Alliance, Zigbee Alliance, Global Certification Forum (GCF/ PTCRB), CTIA, WiFi Alliance, SIGFOX Alliance, Wi-SUN Alliance, Bluetooth SIG Alliance, Thread Group, openADR, Echonet Lite and many more.

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