1988 saw the first telecom regulation from the EU: that was the Telecommunication Terminal Directive.Â This telecom regulation opened up competition and laid the responsibility for providing safe telephony on the manufacturers rather than it being imposed through test house testing and certification.
In 1995 the RTTE was published which came into force in 2000 extending telecom regulation safety in the areas of EMC emissions and susceptibility.
By searching for â€œTeleficationâ€ on the web youâ€™ll find a comprehensive commentary on telecom regulation. We donâ€™t have the space here to reproduce it.
The writer of this article spent many years dealing with telecom regulation with OFTEL, BABT and BSI, firstly with Ferranti-GTE which became Securicor Telecoms Ltd and later Samsung-Telecoms-UK before joining Telephone Systems Direct in 2007.
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