The writer of this article spent many years dealing with the telecom regulations withÂ Ferranti-GTE, Ferranti-Business-Communications-Ltd, Securicor-Telecoms-Ltd and latterly Samsung-Telecoms-UK, before joining Telephone-Systems-Direct in 2007.
During that time he liaised with test-labs BSI & KTL and the telecom regulator BABT who were part of OFTEL to progress the companyâ€™s product approvals.
1988 saw the first telecoms directives from the EU: the Telecommunications Terminal Directive (TTE).Â The UK telecom regulator had to apply the national laws and statutory instruments which opened up competition and laid the responsibility for providing safe telephony in the manufacturersâ€™ hands rather than it being imposed through test house testing and certification.Â Independent test-reports and evidence of compliance became the order of the day.
No longer did the telecom regulator require a Green Circle label to be stuck on any telephone or phone system, nor Red Triangle for non-conforming telecomms regulation products.Â telecom_regulator.pdf
In 1995 the RTTE was promulgated, coming into force in 2000 extending telecom regulator legislation on safety in the areas of EMC emissions and susceptibility.
Youâ€™ll find a comprehensive document on telecom regulator and telecommunication legal requirements by searching for â€œTeleficationâ€ on the web. Unfortunately we donâ€™t have the space to reproduce on our site.
If you have a question on a telecom regulator weâ€™re happy to answer them when you ring TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.