telecom regulatory

The writer of this article spent many years dealing in telecom regulatory matters with  Ferranti-GTE, Ferranti-Business-Communications-Ltd, Securicor-Telecoms-Ltd and latterly Samsung-Telecoms-UK, then joining Telephone-Systems-Direct in 2007.


During that time he liaised with test-labs BSI & KTL and the telecom regulatory body BABT  (part of OFTEL) to progress the company’s product approvals for Rhapsody, DCS, iDCS & OfficeServ systems.  telecom_regulatory.pdf

1988 saw the first telecoms directives from the EU: the Telecommunications Terminal Directive (TTE).  The UK telecom regulatory bodies had to define and apply the national laws and statutory instruments which opened up competition and laid responsibilities for providing safe telephony with the manufacturers rather than it being imposed through test regimes and formal certification.  Independent test-reports and evidence of compliance became the order of the day.

No longer did telecom regulatory documents require a Green Circle label to be stuck on any telephone or phone system, nor Red Triangle for non-conforming telecomms regulation products and gone were PCIs (Pre-Connection-Inspections) with PXMLs (Private-Exchange-Master-Lists).

In 1995 the RTTE was released, coming into force in 2000 extending telecom regulatory legislation on safety in the areas of EMC susceptibility and emissions.

If you have a question on a telecom regulatory topics we’re happy to answer them when you ring TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

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