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Wireless Industry Surges during Pandemic

August 28, 2020

The global pandemic has wreaked havoc on a wide range of industries. Interestingly, one sector is thriving during the pandemic—wireless. In fact, “U.S. wireless networks experienced a 20-percent increase in mobile voice and data traffic” since the start of the pandemic. As the wireless industry continues to grow during uncertain times, manufactures are turning to testing to make sure that wireless products operate as intended in real-world situations. Depending on the type of wireless product a company is offering, testing might include the following:

  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
  • ZigBee
  • Bluetooth
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
  • Private Mobile Radio (PMR)
  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
  • FM Transmitters
  • Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
  • MedRadio
  • LoRaWAN
  • Z-Wave

But there’s more to the story. When companies seek wireless testing and certifications—whether during a pandemic or during normal times—they must make sure the test lab is fully accredited by the appropriate organizations. Common accreditations include:

  • American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC)
  • Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA)
  • National Communications Commission (NCC)
  • Radio Research Laboratory (RRL)
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

If you’re looking for wireless certification, call NTS today at (800) 270-2516 and speak with a wireless expert. The experts at NTS can help you get your wireless product to market quickly and affordably.

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