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DEKRA approved as the first Authorized Test Lab (ATL) for the MulteFire Alliance 1.9 GHz Certification Program in Japan

TOKYO, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the MulteFire Alliance member and world-leading expert organization, DEKRA has been recognized as the first authorized test lab for the MulteFire Alliance 1.9 GHz Certification Program. DEKRA offers regulatory, conformance, interoperability, performance, usability, field, and other services for all the key wireless technologies. It has a large network of testing and certification laboratories with presence in Japan and other key regions. This MulteFire Alliance Authorized Test Lab is located in Yokohama, Japan.

The MulteFire Alliance is an independent, diverse, and international member-driven consortium defining and promoting MulteFire – a cellular-based technology for operating in unlicensed and shared spectrum. Its members include Nokia, Qualcomm, Intel and so on.

MulteFire Alliance announced the launch of its MulteFire 1.9 GHz Certification Program in 2019. The certification program will ensure that MulteFire devices are interoperable and conform to the MulteFire 1.1 specification. The MulteFire 1.9 GHz Certification Program will test eNodeB devices in the 1.9 GHz band in Japan, verifying that devices in this channel can effectively interoperate and communicate via LTE.

"Being the first Authorized Test Lab (ATL) of MulteFire Alliance enhances our position as a leading provider of test services for private LTE," commented Fernando E. Hardasmal, Executive Vice President and Head of Service Division Product Testing at DEKRA. "Since 2017, DEKRA has supported the MulteFire Alliance's efforts in delivering MulteFire technology in unlicensed spectrum bands for private LTE networks."

"DEKRA will continue strengthening the presence in Japan to ensure we will be the global partner for a safe world," said Miguel Delorme, Representative Director of DEKRA Certification Japan.

The Certification Program is open to MulteFire Alliance members and their devices that pass certification may use the "MulteFire Certified" logo and certification mark. This certification gives end users confidence that MulteFire devices bearing the certified logo have passed rigorous interoperability testing.

About DEKRA

DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Uberwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world's leading expert organizations. DEKRA generated revenues totaling more than EUR3.3 billion in 2018. The company currently employs more than 46,000 people in around 60 countries on all six continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services include vehicle inspection, claims & expertise, product testing, industrial inspection, audits, consulting, training and temporary work. The vision for the company's 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.

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Source: DEKRA Certification Japan K.K.
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