R&D centre for telecom products to set up by GOVT
The government is keen on setting up a research and development centre for testing of standards,methods,and certifications by high level of expertise.
The move is in line with an effort to be updated with the latest technology and products in the telecom sector,
Recently, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad pressed on the need of establishing a R&D centre in the fast changing nature of the industry and multiple challenges in the form of security, health and environment.
The R&D centre will be called National Accreditation Board for Telecom (NABT) with a management body consisting of telecom experts.
By setting up of the NABT, it would mean the government would do away with the present testing labs which are under National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for telecom products (under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology).