There are many reasons why your company should consider becoming an Authorised GSMA NESAS Test Lab. Namely, the key ones below:
- Can be elevated to an Authorised GSMA NESAS Test Lab, by being assessed by ISO 17025 national accreditation body
- GSMA will promote Authorised NESAS Test Labs through global channels
- Authorised Test Labs can then offer NESAS recognised product evaluations on their own commercial terms
How do you become an Authorised GSMA Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme Test Laboratory?
To ensure sufficient confidence in a security test laboratory’s competence and capabilities, certain security requirements need to be met. Specifically, Authorised GSMA NESAS Test Labs must be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited to perform tests, as defined in the 3GPP Security Assurance Specifications.
GSMA recognises the competency of International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) members, to assess and accredit security test laboratories. So those an ILAC member deems to satisfy the ISO/IEC 17025 and NESAS requirements, and who have ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, are suitable for authorisation. However, this takes place through a simple process involving joining the scheme. To find out more, please get in touch.
The guidelines for GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) Security Test Lab Competency
GSMA has guidelines for candidate NESAS test labs and ILAC member accreditation bodies, on how to demonstrate competency, and include NESAS in the scope of their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. So test labs can engage with the accreditation body of their choice. Therefore, please view the guidelines here.