What are the benefits of becoming a test laboratory for the GSMA Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme?

There are many reasons why your company should consider becoming an Authorised GSMA NESAS Test Lab. Namely, the key ones below:

  • When you’re assessed by an ISO 17025 national accreditation body, you become elevated to an Authorised GSMA NESAS Test Lab
  • 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?

Security test laboratories need to meet certain security requirements to build sufficient confidence in their competence and capabilities. Therefore, Authorised GSMA NESAS Test Labs must have ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 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, all this takes place through a simple process involving joining the scheme. To find out more, please get in touch.

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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. Please view the guidelines here.

Download the NESAS Security Test Lab Competency Guidelines