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Newsletter #21

Newsletter #21 – September 2019

IoTAS Australia Office Move & Expansion


IoTAS Australia have recently moved to larger premises, remaining in Parramatta, Greater Metropolitan Sydney.

Simon Lanham, Operations Director APAC, stated that ‘the office move was inevitable given the success of the business and growth in programs, year on year’.

IoTAS Australia are an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Test Laboratory and have a close working relationship with Telstra, the largest provider of telecommunications services in Australia. As such IoTAS Australia are uniquely positioned to support manufacturers with their pre-approval and approval certification testing.

Their new address is:

IOT & Approval Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Level 2, Suite 27, 410 Church Street, Parramatta
NSW 2150, Australia

For more information on IoTAS Australia please Simon on +61 (0) 278057326 or email info@iotas.com.au

AT&T recognises IoTAS as a Field Test Services Partner for IoT Devices


Following a successful test program in the United States, IoTAS are delighted to announce that we are now an AT&T IoT Devices Approved Partner for Field Test Services. This allows IoTAS to support IoT device manufacturers and integrators in Field Testing on the AT&T live operator network in the United States.

For more details on the partner program please visit the AT&T IoT Devices website. (and check the Field test Services box!)

For more information on the IoT Device testing services IoTAS can offer, please call on +44 1223 810010

Telefonica Spain enables VoLTE and VoWiFi calling


Telefonica Movistar, Spain has now launched VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution), as well as Voice over WiFi calling technology, with the latter allowing extended coverage in weak and no signal areas. Currently these services are contract  specific but will be rolled out to prepaid customers in the future.

VoLTE calls use the AAC-ELD codec which encodes the voice signal for HD calls and with a call set-up time that is shorter compared to 3G or 2G calls.

With VoWiFi calls you can establish a call in a weak or zero signal area so long as WiFi coverage is available. Depending on the network, it may also be possible to send/receive SMS/MMS and other cellular services.

Pre-testing over the Telefonica Spain network is available to ensure that there are no issues during the homologation testing in the official Lab for Telefonica. GCF testing and ad-hoc testing are also available, all with local resource.

For more information on please contact us.

Upcoming Global Certification Forum Events

As the UK’s only independent GCF Recognised Test Organisation (RTO) and Assessment Capable Entity (ACE) IoTAS will be attending two upcoming GCF events:

IoTAS are also an active member of, and contributor to the GCF Manufacturer Membership & Certification Practices (MMCP) task force, which is currently working on a GCF Chipset approval process for Cat M1 and NB-IoT.

The GCF is an independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices that are based on 3GPP standards.

For more information on the GCF click here.

Exhibition News

BAPCO – St James’ Park Newcastle 13-14 Nov 2019


IoTAS will be exhibiting at the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials’ Satellite Series: ‘Keeping you connected’ event at St James’ Park, Newcastle on the 13th and 14th of November.

For more information on how IoTAS can support you with your Mission Critical & Public Safety Equipment testing, specifically with 3GPP RAN and certification requirements please follow this link.

For more information on this BAPCO event click here.

Future News:

  • In addition to our Spanish presence we will be soon be rolling out full support in Italy…
  • 5G Live Network Testing services are being rolled out in Australia – more to follow…
  • IoTAS Australia are currently testing customer IoT Devices in Singapore & Malaysia – more to follow…
For more information about IoTAS please get in touch.