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Intertek Becomes First Approved Testing Lab For Verizon Wireless' Open Development Devices

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October 20, 2008

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519Roy Strunin
Intertek
roy.strunin@intertek.com
978-263-2662

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BOXBOROUGH, MA — Intertek, an industry leader that specializes in wireless, telecommunications and mobile application testing, announced today that it has been certified by Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, as the first approved independent third party device testing lab for Verizon Wireless’ Open Development initiative.

Verizon Wireless’ Open Development program will allow customers to use any approved device on the company’s national voice and data network after developers have met relevant specifications and certification. Intertek’s certification allows the company to conduct Open Development testing for device manufacturers in pursuit of certification to run on the Verizon Wireless network. Once certified, those devices may operate on Verizon Wireless’ network.

“Intertek is proud to be the first testing laboratory approved under the Verizon Wireless Open Development initiative,” said David Dennis, vice president of operations, Intertek’s Wireless Group. “We are excited to be part of such a leading edge initiative, which leverages our expertise and comprehensive testing services, and we look forward to building upon our long-standing relationship with Verizon Wireless.”

Anthony A. Lewis, vice president of the Open Development initiative at Verizon Wireless, said, “We’re pleased that Intertek will provide certification for Open Development devices in a speedy manner. Reliability matters, and Intertek’s charge to ensure that devices certified work – and work well – on the Verizon Wireless network is key to ensuring the success of Open Development and instilling confidence in consumers who want to purchase these devices for use on the nation’s most reliable network.”

This agreement is designed to ensure continued compliance with the Open Development lab requirements established by Verizon Wireless. Intertek continues to invest in its wireless test equipment infrastructure to ensure maximum scalability and faster time-to-market. Intertek’s experienced wireless engineering staff is trained on current and emerging technologies to ensure ample resources to support the growing client request for Verizon Wireless’ Open Development testing.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Intertek’s Testing and Certification Services
Intertek provides testing and certification services for a variety of commercial and electrical products, including product safety testing and certification, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, performance testing, and management systems certification. These services provide global market access to customers in industries such as automotive, building products, cabling/wiring products, consumer products, food service, furniture, household appliances, HVAC, industrial machinery, IT, lighting, life safety/security, medical devices, power systems, retail, semiconductors, telecom/radio, wireless equipment. Visit www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or call +1-800-WORLDLAB (+1-800-967-5352).

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.intertek.com.

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