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NEBS Testing and Compliance Explained

The North American telecom industry requires optic solution providers to be Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) compliant to ensure network integrity, compatibility, and safety. By being NEBS compliant, this indicates that the products and equipment operate at optimum capacity, as network operators need to invest in optics suppliers who ensure their performance through rigorous testing.

The combination of rapid network expansion and the experience of carriers in managing their infrastructure during extreme weather events is likely to only increase the demand for NEBS-compliant devices.

Different Levels of Compliance

NEBS is made up of various levels that distinguish certain aspects of testing. Each one verifies a different performance specification with operational requirements.

What ProLabs NEBS Certification means for you:

ProLabs SFP, XFP, and QSFP transceivers have undergone NEBS testing criteria for standards GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE. The compliance test involves testing the products in extremities to ensure that they can resist maximal temperature, vibration, and humidity, while also protecting the safety of the personnel who operate it. All ProLabs' products are rigorously tested and coded in its global, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure the highest levels of performance with 100% application testing in end-use conditions.



  • Fire resistance
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Shock, vibration, & earthquake (operating and storage)
  • Airborne contaminants
  • Acoustic
  • Lighting
  • Altitude
  • Floor loading, physical, & spatial requirements
  • Electrical safety
  • EMI emissions
  • EMI immunity
  • ESD
  • Bonding and grounding
  • Lighting immunity

Required by the Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG), NEBS testing confirms the reliability, safety, and quality of a vendor’s telecommunications equipment. As those standards continue to evolve, each requirement will become more demanding. Being NEBS compliant ensures system integrity and performance.

At ProLabs, we understand the need for optics to be operating in the most extreme conditions.

Contact us today to learn more about our testing certifications and requirements.