Observer Membership

GCF Certification delivers extra confidence throughout the mobile value chain by demonstrating that a mobile phone or wireless product will interoperate correctly when used on a variety of digital mobile networks.

Observer membership is open to any company that has a genuine interest in 3GPP and 3GPP2 mobile devices.

Observer Members typically include test equipment manufacturers and test laboratories, software and application developers, and suppliers of components used by Manufacturer Members.

Observer Members benefit from:

  • The opportunity to influence global best practice for conformance, interoperability and field testing by contributing to open discussion and debate in GCF meetings
  • Direct involvement in the selection of new tests that will become certification criteria
  • Early visibility of capabilities that they should prioritise in their test system developments
  • Opportunity to present their test solutions for GCF endorsement and subsequent test case validation.
  • Unique opportunity for focused networking with relevant experts from within manufacturers and operators

Suitably qualified Observer Members can offer their services as Recognised Test Organisation (RTO) or Third Party Assessment Capable Entities (TPACEs).

Observers do not have voting rights but do enjoy significant influence.


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