The Global Certification Forum

Global Certification Forum (GCF) enables the global wireless industry to deliver a connected world, with mobile and IoT device certification programmes that ensure quality, connectivity and interoperability, whatever the technology.

Shaping the industry since 1999 with mobile technology at its core, GCF today has over 315 dynamic members from major operators, manufacturers and the test industry, working collaboratively and in assocation with key industry partners on the successful delivery of 5G and IoT connectivity.

With certification programs continually evolving, (recent new additions include 5G, oneM2M, automotive C-V2X, RSP and mission critical services MCPTT), GCF provides the certainty of reliable mobile data connections that allow organisations to be more competitive.

Products incorporating cellular mobile & IoT connectivity can be certified, such as:

  • 5G devices
  • M2M/IoT products
  • Connected consumer devices
  • Smartphones and featurephones
  • Tablets
  • USB modems
  • Portable WiFi hotspots
  • Embedded modules
  • Laptops

The GCF scheme evolves in sync with developments in mobile technologies and the changing needs of the industry.  GCF is the only wireless product certification scheme that covers all these technologies:

  • 5G
  • NB-IoT, Cat-M1 (LPWA)
  • LTE, LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced-Pro (4G)
  • WCDMA (3G)
  • CDMA2000 (3G)
  • GSM (2G)

GCF is a Market Representation Partner of 3GPP and is liaising with standards organisations and industry associations to support the successful development and deployment of 5G.

To find out how GCF membership can benefit your organisation, get in touch here: Contact GCF