The Global Certification Forum

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is a non-profit, global membership driven organisation that promotes mobile and IoT certification programmes for conformity to agreed standards of interoperability. 

Shaping the industry since 1999 with mobile technology at its core, GCF today has over 300 members from the major operators and MVNO's, device and IoT manufacturers and the test industry, working collaboratively in assocation with key industry partners to ensure that our certification programmes fit your needs for today and tomorrow.  

With certification programs continually evolving, (recent additions include 5G, oneM2M, automotive C-V2X, RSP and mission critical services MCPTT; and chipset certification coming soon too), GCF provides the confidence in connectivity wherever you are.

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/chipsets
  • 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