Industry Partners

To ensure GCF certification meets the needs of the industry, we work closely with partner organisations across the mobile and IoT eco-system.

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3rd Generation Partnership Project

3GPP is the 3rd Generation Partnership Project defines specifications for cellular telecommunication network technologies.  3GPP standards cover radio access, the core transport network and service capabilities. Seven telecommunications standards development organisations - ARIB (Japan), ATIS (USA), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea) and TTC (Japan) - are Organizational Partners of 3GPP.

GCF is a 3GPP Market Representation Partner offering market advice and contributing consensus views of market requirements to 3GPP. 

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GSM Association

GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators. Field trial test cases developed by GSMA form an important part of GCF certification.  Functionality specified by GSMA such as RCS (Rich Communication Suite) and RSP(Remote SIM Provisioning) are also covered by GCF certification. 



5G Automotive Association

5GAA was created to connect the telecom industry and vehicle manufacturers to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services



5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation

The 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is the central global forum for shaping industrial 5G. 5G-ACIA members jointly prepare for the disruptive change that 5G will bring, promote a better understanding of industrial needs, and gain insights into a highly attractive emerging market. 5G-ACIA provides a unique platform for OT and ICT companies, academia, and all relevant stakeholders to influence 5G development and deployment, in line with industrial imperatives. The currently more than 90 member organizations make the results of their work directly available to 3GPP, the main standardization body for developing 5G. 5G-ACIA is a market representation partner of 3GPP and has the formal status of a working party of ZVEI – German Electro and Digital Industry Association.

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The Critical Communications Association

TCCA is a membership organisation which represents all standard mobile critical communications technologies and complementary applications.

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The next generation mobile network

NGMN's vision is to expand the communications experience by providing a truly integrated and cohesively managed delivery platform that brings affordable mobile broadband services to the end user with a particular focus on 5G while accelerating the development of LTE-Advanced and its ecosystem.

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Global mobile Suppliers Association

GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) is a not-for-profit industry organisation representing companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem who are engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services.

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European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETSI is the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for information and communications technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast and internet technologies.

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Standards for M2M and the Internet of Things

oneM2Ms goal is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.

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450 MHz Alliance

450 MHz Alliance

450 MHz Alliance works with members to grow momentum across the 450 MHz ecosystem, providing a simple entry for operators and manufacturers and unleashing the potential of the spectrum for cellular IoT applications on LTE networks.

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Cellular Operators Association of India

COAI was constituted in 1995 as a registered, non-governmental society. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of modern communication through the establishment of world-class mobile infrastructure, products and services and to delivering the benefits of innovative and affordable mobile communication services to the people of India

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CTIA Certification

CTIA Certification

For more than 30 years, CTIA Certification and its working groups have developed industry standards and best practices for the mobile wireless industry.

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Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India

TSDSI is an SDO that aims at developing and promoting India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting these requirements and contributing these to international standards, contributing to global standardization in the field of telecommunications, maintaining the technical standards and other deliverables of the organization, safe-guarding the related IPR, helping create manufacturing expertise in the country, providing leadership to the developing countries (such as in South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, etc.) in terms of their telecommunications-related standardization needs.


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