Industry Partners

To ensure certification meets the needs of the industry, GCF works closely with organisations across the mobile eco-system.

GCF references test specifications published by the standards organisations that developed the functionality being certified.  


3rd Generation Partnership Project

3GPP, 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. 


European Telecommunications Standards Instituteetsi

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

OMA SpecWorks

OMA SpecWorks, the merger of OMA and ISPO, is the focal point for the development of mobile service enablers specifications.


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. 


Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India

TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India) 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.


The purpose and goal of oneM2M 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.


ngmn - the next generation mobile network

The vision of the NGMN Alliance 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.


5G Automotive Association


The Critical Communications Association


Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association