Industry Partners

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

Standards Organisations

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

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. 

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, the Open Mobile Alliance, 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. 

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.