Sam Fenwick from CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS TODAY looks at the efforts that are being expended to make mission-critical LTE fully interoperable.
Global Certification Forum (GCF) and Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) will launch a global certification solution for global Internet of Things (IoT) standards body oneM2M in early 2019, as part of its work to increase interoperability to the IoT ecosystem.
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has launched a stand-alone certification process that enables consumer electronics manufacturers to certify that their products are compliant with GSMA’s Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) standard. To encourage the adoption of RSP, OEMs will be able to access the new RSP compliance scheme without any GCF membership requirement.
GCF's annual Mobile Device Trends report reveals that LTE became the most certified bearer technology incorporated in mobile devices in 2017 as total certifications increased by 10 per cent to 521 from the 471 devices certified in 2016.
GCF is extending its certification scheme to critical communications devices. A new Work Item covering Mission Critical Push-to-Talk over LTE (MCPTT) was approved by GCF’s Steering Group (SG) in December.
The Global Certification Forum has approved an ‘umbrella’ Work Item that lays the foundation for the certification of 5G devices based on 3GPP Release 15. The Work Item will cover options from both the Non-Stand Alone (NSA) Phase 1 & 2 and Stand Alone (SA) Phase 1 5G System modes of operation.
Massive global investment by the automotive sector in connected and autonomous vehicles creates new demands for automotive communications technologies.
GCF develops stand-alone certification process to enable OEMs to certify that Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) has been correctly implemented in their consumer devices.
GCF establishes a new dedicated working group to focus on the testing and certification requirements for IoT devices and applications that make use of mobile connectivity.