Newsletters: Certification News

February 2018
  • GCF lays foundation for 5G device certification
  • GCF to certify LTE for critical communications
  • LTE takes over as most certified mobile device technology in 2017
  • Stering Group approves new eSE, eDECOR and MTSI Work Items
  • IoT update
  • CAG & FTAG meet in Singapore; FTAG reaches 50
  • GCF at Mobile World Congress
  • Membership Matters
  • New website and members' portal

November 2017
  • GCF creates dedicated IoT working group
  • GCF to certify GSMA Remote SIM provisioning
  • GCF accelerates connected vehicle activity
  • Steering Group approves new Work Itemss for RSP, RCS, VoLTE, High Speed Trains and more
  • GCF gears up for 5G
  • Membership Matters

August 2017
  • CAG scores 50 at Wembley
  • How GCF works
  • New IoT Agreement Group
  • FTAG focuses on NB-IoT, RCS and IMS
  • Regional events and workshops
  • Membership Matters

June 2017
  • Connectivity: key to success for the Internet of Things
  • Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP): GCF off to a running start
  • LAA, Home eNB, OTA performance and WEA Work ITems introduced
  • Regional events & initiatives
  • Membership Matters

February 2017
  • Platform Certification launched to simplify and cut cost of certification
  • Coming soon: certification for CAT-M1 & NB-IoT
  • Certification of LTE Band 66 and 3DL CA band combinations activated
  • Record Number of manufacturers certify devices in 2016
  • LPWA, UICC-based NFC, MIMO Work Items approved at SG#69
  • Performance Agreement Group to introduce options for reporting MIMO OTA performance
  • New Board Directors and Agreement Group chairs elected for 2017-18
  • GCF adds significant Indian market experience to Board with Non-Executive Director appointment
  • Membership Matters

November 2016
  • GCF prepares for certification of Dual-SIM/"All-Mode" devices
  • GCF working on new certification scheme for platforms
  • SG approves Work items for LTE Bands 66 and 41
  • OTA Performance Testing to be extended to Phablets
  • Carrier Aggregation and LTE remain priorities for GCF
  • IoT: GCF prepares to support roll-out
  • GCF events and workshops
  • Field Trial Agreement Group
  • New Test Platforms
  • Membership Matters

May 2016
  • GCF strengthens industry engagement with NFC Forum and 3GPP Partnerships
  • 3GPP freezes Release-13
  • Steering Group update
  • GCF hosts device certification workshop in India
  • PAG to create LTE RF Performance Metric
  • MENA workshops
  • Carrier Aggregation coverage extended: Band 42 activated
  • Supporting CDMA2000 / LTE co-existence in CAG2
  • News in brief
  • Future-prooofing Certification
  • New board member
  • Membership Matters

September 2015
  • GCF extends coverage of advanced device capabilities
  • Engaging with industry worldwide
  • LTE advances
  • CDMA2000
  • Field Trial Agreement Group
  • News in Brief
  • UICC-based NFC services
  • Positioning and location
  • Membership Matters

April 2015
  • Connecting globally
  • Warm welcome in the Middle East
  • Conformance & Interoperability
  • LTE Broadcast
  • Field Trials
  • CDMA2000
  • News in Brief
  • Membership Matters

March 2015 - Mobile World Congress Special Edition
  • Record number of devices certified in 2014
  • M2M & IoT added to GCF's objectives
  • GCF Certification - how it works
  • GCF Office members at MWC
  • Benefits of GCF Membership
  • For the Industry, By the industry

January 2015
  • CDMA certification transfers to GCF
  • New M2M Task Force
  • Steering Group meets in Malta
  • Five directors elected to GCF Board
  • Conformance Agreement Group
  • Field Trial Agreement Group
  • Key Performance Metrics
  • Acoustics Harmony Task Force
  • Membership Matters

October 2014
  • GCF to expand its M2M remit
  • Transfer of CDMA2000 device certification to GCF on track
  • Work Item update
  • GCF Work Item process
  • Dual-SIM devices
  • Agreement Group Chairs &^ Vice Chairs for 2015-16
  • Strategy, Automotive, RCS, NFC and OTA Task Forces
  • Membership Matters