GCF announces certification of Broadband Mission Critical Services

11 Jun 2024

GCF announces certification for 450 MHz bands

06 Jun 2024

For the first time, manufacturers can certify devices with LTE bands in the 450 MHz spectrum range, especially relevant for industrial, utility and critical communication devices and applications

Moving forward with Mission Critical Services Certification

25 Apr 2024

First responders and other users of critical communications services need to have full trust in their voice, video and data applications in what could be life-threatening situations. To ensure this trust, the GCF is working together with TCCA and to develop an industry certification program for mission critical products and solutions.

25 years of GCF - Helping the telecom industry to connect mobile devices and networks seamlessly since 1999

15 Apr 2024

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. But in technology, the past can feel so different that it’s a whole new planet. Let’s look back 25 years, to 1999: we were dealing with the Millennium Bug, while navigating the World Wide Web via dial-up.

GCF Mobile Device Trends report shows record number of manufacturers certifying connected devices

15 Feb 2024

For the first time, the number of certified wireless modules overtakes smartphones, consolidating the use of 5G, LTE and Cellular IoT for many different applications and verticals.

GCF announces certification of 3GPP satellite connectivity

17 Jan 2024

One small step for the wireless industry, one giant leap for connecting the whole planet

The Non-Terrestrial Network opportunity – how GCF certification is enabling a rapid transformation

15 Jan 2024

In this article, we will look at certification for devices connecting to Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs), using 3GPP wireless communications standards over satellite communications, how the Global Certification Forum (GCF) is extending its activities to cover this sector and how we will address challenges arising.

GCF certification simplifies technology evolution for mobile network operators and service providers

30 Nov 2023

From GSM to 5G, all generations of mobile wireless communication have been supported by GCF. In this article, we’ll look at how GCF handles the evolution of mobile technologies, and how it can help operators and service providers keep up with the latest changes.

GCF expands certification programmes to meet the needs of IoT use cases

06 Sep 2023

In this article, we will review the challenges of testing and certification for the IoT, the industry trends as the sector evolves, and how GCF is helping ensure cost-effective, time-efficient certification programs are available.

How broadband mission critical device certification is being led by GCF and TCCA

18 Jul 2023

Mission critical services (MCS) and critical communications must be available when needed, reliably providing voice and data connectivity to first responders, public safety services, transportation sectors, and more