GCF took over responsibility for the development and maintenance of cdma2000 product certification on 1 December 2014, taking over from the CDMA Certification Forum. 

The integration of cdma2000 certification into GCF created a single unified certification process:

  • suitable for any mobile product
  • incorporating any combination of 3GPP and 3GPP2 wireless technologies

A common certification scheme embracing all 3GPP and 3GPP2 wireless technologies creates efficiencies and generates benefits across the mobile and associated industries.

Two Agreement Groups handle cdma2000-related activity within GCF:

GCF Conformance Agreement Group 2 (CAG2)

  • Develops and maintains "conformance" and "interoperability" certification criteria for products that incorporate cdma2000 (3GPP2) wireless technologies.

GCF Test Case Development Agreement Group (TCAG2)

  • Develops and maintains GCF Test Specifications for cdma2000 (3GPP2) products
  • Collaborates closely with CAG2 to ensure seamless integration of new test items into the 3GPP2 certification criteria.