For around 20 years, GCF and PTCRB have played a key role in the introduction, distribution and use of mobile devices, representing the interests of operators, manufacturers and end-users alike. While the GCF has established itself as an organization for the regulation of products in the European mobile network, PTCRB focuses on the North American market and the use of the local mobile network.
Certification systems such as GCF or PTCRB as well as the associated standardization organizations and government agencies contribute to the proper and secure functionality of mobile devices in the globally operating mobile network:
- They ensure that a mobile device complies with global mobile standards.
- In addition to other standards organizations and associations such as ETSI, NFC Forum, OMA, GSMA and CTIA, they concentrate mainly on the 3GPP family of standards.
- They give network operators and roaming partners the confidence that the devices will not harm their networks.
In order to successfully complete a GCF and/or PTCRB certification process, the manufacturer must commission an accredited GCF and/or PTCRB laboratory.
The CETECOM laboratories offer more than 25 years of experience in the implementation of PTCRB and GCF approvals. We guide you through the GCF and PTCRB’s multi-stage certification processes, giving you efficient access to mobile networks in Europe and North America.
If you would like more information on the respective approval processes, we recommend that you take a look at the recording of our webinar “Fundamentals of network operator certification via PTCRB and GCF”.
In case of any questions, feel free to get in touch with us directly: https://www.cetecom.com/en/contact/