What is PTCRB & GCF Certification

Without PTCRB and GCF certification, device manufacturers will not be able to interoperate with many North American (PTCRB), Asian and European (GCF) cellular carriers. PTCRB and GCF Certification consists of running IoT devices through a standard array of tests, including:

Measuring a device's spurious emissions. This ensures that the device is operating at the correct radio frequency, so it does not interfere with other signals or transmit any unwanted data.

Checking a devices SIM card interface to ensure the SIM card in properly installed.

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China CTA (NAL) testing & certification


Testing & certification from start to deliverable
Fixed costs
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Technical support in case of failures and debugging
All tests are under ISO17025 accreditation
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Established in 1997 by leading wireless operators, PTCRB certification verifies compliance with global industry standards for wireless cellular devices. The PTCRB Working Group within the CTIA Certification program defines the requirements. Member operators are committed to ensuring device quality through a rigorous certification process. With PTCRB certification, operators and device manufacturers are confident of a device’s interoperability with wireless networks. Without PTCRB certification, device manufacturers will not be able to interoperate with many North American cellular carriers.


The Global Certification Forum (GCF) was established in 1999 in order to supplement the very limited regulatory requirements in some regions of Europe and Asia. The purpose of the GCF is to help ensure global interoperability between mobile phones, or other devices with embedded wireless modules, and mobile networks, such as GERAN (GSM), UTRAN (UMTS) and E-UTRAN (LTE). By relying on GCF certification operators can be sure that the core functionalities of new devices fulfil their requirements. Major network operators in Europe and Asia that use cellular 3GPP technologies are members of the GCF.

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