GCF is an independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices that are based on 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards.

With a philosophy of 'test once, use anywhere', and an industry agreed set of Certification Criteria that includes conformance, field trial & IOT requirements, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) aims to ensure that a mobile device will work effectively on mobile networks anywhere in the world. 

GCF Certification delivers extra confidence throughout the mobile value chain by demonstrating that a mobile phone or wireless device is compliant with requirements agreed by GCF, and will interoperate correctly when used on a variety of digital mobile networks.

Who needs GCF compliance?

Network operators who want assurance that GCF-certified mobile devices will perform correctly on their network infrastructure, deliver a seamless roaming service and associate their brand with high-quality service delivery.

Manufacturers who certify their mobile devices to GCF rules and procedures are assured that their products will benefit from a high degree of interoperability, time-to-market for new products is reduced, and expensive and time-consuming duplication of testing effort can be avoided.

What can UL do for me?

UL’s test tools for network operators and handset manufacturers are equipped with the latest GCF test cases and test and validate interoperability.