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Global Certification Forum announces 23% year-on-year increase in cellular device certifications

February 23, 2019 / IoT.Business.News

Record number of devices in the GCF 2018 certification programme. Manufacturers increasing complexity of devices, with ‘average device’ now incorporating 17.3 bands and 2.6 bearer technologie Increase dominated by IoT modules 5G certifications began January 2019 – but GCF forecasts certifications to be low in number during 2019; and no mmWave devices The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has announced its 2018 wireless device certification data, which shows significant increases in both the number of manufacturers certifying devices (up 14% on 2017) and the number of devices themselves (up 23%). The GCF is a globally recognised quality mark for the interoperability of mobile handsets and wireless devices. The organisation collaborates with other dynamic leaders in standards – from 3GPP and GSMA to the NFA Forum and oneM2M – to ensure devices can operate correctly in all their target markets.