Global Type Approval Manager at SONY ERICSSON
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Lars Carlén, Solutions Integration Engineer at Ericsson
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GCF was founded in 1999, in response to changes in the regulatory environment in Europe, to give operators confidence in the interworking of new mobile devices at a time of rapid technological development and market growth.
For more than a decade, GCF's certification scheme has evolved to keep abreast of the needs of the industry. It is now recognised globally as the de facto standard for device certification.
GCF became a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee in May 2008. GCF is incorporated in the United Kingdom under the name Global Certification Forum (GCF) Ltd.
GCF is focussed on five key objectives:
- To maintain and strengthen the current scope of GCF and its robust and respected GCF Certification regime.
- To provide a platform for the harmonization of test requirements with the aim of avoiding duplication of testing
- To enable the certification of all devices that include 3GPP & 3GPP2 Radio Technologies
- To promote the certification of all devices irrespective of the distribution channel
- To ensure GCF Certification is open to other areas of mutual benefit to GCF Members and the industry.
The PTCRB was established in 1997 as the wireless device certification forum by North American Mobile Network Operators (MNO).
The purpose of the PTCRB is to provide the framework within which cellular GERAN (GSM), UTRA (UMTS) and E-UTRA (LTE) mobile devices and modules obtain certification for use on PTCRB Operator networks.
PTCRB provides a certification program for the following:
- GERAN devices operating in the 850 and 1900 MHz bands
- UTRA devices operating in FDD Bands II, IV and V
- E-UTRA devices operating in FDD bands 2,4,5,7,12,13,14,17 and 25; TDD band 41
About the Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), Inc., founded in 1998, is a not-for-profit, non-stock corporation. The SIG owns the Bluetooth® trademarks and oversees development of the Bluetooth standard. The Bluetooth SIG’s main tasks are to:
- Publish Bluetooth specifications
- Administer the qualification program
- Protect the Bluetooth trademarks
- Evangelize Bluetooth wireless technology
About the Weightless SIG
The purpose of the Weightless Special Interest Group (SIG) is to enable the design, production and deployment of Weightless terminal equipment and networks worldwide. It will achieve this by:
- Finalising the Weightless air interface standard and making it available to members in a stable and unambiguous format
- Enabling testing and type approval processes that will build confidence that terminals from multiple sources can communicate successfully with all networks
- Maintaining the Weightless brand with associated trademarks and names
- Marketing Weightless effectively to increase awareness and enhance the success of the standard
- Managing the intellectual property rights (IPR) associated with the standard, providing IPR-free licenses for terminals and managing conflicts as necessary
- Liaising with and influencing regulators, Governments and other standards bodies as appropriate