IoTAS recognised as the only accredited independent RTO currently qualified to perform LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT certification testing

Press Release published by IoTAS

Following on from the recent Global Certification Forum Steering Group meeting (GCF SG#73) some important announcements were made, directly impacting up the certification Field Trial testing of both LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT devices.

In accordance with the stringent quality requirements dictated by the GCF it is mandated that any GCF Recognised Test Organisation (RTO) completing the testing on behalf of a Manufacturer must have ISO 17025 Accreditation for GSMA TS.40/CLP.23.

Accordingly the accredited GCF RTO must be listed on the GCF web site (with the required accreditation statement: GSMA TS.40/CLP.23.)

IoTAS are proud to announce that we are the only Independent Recognised Test Organisation to have obtained this accreditation.

Therefore please be advised that if a GCF Manufacturer is intending to engage an RTO to complete the Field Trial Testing for both LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT, then the only test house accredited at this time is IoTAS.

If we can assist in anyway regarding your GCF/non-GCF LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT Field Trial Testing requirements then we would be delighted to hear from you.

GCF Certification exists to enable manufacturers to ensure their latest smartphones, handsets and wireless products will work correctly on the world's mobile networks.  For more information of the GCF and membership (required to attend GCF events) then please visit:

IoTAS, a founder member of the GCF, specialise in Live Network Testing solutions for 3GPP/Cellular devices, NB-IoT and Cat M1 technologies and is the only UKAS accredited UK GCF Recognised Test House (RTO) for IOP and Field Trials and Assessment Capable Entity (ACE) accredited lab. This enables us to assist GCF Associate Manufacturers to obtain required GCF certification for their products. Additionally we also provide Open Market Device confidence level testing, working to a rigid quality test framework. For more information on IoTAS please visit

Visit IoTAS (Stand 7E15) at the GSMA Mobile World Congress – Barcelona 2018

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