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7layers provides full NB-IoT and LTE Cat. M certification services for GCF and PTCRB

Veröffentlicht am 5 February 2018

7layers provides full NB-IoT and LTE Cat. M certification services for GCF and PTCRB
NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M have been identified as very important 3GPP technologies to support the connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Both cellular certification groups, GCF and PTCRB, had already implemented suitable requirements for the validation of NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M devices, modules and platforms. The corresponding validation methods are based on conformance testing, performance testing as well as field testing.

Especially for field testing, the GSM Association created a new test specification (TS.40) that was released recently. Conformance testing is based on the given 3GPP LTE standards.In terms of performance evaluation, CTIA took the lead and they implemented appropriate requirements into their RF antenna performance test specification.

7layers is an active member of GCF, PTCRB, ETSI, 3GPP, CTIA and GSM A and 7layers is fully authorized for all most recent certification services. “We are leading many IoT activities within various groups and we offer all defined certification services”, explained Thomas Jaeger responsible for Business Developments and Innovations at 7layers. “For example, 7layers has been deeply engaged in the development of the new TS.40 test specification sourced by the GSM Association. 7layers was the only certification service provider being involved. We got very deep knowledge that we share with our client since we have a direct access to the first available cellular IoT networks”.

For more information about the NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M certification programs, please contact 7layers at

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