Certifications


State Radio Regulation Committee (SRRC) of China under the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) is China's regulatory agency for radio and wireless products.


The China Compulsory Certificate mark, commonly known as CCC Mark, is a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market. It became implemented on May 1, 2002 and fully effective on August 1, 2003.

It is the result of the integration of China's two previous compulsory inspection systems, namely "CCIB" (Safety Mark, introduced in 1989 and required for products in 47 product categories) and "CCEE" (also known as "Great Wall" Mark, for electrical commodities in 7 product categories), into a single procedure.

Network Access Licence

 China implements the Network Access Permission system for the telecommunication terminal equipment and radio communication equipment. And if all these equipments are prepared to be marketed in Chinese or connected with public telecommunication network, they must obtain the Network Access Licence(NAL).


A European consumer protection program designed to certify that products have met health, safety, and environmental requirements assuring consumer safety. Products must meet CE marking requirements in order to be marketed in Europe. 


 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created byCongressional statute (see 47 U.S.C.  151 and 47 U.S.C.  154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself.

The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. The FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCC's mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. The FCC also provides varied degrees of cooperation, oversight, and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. 


   Office of the Telecommunications Authority or OFTA is the executive arm of the Telecommunications Authority in Hong Kong. It is the body responsible for telecommunications regulation (through the Regulatory Affairs Branch),antitrust enforcement (through the Competition Affairs Branch) and allocation of the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (also known as spectrum management, through the Operations Branch). It is also charged with enforcement of laws prohibiting spam (through the Support Branch)and has five formally constituted advisory committees.OFTA declares a commitment to be a "transparent" regulator and operates under legislation entitled the Telecommunications Ordinance, last amended on 6 January 2007.In the fiscal year 2006-07, the Authority earned a pre-tax profit of HK$92.6 million on revenues of HK$320.9 million; 84 percent of the revenues came from licence fees assessed on the firms it regulates.


The National Telecommunications Agency (in Portuguese, Agncia Nacional de Telecomunicações - Anatel) is a special agency in Brazil created by the general telecommunications act (Law 9472, 16/07/1997) in 1997 and governed by Decree 2338 of 07/10/1997. The agency is administratively and financially independent, and not hierarchically subordinate to any government agency. Its decisions can only be appealed in court. From the Ministry of Communications, Anatel has inherited the powers of granting, regulating and supervising telecommunications in Brazil as well as much technical expertise and other material assets.


The Global Certification Forum, known as GCF, is an active partnership between mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers and the test industry. GCF was founded in 1999, and its membership has been responsible for creating an independent certification programme to help ensure global interoperability between mobile devices and networks.

The GCF certification process is based on technical requirements as specified within dedicated test specifications provided by the 3GPP, OMA, IMTC, the GSM Association and others.

The current GCF membership includes mobile network operators, more than 40 leading terminal manufacturers and over 65 test equipment manufacturers, test laboratories and other organizations from mainly a test environment.

GCF's guiding maxim is "test once, use anywhere."


PTCRB certification is based on standards developed by 3GPP, OMA and other SDO's recognized by the PTCRB. In some cases, PTCRB certification may accommodate North American standards and additional requirements from the FCC, Industry Canada or any other government agency that may have jurisdiction and/or competence in the matter.

The database containing the standards for PTCRB certification is based on InterLab®, this online database accessible through the PTCRB website, updates the status of RFT's (Request for Testing), Change Requests, Test Case status and Test Platforms.

By obtaining PTCRB Certification on a mobile device, it ensures compliance with cellular network standards within the PTCRB Operators' networks. Consequently, PTCRB Operators may block devices from their network, if they are not PTCRB certified.


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