Cellular technologies have been an integral part of wireless technologies for many years and continue to be widely used in a wide variety of industries and products.
Depending on the field of application, the 2G/3G/4G technologies that have been established for years are also used. Currently, the latest generation of cellular technologies – 5G – is also gaining ground.
We use cellular testing to test mobile devices according to this latest standard as well as all other standards in use today.
5G offers various advantages in use compared to previous generations:
5G technology also promises far greater efficiency in the use of the relevant frequencies:
Our cellular testing experts take these special characteristics of 5G into account when testing your devices.
As for all products with wireless technologies, products with cellular technology also have to be approved by the regulatory authorities for the respective countries. Compared to other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and WLAN, devices with cellular technology must also meet the requirements of network operators.
The new 5G technology in particular therefore presents manufacturers with new challenges in terms of the testing requirements for their devices.
For 5G and all other cellular technologies (2G/3G/4G), all requirements – regulatory and those of the network operators – are now defined down to the last detail. Comprehensive cellular testing in our laboratories, which incorporates our experience of over 25 years, can therefore enable you to obtain efficient and rapid approval for your products with cellular technology.
In addition to relevant network operator testing and approvals, we have equipped our laboratories to offer our customers regulatory 5G testing according to the most common standards.
These include, among others:
In January 2020, cetecom advanced became the first laboratory in Europe to be accredited for conducting line-based tests. The underlying standards – defined by ETSI and 3GPP, among others – are mainly used for network operator approvals (GCF and PTCRB certifications), which are necessary when using cellular technology.
We can therefore perform the tests for the network operator approvals in our laboratories and are accredited for the following standards:
These test specifications form the basis for the necessary network operator approvals, which are bundled in GCF certification for the European region and PTCRB certification for the US region.