Global Certification Forum (GCF) authorization of Altair’s cellular IoT laboratory has gained worldwide approval and can offer conformance testing services to third parties.
HOD HASHARON, Israel – August 14, 2019 – Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of cellular IoT chipsets, has announced that their laboratory has been officially authorized by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
“Altair is looking to revolutionize cellular IoT connectivity across the world,” said Levana Asraf Fouks, Director of System Validation and Customer Support. “As an industry leader in cellular IoT technology, covering CAT-M, NB-IoT and CAT-1, we recognize the significance of the GCF authorization as it’s trusted by mobile networks everywhere. We shall use our authorized lab to maintain interoperability with 3GPP and certification requirements while keeping the highest degree of quality of our products.”
The GCF quality mark for interoperability is widely recognized as the gold standard of the cellular test industry, helping authorized partners to help deliver cellular IoT connectivity worldwide.
“By combining conformance and interoperability tests undertaken in laboratories on multiple live networks, GCF’s authorization of the Altair’s laboratory will make us a standout player in the global marketplace,” said Asraf Fouks.
Altair’s optimized cellular IoT chipsets are the industry’s most advanced, providing the market’s lowest power consumption, enabling the longest battery life for cellular IoT. Commercially available, they feature a hardware-based security framework and a rich set of features including integrated MCU and GNSS, ideal for integration in a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications.
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor, a Sony Group Company, is a leading provider of Cellular IoT chipsets. The company’s flagship ALT1250 is the smallest and most highly integrated LTE CAT-M and NB-IoT chipset, featuring ultra-low power consumption, hardware-based security, and a carrier-grade integrated SIM (iUICC), all 5G ready.
Altair partners with leading global vendors, including G+D (Giesecke+Devrient), HERE Technologies, Murata, Sierra Wireless and WNC, to provide low-power and cost-efficient modules for a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications such as trackers, smart meters, wearables, and vehicle telematics. Altair’s chipsets have been commercially deployed on the world’s most advanced LTE networks, including AT&T, China Mobile, KDDI, Softbank, Verizon, and Vodafone.