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Certification services

IoT device certification and testing is an essential part of product development, and can have a huge bearing on whether a product is released on time – or, in some cases, at all. Quectel's seasoned certification experts understand the regulatory and carrier requirements that need to be met across the world’s many regions – and, more importantly, how to meet them. Quectel Certification Services provide a comprehensive certification and testing portfolio and offer a range of professional services and management tools, depending on each customer’s needs.

Our team is far larger than that of a single company and, because it supports so many customers across markets, has an in-depth, global view of certification demands in all nations, industries and technologies. This knowledge and experience would be expensive and time-consuming for all but the largest corporations, but we make it easily available to our customers. We work with the world's most trusted network operators and certifications bodies and consistently meet the high requirements they demand. In working with us to test and certify you'll have peace of mind that we'll reach the highest standards time and time again.

Why choose Quectel for testing and certification?

Highly experienced and diverse team of global certification experts
Pre-scan service in our own labs
Technical support and debugging solutions
Strong relationships with global carriers
Certification guaranteed in under 8 weeks*
*For Quectel customers
Use Quectel’s scale and expertise to drive down certification costs

The certification process

The certification process typically consists of three major checks: regulatory certification, conformance certification (which certifies that a device is compliant with the demands of a particular industry) and carrier certification.

You can find out more which of these apply to your region below

  • Country
    or region

    (mandatory for market access)


    (depends on customer/carrier requirement)


    (depends on customer/carrier requirement)

    United States FCC GCF (device can refer to module GCF) Verizon Y
    United States FCC PTCRB AT&T Y
    United States FCC PTCRB T-Mobile Y
    United States FCC PTCRB Sprint Y
    United States FCC PTCRB US Cellular Y
    Canada IC PTCRB Rogers Y
    Canada IC PTCRB Bell N
    Canada IC PTCRB Telus N
    Europe CE GCF Vodafone Global / Deutsche Telekom / Telefonica / BT/ EE / Swisscom / TIM, etc. N
    Australia RCM GCF (reports at least) Telstra N
    Australia RCM GCF (optional) Spark N
    China CCC/SRRC/CTA N/A China Telecom / China Mobile / China Mobile, etc. N
    Japan TELEC/JATE N/A NTT DOCOMO / Softbank / KDDI, etc. Y
    Korea KC N/A KT / SKT / LGU+ Y (if volume exceeds 1k)
    Thailand NBTC N/A N/A N/A
    Singapore IMDA N/A N/A N/A
    South Africa ICASA N/A N/A N/A
    Brazil Anatel N/A N/A N/A
    Mexico IFETEL N/A N/A N/A

Our certification expertise and strong relationships with certification organizations enable us to help customers achieve IoT device compliance at speed, which would otherwise be challenging for individual companies.

Testing your device

Achieving certification is more than coordinating with organizations and submission of paperwork – it’s also about testing your IoT device and making sure it meets the highest standards. Our pre-scan service, conducted in our own labs, can be used to assess certification compliance before submission to the relevant authorities. We also offer our technical support facilities and debugging solutions to address both common and unique certification issues. This pre-test capability is extremely effective because we know what certification authorities look for, so we tailor testing to identify compliance or areas in need of improvement. Our scale means we are able to provide global on-site support which is particularly valuable to specialized vendors that do not necessarily have their own support network across every market in which they operate.

As part of the certification process, products typically need to overcome three hurdles before launch:

RegulatoryNational and regional legal and safety requirements
ConformanceCertifications and standards bodies
CarrierNetwork compliance and interoperability

Get in touch

Want to know more about how to work with us to test and certify your IoT products?