A number of organisations provide voluntary certification schemes for specific areas of technology.
- LTE/CDMA Device Certiifcation Program
- PTCRB (originally the PCS Type Certification Review Board) certification scheme for GSM, UMTS and LTE devices
- Battery Certification Program
- Device Hardware Reliability Certification Program
- Bluetooth Compatibility Certification Program
Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
The MEF manages certification programs
for Carrier Ethernet equipment, services and professional staff.
Broadband Forum (BBF)
The BBF has produced test specifications for DSL and TDM services over MPLS, accredits independent DSL testing laboratories and administers different certification programs
CableLabs produce specifications with the aim of developing interoperable cable devices such as cable modems, set-top boxes, digital TVs and telephony devices. They operate schemes for “certification”
of customer premises equipment, “qualification” of non-CPE devices and network elements and “verification” of Plug & Play devices (Unidirectional Digital Cable Products – UDCPs).
The SIPForum has established a programme for supplier declaration of compliance with the SIPconnect
The IPv6 Forum
manages a number of certification programmes. IPv6 Ready Logo Program
is a conformance and interoperability testing program using test specifications for Customer Edge Routers, SIP, DHCPv6, IPsec and SNMP produced by the IPv6 Forum and the IPv6 Enabled Program
is a validation program for websites and ISPs. Vendors with IPv6 products are invited to register these products at the IPv6 to Standard
Personal Connected Health Alliance
The PCHAlliance Continua Certification Program
certifies personal connected health devices and systems according to the Continua Design Guidelines (ITU-T H.810).