The Wireless Industry

America’s wireless industry is defined by innovation, ingenuity and enterprise.


CTIA advocates on behalf of America’s wireless industry for legislative and regulatory policies that foster greater innovation, investment and economic growth.

Legal Documents and Filings

FCC Filings, Federal State Legislative Activity, Testimony, etc.

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Consumer Resources

The wireless industry is committed to helping consumers enrich their lives through mobile technologies and services.


Learn more about CTIA’s initiatives, recent developments and events.

Press Contact

For media and press inquiries, contact the CTIA Public Affairs Team.

About CTIA

CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and companies throughout the mobile ecosystem.

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CTIA offers four membership types based on company type and need.

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Certification Resources .

CTIA and its members oversee certification programs, test labs and test plans.

Certification Resources


Certification Programs

Battery Certification Program

CTIA manages a program to permit operators and their suppliers to validate a Lithium Ion battery’s compliance with the IEEE Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones (IEEE Std 1725™ – 2011) and the IEEE Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Multi-Cell Mobile Computing Devices (IEEE Std 1625™ – 2008).

CTIA Battery Program Management Document

Battery Life Certification Program

CTIA also manages a Battery Life Certification Program which provides an estimate of the expected battery life of a smartphone.

CTIA Battery Life Program Management Document

Bluetooth® Compatibility Certification Program

In partnership with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, CTIA manages a program to improve the interoperability between cellphones and Bluetooth devices, including hands-free systems in cars and headsets.

Bluetooth Compatibility Certification Program Management Document

Device Hardware Reliability Certification Program

CTIA manages a program to evaluate the hardware reliability of a smartphone. The scope of testing currently includes physical shock, water ingress and connector reliability.

CTIA Device Hardware Reliability Certification Program Management Document

LTE/CDMA Device Certification Program

CTIA program management document for LTE/CDMA Wireless Devices.

PTCRB Certification Program

CTIA administers the PTCRB certification program for GSM, UMTS and LTE wireless devices.



CTIA Authorized Test Labs

There are numerous CTIA Authorized Test Labs in North America, Europe and Asia. You can search to find an authorized testing facility by laboratory or testing capability.

Test Plans

Through working groups comprised of representatives from CTIA member companies, CTIA develops and manages numerous test plans used during the product testing and certification process.

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