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November 20, 2017

PTCRB Certification Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary .

    WASHINGTON  – PTCRB, the premier certification organization ensuring device interoperability on global wireless networks, announced today a brand refresh and website redesign in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

    “For two decades, PTCRB has been the leader in certifying mobile wireless devices including smartphones and IoT products,” said Glen Scales, PTCRB Chairman, “The PTCRB program has issued more than 30,000 certifications to date, giving operators, manufacturers and consumers the confidence to use their devices securely and effectively while roaming.”

    CTIA, the association representing the U.S. wireless communications industry, is proud to serve as the administrator for the certification process. The refreshed brand illustrates how PTCRB and CTIA are a connecting point for manufacturers and operators, and highlights the positive, collaborative relationships within the wireless ecosystem.

    PTCRB members are part of a shared voice for setting industry testing standards keeping pace with the rapidly changing current wireless industry environment. Participants are assured their devices are network-ready and meet international interoperability standards.

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    About PTCRB
    PTCRB is a certification organization established in 1997 by leading wireless operators to define test specifications and methods to ensure device interoperability on global wireless networks. The organization has issued more than 30,000 certifications to date and currently operates 53 international testing labs.

    About CTIA 
    CTIA® ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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