Testing and Certification section

This page describes testing and certification labs and conformance/interoperability resources for WiMAX,WLAN,LTE,Zigbee standard compliant devices.

Fixed WiMAX

  • Conformance Testing to IEEE Std 802.16-2004 Part 3: Radio Conformance Tests (RCT) for WirelessMAN-OFDM Air Interface (Document reference-WiMAX CS 103 001)
  • WiMAX Test Equipment requirement-steg_soa_test_equipment_v1.5_rev8_final.pdf
  • Conformance Testing for WiMAX; Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS and TP)
  • Downloaded from ETSI
  • Note: Documents can be downloaded from WiMAX Forum Web site with membership.

Mobile WiMAX

  • WiMAX Forum Mobile Radio Conformance Tests-Release 1
  • WiMAX Forum Mobile Inter-Operability Test
  • Note: Documents can be downloaded from WiMAX Forum Web site with membership.

Wireless LAN

  • Conformance
  • 802.11n-2009 MAC STA Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11n-2009 MAC AP Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11 Base AP MAC Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11 Base STA MAC Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11 WPA AP MAC Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11 WPA STA MAC Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11 MAC AP Security Enhancements Test Suite
  • 802.11 MAC STA Security Enhancements Test Suite
  • 802.11a PHY Conformance Test Suite
  • 802.11g PHY Conformance Test Suites
  • Interoperability
  • 802.11n Infrastructure Interoperability Test Suite
  • Infrastructure 802.11a, b, g Interoperability Test Suite
  • Ad Hoc 802.11a, b, g Interoperability Test Suite
  • All the above WLAN documents can be downloaded from

ioh.unh.edu -Above documents can be downloaded from www.iol.unh.edu.

The following independent laboratories are accredited to perform certification testing for Wi-Fi Alliance members.

Allion Test Labs,Inc - www.allion.com
Allion Test Labs, Inc. is the world leading Information Technology (IT) testing organization to conduct testing services in multiple regions of Asia and North America. Headquartered in Taiwan, Allion connects to worldwide IT developers by providing outstanding and cost-effective testing solutions.

AT4 wireless is a global supplier of Testing and Compliance services for wired and wireless technologies, such as WiMAX, Bluetooth, WLAN, RFID, GSM, GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA. AT4 wireless provides conformance and regulatory testing, international compliance services, test systems for radiofrequency, protocols and interoperability, training and consultancy in wireless technologies.

Bureau Veritas ADT Taiwan - www.adt.com.tw
Bureau Veritas ADT, a subsidiary of Bureau Veritas which, founded in 1828, presents in more than 140 countries with a core business of conformity assessment, has acquired the excellent reputation by providing our clients the most professional and reliable testing and certification services since its foundation in 1988. In order to remain competitive and respond to market demands for a comprehensive solution, we keep developing new services that cover EMC, SAFETY, RF, Telecom, SAR, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, EuP and others. With the most knowledgeable and professional team, we provide our clients the comprehensive services including consulting for related test requirements, detailed testing, certification process and assisting our clients obtain the certifications in the shortest amount of time. In addition to a Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Lab, we are also approved to test to the CTIA and Wi-Fi Alliance Test Plan for RF performance Evaluation of Wi-Fi Mobile Converged Devices and can conduct full range of Wi-Fi tests.

CETECOM – a subsidiary of RWTÜV AG with headquarters in Essen (Germany) – is a worldwide leading provider in testing and certification services for the mobile communications and wireless industry with several state-of-the-art testing laboratories in Europe, USA and Asia. CETECOM has two Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Laboratories. CETECOM Inc. is located in Milpitas, CA and is fully equipped and accredited to offer a wide variety of services in the following areas: Bluetooth(r), Wi-Fi(r), 2G/3G technologies in mobile communications, regulatory testing and type approvals. CETECOM ICT Services GmbH is located in Saarbruecken, Germany and offers a wide-variety of services to test interfaces, protocols and functionality in almost all fields of telecommunication and radio. CETECOM's "one-stop" shopping and expertise ensures efficient access to the global market.

SGS Group Taiwan, Japan, Korea
The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 46,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

TA Technology china
TA Technology (Shanghai) Co, Ltd. is a global certification and test service provider in Shanghai, China, specializing in communications product testing. TA was founded in 2002, and became a Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Laboratory in August, 2008. In addition to supporting Wi-Fi testing, TA is an authorized test lab for CTIA (Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association) and has received CNAS accreditation. TA also offers SAR and EMC testing for communication products and can make the corresponding CE/ FCC/ DGT certification reports for SAR. TA continues to improve its technological capability and co-operates with other laboratories in areas such as data comparison, technical seminars, etc. As a global third-party certification and test provider, TA upholds the principles of scientific rigor and fairness to offer best services in international & national consulting, testing, and customer support.

Telecommunication Metrology Station China
China National Telecommunication Metrology Station is a leading high-tech research and test laboratory-providing open services on products inspection, verification and technical assessment as well as testing instrument metrology. The accredited test scope of it covers various telecommunication products including all kinds of telecommunication terminals, accessing equipment, transmission equipment, exchange equipment, IP network equipment, and telecommunication measuring instruments, etc. China National Telecommunication Metrology Station also plays an important role in standardization organizations worldwide contributing a large number of telecommunication product standards, metrology standards and test specifications.


Technology Association (TTA) TTA is an information technology (IT) standards organization that provides one-stop services for the establishment of IT standards and provides testing and certification for IT products. TTA's scope of standardization includes the fields of telecommunications, IT, radio communication and broadcasting. To date, TTA has established approximately 2,000 standards. The testing and certification services cover the full suite of international and domestic standards and encompass a wide range of products related to the telecommunication industries such as digital broadcasting and mobile communication equipment and terminals as well as computer networking hardware and software.

TÜV Rheinland Group USA, Japan, Korea
The TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading international technical service provider. Its mission is sustainable development of safety and quality. The employees of TÜV Rheinland Group in their work are convinced that social and industrial development is not possible without technical progress. This is why the use of safe and responsible technical innovations, products and facilities is decisive. With headquarters in Cologne the TÜV Rheinland Group market activities are concentrated especially in the six fields of Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Life Care, Education and Consulting and Systems.

Wipro Technologies INDIA
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. The company provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.

Pre-Certification Test Lab

Our pre-certification program is a way for members to increase their probability of successful certification testing. Members may use this program at many of the authorized certifications test labs. However, there is also an organization that does not test products for Wi-Fi certification, but is sanctioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance to perform pre-certification services.

UNH InterOperability Laboratory USA
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) provides vendor-neutral third-party testing that helps technology companies bring more interoperable products to market, faster and at a lower cost less expensively than they could by themselves. The UNH-IOL is the only non-profit test lab in the world dedicated to improving interoperability between networking devices and technologies. Since 1988, the UNH-IOL has utilized its unique partnership between academia and industry to bring together equipment manufacturers, standards bodies, and researchers to improve the state of interoperability within the industry while providing invaluable experience for future engineers. The lab has evolved into one of the computer networking industry's premier proving grounds for a wide range of developing technologies.


  • User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception
  • Part 1: Conformance testing (36.521-1)
  • User Equipment (UE) conformance specification;Radio transmission and reception;
  • Part 2: Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) (36.521-2)
  • User Equipment (UE) conformance specification;Radio transmission and reception;
  • Part 3: Radio Resource Management (RRM) conformance testing (36.521-3)
  • All the above LTE documents can be downloaded from "www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/SpecReleaseMatrix.htm"

Zigbee (IEEE 802.15-4 PHY-MAC)

  • IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Measurements Made Easy Using the N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set Application Note 1572
  • Introduction to ZigBee Compliance Testing "zone.ni.com"
  • ZigBee Signal Generation and Analysis from seasolve.com

WLAN,WiMAX,LTE,Zigbee,Z-wave,GSM compliance/conformance testing

Zigbee  WiMAX  LTE eNB  LTE UE  LTE UE signalling  WLAN 11ad  WLAN 11n,11ac  Z-wave  GSM AMR 

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