CDMA Certification Forum Achieves ISO/IEC Guide 65 Accreditation


    This accreditation demonstrates the CCF's technical competence and
operation of a quality management system as a Product Certification Body.

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for
Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has accredited the CCF (CDMA Certification
Forum) to ISO/IEC Guide 65, an internationally recognized performance standard
for third-party certification bodies. A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental,
public service, membership society that provides comprehensive services in
laboratory accreditation and laboratory-related training.

    The ISO/IEC Guide 65 accreditation is based on the assessment of
performance of a certification body including procedures, staff competence and

    To achieve accreditation, the CCF completed a thorough assessment process
demonstrating its competence to provide independent, impartial assessment and
certification services.

    "The fact that the CCF pursued and achieved the ISO/IEC Guide 65
accreditation demonstrates our commitment to delivering an outstanding
certification model by ensuring that it follows industry defined quality
standards for certification processes," says Thom Erickson, President and CEO
of the CCF.

    Over the years, the CCF has strived to successfully provide the CDMA
industry with a certification process that consolidates, into one clear and
concise process, all of the minimum performance, interoperability and
conformance testing necessary to ensure that all CDMA2000 devices are
certified to operate in accordance with their respective global industry

    Soon, the CCF will integrate CTIA Certification for CDMA devices into its
Global CCF Certification process, as the CCF Certification Market Endorsement.
 In so doing, CCF continues to develop its processes to provide CDMA Vendors
and Operators worldwide with one unique location for all of their CDMA device
certification needs.

    "Our goal is to offer the CDMA industry a consistent, easy to use
certification model that helps them reduce the time and money spent testing
devices," says Paul Hampton, Chairman of the CCF Steering Committee. "The fact
that we achieved the ISO/IEC Guide 65 accreditation highlights our commitment
to our members and the industry."

    The CCF offers the most extensive test coverage available today.

    About the CCF
    The CCF is a partnership of CDMA vendors and operators worldwide that
establishes and maintains a global device certification process. The CCF
process allows quick and affordable certification of devices so they meet
international performance requirements. This process improves quality through
consistent interoperability, signaling conformance, and performance testing.
For more details, visit the CCF Web site at


For further information:

For further information: Sandrine Melfort of the CDMA Certification
Forum, +1-303-828-7232, Web Site:

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