Manufacturer submits a request for testing through the CTIA Certification database.
Manufacturer selects an authorized OTA test lab.
Authorized OTA test lab conducts testing and submits results to the certification database.
Manufacturer pays lab for testing and CTIA Certification for test plan use.
OTA Performance Testing FAQs
Here are answers to common questions about our OTA Performance Test Plan. If you have questions that we have not answered, please submit a question or contact us.
No. The PTCRB certification program includes OTA performance testing. You should only request OTA performance testing if your device is not getting PTCRB certification.
- SISO (Single Input Single Output) OTA Performance testing measures transmit and receive performance of devices with a single antenna.
- MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) OTA Performance testing measures transmit and receive performance of devices employing multiple antennas.
- Converged Device OTA Performance testing is for devices incorporating both cellular and Wi-Fi® technologies. Developed jointly by CTIA and Wi-Fi Alliance, it measures the transmit and receive performance in Wi-Fi mode and the interaction between the two wireless technologies.
There is a $2,500 CTIA Certification test plan use fee and a lab testing fee which is independently determined by each authorized test lab.
CTIA Certification working groups are the foundation of our certification programs. This global network of operators, service providers, device manufacturers, test labs, and many others, solve industry challenges, enable new efficiencies, and hold the wireless industry to the highest standard.