SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is proud to announce its membership of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).

The global association, which has a membership of over 80 companies from the automotive, technology and telecommunications industries, aims to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services. It supports the idea that 5G will be the ultimate platform to enable C-ITS and the provision of V2X.

As the industry leader in cellular technology, SGS provides testing and certification for thousands of devices including mobile phones, tablets, IoT/M2M devices, telematics units, chipsets and modules covering 2G/3G/4G and is now working towards 5G.

With competence centers for its wireless division in North America, Asia and Europe, SGS boasts a strong portfolio of certifications and accreditations. This includes laboratories worldwide that are ISO 17025 accredited and which offer testing services for Cellular (2G/3G/4G/5G), IoT, V2X and LPWA technologies, in addition to GCF, PTCRB, CTIA, Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance, NFC, WPC, USB and Global Platform.

SGS completes its portfolio with accompanying wireless device certification including International Type approvals, product safety, battery, chemistry, eco-design, CTIA IoT cybersecurity & GDPR services. In addition, it shortly intends to offer C-V2X conformance services.

Christoph Voigt, Chairman of 5GAA, said: "We are pleased to welcome SGS as a new member of the association. With its expertise and track record in the industry, we look forward to their contribution to help define the testing and requirements for the future V2X ecosystem and create a clear path towards the rollout of the 5G network."

"SGS is pleased to join 5GAA to contribute in the field of cellular and 5G based V2X services and help our customers in the V2X domain," said Mr. Eric Lee, Global Wireless Manager at SGS. "Our global presence makes us the industry leader in wireless testing and certification and, as a one-stop solution provider, we look forward to being at the heart of discussions, initiatives and decisions that are shaping tomorrow's connected mobility needs."

"For V2X conformance, SGS also works with OmniAir Consortium in the USA to support testing DSRC based devices per the USDOT specifications. In addition, SGS collaborates with several equipment and solution vendors to validate their solutions and accelerate innovative V2X technologies to the market," said Mr. Parthiv Parikh, Global Business Development Manager.

Established in September 2016, 5GAA welcomes partners who are engaged in the automotive, information and communications technologies (ICT) industries or the broader eco-system and value chain for vehicle and road transportation systems. The Association is developing, testing and promoting communications solutions, supporting standardization and looking to accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration.

For further information, please contact:

Parthiv Parikh
Global Business Development Manager
Consumer and Retail
t: +1 858 304 9154

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.