Absolute Validation | The high-quality option for your testing

GCF Field Trials Recognised Test Organisation

Proud members of the Global Certification Forum, our RTO status further demonstrates our commitment to providing a quality service. The RTO scheme makes it easy to distinguish test organizations that provide the necessary experience and skill to certify your devices.

UKAS-accredited ISO17025 Test Laboratory

UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. UKAS accredited certification, testing and calibration and inspection reduces the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers.

5G Innovation Centre Members

Working with the University of Surrey, we are recognised as an enterprise with ideas for innovative new technology intended to interface with wireless networks and/or emerging 5G technology platforms.

Satellite Applications Catapult

An independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space; bringing together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

Quality through Collaboration

We provide a truly global service; and where appropriate, hand-pick like-minded organisations to expand our coverage and provide a scalable service for larger or longer-term projects.

Quality through Experience

Our Directors have 85 years' combined industry experience; helping bring devices from the earliest hardware & software stages through to launch and in-market maintenance.

Quality through Flexibility

We recognise that every company and every challenge is different. Our business and industry experience helps us to find you flexible solutions, offering you a competitive edge.

Meet Our Team

We listen, discuss and deliver quality testing

Chris O'Connell


Duncan Stewart


Leo Phillips


Tim Forward


More about us

Why you will want to work with Absolute Validation

The Absolute Validation leadership team met while working for the world's number one mobile phone manufacturer, where their experience in Field Test planning, execution and device certification culminated in delivering over 150 million devices into the hands of consumers across the world.

In 2012, they decided to take their quality-driven approach to a wider audience by founding their own company - gathering coverage in tech press & delivering keynote speeches at Nokia in the process.

The directors have hands-on testing experience in more than 30 countries and managed testing by internal resources and subcontractors in an additional 32, ensuring the escalation and resolution of quality issues before devices reach the market. As part of a continuously developing industry, we understand the importance of ongoing training - even with familiar technologies like GSM, UMTS, (E)GPRS, WB-AMR and LTE - as well as Symbian, S40, Windows Phone, Sailfish, Android and iOS.

In addition to cellular telecoms, we also work with industry leaders in the growing field of automotive telematics and other satellite-based applications. We are part of the Satellite Applications Catapult; set up and backed by the UK Government as a major facility to commercialise new technologies such as Telemedicine and Traffic Management.

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What is Field Testing?

Testing in a live environment means that we can help you deliver the best possible experience to your customers. Certification goes a step further, offering a standardised approach and reducing time to market.

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Global Test Coverage

We have tested devices and services all over the world. Following the "test once, use anywhere" ethos of the GCF; we can help maximise your test coverage and the return on investment for your testing.

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Network Simulation for Certification

To complement our live network testing, and to ensure we cover as many different device and network scenarios as possible, we use network simulators as part of our GCF Field Trials certification offering.

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Strategic Partnerships

We have worked with our customers to deliver successful projects the world over. Whether a last-minute request, or a project spanning several months in multiple continents; we will work with you to find the best solution.

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Apprenticeships and Graduate Schemes

Looking for a career in technology? Work with us to learn the skills to build your new career. We work successfully with apprentices and graduates as well as experienced engineers returning to work after career breaks.

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Looking to the future with the 5G Innovation Centre

Working together with leading academics & key industry partners towards a shared vision; to help define & develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin our everyday lives in the future.

Got a Question? Get in Touch!

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