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AT4 wireless Expands LTE Advanced Global Testing Scope Using Anritsu Test Platforms

3/5/2015
Agreement Adds Significant Capability for the Latest Protocol and RF/RRM LTE Test Packages and Work Items

Richardson, TX – March 5, 2015

AT4 wireless and Anritsu have reached an agreement to upgrade the LTE Advanced conformance test and carrier acceptance test capabilities in Europe, North America and APAC, supporting certification of mobile devices globally. The agreement adds significant capability for the latest protocol and RF/RRM LTE test packages and Work Items, including Carrier Aggregation, IMS and VoLTE, which are the latest features being launched on LTE-Advanced networks, and supporting both FDD and TDD modes to ensure true global coverage. At the same time, the agreement includes further coverage with Carrier Acceptance Test Programs, where AT4 wireless offers testing services in Europe, North America and APAC.

As an additional part of the capability expansion, Anritsu is also adding R&TTE test packages and signalling equipment for AT4 wireless´ “Over The Air” test facilities for both CTIA- and Carrier-specific requirements.

“We are very pleased to extend the relationship with AT4 wireless, using the ME7873L and the ME7834L, which are leading test platforms in global certification testing and type approval, and supporting 3G, LTE and LTE-A, with the widest test coverage and fastest test times. They are both established market leaders, proven across the industry, and continue to be enhanced to expand coverage on new technologies emerging in LTE-A. We are confident that this capability will help AT4 wireless to provide the best testing facilities,” said Michael Spatny, General Manager for Anritsu EMEA.

“We see this as a very positive cooperation because AT4 wireless is keeping its global test labs in a very competitive position, offering to its international customers the very latest conformance testing services in 3G, LTE and now LTE Advanced, and at the same time is meeting the latest requirements of the leading Tier 1 carriers in mobile communications worldwide,” said Fernando E. Hardasmal, Deputy General Director at AT4 wireless, S.A. “Anritsu has built for AT4 wireless a significant test lab capacity in 3G and in LTE in Spain, USA, Taiwan and Japan that supports a much faster testing time for AT4 wireless customers who demand the best facilities and very flexible services that are available in time for market launch.”

About AT4 wireless

AT4 wireless is a leading network of testing laboratories offering world-class services for carrier device acceptance, performance, conformance, regulatory, field, functional and interoperability testing as well as worldwide compliance and type approval consulting in over 200 countries. AT4 wireless offers testing, consultancy, development and training services to a wide range of industries as telecommunications, automotive, health, consumer electronics and security around wireless and cellular technologies. AT4 wireless offers one-stop testing and compliance services to the telecommunications industry, ensuring an efficient access to the global markets. AT4 wireless was founded in 1991, has more than 280 employees worldwide and supports customers globally with headquarters in Malaga, Spain, and testing laboratories in the United States, Taiwan, Chile and Japan*.

*Japan´s AT4 wireless testing lab in cooperation with Toyo Inc.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations
973.263.5475
mailto:pbrightman@3epr.com