Anritsu and CETECOM announce release of LTE carrier acceptance testing for North American networks
Determined to lead the market with the fastest wireless applications, North American carriers are demanding significant certification testing by their terminal suppliers before deploying devices on a live LTE network.
For immediate release - Determined to lead the market with the fastest wireless applications, North American carriers are demanding significant certification testing by their terminal suppliers before deploying devices on a live LTE network. While the GCF and PTCRB validate their respective conformance tests, many are being used in the carrier certification process to try to accelerate the time to market.
CETECOM has selected the Anritsu ME7834 Mobile Device Test Platform to allow both Conformance and Carrier Acceptance tests to be run on a single platform. They have also used the system to work with carriers to verify the tests for their individual requirements. By working together, CETECOM and Anritsu have built up a comprehensive portfolio of tests that have been validated on some of the most advanced wireless devices.
The Anritsu ME7834 platform supports carrier acceptance tests specified by the major North American carriers as well as being specified as TP119 by the GCF and PTCRB. Additionally the ME7834 is a highly configurable multi-standard protocol test system supporting all of the world’s popular wireless technologies. Mike Lee (Director of Engineering at Anritsu) stated “The ME7834 provides the most comprehensive test environment for LTE combining a proven GERAN/UTRAN platform for InterRAT support. Users can have systems delivered and commissioned and with training provided, be up and running in the shortest possible time.”
Currently CETECOM provides its LTE testing services in Europe and North America as well as other locations. They have been actively contributing to the LTE standardisation process in 3GPP RAN5 as well as working with specific carriers. Thorsten Stabenau (Director of Corporate Marketing and Sales at CETECOM) stated “With LTE developing at such a pace it is important to keep test equipment and test scripts up to date. Working with Anritsu we have been able to regularly update our systems and provide the carriers we work with one of the most reliable test platforms for validation of their tests.”
Mike Lee (Director of Engineering at Anritsu) stated “Anritsu has established a solid reputation for its comprehensive system simulator hardware which is the basis of the ME7834. There are other systems using the same hardware running continuously for extended periods with consistent results. Users can be confident that campaigns run overnight will produce meaningful results the following morning.”
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.
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