Anritsu and Sequans showcased eMBMS technology at MWC2014
Anritsu Corporation and Sequans are successful presented a live demonstration of eMBMS, or LTE Broadcast technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Anritsu Corporation and Sequans are successful presented a live demonstration of eMBMS, or LTE Broadcast technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The demonstration shown a Sequans LTE-powered tablet connected to the Anritsu MD8430A/RTD development test environment. Together, these showcased the performance and capability of eMBMS as an LTE technology, and the industry leading capabilities of the solutions on display.
As LTE networks deploy widely, and capacity demands from users continue to grow, eMBMS is becoming one of the key technologies enabling operators to offer new TV/broadcast services, and to enable more efficient use of the radio spectrum for delivery of content to many users. Following recent operator announcements signalling the start of eMBMS deployments and its use at large sports events and elsewhere, eMBMS demands are expected to grow during 2014.
The device on display is a prototype Android tablet, featuring Sequans’ eMBMS-capable Mont Blanc LTE platform, a member of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE product family for high performance LTE devices. The Mont Blanc platform fully supports eMBMS and was recently featured prominently in a major public demonstration of LTE Multicast technology by a leading US operator. Both Sequans’ LTE chipset platform and the eMBMS capability are ready for commercial device deployment.
The Anritsu MD8430A/RTD provides a stable and highly controlled network simulation environment against which chipsets and devices can be developed, providing detailed message traces and signalling controls. The eMBMS implementation has been paired up with the Sequans device, to show the capability. The MD8430A/RTD can be further extended with fading simulators to re-create the real world effects of propagation and signal fading, showing how the technology and devices perform under more real world environmental conditions. Anritsu’s MD8430A/RTD is the leading test equipment solution for development for LTE chipsets and devices, used widely across the industry, and is also able to support full category 6 performance requirements.
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. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.
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