Anite and Bittium Bring Combined Drive Test Solution to US Public Safety LTE Networks

16 Mar, 2016, 09:00 ET from Anite Network Testing

IRVING, Texas, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Nemo Outdoor Drive Test solution together with Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphone brings full measurement capabilities to public safety LTE (band 14) networks 

Anite, a global leader in wireless network testing technology, together with Bittium today announced that they are bringing to market a full drive test solution for the global public safety market where the Nemo Outdoor drive test solution is coupled with Bittium's Tough Mobile Android-based secure smartphone.

With FirstNet, the US public safety community is shifting from proprietary wireless networks and device technologies to mainstream 4G/LTE. This sets new demands for measurement solutions for public safety authorities and network vendors. Nemo Outdoor together with Bittium Tough Mobile gives the public safety players a single solution for their drive test needs. The solution can be further enhanced with Anite's state-of-the-art post-processing and analytics solutions.

"Bittium Tough Mobile has been very well received within the public safety industry. FirstNet and other LTE-based public safety entities around the world are now preparing network build out phases, and coverage and excellent quality of service are critical parameters of the overall solution," says Jani Lyrintzis, Vice President of Bittium's Wireless Business Segment Development and Sales in the US. "We are very pleased to work with Anite to provide an integrated drive test solution, which enables our customers to measure and optimize network and device performance, even in dynamic conditions."

"As Public Safety LTE networks move from trial phase to implementation, there is pressure to ensure they are fully optimized to enable the reliable mission critical usage they have been designed for," says John Taylor, Senior Account Manager at Anite's Network Testing Business. "Extensive drive tests for this market are essential and, by partnering with Bittium, we are able to provide our public safety customers with a one-stop-shop solution for their wireless network measurement needs."

Nemo Outdoor is a laptop-based drive test tool for wireless network testing which supports over 300 terminals and scanning receivers from various vendors and all major network technologies. This includes support for the latest technologies, such as 3 carrier aggregation, LTE Cat 11 devices, VoLTE/ ViLTE, VoWiFi/ViWiFi, and eMBMS.

Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphone is designed and built for demanding Mobile Security and Public Safety markets. The Android-based secure smartphone is packed with innovative features that make it a perfect tool for professional users such as government agencies, authorities, first responders and other professionals with the need of communicating securely and reliably in critical communication situations.

To schedule a meeting at IWC Expo (IWCE), March 23-24 in Las Vegas Convention Center, or for more information on the solution, please visit http://www.anite.com.

About Anite 

Anite plc is a leading supplier of test and measurement solutions to the international wireless market. It provides testing, measurement, optimisation and analytics systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and its proprietary software and hardware products. Customers include major manufacturers of mobile devices, chipsets and network equipment, mobile network operators, regulatory authorities, and independent test houses.

Its 500+ staff work from headquarters in the UK and from offices in 14 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Anite's Network Testing business provides cutting-edge network measurement systems and solutions globally under the Nemo brand to a wide range of customers including mobile operators, network equipment manufacturers, service contractors and regulatory bodies.

Anite is now part of Keysight Technologies.

For more information, please visit the company's web site: http://www.anite.com/nemo.

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