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Anite's SAS to Accelerate LTE Device Launches for TelefónicaGermany

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FLEET, England, January 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading German operator to leverage Anite's test solutions for LTE device approval

Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology, today announced that Telefónica Germany has selected Anite's LTE interoperabilitytest solution SAS,in order to ramp up its market introduction of LTE devices.

For over ten years TelefónicaGermany has been using Anite's 2G and 3G interoperability test solutionSAS because of its rigorous "Operator Acceptance Scheme" for device approval.SAS enablesthe operator to launch high quality devices more quickly and cost-effectively.

Telefónica Germany is upgrading its existing suite of Anite testing systems to include LTE asAnite's SAS can reduce the time needed to test new handsets by up to 50%. Anite's network simulator is easily programmed to replicate real-life network scenarios in a controlled lab test environment. This is crucial for LTE devices as they will have to move between LTE, 3G and 2G coverage areas.

TelefónicaGermany's device acceptance programme involves pre-delivery testing by suppliers using Anite's SAS, installed with Telefónica's specifications. By ensuring their device passes TelefónicaGermany's provisional acceptance tests, the supplier can speed up the acceptance of their device onto the network. Furthermore, if Telefónicahas any problems with the handset, they can send log information from their SAS to the handset manufacturer so that they can recreate the situation in their own laboratory and resolve the issue.

"With the purchase of SAS, TelefónicaGermany will be able to minimise the time to market for new LTE devices and ensure a great customer experience," commented FathiAbdeldayem, Technical Vendor Manager at TelefónicaGermany. "For the past ten years we have relied on Anite to accelerate our handset introductions and this latest agreement extends this partnership into LTE and beyond."

Mike Bonin, Managing Director of Anite's Handset Testing business commented: "Anite is very pleased that our long-term partnership with TelefónicaGermany, one of the world's leading mobile operators, is to be expanded with this latest LTE related order. Over the years, Telefónica Germany has achieved considerable cost savings and ensured a high end-user experience by using Anite's solutions to create specific scripts for an optimised operator acceptance scheme."

About Anite

Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to the Wireless and Travel sectors across the globe. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Anite develops and implements software as well as provides consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that our customers operate effectively and securely. By using the latest technologies to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions, Anite meets customers' specific requirements and realises tangible results for its clients.

Anite Telecoms offers rigorous yet simplified device testing, accelerating new devices to market. A global market leader, Anite has over 20 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology to device manufacturers, operators and test laboratories. Anite was the first company to verify LTE conformance test cases in 2009 and has consistently remained at the forefront of the handset testing industry.  Its highly flexible and reliable software solutions make Anite a key partner to the major Telecoms manufacturers and operators. With a diverse team focused on exceeding expectations, Anite draws upon worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about the future of LTE.

Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs around 500 staff in 14 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.anite.com.

About Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and its brands O2 and Alice belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet.

"Kundenmonitor Deutschland 2011" honoured Telefónica Germany as the network operator with the most satisfied mobile phone customers in the German market for the fifth time in a row. Telefónica Europe has more than 58 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

For further information, please contact:
Editorial contacts:
Karolina Eklund
Anite Telecoms
Tel: +44(0)1252-775245
Email: karolina.eklund@anite.com

Rufus Jay
Babel PR
Tel: +44(0)207-434-5550
Email: anite@babelpr.com

SOURCE Anite Telecoms Ltd



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