FLEET, England, February 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), the R&D division of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, and Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on research in order to facilitate the global roll-out of TD-LTE technology.
Device quality assurance is a high priority for a successful commercial launch. This is why CMRI will work with Anite to develop validated protocol conformance and interoperability test specifications and test systems. The cooperation will help speed up volume availability of TD-LTE devices.
TD-LTE is the TDD version of LTE, developed with LTE FDD to meet the increasing user demand for mobile broadband. TD-LTE has the backing of many mobile network operators in Asia Pacific, America and Europe. With imminent network deployments and support from major companies in the mobile communications space, industry experts expect TD-LTE to capture a significant share of the LTE market. The Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) was established in February 2011 by leading international mobile network operators and today 33 TD-LTE trial networks have been launched across the world.
Mike Bonin, MD of Anite's Handset Testing business says, "Anite is delighted to be collaborating with China Mobile to support a successful commercial LTE service for both China and the global market. As a leading provider of device test solutions, Anite recognised the potential of TD-LTE early in 2009 and leads the market in terms of test case availability."
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 realizes 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 China Mobile Research Institute
China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) is the central organization in full support of China Mobile Communications Corporation's (CMCC) core businesses by carrying out advanced technology research and development as well as providing vital technical support and consultancy.
China Mobile was founded on April 20, 2000, with a registered capital of RMB 51.8 billion, and assets of more than RMB 1000 billion, possessing the largest mobile network and customer base in the world.
China Mobile has been selected in the world's top 500 by the U.S. "Fortune" magazine for 11 consecutive years, and the latest ranking is 87th. With its brand value rising, it has been named as one of the world's most powerful brands by the "Financial Times" for 6 consecutive years. In addition, it was recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 4 consecutive years, being the only company selected in Mainland China. Additional information is available at http://www.chinamobile.com.
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SOURCE Anite Telecoms Ltd