Verkotan Laboratory Selects Anite's Propsim F32 Channel Emulator for Advanced and Rapid MIMO OTA Testing

22 Jun, 2016, 03:00 ET from Anite

FLEET, Hampshire, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The FAST-OTA Capability Enables CTIA Approved Laboratory to Speed up MIMO OTA Testing of Mobile Devices by More Than Ten Times

Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, has today announced that Verkotan laboratory has recently selected Anite's Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to enable faster MIMO OTA testing in Verkotan's advanced wireless performance laboratory.

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Based in Finland, the laboratory includes a state-of-the art anechoic chamber large enough to test laptops as well as base stations aimed for deployment in 5G networks. Verkotan works closely with major mobile operators and manufacturers of wireless equipment, including wearables, seeking to outsource its testing needs to a high-end laboratory equipped to handle a wide range of testing requirements such as those mandated by CTIA.

Anite's Propsim F32 enables Verkotan to verify that mobile devices with the latest technology features, including multiple antenna configurations and carrier aggregation, perform as expected. In August last year, CTIA released a standardised MIMO OTA performance test plan, which many manufacturers and mobile operators aim to conform with to ensure high levels of end-user experience.

Propsim's FAST-OTA capability enables Verkotan to accelerate MIMO OTA testing of mobile devices by more than ten times compared to conventional testing methods. Anite's Propsim F32 Channel Emulator is the only single unit channel emulator that supports the minimum requirement of eight dual polarized antennas for MIMO OTA testing in an anechoic chamber. It can be expanded to support 16 dual polarized antennas (required for testing larger devices), making it a future-proof solution for upcoming technologies and device formats.

Kari Komonen, CEO of Verkotan: "As a key standard in the mobile industry, MIMO OTA is vital to our growth potential. We selected Anite and its FAST MIMO OTA capability as our preferred supplier of channel emulation solutions to enable us to speed up MIMO OTA R&D and CTIA pre-certification testing."

Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite's Device & Infrastructure Testing business commented: "We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Verkotan, once part of a large European OEM. Their selection of Propsim underlines how much one of the world's most advanced MIMO OTA laboratories values channel emulation solutions with leading propagation characteristics for accurate and quick verification of devices."

About Anite
Anite 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 offices in 15 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
Anite is now part of Keysight Technologies.
For more information, please visit the company's website: www.anite.com

About Verkotan
Verkotan Oy is a CTIA accredited OTA (Over-The-Air) test house Based in Finland. It offers OTA, SAR and GPS test, analysis, high quality expertise and certification services to the customers from multiple business areas related to wireless performance.
Verkotan is the only ISO17025 accredited test house in the world with its own in-house developed test system. Verkotan's sophisticated software and test laboratory capability provides totally new test methods creating unique value for the customers.
For more information, please visit the company's website: www.verkotan.com


For further information, please contact:
Karolina Eklund, Anite, Tel: +44 (0)1252 775245, Email: karolina.eklund@anite.com
Matt Humphries, Babel PR, Tel: +44 (0)207 434 5550, Email: anite@babelpr.com
Kari Komonen, CEO, Tel: +358 40 5001241, Email: kari.komonen@verkotan.com

SOURCE Anite