FLEET, England, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Achieved data rates fulfil carrier aggregation requirements driven by leading US operators
Anite, a global leader in wireless testing technology, today announced that, by working in close collaboration with leading chipset manufacturers, it has achieved peak data rates with commercial devices for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation.
LTE-A will extend the features of LTE to deliver the equivalent of a fixed-line broadband experience to the end user, promising peak data rates of around 3Gbps, which will allow subscribers to work effectively 'on the move'. However, achieving these peak data rates over a mobile network poses one of the biggest challenges the industry has ever had to face due to the complexity of the LTE-A technology coupled with limitations set by form factors and frequency bandwidths.
Carrier aggregation allows mobile operators to achieve higher spectrum efficiency and superior data rates through the use of narrower spectrum bandwidths instead of large contiguous blocks of spectrum, which is scarce and not easily obtainable. Anite achieved these peak data rates using its Development Toolset solution and commercial third party devices for the 10+10 MHz bandwidths required by leading US mobile operators.
Anite's proven LTE-A protocol test solution provides flexible and comprehensive LTE-Advanced device testing capability. Development Toolset now supports key LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation of up to 20+20 MHz bandwidth and also provides support for a 4x2 antenna configuration. This will enable chipset manufacturers to develop reliable LTE-A products in line with their milestones. With its simple to use graphical interface, Development Toolset speeds up testing programmes and enables users to test across a wide range of technologies. Users have access to a library of test cases, which contribute to enhancing the productivity from the very early stages of the development of a new chipset or device.
"Working as a strategic partner to a number of leading chipset manufacturers, Anite's LTE-A solutions offer industry leading data rates", says Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite. He continues, "Our lab-based test solutions ensure that LTE-A devices and chipsets are rigorously tested in a controllable and repeatable way - this leads to significant time and cost savings."
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 offers industry leading device and network test solutions for an enhanced end-user experience. Its rigorous and intuitive test solutions accelerate new device launches and ensure optimised network performance. As a global market leader with over 20 years' experience, Anite provides cutting-edge technology to a wide range of customers including device, chipset and network equipment manufacturers, mobile operators and test houses. Anite's key partners rely on its expertise and highly flexible, reliable test solutions.
Headquartered in the UK, Anite has offices in 15 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.anite.com.
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