FLEET, England, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Standardised test cases enable mobile operators and device manufacturers to reduce verification costs
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it has launched full support for the Global Certification Forum (GCF) LTE data throughput performance testing requirements. This will enable mobile operators and device manufacturers to cost-efficiently test the data throughput performance of new devices in real-world conditions.
Subscribers expect to access more data intensive mobile services on the move and mobile operators are keen to verify the performance of new mobile devices before market introduction in order to ensure end-users' expectations are met. Having an open 3GPP standard for measuring data throughput performance (such as download speeds) allows device manufacturers to verify that performance earlier in a device's R&D lifecycle and be confident that results remain relevant to a wide range of operators.
The test cases measure the application layer data throughput performance of a mobile device by replicating various challenging real-world propagation conditions, such as those caused by fading and multi-path reflections. These conditions are created in a repeatable laboratory environment using Anite's Conformance Toolset, based on the Anite 9000's integrated fading capability. This provides a cost effective upgrade to existing Anite protocol test systems.
PTCRB, the wireless device certification forum run by North American mobile operators, is expected to adopt similar requirements in the coming months and Anite's Conformance Toolset customers can use the same platform to run PTCRB mandated data performance tests.
'Device manufacturers and mobile operators now have access to complete GCF LTE data performance testing capability as a simple upgrade to their existing conformance test solutions, which is acknowledged as the industry's most reliable and easy to use conformance testing solution', says Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite. He continues, 'This will lead to more cost-effective development of devices that are more likely to meet end-users download speed expectations.'
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 16 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.anite.com.
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