Anite's LTE Test Platform Selected by CETECOM

Mar 15, 2011, 05:00 ET from Anite Telecoms Ltd & CETECOM

LONDON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- CETECOM Selects Anite for Verizon Wireless Device Certification Testing

CETECOM has selected Anite's LTE conformance toolset and SAS test solutions for Verizon Wireless device certification testing.

Anite's Conformance Toolset delivers comprehensive & industry leading coverage of LTE signalling protocol test cases encompassing both GCF and PTCRB certification requirements. In addition, Anite leads the way with its Conformance Toolset as one of the first test equipment vendors to have 3GPP RAN5 TD-LTE test cases approved by GCF.SAS is Anite's industry leading interoperability testing solution, enabling accelerated time to market for new mobile devices. Its intuitive user interface and advanced feature support have made SAS the preferred solution for 2G/3G and now for LTE device approval. SAS supports more acceptance tests for Tier-1 mobile network operators than any other similar offering on the market.

As a provider of LTE services and test solutions, CETECOM has been able to implement improvements made possible by a long validation experience, a strong partnership, and excellent collaboration with Anite. Furthermore, CETECOM is the only test laboratory actively contributing to the LTE standardisation process in 3GPP RAN5.

"We are always focused on finding new ways to improve and expand our service portfolio together with reliable partners," said Dr. Harald Ansorge, CTO of CETECOM.

"We are delighted that CETECOM has selected Anite," said Paul Beaver Business Unit Director with Anite. "Anite's LTE leadership position is further endorsed by CETECOM's decision to adopt our GCF/PTCRB and Verizon LTE device test solutions. Our early investments have ensured that we can supply our customers with the most comprehensive LTE protocol test solutions, enabling them advance their products to market to support the building LTE roll-out."

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 13 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.anite.com

About CETECOM

CETECOM (http://www.cetecom.com) is renowned as neutral, experienced partner of the telecommunications and information technology industries and offers a unique service portfolio which covers the entire life cycle of a mobile communications product, contributes to the smooth running of products and applications and ensures that they meet international standards.

CETECOM's portfolio includes consulting and training, development of test solutions, validation services, testing in accredited laboratories (LTE, 3G, GSM, Application Enabler, OTA Performance, and EMC), field trials, certification, and approval handling.

Being a member of numerous specialist bodies, CETECOM is also actively involved in the development and standardisation of global specifications for future technologies.

Global Certification Forum - GCF - is an active partnership between network operators, device manufacturers and the test industry.

In response to changes in the regulatory environment in Europe, GCF was founded in 1999 to give operators confidence in the interworking of new mobile terminals at a time of rapid technological development and market growth.

For more than a decade, GCF's certification scheme has evolved to keep abreast of the needs of the industry. It is now recognised globally as the de facto standard for device certification.

GCF became a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee in May 2008. GCF is incorporated in the United Kingdom under the name Global Certification Forum (GCF) Ltd.

For the period to 2012, the GCF Board is focussing on five key objectives:

1) To maintain and strengthen the current scope of GCF and its robust and respected GCF Certification regime.

2) To provide a platform for the harmonization of test requirements with the aim of avoiding duplication of testing

3) To enable the certification of all devices that include 3GPP Radio Technologies

4) To promote the certification of all devices irrespective of the distribution channel

5) To ensure GCF Certification is open to other areas of mutual benefit to GCF Members and the industry.

    For further information, please contact:

    Anite Telecoms Ltd
    Tel: +44(0)1252-775200
    Email: wireless@anite.com

    For further information, please contact:

    CETECOM GmbH, Im Teelbruch 116, 45219 Essen, Germany

    Tel.: +49-2054-9519-0
    Fax: +49-2054-9519-997
    E-mail: info@cetecom.com

    Internet: http://www.cetecom.com

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