Leading American Mobile Operator Adopts Anite's LTE-Advanced Interoperability Test Cases

Sep 24, 2013, 09:00 ET from Anite

FLEET, England, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Anite's SAS provides operator with a wide range of carrier aggregation testing capability

Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that a leading American mobile operator has implemented Anite test scripts for the qualification of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) devices in its rigorous acceptance programme. Device and chipset manufacturers use the LTE-A testing capability within SAS, Anite's interoperability testing solution, to accelerate acceptance of new LTE-A devices by the operator.

These test cases assess the protocol signalling related to LTE-A Carrier Aggregation (CA). Key industry players are already preparing for LTE-A, the next stage in mobile telecommunications, which will allow operators to offer wireless services equivalent to 'fibre to your phone'. LTE-A CA enables mobile operators to achieve superior data rates through combining spectrum resources.

Anite's SAS provides mobile operators and device manufacturers with greater confidence as they prepare a new device for launch. Proven to cut device test time by 50% compared to performing similar tests in the field, SAS is also recognised for supporting a large number of Tier-1 operator device acceptance programmes.

Anite has recently made several announcements related to its achievements within LTE-Advanced: In February, Anite announced that it had achieved peak data rates with commercial devices for LTE-A Carrier Aggregation. Last month, Anite was first to release a verified eICIC enriched LTE-Advanced device testing solution. Finally, Anite has achieved validation for the most number of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) protocol test cases by the PTCRB (a wireless device certification forum led by North American mobile operators). These accomplishments highlight the advanced capability of the Anite 9000, Anite's network simulator platform for lab-based device testing, which is used by the industry to execute development, conformance, interoperability and performance testing.

"Anite's cutting-edge technology roadmap is a cornerstone to its key partnerships with leading mobile operators," says Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite. He continues, "This additional significant milestone will help to accelerate new highly capable devices to market."

Read more about SAS, Anite's interoperability testing solution for rapid operator acceptance of new mobile devices.

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 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.

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