Verizon Wireless Introduces New Certification Program for Chipsets to Help Speed Time to Market

COMPRION Also Named Provider of (U)SIM and CSIM Interface Test Equipment

Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced two new efforts designed to help chipset providers and device manufacturers develop and build handsets and other devices for use on the company's leading 3G and 4G LTE networks.  The new certification process, along with a new provider of (U)SIM and CSIM Interface test equipment, will help bring those products to market more quickly.

Verizon Wireless now requires all baseband chipsets to go through a common certification process.  Intended to streamline the overall process and eliminate redundant testing among chip vendors, device vendors and Verizon Wireless, the new certification requirements can also lead to a faster approval cycle for the chipsets.  The program simplifies device certification requirements, while ensuring uniform quality across chipsets used in devices launched across Verizon Wireless' networks.

Certification applies to all new chipsets; existing chipsets may be granted certification based on meeting certain criteria and "grandfathered" into the program at the discretion of Verizon Wireless.  

COMPRION Named Provider of (U)SIM and CSIM Interface Test Equipment

Verizon Wireless also said it has chosen COMPRION to be the official test equipment provider for LTE-USIM and CDMA-CSIM interface testing of handsets.  COMPRION, based in Paderborn, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of test equipment for handset testing.  

The tests done using COMPRION equipment are based on established ETSI, 3GPP and 3GPP(2) specifications and are augmented with Verizon Wireless-specific requirements.  COMPRION SIMfony, the validated conformance test system for combined handset testing is known for its usability and efficiency, and will be used to test both LTE and Multi-Mode handsets.  

For more information about COMPRION and its testing equipment, visit www.comprion.com.  

For more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, go to www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.  For more information about Verizon Wireless, go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

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