Agilent Technologies and AT4 Wireless Win Joint WiMAX Conformance Test Systems Contract in Taiwan
SANTA CLARA, Calif., and MALAGA, Spain, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and AT4 Wireless (formerly known as CETECOM Spain) announced today that Agilent's Measurement Systems Division and Wireless Business Unit have won a contract valued at more than US$1 million jointly with AT4 Wireless for fixed and mobile WiMAX conformance test and regulatory test systems with Telecom Technology Center (TTC) Taiwan. Agilent's Measurement Systems Division will provide the regulatory test system, project management, installation and training services; AT4 Wireless' Systems Division will provide the fixed and mobile WiMAX radio and protocol conformance test system based on their MINT T2110 architecture. AT4 Wireless' Labs Division will train TTC employees on test procedures for WiMAX Forum Certified(tm) products. "This is a further step in the successful rollout of WiMAX in the Asia region and our close relationship with AT4 Wireless," said Amir Aghdaei, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Measurement Systems Division. "With our strong local systems integration and support presence, and our working closely with AT4 Wireless, we were able to meet the customer's needs for a complete WiMAX RF and protocol conformance test solution with the lowest risk." The AT4 Wireless MINT T2110 Conformance Test System is the official radio conformance test system for WiMAX certification of IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN-based devices. Combining AT4 Systems technology with Agilent's industry-leading E4440A Series PSA high-performance signal analyzer, 89601 Option B7S/B7Y software and E4438C ESG vector signal generator, MINT T2110 covers the transmitter and receiver test cases for base stations and subscriber stations according to the WiMAX CS 103 001 test specification. "We have enjoyed a good relationship with Agilent for many years, starting in Bluetooth, and more recently the 802.16 WiMAX communication technologies," said Luis Fernando Martinez, general director of AT4 Wireless. "WiMAX represents an excellent new area of mutual cooperation between our organizations." Guy Sene, vice president, Signal Analysis Division, added, "By working with AT4 Wireless on 802.16 RF conformance test systems, we have been able to focus our energies and resources on developing and continuously enhancing our industry-leading measurement and analysis tools for WiMAX." Information about Agilent's WiMAX test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/wimax. About AT4 Wireless AT4 Wireless, an Agilent Channel Partner, operates as an independent company with its main facility located in Malaga, Spain. The company's mission is to assist companies that develop products incorporating WiMAX and other wireless technologies. AT4 Wireless, previously known as CETECOM Spain was founded in 1991 and has 250 employees, 80 percent of whom are engineers. The company has three divisions: AT4 Labs which is an independent test lab for wireless telecommunications technologies and products. AT4 Systems develops conformance and interoperability test systems for various wireless technologies including WiMAX. AT4 Engineering and Solutions develops software applications and offers professional services to telecom network operators. Information about AT4 Wireless is available at www.at4wireless.es. About TTC TTC (Telecom Technology Center) is a government-affiliated entity in Taiwan that provides engineering support and local regulatory compliance test services to communications equipment manufacturers based in Taiwan as well as those outside the country planning to market their products to the Taiwan and greater South East Asia region. TTC is focused on becoming a WiMAX Forum Designated Certification Lab. About WiMAX Forum The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products. Its member companies support the industry-wide acceptance of the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN standards. The Forum works to promote global WiMAX deployments and to make WiMAX the platform of choice for broadband wireless. Information about the WiMAX Forum is available on the Web at www.wimaxforum.org.