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Wavefront and Anritsu to offer the first LTE/WCDMA pre-screen testing in Canada

January 28, 2013
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Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for wireless commercialization and research, and Anritsu Electronics Ltd., a leader in wireless test solutions, announce they have formed a partnership expected to lower the costs and increase the availability of long term evolution (LTE) development and testing in Canada for small and medium enterprise (SME) level businesses, device manufacturers, and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). 

The LTE pre-screen testing capabilities available as part of this partnership offer a turnkey approach to quality assurance and certification of the test scripts for LTE applications prior to their submission to a mobile carrier. Among the capabilities are:

  • An online webinar series showcasing Anritsu Electronics-developed test solutions to help the device manufacturer, carrier and MVNO sectors
  • Development of a pre-screen testing service offering turnkey approaches to certification of test scripts and carrier submission
  • Access to Anritsu Electronics LTE Layer 1, 2 and 3 pre-screen testing equipment, including the MD8430A Signaling Tester with Rapid Test Designer (RTD), MD8470A Signaling Tester, and MD8475A Signaling Tester.

“In partnership with Anritsu, we are pleased to establish the country’s first LTE Layer 1, 2 and 3 pre-screen testing facility,” said Wavefront President and CEO, James Maynard. “LTE is at the forefront in the evolution of next generation networks and this agreement provides wireless SMEs with streamlined access to critical time-compression and quality assurance testing equipment previously not available in Canada.”

According to Tony Paredes, General Manager, Anritsu Canada, “Anritsu has been at the forefront of LTE technology and has designed leading-edge test solutions to help in the development and deployment of LTE networks and devices. Our partnership with Wavefront is part of our commitment to ensure the acceleration and enablement of the burgeoning wireless device market in Canada and their successful commercialization for the global LTE/M2M market.”

As a part of this partnership, Anritsu Electronics will also serve as a top-tier sponsor at the 2013 M2M Summit, part of the Wavefront Wireless Summits Week in Vancouver on February 4-6, 2013.

For more information about this program, please contact Anthony Thomas, Wavefront Business Development Manager, at anthony.thomas@wavefrontac.com.  

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