PCTEST, an accredited laboratory in Columbia, MD, has expanded to now offer Long Term Evolution (LTE) test services. PCTEST has selected Rohde & Schwarz's test platform as the solution for LTE. The Rohde & Schwarz test platform supports LTE RF, RRM and Protocol Conformance, as well as the tests required for operation on the nationwide LTE network that Verizon Wireless is building on the upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum.

PCTEST is a leader in CDMA2000(r) (1xRTT and 1xEVDO) testing, and by expanding into LTE, delivers a very comprehensive set of test services for their customers. "PCTEST will benefit immediately from Rohde & Schwarz's extensive LTE experience. The Rohde & Schwarz test platform provides most LTE device test requirements in one solution. We look forward to working together to provide our customers with the most comprehensive LTE test services to go along with our already extensive CDMA2000(r) portfolio," explained Andrea Zaworski, Lab Manager, PCTEST.

The test platform utilizes the multi-technology (LTE, CDMA2000(r), GERAN, UTRAN) R&S CMW500 network emulator. With the ability to support multiple technologies simultaneously in a single box, the R&S CMW500 can efficiently support critical features such as LTE - CDMA2000(r) InterRAT Handovers. Used for RF and Protocol Conformance, OTA Radiated Performance, Operator Test Plans, Manufacturing Test and R&D, the R&SCMW500 plays many key roles at leading laboratories around the world.

"Rohde & Schwarz has the knowledge, resources and test solutions needed to cover LTE testing from R&D to conformance. Customers continue to benefit from our market leadership as we continue to expand on the capabilities of the R&S CMW500 network emulator. We will ensure that Rohde & Schwarz is always able to provide the most comprehensive and effective LTE test solution available in the market," said Bryan Helmick, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz.