Microwave Journal

Agilent Recognized for Leadership in LTE and WiMAX Test Equipment Market

March 3, 2010

Agilent Technologies Inc. has received Frost and Sullivan's Best Practices Award for World Market Share Leadership in LTE and WiMAX test equipment. The award is based on market research showing that Agilent held the highest industry market share in 2008 with 20.2 percent of the market revenues.

We are very pleased to receive this recognition," said Ron Nersesian, Pesident of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "As a leader in the measurement industry, Agilent is fully committed to providing solutions for LTE and WiMAX that address each technology's development lifecycle. Our continued stream of measurement product introductions further demonstrates this commitment to empower engineers to stay at the forefront of these complex and fast-evolving technologies."

While Agilent's competitors are capable of addressing certain segments within WiMAX and LTE, the company's product range spans the entire technology life cycle, from early R&D through manufacturing to network deployment and service assurance," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Vijay Mathew. "Despite WiMAX and LTE being at different stages of their development life cycle, Agilent continues to work and partner with its customers with an equal focus on both technologies."

Agilent has a wide range of hardware platforms and software solutions that address the complex technical issues inherent to both LTE and WiMAX. These include wider bandwidth, higher frequency, complex modulation, and smart antenna technologies. Additional resources include Agilent's book, "LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless Design and Measurement Challenges," a vast library of application notes, and a knowledgeable sales force capable of guiding and supporting customers through complex RF and wireless application challenges.

Agilent LTE test solutions include design simulation software with connected solutions for in-depth simulation; cross-domain test capabilities for digital to RF architectures (DigRF v4); base station (eNodeB) test; real-time eNodeB testing; signal generation and analysis solutions for early module test including FDD, TD-LTE, and MIMO; and network analysis and optimization with SART and drive test. Agilent also has a comprehensive and seamless technology roadmap for LTE test.

Agilent Technologies' WiMAX test offering covers R&D, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing, network deployment, and service assurance for Fixed and Mobile WiMAX™, WiBro and includes support for Wave 2 and MIMO.