Overview: This panel will be led by Spirent and will include industry participants representing various aspects of the wireless ecosystem and standards body determining over-the-air (OTA) testing requirements specific to the Asia market. Spirent and the other panelists will share their perspectives on the factors driving Over-The-Air (OTA) test methodologies as a means to achieve a complete picture of real-world performance for mobile devices and base stations as well as the impact of emerging standards on carrier networks and OEMs.


Moderated by Simon Wang, Spirent


About Spirent Communications:

Spirent develops innovative test solutions for the engineers working within the communications industry that allow them to evaluate the performance of the latest technologies, infrastructure and applications to be deployed worldwide. We also provide tools for service technicians and field test engineers to improve network quality and make troubleshooting of live networks efficient and effective.


About CTIA Wireless:

CTIA – The Wireless Association is an industry trade group that represents the international wireless telecommunications industry. Its members include cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radioproviders and suppliers, and providers and manufacturers of wirelessdata services and products.


About China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT:

The China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR), with its predecessor being China Academy of Posts and Telecommunications of the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) established in the mid-1950s, has since its founding undertaken a great deal of major research for the country and the industry. It has thus accumulated rich experience in communications policies, standards for telecommunication technologies, planning of communications development, and product testing and certification, making great contributions to the development of communications industry in China.


About ETS-Lindgren:

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Moderator :

Simon Wang is familiar with industry conformance and performance testing especially for conductive and OTA test and has an extensive background with RF, Protocol and Application test. Wang received his master’s and bachelor’s degree for EE from SouthEast University, and worked for Bell-Labs before joining Spirent. Simon Wang is currently the sales development director for Spirent Wireless in APAC and has 10 years work experience with T&M for pre-sales and business development.


The Panelist:



Ronald Borsato, Principal architect atSpirent Communications

Ronald Borsatois principal architect atSpirent Communications with 17 years of wireless industry experience. Borsato is vice-chair of the CTIA’s ERP Ad-Hoc Subgroup and also served as a technical advisor to the cellular sub-team of the LightSquared TWG. He actively participates in 3GPP on LTE and OTA matters. Borsato served as chair of the CTIA GPS Subgroup during the development of the test requirements. Borsato received his Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Lin Guo, The China Academy of Telecommunication Research – Telecommunication Metrology Center (TMC)  

Lin Guo is principal engineer of the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) of MIIT. He graduated from the North China Electric Power University with a master’s degree of Electromagnetic Field and RF technology in 2004. He started his career with the EMC test, research and standardization work at the EMC lab of CATR, then he started to run China’s first OTA lab and changed his responsibility to antenna related work. He is now the Rapporteur of ITU-T SG5 Q16, member of CTIA, 3GPP and CCSA OTA standards group and drafted many related standards. He has successfully finished many national key projects and has won national awards.




Mark Sargent, Vice President of Certification Programs at CTIA – The Wireless Association

Mark Sargent is Vice President of Certification Programs at CTIA – The Wireless Association®, where he oversees the U.S. wireless industry’s certification programs for consumer wireless devices.  In this position, he is also Chairman of CTIA’s industry-wide Certification Program Working Group.  Mark has 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having held various engineering, sales, marketing and product development positions.  He received a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Duke University.




Yulong Tang, ETS-Lindgren

Yulong Tang received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2004. During his studies, he conducted research work on the MMIC development for radio astronomy applications, as well as mmW point-to-point communication systems. He joined TriQuint Semiconductor in 2005 as a design engineer, working on the MMIC development for wireless communication systems. Since 2008, he has been with ETS-Lindgren and working on the RF design of anechoic chambers and antenna measurement systems. His research interests include RF circuit and system design for radio astronomy, electromagnetic wave measurement and medical applications.