AT4 wireless and Anritsu have reached an agreement to upgrade the LTE Advanced conformance test and carrier acceptance test capabilities in Europe, North America and APAC, supporting certification of mobile devices globally.
The agreement is adding significant capability for the latest protocol and RF/RRM LTE test packages and work items, including carrier aggregation, IMS and VoLTE’ which are the latest features being launched on LTE-Advanced networks, and supporting both FDD and TDD modes to ensure true global coverage. At the same time the agreement includes further coverage with Carrier Acceptance Test Programs, where AT4 wireless offers testing services in Europe, North America and APAC.
As an additional part of the capability expansion, Anritsu is also adding R&TTE test packages and signalling equipment for AT4 wireless ´Over The Air’ test facilities for both CTIA and carrier specific requirements.
“We are very pleased to extend the relationship with AT4 wireless, using the ME7873L and the ME7834L which are leading test platforms in global certification testing and type approval, and supporting 3G, LTE and LTE-A, with widest test coverage and fastest test times. They are both established market leaders, proven across the industry, and continue to be enhanced to expand coverage on new technologies emerging in LTE-A. We are confident that this capability will help AT4 wireless to provide the best testing facilities” said Michael Spatny, General Manager for Anritsu EMEA.
“We see this as a very positive cooperation because AT4 wireless is keeping its global test labs in a very competitive position, offering to its international customers the very latest conformance testing services in 3G, LTE and now LTE Advanced, and at the same time is meeting the latest requirements of the leading Tier 1 carriers in mobile communications worldwide”, said Fernando E. Hardasmal, deputy general director at AT4 wireless, S.A. “Anritsu has built for AT4 wireless a significant test lab capacity in 3G and in LTE in Spain, USA, Taiwan and Japan that supports a much faster testing time for AT4 wireless customers who demand the best facilities and very flexible services that are available in time for market launch.”