Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced its WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005. This breakthrough drive-testing capability for its network optimization test platform enables WiMAX network equipment manufacturers and service providers to authenticate the actual subscriber experience in real-world WiMAX environments. This capability allows manufacturers to develop faster and more reliable WiMAX-enabled products.

The Agilent WiMAX Optimization Solution is the latest version of the new 4G air interface technology, enhanced for ultra high-speed packet data transfer with Quality of Service (QoS). It enables 4G wireless communications systems to deliver business-critical data services such as video telephony, video conferencing and video streaming downloads, with network-enforced QoS to guarantee the performance of the service.

"With WiMAX environments that operate in IEEE 802.16e-2005, manufacturers and service providers are facing complex measurement considerations compared with traditional 2G and 3G iDEN/CDMA networks," said David Churchill, vice president and general manager, Agilent's Network and Digital Solutions business unit. "Our portfolio provides the ability to test devices, signals and services from the early stages of development through deployment. This helps design and manufacturing engineers do their jobs faster and more efficiently than ever before."

The Agilent Wireless Network Optimization Platform

The Agilent wireless network optimization test platform for RF engineering and operation teams enables WiMAX test for IEEE 802.16e-2005 drive-test capabilities through a scalable, integrated, air interface measurement system. This software enhancement helps network equipment manufacturers and service providers identify interference issues and neighboring cell site configuration problems, enabling the smooth introduction and ongoing maintenance of WiMAX capabilities that operate in IEEE 802.16e-2005 wireless broadband data networks.

This platform is used to support integration and maintenance of 2G, 3G and 4G networks, obtain comprehensive call-performance statistics and quantify the end-user's experience for both voice and data. Agilent now offers service providers the most concurrent measurements in the industry, enabling unparalleled efficiency in air interface testing and troubleshooting. Agilent also offers an unmatched portfolio of WiMAX test solutions for R&D, verification and manufacturing.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005, based on the Agilent E6474A network optimization test platform, is available now. The system price is dependent upon configuration selection.

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