Spirent Communications plc, a leader in wireless network, devices and applications testing, announced that China Telecom has selected the Spirent C2K-ATS system to test mobile phones before they are offered to its subscribers. China Telecom will use the Spirent test system for parametric radio testing, signaling conformance testing, data performance testing and location-based services (LBS) testing.

The Spirent C2K-ATS system was selected by China Telecom following an internal “bake-off” that compared solutions in several categories. China Telecom will use the Spirent C2K-ATS system to test mobile devices for compliance to industry standards as well as for application service quality.

“Poorly performing mobile devices result in more than just costly subscriber churn,” said Richard Webb, Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research. “These devices can increase operational costs by wasting scarce network resources. Operators also bear the costs of technical resources trying to identify network issues when the problem is with the phone. Going beyond certification testing to include performance testing is critical, especially as mobile operators migrate to 3G and LTE technologies. Solutions like the C2K-ATS help operators test not only today’s technologies, but they also support the migration to next-generation networks and devices.”

Spirent C2K-ATS system is the de facto industry standard for CDMA and EV-DO testing. Nearly 100 percent of the CDMA and EV-DO mobile device designs deployed in the world today have been tested on this system. In addition to automated conformance testing, the single-platform multi-function tool can be tailored for mobile device design-verification testing (DVT), product integration and debugging, and the resolution of post-deployment issues by quantifying device performance in terms of RF performance, protocol issues and A-GPS performance.

“China Telecom is currently the world leader in CDMA and EV-DO subscriber growth, and is poised to deliver service to over 100 million people,” said Rob VanBrunt, Vice President at Spirent’s Wireless Division. “It is an exciting time for all of us, and we will continue our close cooperation to ensure that our test solutions help China Telecom deliver the highest-quality service.”