Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spirent and AT4 Wireless Partner on LTE Device Testing

Spirent Communications, in collaboration with AT4 Wireless, introduced an LTE Network Emulator for next-generation mobile devices.

The new Spirent LTE Network Emulator shares a common platform with AT4 wireless' E2010 Broadband Wireless Test Set and integrates Spirent's real-time state machine with enhanced packet core (EPC) network emulation.

In combination with Spirent's existing CDMA and UMTS network emulators, the Spirent LTE Network Emulator enables multiple aspects of LTE multi-mode (LTE with CDMA/EV-DO and/or UMTS) device performance to be fully tested in the lab prior to commercial launch.

Spirent said it is critical that LTE-capable devices launched during early LTE network deployments, currently planned for 2010, perform well and work seamlessly with legacy networks, so early adopters aren't disappointed with device performance. Formal industry certification requirements for LTE devices are not expected to be ratified in time to meet the needs of these first deployments.

The collaboration also strengthens the conformance test portfolio of AT4 wireless, which will integrate Spirent's AirAccess CDMA Network Emulator into its LTE Protocol & Radio Resource Management (RRM) Conformance

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