SGS selects Spirent 8100 Location Technology Solution to expand AGPS OTA testing

Test lab SGS has selected Spirent Communications 8100 Location Technology Solution to expand its AGPS Over-The-Air (OTA) testing capabilities.

This is the second Spirent AGPS OTA test solution selected by SGS to support the increased need and growing demand for AGPS OTA testing of mobile devices.

The demand for AGPS OTA testing is increasing. The association is aimed at delivering accessible OTA test capabilities to address the needs of wireless carriers.

“We consider OTA test methodology to be essential in device performance evaluation, and have placed a priority on providing support to wireless carriers as they evolve their requirements to include AGPS OTA tests,” said Michael Spitzer, Global Wireless Manager at SGS.

Spirent said OTA testing provides a complete performance picture. Wireless operators recognize the importance of OTA testing methodology and its critical role in enabling accurate location-based services (LBS) and fulfilling emergency service requirements (VoLTE E911).

“When you consider the many features being built into next-gen mobile devices and the complexities of deploying new radio access technologies such as LTE, you can appreciate many challenges that confront wireless carriers,” said Guy Merritt, vice president Wireless Products at Spirent Communications.

Spirent said its 8100 LTS covers location technologies and test capabilities for industry standards and operator specific areas, including AGPS OTA, LBS Performance, SUPL2.0 Conformance, VoLTE E911, and Hybrid Location Technologies.

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