Spirent launches TD-LTE conformance testing

Telecom Lead America: Spirent Communications, a test and
measurement solutions provider, has launched TD-LTE conformance testing on the
Spirent 8100 Mobile Device Test System.

Spirent has extended its test capabilities to include
TD-LTE conformance testing for all 3GPP RF, protocol and RRM requirements.

TD-LTE conformance test cases run on the same platform
developed by Spirent, in collaboration with AT4 wireless, for device
development and operator acceptance testing. The partnership between Spirent
Communications and AT4 wireless brings together industry leaders in LTE device
performance testing and LTE conformance testing, resulting in the
single-platform test solution available for network operators and device

At a time of global pressure on spectrum, single-band
operation makes TD-LTE an attractive option to many network operators.

TD-LTE is an effective answer to the challenges of
limited spectrum, and it also supports advanced antenna techniques that enable
faster data rates and improved system capacity,” said Spirent vice president
Hesham ElHamahmy.

In addition to this new TD-LTE conformance testing
capability, Spirent is also a leader in addressing the complex testing
requirements for TD-LTE-enabled antenna techniques, such as MIMO Beamforming.

Moreover, Spirent 8100 is the platform of choice for
device performance and operators acceptance testing and supports conformance
testing for both TD-LTE and FDD LTE in all 3GPP frequency bands. Delivering
TD-LTE conformance test capability as a software option for the 8100 test
solution allows Spirent’s customers to maintain a single platform approach for
device testing at every stage of the development life cycle.

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