March 22, 2012

Anritsu and Signalion Announce Successful IOT Collaboration For 3GPP LTE-Advanced

Anritsu Corporation and Signalion GmbH has conducted a successful IOT for the 3GPP LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation feature with an IP downlink throughput of 300 Mbps. Both companies are leaders in providing test solutions for the 3GPP LTE radio technology. As a result of this IOT collaboration, the two companies will supply dependable test solutions for 3GPP LTE-Advanced.

The IOT was conducted using the MD8430A LTE base station simulator for LTE terminal verification developed by Anritsu Corporation, and the SORBAS LTE terminal simulator for LTE base station verification developed by Signalion. Both solutions have been enhanced with Carrier Aggregation functionality of the LTE-Advanced standard as a trial development by each company.

The IOT was performed in December 2011 and an average downlink throughput of 300 Mbps was achieved in an end-to-end connection at the IP layer. In the trial, two band-1 component carriers with 20 MHz bandwidth each were aggregated, resulting in a total bandwidth of 40 MHz.

The next step is to reach an average uplink throughput of 100 Mbps at the IP layer, as well as to include additional functionality for LTE-Advanced, as required by the LTE-A market. Both companies will verify their test equipment peer-to-peer. This IOT by two independent companies provides a higher dependability of LTE-A test equipment at a very early stage of LTE-A product development.

“We are excited about the success of our IOT collaboration with Anritsu,” Tim Hentschel, Managing Director of Signalion, explains. “Anritsu and Signalion have shown an impressive growth in the LTE test market. This latest success proves Anritsu’s and Signalion’s very active support of the LTE-Advanced eco system. By providing our customers with such advanced testing capabilities, we are contributing to an early realization of the LTE-Advanced technology in Japan, Europe, and worldwide.”

Toshihiko Takahashi, Corporate Executive Officer/R&D Director of Anritsu, said, “Having succeeded in the IOT of LTE-Advanced for the first time in the world proves the high level of technical capabilities of Anritsu and Signalion. R&D of LTE-Advanced is at a fast pace and it is accelerating as we speak, in order to respond to the rapid increase of mobile data traffic. Based on this result, Anritsu accelerates the development of test and measurement solutions and powerfully supports an early realization of LTE-Advanced.”

About Signalion
Signalion is a provider of specialized wireless products, in particular complete test solutions for wireless infrastructure manufacturers and operators. Founded in 2003, the company had introduced in the market the first LTE-Test-UE as well as the first RF module in AMC form factor. Signalion has been providing wireless test equipment for 3GPP-LTE infrastructure beside its solutions for wireless system prototyping and live demonstrations.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operations. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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