Jun 18th 2012

Anite and ZTE collaborate to develop first TD-LTE-SCDMA Inter-RAT test cases

Introduction to test cases will speed up the market availability of dual-mode handsets

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 18 June, 2012 – Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology, and ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that they have successfully proven the first TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-Radio Access Technology (RAT) conformance test cases.

Another industry first from Anite, the TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-RAT conformance test cases will enable those chipset manufacturers and handset vendors who are developing dual-mode TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA devices to begin testing immediately. The test cases will accelerate the maturity of devices and provide a roadmap for the start of formal conformance testing prior to commercial network launches. Dual-mode handsets will allow users seamless access to high speed data services offered by both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA – the 3G standard widely deployed in China.

The TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-RAT test cases are part of Anite’s Conformance Toolset, the industry leading solution for LTE conformance testing. With the largest number of protocol conformance test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) across all band combinations, Anite’s Conformance Toolset is the first solution in the industry to support TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-RAT test cases. Back in December 2010, Anite’s Conformance Toolset was also the first device testing platform to be approved by the GCF for TD-LTE testing.

Anite has an unrivalled level of industry expertise in the field of TD-LTE conformance testing and has to date been responsible for more than 90 per cent of all TD-LTE test case verification submissions to 3GPP RAN5. Anite’s capability and expertise in developing LTE test solutions has helped it forge strong collaborative relationships with the leading handset manufacturers worldwide.

“Anite’s unrivalled technical expertise in TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA made them a clear choice to be our key collaboration partner,” said Mr Huoling Li, Product Manager of ZTE’s LTE chipset product line. “Anite’s device test solutions, and in particular Conformance Toolset, are extremely user friendly, versatile and robust. These benefits meet our needs on several different levels and allow us to cut costs and accelerate our time to market for devices.

“The fiercely competitive nature of the industry means that getting a mature device to market in the quickest time is crucial for commercial success,” said Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite’s Handset Testing Business. “Our unrivalled track record of innovation and conformance testing expertise enables handset and chipset manufacturers to speed up their roadmaps and thereby generate significant market success”

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About Anite
Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to the Wireless and Travel sectors across the globe. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Anite develops and implements software as well as provides consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that our customers operate effectively and securely. By using the latest technologies to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions, Anite meets customers’ specific requirements and realises tangible results for its clients.

Anite Telecoms offers rigorous yet simplified device testing, accelerating new devices to market. A global market leader, Anite has over 20 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology to device manufacturers, operators and test laboratories. Anite was the first company to verify LTE conformance test cases in 2009 and has consistently remained at the forefront of the handset testing industry. Its highly flexible and reliable software solutions make Anite a key partner to the major Telecoms manufacturers and operators. With a diverse team focused on exceeding expectations, Anite draws upon worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about the future of LTE.

Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs around 500 staff in 14 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.anite.com.