Recognizing the strong demand for testing solutions among wireless operators, Spirent Communications has launched LTE (News - Alert) Call Reliability test solution on its 8100 Test System.
The launch of mobile devices yields tons of hype these days. Rigorous testing prior to launch ensures that the device lives up to consumers’ expectations. It also helps reduce mobile device return rates and the associated high costs.
Wireless operators are keen to addressing the device performance issues well before they’re formally launched in the market.
Spirent’s (News - Alert) solution has been validated by a leading North American wireless operator for immediate use in its acceptance testing of pre-launch devices.
Call reliability testing, often called “stress testing,” is aimed at identifying issues that can cause returns before devices are commercially deployed, and differs from the standard conformance tests. It replicates realistic user scenarios in which the device is used over long periods of time.
Scenarios include subjecting the device to repeat handover and call setup operations under challenging network conditions.
The tests help to identify issues specific to a particular device model that can occur after a period of use, such as an inability to handover between LTE and legacy 3G technologies, or a device freeze that requires a hard reset, Spirent said in a recent statement.
“Spirent pioneered stress testing methodology for 3G device testing, which brought substantial value to wireless operators in helping them to control device return rates,” said Spirent vice president Hesham ElHamahmy. “Our customers’ confidence in Spirent’s extension of this methodology into LTE device testing was reinforced when we uncovered significant issues with some popular commercially-available devices during validation of our LTE Call Reliability solution.”
Spirent Communications (News - Alert) recently signed an agreement to acquire Metrico Wireless, Inc. for $52 million. Privately held by Dimitrios Topaltzas and others, Metrico offers services and tools for analyzing the performance and subscriber quality of experience (QoE) of mobile devices in the field.
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Edited by Braden Becker