Anite (News - Alert), a provider of wireless testing solutions, has announced a new milestone as it achieved peak data rates with commercial devices for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation.
LTE (News - Alert)-A is the technology designed to extend the features of LTE to deliver the equivalent of fixed-line broadband to end users. The technology promises peak data rates of around 3Gbps; however, achieving these peak rates over a mobile network has been one of the biggest challenges due to the complexity of the LTE-A technology, as well as the limitations set by form factors and frequency bandwidths.
Carrier aggregation addresses this issue as it allows mobile operators to achieve higher spectrum efficiency and superior data rates through the use of narrower spectrum bandwidths instead of large contiguous blocks of spectrum.
Anite achieved the new peak rates in collaboration with leading chipset manufacturers. The company used its Development Toolset solution and commercial third-party devices for the 10+10 MHz bandwidths required by leading U.S. mobile operators.
Anite Development Toolset supports key LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation of up to 20+20 MHz bandwidth, and also provides support for a 4x2 antenna configuration, enabling chipset manufacturers to develop reliable LTE-A products in line with their milestones.
“Working as a strategic partner to a number of leading chipset manufacturers, Anite's LTE-A solutions offer industry leading data rates," said Paul Beaver, products director at Anite. "Our lab-based test solutions ensure that LTE-A devices and chipsets are rigorously tested in a controllable and repeatable way - this leads to significant time and cost savings."
Anite delivers device and network test solutions for an enhanced end-user experience. The company serves wide range of customers including device, chipset and network equipment manufacturers, mobile operators and test houses.
Recently, Anite announced a solution to support Global Certification Forum data throughput performance testing for LTE and 3G.
At the GSMA (News - Alert) Mobile World Congress 2013, Anite will be demonstrating its wireless test solutions for device and network testing, including the internal fading capability and recently acquired Propsim channel emulator.
Edited by Braden Becker