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Testing News: Anite accelerates LTE testing in China; JDSU puts test info in the cloud

Anite today announced the validation of the first Global Certification Forum (GCF) TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-Radio Access Technology (Inter-RAT) test cases. The company said that it now supports all of the GCF LTE protocol test requirements for TD-LTE mobile operators ahead of their launches. TD-LTE is an LTE variant that is primarily being used in Asian markets by carriers such as China Mobile.

The conformance test cases enable chipset manufacturers and handset vendors to develop and certify dual-mode TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA devices; TD-SCDMA is the 3G standard widely deployed in China. Anite said that the availability of its test cases is key to accelerating the launch of dual-technology handsets in China, seamless high speed data experiences for customers; and is a key enabler for the rapid deployment of TD-LTE in China.

JDSU said this week that it has a new cloud-based solution for network operators to manage and analyse data from deployed JDSU test instruments. StrataSync is aimed at helping network operators manage and optimize their networks more cost-effectively and provide real-time data to technicians.

“When our network customers are troubleshooting a network issues, it has to be done right the first time. Millions of people around the world rely on them and expect their network connections to work well,” said David Heard, president of Communications Test and Measurement at JDSU. “Moving more network monitoring to the cloud with solutions like StrataSync helps ensure that our customers get the best value out of their network assets while letting them focus more time on providing high quality service.”

Read more about StrataSync here, or watch a video from Heard here.

JDSU also introduced its new OSA-500RS in-band optical spectrum analyzer. The company said that the equipment recently helped a European operator to reduce its number of optical amplifiers by 30 percent and cut costs.

Tektronix Inc. says it now has the lowest cost real-time spectrum analyzer for mid-range performance. The company has expanded its RSA5000 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Series with new 26.5 GHz and 15 GHz models, along with its recently added 110 MHz bandwidth option.

“The growth of digital RF across a crowded wireless spectrum has led to the need for signal analyzers able to capture the briefest of spectrum occurrences to ensure proper operation and to avoid interference issues,” according to a company statement. “At the same time, economic pressures have led customers to require a single instrument that can meet their demanding spectrum analyzer needs and be able to troubleshoot the problems unique to today’s transient, hopping signals.”

“Now more than ever, RF engineers need spectrum analyzers with the frequency coverage required for today’s radios,” said Jim McGillivary, general manager of the Source Analyzer Product Line, Tektronix. “The RSA5000 Series hits the mark with a significant performance boost, a powerful real-time feature set and new 110 MHz bandwidth options that offer faster time to insight.”


Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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