Aeroflex and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have signed a memorandum of understanding for a co-operation covering both Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technologies.
Under the agreement CMRI and Aeroflex will co-operate on testing technologies for LTE and LTE-A. This will include testing and verification of LTE functionality and performance, as well as LTE-A key technologies such as carrier aggregation, eICIC, UL-MIMO and the like, using the Aeroflex TM500 Test Mobile and EAST500 Capacity Test System product families.
‘This is an endorsement of Aeroflex’s versatility and its ability to develop products in a timely manner, based on customer requirements for the early proof of concept phase in network development and to align with CMRI’s requirement on LTE and LTE-A terminal emulation and eNode-B performance test,’ said Nick Carter, senior product manager at Aeroflex.
China Mobile is the world's largest mobile network operator in terms of both its network size and its mobile subscriber base. CMRI, the R&D institute of China Mobile, has spearheaded research into TD-LTE, which is the Time Division Duplexing (TDD) version of LTE.