Anite, the wireless equipment testing technology provider has launched full support for the Global Certification Forum (GCF) LTE data throughput performance testing requirements. This will enable mobile operators and device manufacturers to cost-efficiently test the data throughput performance of new devices in real-world conditions.
Subscribers expect to access more data intensive mobile services on the move and mobile operators are keen to verify the performance of new mobile devices before market introduction in order to ensure end-users’ expectations are met.
Having an open 3GPP standard for measuring data throughput performance (such as download speeds) allows device manufacturers to verify that performance earlier in a device’s R&D lifecycle and be confident that results remain relevant to a wide range of operators.
The test cases measure the application layer data throughput performance of a mobile device by replicating various challenging real-world propagation conditions, such as those caused by fading and multi-path reflections.
These conditions are created in a repeatable laboratory environment using Anite’s Conformance Toolset, based on the Anite 9000’s integrated fading capability. This provides a cost effective upgrade to existing Anite protocol test systems.
PTCRB, the wireless device certification forum run by North American mobile operators, is expected to adopt similar requirements in the coming months and Anite’s Conformance Toolset customers can use the same platform to run PTCRB mandated data performance tests.
‘Device manufacturers and mobile operators now have access to complete GCF LTE data performance testing capability as a simple upgrade to their existing conformance test solutions, which is acknowledged as the industry’s most reliable and easy to use conformance testing solution’, said Paul Beaver, products director at Anite.
He continued: ‘This will lead to more cost-effective development of devices that are more likely to meet end-users download speed expectations.’