CETECOM selects Rohde & Schwarz RF Conformance Test System for LTE Testing

The R&S©TS8980FTA from Rohde & Schwarz will assist CETECOM in deploying its LTE service portfolio

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CETECOM, a global leader in testing, certification and consulting for the wireless industry, has selected the R&S©TS8980FTA RF Conformance Test System to be part of its arsenal of LTE test equipment. The new test system from Rohde & Schwarz, a leading international manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, will help CETECOM support certification testing of mobile devices based on LTE technology. A massive rollout of LTE networks is predicted in 2010 and CETECOM has taken this step to ensure it has the full range of capabilities needed to provide costeffective and efficient testing for certification programs in all major market regions.

The scalable RF Conformance Test System is designed to cover all GCF and PTCRB Rel-8 RF test cases conforming with the 3GPP TS36.521-1 §6 thru §9 for LTE FDD and TDD modes. In addition to LTE (E-UTRA) conformance tests, tests cases for WCDMA will also be supported. Integration of HSPA+ is underway.

In addition to GCF and PTCRB certification testing, the R&S©TS8980FTA also offers the industry's broadest range of networkoperatorspecific conformance tests. The highly flexible R&S©TS8980 test platform enables early collaboration with major chipset and device vendors and network operators. This concept provides R&S©TS8980 users access to an unprecedented scope of RF conformance and Network Operator acceptance tests. Early availability of 3GPP -- and operatorspecific test cases -- helps R&S©TS8980 users radically reduce timetolaunch.

The RF Conformance Test System is a registered platform for GCF and PTCRB. It integrates a range of marketleading Rohde & Schwarz test instruments including the R&S©CMW500PT Protocol Conformance Tester, the industry's first LTE platform to offer validated conformance test cases.

In addition to pure LTE RF certification and Network acceptance, an optional and highly costeffective integration of the Rohde & Schwarz RRM (Radio Resource Management) platform is available. This allows the implementation of test cases according to 3GPP TS36.521-3. The RRM addon maximizes the usability of the new R&S©TS8980FTA RF Conformance Test System.

About Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.2 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) in fiscal year 2008/2009 (July 2008 to June 2009). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany. For more information visit www.rohde-schwarz.com
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