UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a leader in advancing safety science, has chosen Anritsu as its provider for Long Term Evolution (LTE) telecoms equipment, becoming the first commercial independent LTE conformance test facility in the UK in the process. Over the past 6 months UL has invested $4 million at its Basingstoke base to create the most complete LTE test facility in the country.
“LTE is the leading fourth generation wireless technology and UL’s investment is a clear demonstration of commitment to LTE advancement both within the UK and globally,” said Robert Graham, Head of Cellular Approvals, UL Verification Services. He continued, “Anritsu has a clear lead in LTE cellular conformance systems, with the largest test case coverage and a proven commitment to work with their customers.”
UL’s choice of Anritsu ME7873L and ME7834L platforms will allow customers to have access to the maximum coverage of validated test cases across the highest number of bands. UL now offers the necessary conformance requirements for the GCF, is a primary laboratory for PTCRB and can offer network operator approvals for Europe, North America and beyond.
Anritsu is able to offer the highest coverage of test cases, but according to Anritsu Director Marketing, Wireless Protocol Test Bob Kersey “The real benefit from the system is the value it adds. Anritsu offers features such as floating licences and parallel testing to maximise the efficiency of the test assets and lower the overall test time. This results in real value to our customers.”
UL’s choice of the Anritsu ME7834 Mobile device protocol test platform enables the testing of chipsets, dongles, tablets, notebooks and Smartphone’s required by network operators to launch commercial LTE services.
“Anritsu has established itself as a market leader in conformance testing and our intention is to continue this leadership by providing our customers technology leading solutions along with cost saving features. “We have started planning our next set of enhancements including support for LTE Advanced features” said Mr. Kersey. “We are excited to be working with UL as they share our commitment to making leading edge testing solutions available to telecommunication device makers.”