Anite announced that its Nemo Outdoor test platform now supports commercial LTE Advanced and carrier aggregation testing for mobile network operators and network infrastructure vendors.
The Nemo Outdoor product's carrier aggregation measurements provide details regarding the primary and secondary component carriers, including physical cell ID, signal levels and quality. In addition, link adaptation and radio resource allocation can be monitored.
"Key industry players are already preparing for LTE-A and carrier aggregation deployments. With our help operators can make sure their networks are optimised for providing the high data rates their customers are demanding," said Petri Toljamo, managing director at Anite's network testing business.
Back in February, Anite claimed that by working in close collaboration with leading chipset manufacturers, it had achieved peak data rates with commercial devices for LTE-A carrier aggregation. In June, the Finnish company announced it had made the first LTE-A carrier aggregation test case verification submissions to RAN5, which handles 3GPP mobile terminal conformance testing. And last month, Anite said it has achieved validation for the most number of LTE-A carrier aggregation protocol test cases by the PTCRB, a wireless device certification forum led by North American mobile operators.
Though South Korean operators have already begun offering carrier aggregation, North America will become the most aggressive LTE-A market, followed by Asia Pacific and Western Europe, according to a report released in June by ABI Research. The firm noted some North American mobile operators are expected to commercially launch LTE-A by the end of this year.
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