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February 20, 2009

Aircom Announces Testing Services for Mobile Device Manufacturers


Aircom International, an independent mobile network planning and optimization consultancy, is offering mobile devise lab testing services to ensure interoperability of mobile applications and compliance with industry standards, the company announced at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2009 in Barcelona.

 
Aircom offers testing service for technologies including Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).
 
Major applications tested include short messaging service (SMS), multimedia message service (MMS), instant messaging (IM), Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Java, e-mail, streaming, Bluetooth, Push-to-Talk (PTT), Security, MediaFlo, Wireless Fidelity (WiFi (News - Alert)) and third-party applications.
 
With the continuing evolution of advanced mobile platforms such as Microsoft Windows Mobile, Android (News - Alert) and Symbian, mobile device manufacturers and service providers need to ensure that their offerings deliver the best technology to the market.
 
According to Aircom officials, the interoperability testing service provides proven testing and quality assurance procedures for handset manufacturers who are under increasing pressure to launch new devices that comply with industry standards and meet customer demand.
 
Aircom offers various testing services including mobile device research and development, maintenance release testing, 2G and 3G device testing, and protocol and performance testing.
 
On-field testing services include testing of pre-release and post-release devices; turnkey and managed service capabilities, including UMTS terminals; and GCF field testing for major device manufacturers.
 
“As multiple technologies continue to proliferate throughout the telecommunications world, vendors are under increasing pressure to launch new handsets, balancing stability versus time to market,” said Marty Smuin, president of the Americas, Aircom International, in a statement. “Rather than divert costly R&D equipment and expertise to ensure interoperability, vendors and mobile operators are increasingly choosing to use our services to relieve the pressure.”
 
“We take great pride in being one of the few companies who provide field testing and device lab services on behalf of both vendors and operators,” said Smuin. “It’s a testament to the trust we have built from our long-term relationships in the industry.”
 
Aircom also announced a contract with Croatian mobile operator Vipnet to supply its Optima Performance Management solutions across both the Core and Radio Access networks. According to Aircom officials, the deal will act to standardize the Operational Support System (OSS) tools across the entire Vipnet network.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray










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