, a company that specializes in LTE (News
) software implementations for programmable radio platforms, reportedly announced that it will be demonstrate its LTE Test Mobile mi!TestMOBILE for the new European Digital Dividend or DD frequencies at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (News
) show in Barcelona.
Company sources explained that the DD spectrum at 790-862 MHz is most suitable for sparsely populated regions in Europe with mobile broadband. European regions are striving to complete the transition towards digital TV and release DD spectrum by 2012.
The Mobile World Congress show takes place Feb. 15-18.
The mi!TestMOBILE is a very small and low-cost Test Mobile device, which can be easily deployed and optimized for LTE networks. It is compact and a handheld solution which can be used by technicians in the field. The underlying hardware is reconfigurable and is flexible. It can be upgraded according to changes in market requirements, new 3GPP releases, multiple frequencies and service-provider needs.
The mimoOn solution is preferred as it offers advantages to all members of the mobile ecosystem. It offers infrastructure OEMs the ability to test their base-station equipment before deployment. Handset and semiconductor OEMs will benefit from the ability to benchmark their reference designs before the general availability. Operators can also benefit as they can test actual network performance and evaluate broadband capabilities before switching on LTE.
In a release Thomas Kaiser, CEO of mimoOn said, “The advantage that mimoOn’s Test Mobile brings to service providers and OEMs is that they can test their networks and designs in the field before actually loading up the network and marketing the service to consumers.”
Kaiser continued, “In addition, our design is not tied to any particular base-station or core network design, thus it offers operators an objective way to compare vendor capabilities and thus reduce market and financial risk.”
MimoOn’s pre-certified physical layer and protocol stack Software Packages assure fast time to market. Also its Software Defined Radio or SDR based system design enables low bill of material for several hardware products. The company’s SDR based LTE Test Mobile with small form factor is expected to revolutionize the test equipment market.
Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney