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Ixia Teams with Rohde & Schwarz to Demonstrate LTE Solutions at Mobile World Congress

With series of demonstrations happening at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, Ixia, a global provider of wireless and core network test solutions together with Rohde & Schwarz have planned to jointly demonstrate their IxCatapult LTE (News - Alert) multi-UE simulator using the R&S CMW500 LTE protocol tester operating as an LTE base station emulator.
Rohde & Schwarz specializes in electronics and is a supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radio monitoring and radio location as well as secure communications.
“This joint demonstration is another example of the broad application range of the R&S CMW500 LTE Protocol Tester,” said Anton Messmer, director of subdivision mobile radio tester of Rohde & Schwarz.
 “Its unique flexibility and support of the latest standard developments supported Ixia (News - Alert) in validating that their LTE UE simulator fulfills every facet of the LTE specification,” Messmer added.
Reportedly, Ixia's IxCatapult multi-UE simulator is used by eNode B manufacturers and service providers to assure in-depth quality from their wireless nodes. The R&S CMW500 LTE protocol tester is said to support the latest developments in the LTE standard and is the most comprehensive testing solution for LTE handset development.
This demonstration, according to the company has dramatically enhanced value and benefits for manufacturers and service providers developing and deploying eNode B LTE components through a set of quality references and testing tools based on the IxCatapult multi-UE simulator.
In a similar testing done earlier, the Ixia LTE UE simulator applied more than 2500 functional, system and stability tests against the R&S CMW500 LTE protocol tester -- validating the tests and procedures.
“This is a significant end-to-end demonstration of real world video and high speed data subscribers accessing video and content servers over LTE infrastructure,” said Victor Alston, senior vice president of Ixia.
“This is not only a showcase of a full seamless LTE call flow but, more significantly, operators will see this as validation of the LTE promise to deliver leading video and media rich applications to users,” Alston added.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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