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October 05, 2012

EXFO Partners with Artiza to Provide Wireless Network Simulators

By Tabitha Naylor, Contributing Writer

 EXFO (News - Alert) Inc. has revealed a global commercial and technology partnership with Artiza Networks (Japan) to jointly provide the most complete and advanced line of wireless network simulators – from RF and functional testing to very-large-scale EPC traffic generation.

Artiza Networks, a market leader in LTE (News - Alert) radio access network (RAN) testing has developed highly advanced eNodeB testing capabilities, creating a complete solution for end-to-end load testing when combined with EXFO's existing QualityAssurer test platforms for IMS, LTE and EPC core.

For a total of 6000 UEs, towards the eNodeB, high-capacity simulation of up to six sectors and 1000 user equipment units (UEs) per sector is enabled by the DuoSIM LTE test platforms, which deliver wrap-around testing of the LTE eNodeB. This leading LTE RAN testing solution is also ready for the LTE Advanced standard.

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EXFO now offers an LTE eNodeB wrap-around testing solution thanks to this partnership. With up to 500 calls and 300 pages per second, it provides the industry's highest C-plane burst generation capacity, enabling first-class stress testing and leading to a more robust live network.

No additional hardware is required for a different RF range since the solution has a unique ability to select the RF range using software. For true end-to-end LTE network simulation, EXFO therefore becomes a one-stop shop thanks to a wider, more comprehensive solution portfolio.

"I am delighted to announce Artiza as our global commercial and technology partner for offering the world's highest capacity LTE UE simulators—a sector that is mission-critical in radio access network design and optimization," said Germain Lamonde, president and CEO of EXFO.

Lamonde added that combined with its entire line of high-capacity EPC, VoIP, IMS and 3G core simulators for leading wireless network equipment manufacturers and mobile operator labs, Artiza's products vastly expand the scope of its solutions.

Takashi Tokonami, president and CEO of Artiza Networks concluded that in the Japanese market in massive 3G and LTE UE simulation, the agreement with EXFO opens the global market for Artiza and builds upon the tremendous success it has enjoyed so far.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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