Anite validates first GCF TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-RAT test cases

January 28, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Anite has validated the first GCF (Global Certification Forum) TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-RAT (Inter-Radio Access Technology) test cases. By reaching this milestone, the company now supports all of the GCF LTE protocol test requirements for TD-LTE mobile operators ahead of their network launches. TD-LTE is a variant of LTE that mobile operators such as China Mobile are currently deploying.

The TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA Inter-RAT conformance test cases enable chipset manufacturers and handset vendors to develop and certify dual-mode TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA devices. TD-SCDMA is the 3G standard widely deployed in China. The availability of these test cases is key to accelerating the launch of dual technology handsets in China, which will allow users seamless access to high speed data services offered by both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA. This is a key enabler to ensure the rapid deployment of TD-LTE in China.

Anite's leading test case coverage for TD-LTE protocol testing means it provides complete support for TD-LTE mobile operators. This includes test case availability for TD-LTE bands 38, 39 and 40 and for the interworking between various technologies: TD-LTE/GERAN (2G), TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA and LTE TDD/FDD. The LTE FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) technology has so far been commercially deployed in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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