April 29th, 2010

Aeroflex and 7layers Agreement brings advanced LTE Testing Services to Japanese market

Aeroflex Test Solutions and 7layers have signed an agreement to provide LTE (long term evolution) testing services in support of the commercialization of LTE mobile phone networks in Japan.

Aeroflex will install its 7100 Digital Radio Test Set in 7layers’ laboratory in Yokohama, Japan, greatly expanding 7layers LTE regulatory compliance testing services.

With advanced LTE test equipment and services conveniently located, Japanese UE (user equipment) manufacturers and network operators can speed up testing in advance of LTE rollout.

Starting next month, 7layers laboratories in Japan will offer LTE testing services in three areas: regulatory compliance, certification, and operator-specific test cases.

The first Japanese LTE networks are scheduled to launch later in 2010. Prior to LTE rollout, both operators and handset manufacturers must ensure that LTE devices meet regulatory requirements and work reliably. 7layers, using the proven Aeroflex 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set, will provide equipment and services to aid developers in proving that their devices are ready for commercial launch. The Aeroflex 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set simulates an entire LTE network. It allows a range of RF, protocol, and performance measurements to be made on User Equipments.

“The combination of Aeroflex’ advanced roadmap, versatile test capability, and pricing allows us to offer a range of services to the industry that will help accelerate the successful rollout of LTE,” said Tadatsune Takei, representative director, 7layers Japan. “7layers extensive LTE experience includes LTE testing in a number of our laboratories as well as LTE test case validation.”

“Handset manufacturers have a legal obligation to perform regulatory testing. They also need to prove to operators that they fully comply with LTE specifications and meet the demanding data throughput requirements that are crucial to the success of LTE,” said Masahiro Okabe, country manager, Aeroflex Test Solutions, Japan.

“Our agreement with 7layers can help speed up LTE commercialization in Japan
by providing local access to the most advanced LTE test equipment.”

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