Cobham Wireless’ TM500 enables development and validation of 5G network performance, expediting industry roadmap to next generation connectivity standard
STEVENAGE, UK - Cobham Wireless today announced the availability
of its new network test solution which can validate 5G network
performance. An industry first, the TM500 provides operators and
network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system to test
network performance as experienced by end users.
The TM500 5G test solution simulates multiple devices connecting
to a 5G network, modelling real world conditions. When used in
combination with Cobham Wireless' application emulation and
security performance solution, the company is providing a complete,
end-to-end 5G test solution to the market.
"Cobham Wireless' 5G test solution directly addresses the
immediate KPIs for 5G, helping the industry accelerate the
development and deployment of next generation mobile and broadband
services," commented Ian Langley, SVP and GM at Cobham Wireless.
"Developing and validating their 5G networks using the TM500 will
give our customers the confidence to deploy the infrastructure
needed to support next generation technologies, such as mobile edge
computing. This will offer reduced latency and faster processing
for new services, expediting the commercial roll-out of IoT
applications such as connected cars, smart healthcare devices, and
advanced AR and VR."
Easily incorporated into a user's existing workflow, the TM500
solution facilitates the transition from legacy to future
standards, in line with the industry's progression to 5G. With
flexible deployment options, it allows the user to upgrade or adapt
functionality and test parameters, tailoring the solution to
specific scenarios and requirements.
The test solution supports key 5G technologies and is compatible
with pre-3GPP standards which are currently in development. It can
validate new 5G features such as carrier aggregation and
beamforming, and is capable of verifying networks operating across
multiple radio frequencies in the mmWave and sub-6GHz bands.
"At Mobile World Congress 2017 we demonstrated test downlink and
uplink data rates of up to 10GBps" said Dr Stamatis Georgoulis,
Product Director, Cobham Wireless. "The industry-first solution is
in use today and our team is constantly working to advance our
solutions to support the profiles of evolving technologies,
providing a future-proof means of testing 5G networks."
Cobham Wireless' latest 5G test solution is part of the TM500
family, which is used by almost all the major network equipment
manufacturers and operators across the world. It is regarded as the
de facto standard for RAN network testing and has delivered first
to market solutions for 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G.
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Our intelligent digital Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), along
with our advanced network validation tools for mobile and IP
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