The Cobham Wireless Single TM500 network test system supports real-world scenario emulation, validating the capacity and performance of 4G/3G/2G base stations and complex networks
The Cobham Wireless Single TM500 network test system supports
real-world scenario emulation, validating the capacity and
performance of 4G/3G/2G base stations and complex networks
STEVENAGE, UK - Cobham Wireless, a global leader
in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile
communication systems, has announced the launch of the TM500 and
E500 Multi-RAT Network Test Solution, which helps mobile operators
and infrastructure vendors to validate base station/small cell
performance in complex networks where multiple technologies are
overlaid, ultimately enhancing the user experience.
Although 4G coverage is rapidly expanding,
legacy technologies, such as 2G and 3G, will continue to play a
significant role for many years to come. Until now it has been a
real challenge to prove that network capacity is adequate in a
multi-standard heterogeneous network (HetNet) environment, and that
mobile terminals can hand over effectively between different
technologies, to ensure a seamless user experience. This is vital
to maintain customer satisfaction and reduce churn.
The industry-standard TM500 and E500 network
test system now achieves this by providing an all-in-one hardware
and software platform that can validate the capacity and
performance of mobile base stations and networks across three types
of overlaid Radio Access Technology (RAT) - LTE/LTE-A (4G),
WCDMA/HSPA+ (3G) and GSM (2G). The solution is also able to prove
satisfactory user experience when handing over between different
RATs - for example from VoLTE on a 4G network to 3G or 2G using
enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC).
The ability to emulate extended groups of
multi-band, multi-RAT user equipment (UE) using a single
software-defined network test solution enables efficient validation
of the multi-RAT network. Allowing the full characterisation
of realistic user scenarios ahead of network deployment also works
to minimise upfront costs.
"Our multi-RAT network test solution,
incorporating Real Data Applications enables users to simulate
mobile devices operating across hybrid 4G, 3G and 2G technologies,"
said Ran An, product manager at Cobham Wireless. "It does this
under real-world traffic and mobility conditions, and can
simultaneously validate base station functionality and capacity
over all three RATs."
The TM500 and E500 Multi-RAT Network Test
Solution employs industry-leading RF channel and mobility
modelling, and supports the validation of challenging Quality of
Experience (QoE) parameters during Inter-RAT handover, such as
latency, jitter, packet loss and MOS, for a VoLTE call.
Cobham Wireless continues to work with mobile
operators and infrastructure vendors to introduce the latest Third
Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) features and functionality at
the earliest opportunity.
About Cobham Wireless
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solutions that give our customers a competitive edge.
We are global leaders in the provision of advanced wireless
coverage and mobile communications systems, producing innovative,
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improved connectivity, greater capacity and better quality of
Our intelligent digital Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), along
with our advanced network validation tools for mobile and IP
networks, will help propel your network to the next generation.
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