Anite White Paper Highlights the Competitive Advantage of Network Simulation for Mobile Device Testing

By Anite Telecoms Ltd, PRNE
Monday, June 20, 2011

FLEET, England, June 21, 2011 -

Comprehensive Device Assessment in
the Lab is Increasingly Needed for Mobile Network Operators to Meet
User Expectations

As consumers worldwide have high expectations from their
smartphones and tablets, mobile network operators need to enhance
their product offering and minimise the possibility of launching
poor quality devices. In a new whitepaper entitled “Even Better
than the Real Thing”, Anite, the global leader in device testing,
argues that operators can gain competitive advantages by
considering device testing and acceptance schemes based on
solutions that simulate the device-network interoperability in the

Dr Konstantinos Stavropoulos, IOT Product Manager, Anite and
author of Even Better than the Real Thing comments: “With mobile
devices becoming more complex and with the media spotlight on the
industry, testing has gained in significance. Lab testing is the
proactive approach to assess devices in a controllable and
repeatable way, which is also immune to statistical uncertainty.
Leading operators have gone beyond standard device conformance
certification and opted for proprietary network simulation tests to
check if a device will perform well in networks when launched. Such
tests can help operators pre-empt situations that are likely to
reoccur in the future, such as wrongly interpreting device issues
as network problems. These tests can also identify problems
associated with smartphone-induced signalling overload.”

Network simulator solutions provide the flexibility to consider
a variety of test scenarios with full control. These scenarios
include roaming without the expense of country or region-specific
drive testing. They also include ‘What if’ tests, which are
difficult to run in live networks without affecting mobile users.
With network simulators, test automation can be used and any
captured or defined scenario can be ‘replayed’ in the lab at any
time to identify with confidence why the device performance may
have changed.

The White Paper emphasises the substantial commercial benefits
of network simulation for operators. Due to automation and
controllability, the OPEX and Total Cost of Ownership for testing
devices in the lab are lower than with other approaches. Network
simulation helps establish objective and well-functioning
acceptance schemes for operators to gain the competitive advantage
through a number of factors. These include increased test
efficiency, better device quality, reduced costs due to
user-identified issues and faster time-to-market.

Dr Stavropoulos adds, “Network simulation has been pivotal to
the success of operator-driven device acceptance programmes.
Compared with other approaches, it is a faster, more cost-effective
and ultimately superior way to test mobile devices, which is why it
is now also used to accelerate the introduction of LTE devices.
Some people do not regard network simulation as the ‘real thing’.
However, there are substantial benefits, described in this white
paper, that make device testing in the lab ‘even better than the
real thing’.”

The White Paper is available to download now by href="">
clicking here.

About Anite

Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to
the Wireless and Travel sectors across the globe. Listed on the
London Stock Exchange, Anite develops and implements software as
well as provides consultancy, systems integration and managed
services to ensure that our customers operate effectively and
securely. By using the latest technologies to deliver quality and
cost-effective solutions, Anite meets customers’ specific
requirements and realises tangible results for its clients.

Anite Telecoms offers rigorous yet simplified device testing,
accelerating new devices to market. A global market leader, Anite
has over 20 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology
to device manufacturers, operators and test laboratories. Anite was
the first company to verify LTE conformance test cases in 2009 and
has consistently remained at the forefront of the handset testing
industry.  Its highly flexible and reliable software solutions
make Anite a key partner to the major Telecoms manufacturers and
operators. With a diverse team focused on exceeding expectations,
Anite draws upon worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about the
future of LTE.

Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs around 500 staff in 13
countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For
more information, please visit href="">

For further information, please contact:
Anite Telecoms Ltd
Tel: +44(0)1252-775200
Email: href="">

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