Anite's LTE Test Platform Selected by CETECOM

By Anite Telecoms Ltd Cetecom, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

CETECOM Selects Anite for Verizon Wireless Device Certification Testing

LONDON, March 15, 2011 - CETECOM has selected Anite's LTE conformance toolset and SAS test
solutions for Verizon Wireless device certification testing.

Anite's Conformance Toolset delivers comprehensive & industry leading
coverage of LTE signalling protocol test cases encompassing both GCF and
PTCRB certification requirements. In addition, Anite leads the way with its
Conformance Toolset as one of the first test equipment vendors to have 3GPP
RAN5 TD-LTE test cases approved by GCF.SAS is Anite's industry leading
interoperability testing solution, enabling accelerated time to market for
new mobile devices. Its intuitive user interface and advanced feature support
have made SAS the preferred solution for 2G/3G and now for LTE device
approval. SAS supports more acceptance tests for Tier-1 mobile network
operators than any other similar offering on the market.

As a provider of LTE services and test solutions, CETECOM has
been able to implement improvements made possible by a long validation
experience, a strong partnership, and excellent collaboration with Anite.
Furthermore, CETECOM is the only test laboratory actively contributing to the
LTE standardisation process in 3GPP RAN5.

"We are always focused on finding new ways to improve and
expand our service portfolio together with reliable partners," said Dr.
Harald Ansorge, CTO of CETECOM.

"We are delighted that CETECOM has selected Anite," said Paul
Beaver Business Unit Director with Anite. "Anite's LTE leadership position is
further endorsed by CETECOM's decision to adopt our GCF/PTCRB and Verizon LTE
device test solutions. Our early investments have ensured that we can supply
our customers with the most comprehensive LTE protocol test solutions,
enabling them advance their products to market to support the building LTE

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


CETECOM ( is renowned as neutral,
experienced partner of the telecommunications and information technology
industries and offers a unique service portfolio which covers the entire life
cycle of a mobile communications product, contributes to the smooth running
of products and applications and ensures that they meet international

CETECOM's portfolio includes consulting and training,
development of test solutions, validation services, testing in accredited
laboratories (LTE, 3G, GSM, Application Enabler, OTA Performance, and EMC),
field trials, certification, and approval handling.

Being a member of numerous specialist bodies, CETECOM is also
actively involved in the development and standardisation of global
specifications for future technologies.

Global Certification Forum - GCF - is an active partnership
between network operators, device manufacturers and the test industry.

In response to changes in the regulatory environment in Europe, GCF was
founded in 1999 to give operators confidence in the interworking of new
mobile terminals at a time of rapid technological development and market

For more than a decade, GCF's certification scheme has evolved to keep
abreast of the needs of the industry. It is now recognised globally as the de
facto standard for device certification.

GCF became a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee in May
. GCF is incorporated in the United Kingdom under the name Global
Certification Forum (GCF) Ltd.

For the period to 2012, the GCF Board is focussing on five key

1) To maintain and strengthen the current scope of GCF and its
robust and respected GCF Certification regime.

2) To provide a platform for the harmonization of test requirements
with the aim of avoiding duplication of testing

3) To enable the certification of all devices that include 3GPP
Radio Technologies

4) To promote the certification of all devices irrespective of the
distribution channel

5) To ensure GCF Certification is open to other areas of mutual
benefit to GCF Members and the industry.

    For further information, please contact:

    Anite Telecoms Ltd
    Tel: +44(0)1252-775200

    For further information, please contact:

    CETECOM GmbH, Im Teelbruch 116, 45219 Essen, Germany

    Tel.: +49-2054-9519-0
    Fax: +49-2054-9519-997


For further information, please contact: Anite Telecoms Ltd, Tel: +44(0)1252-775200, Email: wireless at ; For further information, please contact: CETECOM GmbH, Im Teelbruch 116, 45219 Essen, Germany, Tel.: +49-2054-9519-0, Fax: +49-2054-9519-997, E-mail: info at

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