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Polaris Networks and Signalion announce collaboration for LTE Test
Lexington, MA, USA and Dresden, Germany, August 19, 2010 -
Polaris Networks Inc., USA and Signalion GmbH, Germany, both leaders in providing test solutions for Wireless Infrastructure manufacturers and operators announced a collaboration between the two companies. As a result of this collaboration, the companies would launch comprehensive test solutions for LTE Access equipment.
Polaris Networks has a long history in developing conformance and performance test tools for telecom and wireless technologies. The company has developed a series of software tools, network equipment emulators and functional testers for eNodeB, MME, S-GW, PDN-GW. These are used by operators and manufacturers to validate LTE network core and core network interfaces of the LTE eNodeB, for functional conformance and performance testing.
Signalion has been a pioneer in providing air-interface test solutions to LTE infrastructure equipment manufacturers. Its SORBAS 3GPP-LTE Test UE- Platform has been widely adopted by manufacturers and operators for interoperability testing, field trials, and production testing of the LTE base station.
Tim Hentschel, CEO of Signalion, commenting on this collaboration said “Signalion has consistently strived to anticipate future test requirements of its customers and develop test platforms that are ahead of time. The SORBAS 3GPP LTE-UE-Platform, when introduced, was the first LTE Test-UE in the market and quickly accepted by base station manufacturers for air interface testing. With rapid development in LTE, our partnership with Polaris will help us extend the test capabilities of the SORBAS Test-UE and meet specialized testing needs of our customers.”
“This partnership between the two companies will enable us to combine our respective strengths and existing test products, to quickly deliver solutions that will meet testing requirements for LTE Access equipment right from research and development to production and deployment”, said Bud Biswas CEO of Polaris Networks.
This eNodeB test solution will provide protocol layer testing of functional requirements through a library of automated tests. It will also cover scenarios for load test, stress test and scalability test. Apart from surrounding the eNodeB from all interfaces, this combined test solution will enable end-to-end simulation, whereby access equipment manufacturers and operators can test the performance of their LTE base stations using voice and data applications.
The companies would be demonstrating their first joint eNodeB Test solution at the 4G World event to be held in Chicago during October 18-21, 2010
About Signalion GmbH
Signalion is a provider of complete test solutions for wireless infrastructure manufacturers and operators. Founded in 2003, the company is an active member of the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative and supports the Initiative's field trials. Since having introduced the first LTE-Test-UE in the market Signalion has been providings wireless test equipment for 3GPP-LTE infrastructure beside its solutions for wireless system prototyping and live demonstrations.
For more information on Signalion, please visit www.signalion.com
About Polaris Networks Inc.
Polaris Networks is based in the Boston area and has played a significant role in promoting and facilitating the widespread adoption of new technologies. Polaris Networks has a long history of playing a critical role in various standards bodies (3GPP, ETSI, PICMG, CP-TA, HomePlug Power Alliance, HomeGrid Forum) in creating interoperability guidelines and developing test tools that help manufacturers and service providers meet compliance requirements. The company has delivered software test tools for RFID, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Powerline Communication (HomePlug), xTCA and Telecom Middleware in the past and has developed test systems for 3GPP LTE, which target network
operators, equipment manufacturers.
For more information on Polaris Networks, please visit www.polarisnetworks.net
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Polaris Networks is a leader in the wireless testing software in general and LTE Test Tools in particular. Polaris offers a compltete emulated LTE Network (eNodeB, MME, SGW, PGW) along with eNodeB and MME functional testers.