ACTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/09 -- Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and 2G/3G cellular technologies, today announced that the company has been selected to join the Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution Trial Initiative (LSTI), a global, collaborative technology trial initiative focused on accelerating the availability of commercial and interoperable next generation LTE mobile broadband systems.
Established by leading telecom technology manufacturers and network operators, LSTI is aimed at driving forward the next generation of high-performance mobile broadband networks based on 3GPP Long Term Evolution / System Architecture Evolution (LTE/SAE) specifications. With LTE system deployments expected in 2010, LSTI will focus on three main phases: proof of concept, interoperability and trials, with joint testing and reporting of results occurring throughout 2009.
As a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for advanced wireless technologies including LTE, Azimuth brings excellent testing expertise to the LSTI. Azimuth's ACE(TM) platforms are the first and only channel emulators specifically built to meet the complex and high-performance requirements of MIMO and OFDM-based systems. Azimuth's ACE MX provides the advanced channel emulation features required to enable efficient, automated and repeatable testing of LTE and other advanced wireless infrastructure equipment and devices. Furthermore, the ACE MX provides a full suite of backwards-compatible channel emulation features to support testing needs across 2G/3G cellular markets.
"LTE represents a major technology paradigm shift and Azimuth Systems is excited to contribute to the LSTI initiative to help further the advancement of LTE services worldwide," said George Reed, vice president of marketing and product management at Azimuth Systems. "Azimuth has considerable experience and market leadership in MIMO and IP communications, two key components of LTE technology, and we look forward to working with our fellow LSTI members to provide our industry-leading products and testing expertise.
About Azimuth Systems
Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and 2G/3G cellular technologies. Azimuth's products are used by the world's foremost wireless semiconductor designers, infrastructure and mobile equipment vendors, and service providers to speed time-to-market and improve wireless product quality. Azimuth's wireless test and channel emulation product and solutions enable research, development, quality assurance and systems engineers to test the performance, conformance, certification and interoperability of broadband wireless devices and networks while greatly reducing the cost and time of manual testing.
The company is based near Boston, Massachusetts and may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at www.azimuthsystems.com.
The LTE/SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI) is a global, collaborative technology trial initiative focused on accelerating the availability of commercial and interoperable next generation LTE mobile broadband systems.
The Initiative was formally launched in May 2007 by leading telecommunications companies Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Since its inception LSTI has expanded to also include in its membership Agilent Technologies Inc., China Mobile, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, NXP, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Signalion, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Qualcomm, and ZTE.
Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE(TM) is a trademark of Azimuth Systems. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.