Testing in the lab can save a great deal of time and money over testing in the field, as well as enabling the testing of a broad range of conditions not easily or readily available in ‘the real world’, and even of new, yet-to-be-implemented network features, or ‘bad’ cell configurations, unavailable in the live network.
Such simulation tests, not surprisingly, have become an integral part of many mobile network operators’ device acceptance programmes.
SAS, Anite’s market-leading multi-RAT network simulator, offers:
Broadest 2G/3G/LTE test coverage for the device approval schemes of Tier-1 mobile operators, such as AT&T, T-Mobile (USA) and Verizon
Simplest graphical user interface, which requires minimal user training and also supports automated test creation
Unique ability to import cell configuration data from live network logs in order to create ‘real-life’ test scenarios for debugging and related purposes
Advanced capabilities for device applications and performance/benchmark testing
Fully automated test environment, including support for AT commands and external applications such as robot, camera, USIM
This easy to use network simulator solution enables you to quickly evaluate devices in the integration or interoperability testing phase. The first product of its kind to be launched, it remains the market-leader.
Interoperability Testing SAS fact sheet (236KB PDF)
LTE promises an enhanced user experience, with data speeds on a par with fixed-line broadband. Anite’s SAS addresses the need to assess the data performance of LTE devices before these reach mobile network users. SAS is an easy-to-use network simulator that enables you to accelerate the time to market new devices in a cost-effective way. The internal baseband fading capability enables existing users to add fading technology to their test systems as a software upgrade. This is a cost effective option for users that want to address the latest performance test requirements with their existing products such as data throughput testing for network operator acceptance test plans.
Telefonica Germany Case Study (304KB PDF)
With the key objective of being first to market with new mobile devices, Telefónica Germany chose to work with Anite and its lab-based device testing solution. By using SAS, Telefónica Germany was able to easily, rigorously and quickly test new functionality to ensure interoperability with their network and as a result speed up the introduction of new devices.