FLEET, England, December 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anite today announces that the Anite Conformance Toolset is the first and only LTE protocol conformance testing solution to be approved by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) for the certification of LTE Band 13 & 20 devices. This has particular relevance to device manufacturers wishing to service the growing North American and European markets. Anite is also immediately able to support all of the TDD LTE protocol test cases required for the imminent launch of GCF certification across Asian frequency bands.

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Anite is now the only test equipment vendor to meet the industry's stringent test coverage requirements for LTE protocol testing across LTE bands 13 & 20 and TDD LTE bands 38 & 40.

"In order to maintain consumer expectations of next generation LTE wireless devices it is essential that device manufacturers are able to rigorously test prior to launching their products," said Paul Beaver, Anite's 3GPP Business Unit Director. "Anite, the global leader in testing technology for the wireless industry is the first test equipment vendor to have both FDD and TDD LTE test cases approved by GCF.

North American & European mobile operators have driven LTE technology forward at breakneck speed and Anite has beaten the challenge thrown down, leading the way as the premier solution and respected industry experts for device manufacturers wishing to launch new LTE product."

Anite has also demonstrated clear LTE technical leadership through its trail-blazing work on RAN5 test case verification. 86% of FDD and 100% of TDD LTE test cases have been verified by Anite to date and close collaboration with the leading LTE device manufacturers ensures that Anite customers can be assured of working with the market experts.

These achievements build upon Anite's already comprehensive portfolio of leading 3GPP protocol solutions, from GSM through EDGE and WCDMA to the latest HSPA+ standards, enabling developers to adopt a total end-to-end test philosophy for all of their wireless testing needs, reducing both development time and costs.