Spirent Communications announce that leading test lab SGS is using the Spirent 8100 LTE test solution to provide data throughput performance test capability to 3GPP’s TR 37.901 specification. In response to the needs of a large European mobile operator, Spirent partnered with SGS to become the first test solution provider to deliver TR 37.901 testing capability to a GCF accredited lab and to enable device manufacturers to complete the testing for both LTE and 3G devices.
Spirent announced support of this data performance testing initiative last year, however TR 37.901 is now receiving wider industry attention as a result of extensive LTE deployments and GCF adoption of the test methodology. One of the world’s largest mobile operators has started to require this data throughput performance testing from its device suppliers prior to commercial launch. TR 37.901 specifies tests for User Equipment Application Layer Data Throughput Performance including stress tests, power sweep and downlink and uplink throughput performance and has been adopted by the GCF Performance Agreement Group for device certification.
“We recognize and appreciate Spirent’s partnership in device performance testing,” said Michael Spitzer, Global Wireless Manager at SGS. “At a time of increased complexity of mobile devices, we view the data throughput performance tests in TR 37.901 to be a critical part of pre-launch testing that helps to enhance the mobile user experience.”
“We’re excited to have this data performance test plan up and running with SGS,” said Spirent’s Vice President of Wireless, Nigel Wright. “Spirent played a central role in bringing leading industry players together for the development of these data throughput performance tests in the 3GPP and GCF. Our mobile device test expertise enabled us to respond rapidly, becoming the first test vendor to provide this capability to a leading GCF accredited lab.”