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Portable Functional Test Platform for 5G Devices

14 March 2019 - W2BI, Inc., an Advantest Group company and a provider of automated device testing solutions for the mobile industry, introduced the company’s new Micro Line Tester (MLT) MLT2000. This universal product for 5G device conformance and certification offers expandable multiple input/multiple output (MIMO), portability and the flexibility to support dual connectivity (4G and 5G) while supporting 3GPP and operator-specific test plans.

The path to 5G adoption is complex, with new opportunities and challenges abounding for mobile network operators, infrastructure providers, device manufacturers and end-users. Experts agree that 2019 will be the first year in which 5G technology sees material deployment. According to IHS Markit’s Evolution from 4G to 5G: Service Provider Survey, 82 percent of mobile operators are busy with trials and testing of 5G technology.

For over a decade, W2BI has been at the forefront of test automation for IoT, LTE, UICC, multi-mode, VoLTE, device stability and other technologies. Today, it is a preferred partner in automating multifaceted strategic test plans for top network operators, device manufacturers, chip vendors and test labs.

The new universal and portable micro line testers support the 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) protocol and functional tests for both sub-6-GHz and mmWave devices. The MLT2000 line enables R&D, interoperability, conformance, validation and production test teams to prepare 5G NR deployments in lockstep with 3GPP 5G standardization releases. Product demonstrations at MWC will showcase multi-wireless testing with partner octoScope, Inc., a provider of wireless personal testbeds for over-the-air (OTA) testing.

Dinesh Doshi, president of W2BI, said, “Our network simulation software gives operators as well as device vendors the ability to verify device readiness, performance and functions in a fully automated mode within a lab environment. To meet demanding 5G requirements, service operators require the most advanced test products to validate and certify devices, and W2BI is a proven leader in this field.”

www.w2bi.com/



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