UL invests £4m in LTE smartphone test centre in UK
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has invested over $4m at its Basingstoke-based test facility in readiness for the rollout of 4G LTE mobile systems.
This confirms the UK’s reputation as a global centre for mobile phone type-approvals.
It is the first commercial independent LTE conformance test facility in the UK and UL has selected Anritsu as its main provider of LTE (Long Term Evolution) test systems.
“LTE is the leading fourth generation wireless technology and UL’s investment is a clear demonstration of commitment to LTE advancement both within the UK and globally,” said Robert Graham, head of cellular approvals, UL Verification Services,
UL can offer network operator approvals for Europe, North America and beyond.
It will offer the conformance requirements for the GCF, and is a primary laboratory for PTCRB.
UL will use Aritsu’s ME7834 Mobile device protocol test platform for testing chipsets, dongles, tablets, notebooks and smartphones.
“Anritsu has a clear lead in LTE cellular conformance systems, with the largest test case coverage and a proven commitment to work with their customers,” said Graham.
“We have started planning our next set of enhancements including support for LTE Advanced features” said Bob Kersey, Anritsu’s director of marketing for wireless protocol test.