Aeroflex Limited and the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have announced that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two for co-operation covering both Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technologies. Under the agreement CMRI and Aeroflex will co-operate on testing technologies for LTE and LTE-A. This will include testing and verification of LTE functionality and performance, as well as LTE-A key technologies such as carrier aggregation, eICIC, UL-MIMO, etc., using the Aeroflex TM500 Test Mobile and EAST500 Capacity Test System product families.
“This is an endorsement of Aeroflex’s versatility and its ability to develop products in a timely manner, based on customer requirements for the early proof of concept phase in network development and to align with CMRI’s requirement on LTE and LTE-A terminal emulation and eNode-B performance test,” said Nick Carter, senior product manager at Aeroflex.
China Mobile, the leading mobile services provider in China, is the world”s largest mobile network operator in terms of both its network size and its mobile subscriber base. CMRI, the R&D institute of China Mobile, has been spearheading research into TD-LTE, which is the Time Division Duplexing (TDD) version of LTE.