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96 LTE protocol test cases validated by CETECOM

CETECOM announces improvement in high-level LTE services after successful validation of LTE protocol test cases on Anite test platform

(PresseBox) (Essen, ) CETECOM has recently submitted 86 protocol test cases (3GPP TS 36.523-1) on Anite test platform (Anite Conformance Toolset / Anite 9000 Mobile Test Accelerator [TP113]) to the Global Certification Forum (GCF) for validation. This work has now been ratified during the GCF-CAG#22 meeting (20-21 April 2010) held in Beijing, China in FDD-7 and additionally in FDD-13. At the beginning of 2010 GCF had already approved ten (10) LTE protocol test cases, which were presented on the CAG#21 meeting in Sophia Antipolis, France (26-27 January 2010).

The recent developments are a big step forward in the improvement of CETECOM's LTE services and test solutions; improvements made possible by a long validation experience, a strong partnership, and excellent collaboration with Anite. Furthermore, CETECOM is the only test laboratory actively contributing to the LTE standardisation process in 3GPP RAN5.

"We are constantly improving our services and test solutions to maintain a high level of quality as we adapt to meet the markets' needs," said Dr. Harald Ansorge, CTO of CETECOM according to the recent results at the GCFCAG# 22 meeting. "With this goal in mind it is very exciting to be part of this important process."

"Anite are delighted with the expertise that CETECOM has provided during the validation of the Anite LTE test cases," said James Goodwin, Product Manager with Anite. "Working together has ensured that we continue to achieve our mutual goal of meeting the needs of our customers with the most comprehensive LTE protocol testing products available on the market today."

Plans for CETECOM involve submission of the LTE test case validation results to PTCRB Validation Group (PVG) for review at their next meeting.

Global Certification Forum - GCF - is an active partnership between network operators, device manufacturers and the test industry. In the ten years since its inception in 1999, GCF has created an independent certification programme to help ensure global interoperability between mobile devices and networks. By providing the focal point for the world's most experienced practitioners in conformance testing, field trials and certification, GCF establishes global best practice for the certification of mobile phones and the everexpanding range of devices that incorporate wireless broadband connectivity. As its contribution to the smooth introduction of LTE, GCF started working on a global certification scheme for LTE devices in March 2008.


CETECOM ( is renowned as neutral, experienced partner of the telecommunications and information technology industries and offers a unique service portfolio which covers the entire life cycle of a mobile communications product, contributes to the smooth running of products and applications and ensures that they meet international standards.

CETECOM's portfolio includes consulting and training, development of test solutions, validation services, testing in accredited laboratories (LTE, 3G, GSM, Application Enabler, OTA Performance and EMC), field trials, certification and approval handling.

Being a member of numerous specialist bodies, CETECOM is also actively involved in the development and standardisation of global specifications for future technologies.