Anite Adds eICIC Testing to LTE-A Tool
FLEET, U.K. -- Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it is first to release a flexible and comprehensive eICIC (enhanced Inter Cell Interference Coordination) enriched LTE-Advanced device testing solution, based on its Development Toolset. Verified through close collaboration with a leading Asian device manufacturer, this cutting-edge capability also allows other users to confidently accelerate their LTE-A device testing programmes.
The explosive data traffic growth witnessed by LTE mobile operators across the globe is leading to the roll out of heterogeneous networks where a combination of macro, pico and small cells are deployed to maximise coverage and capacity. Interference at cell edge boundaries is intensified when low power small cells are added to macro cells in the same channel. As a key feature of LTE-A, eICIC enables mobile operators to control this interference, ensuring that devices work optimally on the cell edge boundaries.