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Anite Shifts Up a Gear With 4G/5G Virtual Drive Testing

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FLEET, UK -- Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced its participation in a project initiated by Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, to develop “virtualised” testing environments in order to accelerate 4G and 5G technology development and testing. Project Virtuoso (Virtualised environment for communication system development and optimisation), subsidised by the Danish High Technology Foundation, will run for four years and other partner companies include Telenor, one of the world’s major mobile operators, and Aalborg University Department of Electronic Systems, who will bring valuable operator and research knowledge.

Within this project, Anite aims to enhance its Virtual Drive Testing Tools (VDT) to utilise data measured in the field to “virtually” recreate the field test environment in a laboratory. This enables quick, realistic and repeatable benchmarking of devices or base stations as well as simplifying the debugging of errors found in the field.

Anite’s VDT, based on the Propsim channel emulator, is a performance testing toolset which enables chipset and device manufacturers, as well as operators, to reduce the time and money spent on device design, integration and verification. By significantly enhancing the feedback loop from final-stage field trials to early-stage design development, the industry is able to accelerate development and launch of new mobile technologies.

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