BARCELONA, SPAIN, GSMA Mobile World Congress, Booth D45, Feb. 11, 2008
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a measurement receiver for Mobile WiMAX, extending the technology support of its existing drive test receiver platform. This Agilent receiver enables network equipment manufacturers and wireless operators' RF engineering teams to effectively deploy, optimize and troubleshoot Mobile WiMAX networks by quickly identifying coverage and interference problems. The Agilent W1314A platform has options to support GSM, UMTS, IS95, cdma2000, 1xEVDO, iDEN and WiMAX(tm) technologies.
As WiMAX technology matures and more advanced network designs are realized, it is important to maximize the effectiveness of drive-test teams by providing them the ability to quickly and accurately collect RF measurement data. The new receiver integrates with the industry-leading Agilent E6474A network optimization software to provide a core of RF coverage data, technology-specific interference and optimization measurements.
"As Mobile WiMAX begins to compete head on with other 3G and 3.5G technologies, there is even greater need to validate the network design and performance targets as quickly as possible," said Jonathan Dunbar, general manager of Agilent's Drive Test business. "Unlike a standard Mobile WiMAX subscriber device, the network independent receiver measurements enable users to clearly see individual sector coverage areas and validate that they meet the design criteria."
Benefits of the Agilent W1314A-E01 receiver include:
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent W1314A receiver platform is available now with pricing varying with configuration. More information about the W1314A can be found at www.agilent.com/find/e6474a.
Product photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/w1314a_images.
Agilent in WiMAX
A principal member of the WiMAX Forum(r) (www.wimaxforum.org), Agilent is an active participant in the development of WiMAX Radio Conformance Test (RCT) documents and procedures. Agilent was the first to provide standard-compliant 802.16 physical layer (PHY) design and test tools for Fixed and Mobile WiMAX applications including WiBro, allowing users to efficiently simulate, troubleshoot and verify designs. Today, Agilent offers a range of WiMAX test and measurement solutions that span the entire WiMAX lifecycle -- from R&D and design verification to manufacturing, conformance and interoperability test. Thanks to their reliability, repeatability and consistency, these solutions provide engineers with a level of performance and functionality not currently available with competing solutions. Information about Agilent's WiMAX test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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