TEOCO Picks Spirent to Expand Device Test Lab with LBS and IoT Testing Capabilities

TEOCO Picks Spirent to Expand Device Test Lab with LBS and IoT Testing Capabilities Image Credit: Spirent

Network assurance and analytics company, TEOCO has selected Spirent Communications to enhance the Location Based Services (LBS)  testing capabilities at its AIRCOM Device Test Lab in Dallas, Texas. The lab will use the newly launched Spirent 8100-Q750 test product, a benchtop platform that simultaneously tests multiple devices for critical, operator-mandated LBS test areas.

According to TEOCO, its selection of the Spirent platform is the latest in a series of new initiatives by the company to expand its IoT offering in line with the emergence of the IoT and its growing commercial importance to Operators, OEMs and enterprises. The Spirent 8100-Q750 expands the TEOCO lab's range of test capabilities to include LBS on mobile devices. LBS uptake has grown steadily in recent years, driven by the roll-out, firstly, of HSPA and then LTE networks, plus the widespread availability of GPS-enabled handsets worldwide and the rising subscriber usage of apps and services that include geo-aware features like mapping, tagging and emergency services such as VoLTE E911. 

TEOCO added that the expanded Device Test Lab will allow mobile operators and OEMs to test various features and functions relating to the readiness of a connected device to support LBS. These include the strength and reliability of the connection to the network, the efficiency of the uplink and downlink between them and  the battery life of the device.

Hemant Minocha, Executive VP and General Manager at TEOCO
Spirent's test and measurement pedigree and its in-depth knowledge and experience of the operator testing process makes it the ideal partner for TEOCO in providing state-of-the-art lab capabilities that meet operators' LBS requirements. Comprehensive test and measurement is essential in ensuring IoT devices comply with key operator and industry performance standards, and deliver a sustainable, high-quality experience for the user as well," concluded Minocha. "Operators and other IoT players can also use the results to inform and direct their network design to safeguard its safety and security, and to support peak traffic demands in key areas of usage.

Saul Einbinder, Vice President of Marketing for Wireless at Spirent Communications,
Spirent has drawn on its leadership in positioning technologies and LBS test solutions to develop this new solution, which disrupts the traditional mode of device testing and delivers a more efficient and flexible test methodology. TEOCO's selection of our LBS platform is testimony to its commitment to support the upcoming wave of IoT test requirements that will enable operators and OEMs to deliver the best user experience for their customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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