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.