WiFi/LTE-U Coexistence Test Plan is Ready for Use

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Wi-Fi Alliance, Wednesday released Coexistence Test Plan that is designed to ensure LTE-U devices can demonstrate they share unlicensed spectrum fairly and will serve as a valuable tool for vendors and service providers seeking to improve how their deployments coexist with Wi-Fi networks.

Wi-Fi Alliance encourages all LTE-U vendors and operators to use the test plan to ensure their LTE-U devices and network deployments coexist fairly with Wi-Fi

The Coexistence Test Plan includes a comprehensive set of test scenarios agreed upon by the industry as adequate to determine proper sharing. Early agreement on foundational principles, such as a commitment to maintaining the typical connectivity experience for Wi-Fi users and a clear definition of fairness, allowed completion of the work on an aggressive timeline and guided development of test plan specifics, said WiFi Alliance. 

Wi-Fi Alliance said it is not seeking any regulatory mandates for coexistence. In developing the test plan, LTE-U vendors agreed to use the full Coexistence Test Plan to demonstrate that LTE-U products share spectrum fairly. 

Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance
Delivering a cross-industry coexistence testing solution was an unprecedented and difficult task, and the outcome will help ensure the billions of people who rely on Wi-Fi every day will continue to benefit from the same great user experience they have enjoyed for more than 15 years.

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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