Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Anritsu are collaborating on Taiwan’s WLAN Offload field implementation using the Anritsu MD8475A Signalling Tester, under the support of the “Accelerating Mobile Broadband Service and Industry Development — Construct the testing environments for 4G+ network access and application” plan by the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The WLAN Offload testing services on this project are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
With this WLAN Offload field implementation, ITRI and Anritsu expect to provide a test environment required for testing related WLAN Offload features for Taiwan’s Wi-Fidevice manufacturers and smartphone makers, help them develop 4G traffic offload devices and products in compliance with international standards.
Anritsu’s MD8475A Signalling Tester supports ITRI, so it can successfully establish WLAN Offload implementation with two types of offloading access (Trusted / Untrusted) defined by 3GPP, to connect tests of Wi-FiAccess Point (AP) / Controller and dual-mode LTE / Wi-Fi User Equipment (UE).
This will validate Wi-FiAP / Controller and dual-mode LTE / Wi-FiUE under test to ensure the accurate performance of 3GPP-defined traffic offloading functions, and further accelerate product development and validation.
The Signalling Tester is a reliable and powerful all-in-one base station simulator supporting all the required wireless standards, and provides extensive support for testing 3GPP-compliant data traffic offload between different Wi-FiAP and UE.
It also includes SmartStudio, an easy-to-use graphical interface software enabling simple editing call parameters, and easy creation and execution of fully automated test sequences.