Aeroflex’s TM500 Test Mobile family now provides full-stack WCDMA handset simulation capability that is scalable from testing and verifying the performance of small cells right up to multi-handset, multi-cell network capacity performance testing.
The new WCDMA handset simulator shares a common platform with the TM500 LTE and LTE-A simulators, and also supports emulation of real data services.
Despite all the activity surrounding LTE and LTE-A, current industry forecasts from both Ericsson and Cisco predict that 3G connections and devices will continue to grow faster than those for 4G until beyond 2017, and that 3G will still be the dominant technology in 2018 in all market regions except North America. This means that there is a continuing high level of investment in growing and improving 3G infrastructure, both to cope with this additional capacity requirement and to offer the higher data rates afforded by multi-carrier technology. The new Aeroflex TM500 WCDMA test solution has been specifically developed to meet these evolving test needs.