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Leading Femtocell Manufacturer adopts Polaris Networks’ LTE Test Solution for testing and validating its Home eNodeB

Lexington, Massachusetts, March 29, 2011: Polaris Networks, a leader in software test solutions for Communications and Wireless Networking technologies, today announced that a leading US based Femtocell manufacturer has selected Polaris’ LTE test tools to test the development of their LTE Femtocell and to help bring validated small cells for the operators to enhance coverage of their LTE networks

Test tools from Polaris Networks provide comprehensive and cost effective means of testing LTE Access and EPC. The eNB test suite from Polaris comprises of the Functional Tester, which helps manufacturers of LTE base stations (macro, pico, micro) in validating their implementation to 3GPP specifications and also do negative testing, in a wrap-around mode. The Emulator tools, on the other hand, are used for verifying feature implementation by an eNodeB. The Emulators can also be used for performance testing in an eNodeB load test bed. It exercises the complete EPC, including the Mobile Management Entity (MME), Home Subscriber Server (HSS), Serving Gateways (SGW) and Packet Data Network Gateways (PDN-GW), and can create multiple S1-MME connections or data tunnels on the S1-u interface to load test an eNB. Polaris Networks eNB test tools also support features like 'Closed Subscriber Group' (CSG) that are essential when testing Home eNodeBs.
"While LTE aims to provide the speed and latency for users to enjoy bandwidth hungry applications; it is imperative that along with performance, LTE networks deliver coverage for users to enjoy uninterrupted and seamless connectivity even at their home. Our partner has consistently met small cell requirements for 3G Cellular networks. We take pride in pioneering the efforts, alongwith our partner, in bringing LTE Femtocell that are tested and validated for meeting coverage requirements in LTE networks." said Aditya Saraf, VP,Sales and Marketing,Polaris Networks.

About Polaris Networks

Polaris Networks, a leading Test and Measurement company, provides comprehensive test solutions for LTE equipment manufacturers and operators. The Functional Testers and Emulator tools are used by NEMs and SPs for testing eNodeB, MME, S-GW, PDN-GW and other LTE nodes for protocol/feature conformance, scalability, load/stress. The emulators can simulate end-to-end LTE network and are used by companies developing security and other applications for 4G mobile networks. Headquartered in Boston, the company's R&D facility is located in India. Apart from test tools for wireless and telecom technologies like LTE, Wi-Fi, DSRC, RFID, xTCA, the company also offers software development and testing services.