Cobham Wireless today announced the availability of its new network test solution which can validate 5G network performance. An industry first, the TM500 provides operators and network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system to test network performance as experienced by end users.
The industry-first solution is in use today and our team is constantly working to advance our solutions to support the profiles of evolving technologies, providing a future-proof means of testing 5G networks,” said Dr Stamatis Georgoulis, Product Director, Cobham Wireless.
The TM500 5G test solution simulates multiple devices connecting to a 5G network, modelling real world conditions. When used in combination with Cobham Wireless’ application emulation and security performance solution, the company is providing a complete, end-to-end 5G test solution to the market.
“Cobham Wireless’ 5G test solution directly addresses the immediate KPIs for 5G, helping the industry accelerate the development and deployment of next generation mobile and broadband services,” said Ian Langley, SVP and GM at Cobham Wireless.
“Mobile coverage is today considered an essential utility,” said Flomer. “For the UK to compete in the global economy, providers must guarantee a consistently high standard of 4G coverage across the country. The findings of this report show that there is still a long way to go before “virtually all” UK premises have consistent access to 4G signal. Even in London, more than a quarter of mobile phones analysed did not have access to 4G coverage.
“If I were a hacker, I’d spend my time trying to find ways to breach wireless because there’s a lot going on, and people rely on it,” says Robert Winters, head of the TeraVM product line at Hertfordshire, U.K.-based provider Cobham Wireless.
“Although there will not be an operational LTE public safety network in place this year, it is likely that the standards and regulations will be implemented in advance of a possible 2018 deployment,“ Flomer says.