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7Layers Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Enhance its Conformance and Carrier Acceptance Testing for Next-Generation Devices

7Layers expands its device testing capabilities and capacity to meet next-generation market needs and cover key new technologies such as LTE-Advanced, VoLTE, IMS, RCS, E911 over IMS, AGNSS, OTDOA and ...

February 25, 2014 --

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers for wireless testing and certification, has selected the R&STS8980FTA and R&SCMW500 wireless test platforms for conformance and carrier acceptance testing of 3GPP Release 8 & 9 devices. With these capabilities, 7Layers can support emerging technologies including VoLTE (voice over LTE), IMS (IP multimedia subsystem), RCS (rich communications services), E911 over IMS, LTE AGNSS (assisted GNSS), OTDOA (observed time difference of arrival) and eCID. The Rohde&Schwarz test platforms are also software upgradeable to support carrier aggregation and other LTE Release 10+ features that are increasingly important to 7Layers customers.

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Not only are next generation mobile devices becoming more powerful, they are also growing in complexity in the way they support features that many take for granted, such as making a voice call. In response, test requirements for ensuring their quality have quickly evolved, and the test equipment supporting these requirements has had to make some dramatic shifts.

7Layers Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Enhance its Conformance and Carrier Acceptance Testing for Next-Generation Devices

Testing a voice over LTE enabled device, for example, requires many new tests surrounding VoLTE. Meeting these challenges requires state-of-the-art conformance and carrier acceptance test systems, such as theR&S TS8980FTA andR&S CMW500, that can address these types of testing complexities, but also deliver the flexibility to support legacy and future technologies.

"As the mobile wireless industry moves towards an all-IP world, 7Layers is prepared with a complete range of certification and acceptance testing capabilities for next generation devices," said Fernando Rodriguez, COO of 7Layers. "As an accredited test laboratory, we are continually striving to bring our customers the best and latest in testing capabilities so they may get their products to market faster. Rohde & Schwarz is a key partner in helping us achieve this goal."

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Customer Support North America: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, E-mail: [email protected]

Customer Support Latin America: Phone: +1 410 910 7988, E-mail: [email protected]

Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, E-mail: [email protected]

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About 7Layers

7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as LTE, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WiFi, GPS, TETRA, W-CDMA, Bluetooth. End product manufacturers, component manufacturers, network operators and technology associations benefit from working with 7Layers. 7Layers runs accredited Test Houses in the USA, Germany, China, Korea and Japan offering conformance and interoperability testing, certification and global type approval. The 7Layers' Systems House offers product development and integration support, development of test specifications and test cases, as well as InterLab test solutions and test management systems. The 7Layers' Software House provides the InterLab Software System, for the systematic verification & validation of complex high-tech products. 7Layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries.

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The Rohde&Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD2.5billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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PR contact for 7Layers: [email protected]

North America: Keith Cobler, Phone: +1 214 663 6394, E-mail: [email protected]

Europe (headquarters): Christian Mokry, Phone: +49 89 4129 13052, E-mail: [email protected]

Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong, Phone: +65 6 307-0029, E-mail: [email protected]

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