Maturing Quality Proven Solutions for LTE Networks
Dresden, April 20, 2010 -- Blue Wonder Communications – the independent design house and licensor of LTE-IP and system solutions – has entered into the interoperability testing phase with its recently announced LTE IP product BWC200. During this test session against ZTE’s test environment the BWC200 has successfully passed uplink, downlink and synchronization tests via antenna over the air at up to 20 MHz bandwidth.
“Blue Wonder stands for leading-edge LTE IP with highest quality. The interoperability testing is an important step to prove the maturity of our IP products”, states Dr. Wolfram Drescher, Managing Director at Blue Wonder Communications. “We are delighted to have ZTE as a well equipped and experienced partner to support us during this testing phase.”
Interoperability testing (IOT) is a measure to prove the ability of communication systems to operate in a real environment seamlessly and interference-free together with other systems. For LTE solutions it consists mainly of 3GPP standard conformance tests and of tests against LTE base stations – also called eNode B’s. In ZTE Lab, commercial eNode B equipment consists of ZXSDR 800MHz band RRU and multi-mode BBU which are involved into the IOT. ZTE LTE eNode B is sharing the common radio hardware platform. This common hardware resource pool has most attractive features like the SDR (software defined radio) and baseband. The product design target is reconfiguring to different Radio Access Technology only by software and without change to the hardware. The focus of the recent BWC200 test session was on FDD mode (frequency division duplexing). Blue Wonder’s BWC200 LTE IP product is a TDD/FDD multimode solution, up to category 4. It’s been prevalidated on the Blue Wonder development platform BlueGate that is capable of running in common frequency bands in the range of 700 MHz to 2700 MHz in both TDD and FDD modes (e.g. band 5, band 20, band 38). BWC200 represents a complete LTE subsystem that can easily be integrated in System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms. It is available for licensees now. The IOT was successfully passed and indicates the opening of the 800MHz band LTE era.
”Blue Wonder is the first company to test equipment against ZTE’ LTE technology since we opened the new test lab in Düsseldorf’ s test and innovation center in March 2010” explains Michael Stückmann, COO of the ZTE Vodafone Business Unit. “The fact that we are conducting tests with LTE IP products in Germany shows that we are strengthening our R&D capacities in the European Market and that we are ready to help the operators with the rollout of 4G technology. All our customers will profit from the interoperability tests we are doing in our test lab”, underlines Michael Stückmann.
About Blue Wonder Communications
Blue Wonder Communications is an independent design house and licensor of LTE-IP and system solutions. Serving the semiconductors and telecommunications industries, Blue Wonder Communications strives to become the leading provider for embeddable modem technology and system solutions supporting the next generation mobile standard LTE (Long Term Evolution). Customers will benefit from the advantage of an easy to integrate and cost efficient solution combined with optimized performance, size and power consumption. For more information, see www.bluwo.com.
BWC200 constitutes a complete LTE subsystem that can easily be integrated in System-on- Chip (SoC) platforms and consists of a complete physical layer including layer 1 hard- and software. It is a TDD/FDD multimode solution, up to category 4, yielding data rates of 150 Mbps. BWC200 is fully 3GPP Release 8 compliant and optimized for lowest power consumption and smallest chip area. BWC200 will be delivered pre-validated on the Blue Wonder development platform BlueGate and real-time tested against state-of-the-art protocol testers. It is part of a joint reference platform Blue Wonder Communications is developing in cooperation with its partners
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. It has the widest and most complete product range in the world – covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to achieve continued revenue growth and to shape the future of the world’s communications. ZTE commits around 10% of its annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. ZTE leads China’s 3G industry with about 30% share of the total 3G equipment market in 2008. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact that strictly adheres to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact in developing and carrying out CSR programs. ZTE is China’s only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn or www.zte-deutschland.de