PCTEL Announces LTE-LAA Testing on IBflex® Scanning Receivers
June 12, 2018
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 12, 2018--
PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical
TELecom solutions, announced at the DAS and Small Cells Congress
today LTE-LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) testing capabilities on its IBflex®
scanning receiver. LAA supplements LTE network capacity by enabling
carriers to use freely available unlicensed spectrum along with their
licensed spectrum holdings. LTE-LAA operates in noisy, uncontrolled
environments, where it must share spectrum with services such as Wi-Fi.
IBflex scanning receivers accurately measure LTE-LAA coverage and
signal quality so that wireless carriers can verify and optimize their
“LTE-LAA is another step in the evolution to 5G. It is essential to
enabling Gigabit-rate download speeds by leveraging freely available
higher band spectrum using small cell infrastructure,” said Jeff Miller,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL's RF Solutions group.
“PCTEL’s scanning receivers give operators a full view of the RF
environment, so that they can successfully deploy LTE-LAA and prepare
their infrastructure for 5G,” added Miller.
IBflex scanning receivers support LTE-LAA measurements worldwide,
including on 5 GHz and CBRS spectrum. The IBflex enables
simultaneous testing of multiple technologies, including LTE MIMO and
LTE Advanced Pro features such as LTE-LAA, NB-IoT, and LTE-M. IBflex scanners
are designed with low power consumption, a hot-swap battery system, and
Bluetooth® connectivity for ease of use indoors or out.
PCTEL will display the IBflex and other test and measurement
tools, June 12-13 at DAS and Small Cells Congress, booth #200.
PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom
technology solutions. We are a leading global supplier of antennas and
wireless network testing solutions. Our precision
antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access
points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and
devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house
design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for
our customers. PCTEL’s test
and measurement tools improve the performance of wireless networks
globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G
technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment
manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to
analyze, design, and optimize their networks.