Azimuth Systems Press Release - January 26, 2009
Azimuth Systems JOINS LSTI to Help Advance LTE Technology
Industry Leading Test Equipment and Channel Emulation Expert Becomes a Member of the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative
ACTON, MA – January 26, 2009 – Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test
equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and 2G/3G cellular technologies, today announced that the
company has been selected to join the Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution Trial Initiative (LSTI), a
global, collaborative technology trial initiative focused on accelerating the availability of commercial and
interoperable next generation LTE mobile broadband systems.
Established by leading telecom technology manufacturers and network operators, LSTI is aimed at driving forward
the next generation of high-performance mobile broadband networks based on 3GPP Long Term Evolution / System
Architecture Evolution (LTE/SAE) specifications. With LTE system deployments expected in 2010, LSTI will focus on
three main phases: proof of concept, interoperability and trials, with joint testing and reporting of results
occurring throughout 2009.
As a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for advanced wireless
technologies including LTE, Azimuth brings excellent testing expertise to the LSTI. Azimuth’s ACE™ platforms are
the first and only channel emulators specifically built to meet the complex and high-performance requirements of
MIMO and OFDM-based systems. Azimuth’s ACE MX provides the advanced channel emulation features required to enable
efficient, automated and repeatable testing of LTE and other advanced wireless infrastructure equipment and
devices. Furthermore, the ACE MX provides a full suite of backwards-compatible channel emulation features to
support testing needs across 2G/3G cellular markets.
“LTE represents a major technology paradigm shift and Azimuth Systems is excited to contribute to the LSTI
initiative to help further the advancement of LTE services worldwide,” said George Reed, vice president of
marketing and product management at Azimuth Systems. “Azimuth has considerable experience and market leadership in
MIMO and IP communications, two key components of LTE technology, and we look forward to working with our fellow
LSTI members to provide our industry-leading products and testing expertise.
About Azimuth Systems
Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX,
LTE and 2G/3G cellular technologies. Azimuth’s products are used by the world’s foremost wireless semiconductor
designers, infrastructure and mobile equipment vendors, and service providers to speed time-to-market and improve
wireless product quality. Azimuth’s wireless test and channel emulation product and solutions enable research,
development, quality assurance and systems engineers to test the performance, conformance, certification and
interoperability of broadband wireless devices and networks while greatly reducing the cost and time of manual
The company is based near Boston, Massachusetts and may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at
The LTE/SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI) is a global, collaborative technology
trial initiative focused on accelerating the availability of commercial and interoperable next generation LTE
mobile broadband systems.
The Initiative was formally launched in May 2007 by leading telecommunications
companies Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Since
its inception LSTI has expanded to also include in its membership Agilent Technologies Inc., China Mobile, Huawei,
LG Electronics, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, NXP, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung,
Signalion, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Qualcomm, and ZTE.
Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth
Systems and ACE™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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