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Spirent's Location Technology Solution Validated for SUPL 2.0 Testing


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February 25, 2013

Spirent's Location Technology Solution Validated for SUPL 2.0 Testing

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Spirent Communications (News - Alert) has said that its Location Technology Solution (LTS) has been validated for SUPL 2.0 testing.

Rajat Agarwal, director of product management at Spirent, said that SUPL 2.0 compliance is a critical element of upcoming mobile device deployments for high speed LTE (News - Alert) networks and the company is dedicated to providing test solutions that help its customers achieve success.

The company believes that with this announcement it has achieved the “threshold” for Global Certification Forum (GCF) SUPL 2.0 tests. It acknowledges that compliance with SUPL 2.0 is a key component for delivering next-generation location based services LBS.

“The ability to support the next-generation LBS and stricter requirements for E911 is a crucial objective for operators and device manufacturers,” Agarwal said.

For device manufacturers, globally, this latest announcement has activated the mandate to certify all upcoming SUPL 2.0 enabled devices, according to company officials.

In addition to supporting a wide range of capabilities, from geography-based advertising to location accuracy during emergency LTE calls, SUPL 2.0 supports additional global navigation satellite systems such as GLONASS and BeiDou-2.

Spirent is a provider of test and measurement. It offers a portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security and positioning technologies.

The company’s 8100 Location Technology is recognized as the industry’s de facto standard for location testing. According to company officials, it offers the most advanced, comprehensive environment available for testing A-GNSS-enabled GSM, UMTS and LTE devices.

Last month, the company announced the availability of test systems with support for China’s BeiDou-2, also known as Compass (News - Alert), Navigation Satellite System.

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