Sasken Agreement With Anite Set To Dramatically Speed Up Handset Time To Market And Cut Costs
Sasken to license conformance test scripts for integration into Anite test and measurement equipment
The time taken to bring mobile handsets and devices to market is set to reduce by as much as 50% following the signing of a multi million dollar agreement between Sasken Communication Technologies Limited and Anite Telecoms Ltd. Under the agreement, Sasken will license its 3GPP conformance test scripts to be ported onto the Anite testing platform, enabling 3G terminal developers to complete compliance testing much earlier.
Through the development of its own 3GPP protocol stack first delivered to customers in September 2000, Sasken has already written and tested more than 500 of the 3G test scripts defined by ETSI and 3GPP. The Sasken offering represents, by far, the most comprehensive suite of test scripts available on the market today and is more than a year ahead of the nearest competition.
“If an individual 3G developer were to initiate writing and internally validating the majority of 3G test scripts, it would take more than two years,” explains Prabhas Kumar, Vice President, Networks Division at Sasken. “By combining our leadership in conformance test scripts with Anite’s capabilities in the provision of test equipment, terminal manufacturers are assured of a network compliance solution that will significantly reduce time to market requirements and development costs.”
Sasken’s leadership in 3G core software development is evidenced by the fact that the company’s terminal protocol stack is already being licensed by many leading global chipset suppliers including Intel Inc, Cellular 3G Inc and YOZAN Inc.
“3G solutions developers are looking to reduce time-to-market while, at the same time, maintaining the highest possible levels of quality and conformance,” says Anite Telecoms director, Daniel Oosthuizen. “The integration of Sasken’s comprehensive test scripts with our powerful 3G test platforms will enable them to achieve all these objectives.”
Notes on Sasken Communication Technologies Limited
Sasken is a leading provider of telecommunications software services and solutions to network equipment manufacturers, mobile terminal vendors and semiconductor companies around the world. Sasken delivers end-to-end solutions that enable richer content delivery on next generation networks by building on its accumulated technical expertise in wireless and broadband technologies, signal processing and IC design. Since its inception in 1989, Sasken has grown to employ more than 1000 people, with its headquarters on Bangalore, India and offices in Canada, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the USA.
Notes on Anite Telecoms Ltd
Anite Telecoms provides test solutions to mobile equipment manufacturers, operators and test laboratories for the development and conformance testing of 2G, 2.5G and 3G terminals. Its solutions enable handset manufacturers and infrastructure providers to deliver reliable product to market in the swiftest possible time. A part of the Anite Group, the Telecoms business employs 210 people and has bases in UK, USA, China and Japan.
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