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Ascom Network Testing Announces the Launch of the Next Generation Test Handset with TEMS™ Unique Cellular Control Capabilities

Ascom Network Testing (www.ascom.com/nt) announced today the launch of the next generation TEMS™ Portfolio test handset, including the cellular control capabilities unique to TEMS™ solutions.

TEMS™ test handsets provide a range of capabilities, tailored to address some of the key challenges faced by today’s wireless network deployments. TEMS™ unique cellular control capabilities eliminate the unpredictability and inefficiency that is common in other test handset solutions using commercial handsets. This ensures test cases are able to accurately, consistently, and efficiently simulate subscriber behavior, saving users of TEMS™ solutions countless engineering hours in the deployment of 2G/3G/4G networks over the past decade.

The next generation handset is based on the latest premium smartphone from Sony, the Xperia Z2, and the popular Qualcomm MSM8974 chipset. Capabilities offered include unrivaled GSM cell forcing capabilities, voice codec control, real-time LTE PCI and EARFCN locking capabilities and more. The handset is compatible with most of the world’s 2G/3G/4G frequency bands, is dust and water protected, and builds on the trusted performance of existing TEMS™ testing handsets based on Sony devices.

TEMS™ unique cellular control capabilities are essential for wireless network professionals to maximize operational efficiency while growing network capacity and ensuring subscriber quality of service”, says Pär Hultén, Ascom Network Testing Product Manager for TEMS™ Investigation. “Through our long industry experience and strong relationship with key partners in the industry, we have consistently been able to tailor a range of capabilities addressing the main challenges facing mobile network operators and their partners.”

ABOUT ASCOM NETWORK TESTING

Ascom Network Testing offers the TEMS™ Portfolio, the world’s most widely used network testing, monitoring and optimization platform. Ascom Network Testing is a division of Ascom, a global solutions provider with comprehensive technological know-how in mission-critical wireless communication. The company focuses on the Wireless Solutions (an international market leader for high-value, customer-specific on-site communication solutions and workflow optimization) and Network Testing (a global market leader in testing, monitoring, post processing, and performance optimization for mobile networks) divisions. The Ascom Group is headquartered in Switzerland, has subsidiaries in 17 countries, business activities in more than 130 countries, and employs around 1,600 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

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