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Wavefront and Anritsu Electronics Ltd. Forge Partnership to Offer the First LTE/WCDMA Pre-screen Testing Service in Canada

New Facility Designed to Lower Costs and Increase Availability of LTE Development and Testing in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Wavefront, Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, and Anritsu Electronics Ltd., a leader in wireless test solutions, announce they have formed a partnership expected to lower the costs and increase the availability of Long Term Evolution (LTE) development and testing for small and medium enterprise (SME) level businesses, device manufacturers, and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) in Canada.

The LTE pre-screen testing capabilities available as part of this partnership offer a turnkey approach to quality assurance and certification of the test scripts for LTE applications prior to their submission to a mobile carrier. Among the capabilities are:


--  An online webinar series showcasing Anritsu Electronics-developed test
    solutions to help the device manufacturer, carrier and MVNO sectors. 
--  Development of a pre-screen testing service offering turnkey approaches
    to certification of test scripts and carrier submission. 
--  Access to Anritsu Electronics LTE Layer 1, 2 and 3 pre-screen testing
    equipment, including the MD8430A Signaling Tester with Rapid Test
    Designer (RTD), MD8470A Signaling Tester, and MD8475A Signaling Tester.

"In partnership with Anritsu, we are pleased to establish the country's first LTE Layer 1, 2 and 3 pre-screen testing facility," said Wavefront President and CEO, James Maynard. "LTE is at the forefront in the evolution of next generation networks and this agreement provides wireless SMEs with streamlined access to critical time-compression and quality assurance testing equipment previously not available in Canada."

According to Tony Parades, General Manager, Anritsu Canada, "Anritsu has been at the forefront of LTE technology and has designed leading-edge test solutions to help in the development and deployment of LTE networks and devices. Our partnership with Wavefront is part of our commitment to ensure the acceleration and enablement of the burgeoning wireless device market in Canada and their successful commercialization for the global LTE/M2M market."

As a part of this partnership, Anritsu Electronics will also serve as a top-tier sponsor at the 2013 M2M Summit, part of the Wavefront Wireless Summits Week in Vancouver on February 4, 2013.

For more information about this program, please contact Anthony Thomas, Wavefront Business Development Manager, at [email protected].

About Wavefront

Wavefront is Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events.

For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit www.wavefrontac.com.

About Anritsu Electronics Ltd.

Anritsu Electronics, Ltd. (www.anritsu.com) is the Canadian subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees. To learn more visit www.anritsu.com.

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