Aeroflex and AT4 wireless have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement for the sale and support of the WiMAX RF Conformance Test (WiMAX RCT MINT T2110) and WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test (WiMAX PCT MINT T223x) systems. Under the terms of the distribution agreement, Aeroflex will provide the worldwide sales and support channel for both conformance test systems to all customers for WiMAX technology including the accredited WiMAX test laboratories. The PCT is being co-developed by the two companies under their ongoing collaborative development agreement while the RCT is being developed by AT4 wireless.
In addition, as a further evolution in the joint development activities of the two companies, Aeroflex will use its leading wireless test manufacturing facilities in the UK to manufacture AT4 wireless’ WIMAX signalling unit which is used in both the WiMAX RCT and WiMAX PCT testers.
“This sales and distribution agreement, along with the manufacturing enhancement, leverages the skills and strengths of both companies enabling us to significantly increase our test case development and our output capacity,” said John Jager, General Manager of Aeroflex Test Solutions, Wireless Division. “The strong market demand provides a positive environment for the further growth of both companies. Our expanding partnership with AT4 wireless puts us in an even stronger position to meet the increased demand.”
“Our WiMAX RCT and WiMAX PCT systems uniquely utilise the same core signalling engine making us the only supplier that can offer a consistent, compatible and reliable capability across both RF and protocol testing.” said Fernando E. Hardasmal, Deputy General Director of AT4 wireless. “Our cooperation with Aeroflex is building on our success in GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA and we expect to achieve great results in WiMAX as well.”
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index.
About Aeroflex Test Solutions, Wireless Division
Aeroflex Wireless offers a full range of protocol, physical layer and parametric test solutions for the cellular communications industry. Its products address infrastructure and mobile handset testing and support all stages of mobile phone and radio access network equipment development and deployment. Applications include R&D, conformance, production, installation and commissioning, field service, and network optimization. Aeroflex’s wireless products test all key 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless technologies including UMTS, cdmaOne, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE and WiMAX worldwide.
About AT4 wireless
Centro de Tecnología de las Comunicaciones, S.A. (AT4 wireless) is a global supplier of Testing Solutions for wired and wireless technologies (GSM/GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, HSDPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, RFID, DECT and PSTN). It services portfolio ranges from conformance, regulatory and interoperability testing services to test systems development, world-wide compliance services, training and consulting. AT4 wireless underwent a share restructuring process in June 2004, led by the Council for Innovation, Science and Enterprise (Consejería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa), with the objective of expanding the international scope of the company. The shareholders of AT4 wireless are currently distributed between the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia – (29.39%), the Andalusian savings bank El Monte (24.52%), Andalusia’s, Grupo Sando (24.52%), Industrial Verifications, Veiasa (20.01%) and Sadiel (1.55%).