Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced its WiMAX optimization solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005. This breakthrough drive-testing capability for its network optimization test platform enables WiMAX network equipment manufacturers and service providers to authenticate the actual subscriber experience in real-world WiMAX environments. This capability allows manufacturers to develop faster and more reliable WiMAX-enabled products.

The WiMAX optimization solution is the latest version of the new 4G air interface technology, enhanced for ultrahigh-speed packet data transfer with quality of service (QoS). It enables 4G wireless communications systems to deliver business-critical data services such as video telephony, video conferencing and video streaming downloads, with network-enforced QoS to guarantee the performance of the service.

The Agilent wireless network optimization test platform for RF engineering and operation teams enables WiMAX test for IEEE 802.16e-2005 drive-test capabilities through a scalable, integrated, air interface measurement system. This software enhancement helps network equipment manufacturers and service providers identify interference issues and neighboring cell site configuration problems, enabling the smooth introduction and ongoing maintenance of WiMAX capabilities that operate in IEEE 802.16e-2005 wireless broadband data networks.

This platform is used to support integration and maintenance of 2G, 3G and 4G networks, obtain comprehensive call-performance statistics and quantify the end-user’s experience for voice and data. Agilent now offers service providers the most concurrent measurements in the industry, enabling unparalleled efficiency in air interface testing and troubleshooting. Agilent also offers an unmatched portfolio of WiMAX test solutions for R&D, verification and manufacturing.

The Agilent WiMAX optimization solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005, based on the Agilent E6474A network optimization test platform, is available. The system price is dependent upon configuration selection.