LTE Testing

LTE test equipment rental provides an excellent temporary solution to testing to standards that are in flux. Indeed in a number of areas the current development and implementation of LTE systems is running ahead of the formal 3GPP specifications. There are also gaps in the current specifications leading to a further need for flexible testing solutions provided by the rental of LTE test tools.

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the project name of a new high performance air interface for cellular mobile communication systems. It is the latest step toward the 4th generation of radio technologies designed to cost effectively increase the capacity and speed of mobile telephone networks. Though LTE is marketed as 4G, it does not fully comply with the IMT Advanced 4G requirements. LTE is a set of enhancements to the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) which will be introduced in 3GPP Release 8. Much of which will focus on adopting 4G mobile communications technology, including an all-IP flat networking architecture.

The LTE specification provides downlink peak rates of at least 100 Mbps, an uplink of at least 50 Mbps with RAN round-trip times of less than 10 ms. In addition it supports scalable carrier bandwidths, from 20 MHz down to 1.4 MHz and supports both frequency division duplexing (FDD) and time division duplexing (TDD).

Part of the LTE standard is the System Architecture Evolution, a flat IP-based network architecture designed to replace the GPRS Core Network and ensure support for, and mobility between, some legacy or non-3GPP systems such as GPRS and WiMax respectively.

For many manufacturers and operators it will be essential to gain early test, debug and validation of the new features of the specification. These include MIMO, HARQ, 64QAM in the radio network. There will also be significant differences between the new E-UTRAN and the existing UTRAN architecture as in E-UTRAN much of the radio resource management is devolved to the eNodeB (base station) which will now connect directly to the core network. LTE test equipment  rental provides a wide variety of solutions covering the air interface through to the core network to allow flexible measurement and tuning of solutions.


Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help developers, installers and operators measure and therefore manage their network elements to achieve the required service and performance levels:

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Below are some application notes from some of our key suppliers along with some of the  equipment that we have to support this application. If you do not find what you are looking for then please give us a call as we are always interested in find solutions to your needs:

LTE testing products available for rental:

Aeroflex 7100

LTE Radio Test Set

Anritsu S331D

Sitemaster 1 port 25MHz to 4000MHz

Anritsu S332D

Sitemaster 2 port 25MHz to 4Ghz

Anritsu S820D

1-port Site Master 25MHz-20GHz

Ascom TEMS Investigation Professional

Air Interface Test Tool


3400-3600 MHz WiMax Transmitter

Keysight / Agilent N9010A-526

EXA Signal Analyzer

Keysight / Agilent N9020A

MXA Signal Analyser - 26,5GHz

Keysight / Agilent N9030A-526

PXA 26.5GHz Signal Analyser

Keysight / Agilent N9330A

Cable and Antenna Tester, 25 MHz to 4 GHz

Rohde & Schwarz CMW500

Wideband Radio Communication Tester

Rohde & Schwarz TSMW











 Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help installers and operators measure and therefore manage their network elements to achieve the required service levels:

  • Rent as long as you need the equipment
  • Only quality brands
  • No hidden costs
  • If equipment goes faulty, replacements will be supplied within 24hrs
  • When you have finished with the equipment, give us a call and we will arrange collection


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