A-GNSS Over-the-Air Performance
Test Methodology

CTIA Test Plans and Their Implications

A Spirent White Paper

White Paper CoverIn February 2016, CTIA mandated Version 3.5.2 of its Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air (OTA) Performance. With this release, the test scope is expanded to add GLONASS satellite constellations as well as require A-GNSS OTA tests of all location-enabled wireless devices, including laptops, tablets, and M2M devices.

OTA testing is a critical component of the device certification process due to its ability to assess real-world antenna performance in three dimensions and reveal possible cellular frequency interference.

Read Spirent’s White Paper, A-GNSS Over-the-Air Performance Test Methodology: CTIA Test Plans and Their Implications, to learn more about:

  • CTIA’s  definition of A-GNSS OTA performance standards for wireless devices
  • OTA test implications associated with LTE and A-GLONASS
  • CTIA compliance process for test system vendors and test laboratories

For in-depth information on the key test areas that characterize A-GNSS antenna performance and the laboratory requirements for comprehensive testing, reference Spirent’s White Paper, A-GNSS Over-the-Air Performance Test Methodology: Antenna Performance for Location-Based Services.

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