Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PA Consulting to showcase LTE PHY technology at LTE World Summit, 18-20 May 2009

PA Consulting Group, the leading international management, systems and technology consultancy, will showcase its flexible LTE PHY technology at LTE World Summit, Berlin, 18 to 20 May 2009. The PHY development forms an essential part of the LTE Multi-UE load test system, recently launched by Catapult Communications inc.

PA's wireless technology team has designed, developed and implemented the PHY using high performance devices from Freescale and Altera. The PHY is implemented as a self contained system element, allowing connection to an eNodeB at the CPRI interface. It provides for high data throughput, full bandwidth to 20MHz, support for multiple users for load testing and support for 2x2 MIMO.

The work has followed the latest iterations of the 3GPP standards and, in support of the development, a full set of test vectors has been prepared to allow independent testing and verification of the solution.

PA's PHY solution can be implemented in various forms for other applications in the LTE environment, and the technology can be rapidly adapted to provide eNB functionality for small or medium scale infrastructure projects. The flexible architecture, based around microTCA, allows for simple enhancement and growth if added capacity is required.

Kalyan Sundhar, VP Engineering for Catapult Communications comments:

"PA's talented team of Engineers helped Catapult deliver a first of its kind, high capacity multi-UE (user equipment) LTE load simulation system. PA's expertise in the area of PHY layer development coupled with Catapult's expertise in building high load generators resulted in this high quality product that spanned a year and half of development time."

The PA team are on Stand M03throughout the event, and contributing to program content through:

Tuesday, 19 May:

- Graham Bell's Analyst Breakfast Briefing Session Why lower IPR royalties will expand the LTE device market at 08.00 hrs

- Alan Carr's participation as a panellist on the discussion of Technology Q&A: What are the biggest technology challenges LTE still faces? at 11.15 hrs

- Rob Westwick's talk on Developing LTE equipment effectively: what to build and how to build it quickly at 14.50 hrs

- Phil Irvine's Workshop The impact of LTE on mobile broadband at 18.00 hrs.

Wednesday, 20 May:

- Steve Crammond's Analyst Breakfast Briefing Session What is LTE for? - the driving applications at 08.00 hrs.

Informa's LTE World Summit, 18-20 May 2009, Hotel Palace,

Through its Communications and Electronic Systems expertise, PA Consulting Group is a leading supplier of consultancy services. PA's communications technology-led consultancy services range from strategy development and business planning through to services creation, network design and roll-out management. PA delivers technology developments directly through the provision of contract design of infrastructure and portable products, including equipment for Urgent Operational Requirements.

About PA Consulting Group

At PA Consulting Group, we transform the performance of organisations.

We put together teams from many disciplines and backgrounds to tackle the most complex problems facing our clients, working with leaders and their staff in organisations in the private and public sectors. Clients call on us when they want:

-- an innovative solution: counter-intuitive thinking and groundbreaking solutions

-- a highly responsive approach: we listen, and then we act decisively and quickly

-- delivery of hard results: we get the job done.

PA isan independent, employee-owned, global firm of 3,000 talented individuals, operating from offices across the world, in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Oceania. We have won numerous awards for delivering complex and highly innovative assignments, have technology development capability that few firms can match, deep expertise across key industries and government, and a unique breadth of skills from strategy to IT to HR to applied technology.

* defence

* energy

* financial services

* government and public services

* international development

* life sciences and healthcare

* manufacturing

* postal services

* retail

* telecommunications

* transportation

* strategic management

* innovation and technology

* IT

* operational improvement

* human resources

* complex programme delivery

2. About Catapult Communications Corporation

Catapult Communications is a leading supplier of advanced digital telecom test systems to global equipment manufacturers and service providers, including Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Nortel and Nokia Siemens Networks. The Catapult DCT2000 and MGTS systems deliver superior high-end test solutions for hundreds of protocols and variants -- spanning LTE, IMS, WiMAX, UMTS, CDMA, VoIP, GPRS, GSM, SS7, and ISDN. The Company is committed to providing testing tools that are at the forefront of the telecom technology curve.

Catapult is headquartered at 160 South Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA94041. Tel: 650-960-1025. International offices are located in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, France, Finland, Canada, Japan, China, Indiaand the Philippines.

CONTACT: Steve Crammond, PA Consulting Group e-mail: Beverley Adams, Marketing, PA Consulting Group Tel: +44 (0)1763 285 260 e-mail: WWW: WWW: Catapult Communications Corporation WWW:

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