June 12, 2014

Anite-led METIS Task Group Defines World’s First 5G Channel Models

FLEET, England, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Achievement will help the mobile industry progress development of 5G


Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that
an Anite-led task group within the METIS [https://www.metis2020.com ](1) project has
published the world's first channel models for 5G
[https://www.metis2020.com/deliverables-on-initial-channel-models-based-on-measurements-components-of-a-new-air-interface-building-blocks-and-performance-and-first-performance-results-for-multi-nodemulti-antenna-t ]
. An essential step towards further development of
candidate 5G technologies, the interim channel models were co-authored by eight METIS
partners and approved by other key members for publication.

Co-funded by the European Commission, METIS is a consortium of 29 key wireless
industry players and the first international and large-scale research activity on 5G. Its
main objective is to lay the foundation for 5G, the next generation mobile and wireless
communications system. 5G will address the huge surge forecast in mobile data consumption
and the advanced capabilities of wireless devices.

5G has extremely challenging technical requirements which means that testing the radio
channel is even more important compared to previous cellular technologies. 5G will adapt
to various radio channel conditions in a more efficient way, utilising all dimensions of
the radio channel such as delay, frequency, time, location, elevation and polarization.

One of the METIS project's overall technical goals is to provide a system concept that
supports higher mobile data volume per area. Accurate radio channel model development
enables higher data transmission volumes, which is why the definition of the radio channel
model is seen as a key element in the development of 5G. Anite's extensive experience in
this area has helped drive the development of new mobile standards for more than 20 years.

The interim 5G channel models are part of the METIS Deliverable D1.2 and generally
available for 5G technology developers worldwide. Anite presented these channel models at
the Brooklyn 5G Summit [http://brooklyn5gsummit.com ] (held in New York), where leading
technology companies and institutes participated.

"As the only test vendor involved with the METIS project, Anite's channel model
[http://www.anite.com/solutions/handset-testing/propsim%C2%AE-channel-emulation-solutions ]
and testing capability is enabling the industry to progress the development of future
mobile technologies such as 5G," says Paul Beaver Products Director at Anite.

"The interim 5G channel models defined under Anite's leadership have wide industry
acceptance and will help to meet the requirements of higher data volume and develop a
system concept for 5G," says Olav Queseth, Senior Researcher at Ericsson and project
coordinator at METIS.

(1) METIS (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020)
Information Society) is co-funded by the European Commission as an Integrated Project
under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and development (FP7).

About Anite

Anite plc is a leading provider of software and solutions to the international
wireless market, supplying major device, chipset and network equipment manufacturers,
mobile operators and test houses. It provides mobile device, infrastructure and network
testing systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and on its proprietary software
and hardware products.

Its 400+ staff work from headquarters in the UK and from offices in 14 countries
across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

For further information, please contact:

Karolina Eklund, Anite, Tel: +44(0)1252-775245, Email: [email protected]

Matt Humphries, Babel PR, Tel: +44(0)207-434-5550, Email: [email protected]