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Kineto, Agilent Technologies Collaborate on 3g/2g UMA/GAN Handset-Testing Solution


Kineto Wireless, the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the companies are collaborating on 3G and 2G UMA/GAN handset testing to bring a comprehensive solution to their customers.

The companies will focus on expanding Agilent’s 8960 “real world” UMA/GAN test capabilities to provide a full-featured, non-scripting test solution for mobile operators, handset vendors and platform developers in the UMA/GAN market. The first phase of collaboration will result in a robust 3G/2G UMA/GAN development and engineering validation tool that Kineto will showcase at its UMA Labs in Milpitas, Calif.

“Agilent is committed to enhancing the 8960 wireless communications test set portfolio to meet the needs of wireless developers,” said Niels Fach, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Division. “Working with Kineto will further enhance our 3G and 2G UMA/GAN test solutions - providing our mutual customers with unique solutions to help them produce high-quality devices that capitalize on and support the fixed mobile convergence.”

As part of the collaboration, Kineto will use the Agilent solution to develop and validate its own client software, as well as support Kineto’s platform and handset customers in bringing new UMA-enabled products to market.

“Bringing Kineto’s field-proven expertise in UMA software development to Agilent’s leading test platform will result in a best-of-breed solution,” said Mark Powell, co-founder and vice president of Kineto’s client business unit. “We expect to bring 3G and 2G UMA-enabled handsets to market faster to meet the increasing demand from mobile operators.”


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