Anritsu Establishes Program for Wireless Network Professionals
Fri, 05/28/2004 - 6:17am
Anritsu Company announces the establishment of a Handheld Solutions Partners Program to better address the test needs of wireless network professionals. The creation of the partners program allows Anritsu to more closely work with industry-leading software providers to develop integrated test solutions faster and easier so field technicians and engineering management can ensure optimum performance of today's wireless networks. The deployment of 3G technologies and the continued rollout of 2G and 2.5G networks have made the need for accurate testing and analysis more critical, while also making it more difficult. Anritsu's Handheld Partners Program has been established to create solutions specifically designed to satisfy the more stringent testing requirements created by the increased use of the RF spectrum.
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