Chapter 8. Equipment and Service Testing

  1. Flavio Muratore
  1. Loris Bollea and
  2. Valerio Bernasconi

Published Online: 27 SEP 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841656.ch8

UMTS: Mobile Communications for the Future

UMTS: Mobile Communications for the Future

How to Cite

Editor Information

  1. CSELT, Telecom Italia Group, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 SEP 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471498292

Online ISBN: 9780470841655



  • UMTS;
  • testing;
  • mobile radio systems;
  • W-CDMA;
  • FPGAs;
  • DSPs;
  • GSM;
  • IP;
  • BTS;
  • CDMA;
  • FFT


Chapter 8 discusses the issues involved in carrying out tests on mobile system and field trials for new radio systems. In particular, the following issues have been analysed:

  • Manufacturers, operators and standardization bodies needs for testing and field trial

  • First field trial in Italy

  • Capabilities, interconnections, operation and maintenance of the Ericsson experimental system

  • Tests on the system carried out during the field trial, both in laboratory and on field

  • Evaluation of performance of innovative services using a real propagation environment

  • Innovative measurement instruments

  • Flexible prototypes through reconfigurable circuits