FLEET, England, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GCF performance test cases signal an increased focus on testing devices in a real-world environment to ensure quality of user experience Anite, a global leader in wireless testing technology, today announces the industry's first solution to support GCF (Global Certification Forum) data throughput performance testing for LTE and 3G. The increased complexity of mobile devices and LTE technology, coupled with demands for improved quality of user experience have led to an extended focus on performance testing - already an essential part of leading mobile operators' acceptance schemes. GCF created the Performance Agreement Group (PAG) in 2011 with the specific goal of including performance testing within the scope of their mobile device certification process. Anite is first to announce support for UE Application Layer Data Throughput Performance, one of PAG's defined performance test areas. Anite's established leadership in protocol conformance testing has enabled this early support for GCF device data throughput testing, which will benefit device and chipset manufactures in their development of compliant products. The availability of reliable high speed data rates is growing in importance as subscribers increasingly want to access data intensive mobile services 'on the move'. Anite's recently announced internal baseband fading capability - easily available to customers as a software upgrade to Anite's existing portfolio for LTE and 3G - has been a key enabler to the development of these GCF performance-related test cases. "This announcement demonstrates Anite's continued leadership in wireless testing solutions to help accelerate the launch of new devices", says Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite. He continues, "The internal fading capability launched in late January, enables us to offer a highly competitive platform for comprehensive device data throughput testing that is either part of a mobile operator's acceptance scheme or part of GCF's mobile device certification process." Anite will be participating at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 (stand 6F80 in Hall 6) where it will be demonstrating its full range of wireless test solutions for device and network testing, including the internal fading capability and recently acquired Propsim channel emulator.