LONDON Cambridge 3G has opened a dedicated W-CDMA Application Test Network (ATN) in Cambridge, in association with Vodafone UK.
The ATN is Vodafone UK has provided the infrastructure for the ATN which is designed support the creation, test and commercialisation of novel applications.
Cambridge 3G will manage access to the network, providing technical support to users. The ATN will be managed by a Steering Committee of Cambridge 3G member companies with experience in 3G technology, including UbiNetics, Scientific Generics, Trigenix and Vodafone.
David Cleevely of Analysys, Chairman of Cambridge 3G, said, “We are especially keen to encourage leading application developers to come to Cambridge to take advantage of the world-class infrastructure, which includes the University and many commercial organisations that can help turn new ideas into commercial propositions.”
The ATN will provide access to the latest available handsets and data cards, special test tariffs, and access to a network that has been designed for the testing of broadband applications in a variety of rural, suburban and urban environments.