Verizon Cooks Up Common Certification Process for Basebands
Verizon Wireless today announced a new system it has put into place that chip vendors must use to certify their equipment on Verizon's 3G and 4G networks. Baseband processors, in particular, are being targeted for this new system, as Verizon believes it will eliminate redundancies and headaches, and speed up approval and time to market. Requirements have been simplified, and Verizon says it will make sure all the chipsets that end up in its products meet a minimum level of quality. Existing chips will be grandfathered in, but new chips must pass the new certification process. Verizon Wireless said it has chosen a company called Comprion (based in Germany) to be the official test equipment provider for LTE-USIM and CDMA-CSIM Interface testing of handsets.