OTA testing to gain importance with 5G

The next few years will see many more wireless users connect to wireless networks. Wireless users
will expect a higher level of quality and accessibility from all their devices. Thus, carriers will need
to provide better reliability in the network and in devices. The result: Testing will, therefore, need to
evolve to more closely emulate actual usage conditions. Over-the-Air (OTA) testing will become
essential for engineers to evaluate and certify the reliability and performance characteristics of
wireless devices, both for mobile and fixed location.