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Anritsu Leads in eMBMS as GCF Validations begin

10/07/2014
Atsugi, Japan, 10th July 2014 - It was announced today that Anritsu, a global leader in wireless telecommunications test equipment, is the leading supplier of the first industry approved protocol conformance test cases for mobile devices capable of receiving eMBMS broadcasts.

Atsugi, Japan, 10th July 2014 - It was announced today that Anritsu, a global leader in wireless telecommunications test equipment, is the leading supplier of the first industry approved protocol conformance test cases for mobile devices capable of receiving eMBMS broadcasts.


Anritsu submitted eMBMS test cases to the Global Certification Forum (GCF) ahead of the CAG#39 meeting held in Helsinki on July 8-9 2014, following an increase in network operator priority to bring this new technology to consumer markets this year. Anritsu’s ME7834L Protocol Conformance Test system (PCT) now provides validated test cases across bands for the US market including unique coverage in LTE band 13.


The technology of evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS), sometimes referred to as LTE Multicast, allows content to be delivered to multiple users at the same time through a common cellular connection. This provides significant network efficiencies over a unicast transmission where each user has their own connection. The US and Korea are leading the way with eMBMS deployments while cellular network operators in Europe and Australia are following the trend with the commencement of live trials; the technology is expected to deliver content such as mobile TV and Radio as well as emergency alerts. Mike Lee, Business Unit Director of Anritsu Protocol Wireless Test commented, “This latest news follows soon after Anritsu’s world first with validated IMS Emergency Services test cases and shows our continued commitment to providing the earliest access to the most important new technologies in today’s cellular networks. We are very pleased to support the advancement of the industry and the aims of our customers to bring their devices to market as soon as possible.”

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Jonathan Borrill
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Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3LU
Tel: 01582 433200
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Email: Jonathan Borrill

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