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Anritsu and COMPRION release solution for 100% automation of Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT)


Luton UK, Paderborn, Germany – 5th October 2015 - Anritsu and COMPRION announced today that they have developed a solution to fully automate the execution of all 3GPP TS 36.523 LTE Conformance tests required for certification and pre-certification of mobile devices.

Until now, achieving complete automation of GCF and PTCRB conformance tests was not possible as a number of tests required specific USIM profiles. This meant that test engineers had to manually change USIMs several times in order to run a campaign of conformance tests. The solution formed by integration of COMPRION Test SIM Simulator with Anritsu ME7834 Protocol Conformance Test System enables the USIM to be automatically reconfigured in real time during the execution of a test campaign. The result is that no manual intervention is required, improving overall testing efficiency, enabling complete campaigns to be run overnight or over a weekend and freeing up valuable test engineering time.

This latest enhancement to Anritsu’s ME7834L system strengthens Anritsu’s position as the market leading supplier of protocol conformance test systems for LTE and LTE-Advanced mobile devices, delivering the latest technology and the highest number of test cases to chipset developers, terminal vendors and test houses worldwide.

Following this announcement Bob Kersey, Marketing Director of Wireless Testing Solutions at Anritsu commented, “The problem of swapping USIMs has been a major issue for mobile device certification. Anritsu is pleased to work with COMPRION to bring this unique integrated solution to the market which will save customers a lot of effort and improve user experience.”

Nihada Poricanin, Product Manager for Terminal Test Solutions at COMPRION adds: “The COMPRION Test SIM Simulator is based on the IT³ Prove!, a well-proven terminal tester consisting of both hardware and software. The solution replaces the physical test SIM card with a simulation. Thus, UICC profiles such as CSIM, USIM and ISIM needed for the different network access technologies can be simulated. The test operator only has to start the test campaign, everything else runs automatically across the two different systems. This saves time, makes test results repeatable and minimizes errors.”

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 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.


COMPRION is the worldwide leading manufacturer of test solutions for smart card interfaces, terminals and smart cards. Covering contact-based and contactless technologies COMPRION provides their expertise to multiple industries, especially telecommunications, payments and M2M. Our involvement in a number of standardization and certification bodies enables us to integrate the latest standards and requirements into our high quality products. As COMPRION test systems are renowned for the most accurate measurement capabilities, the company serves all top mobile phone, terminal, card and chipset manufacturers as well as mobile network operators and test houses. COMPRION also acts as technological consultant supporting many key players in the market.

Contact Anritsu

Eric Fauxpoint Janice Ashton
Director - EMEA Business Development Napier Partnership Limited
Anritsu EMEA Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50 Email: Janice Ashton 
Email: Eric Fauxpoint   


Kathleen Loeser
Corporate Marketing Manager
Tel: +49 5251 6859 154
Fax: +49 5251 6859 999
Email: Kathleen Loeser

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