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PCTEST Integrates Anritsu LTE RF Conformance

1/9/2012
Acquisition of Market-Leading ME7873L RF Test System Enhances LTE Test Offerings of Independent Test House

Anritsu Company and PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (PCTEST Lab) announce that PCTEST Lab has selected the Anritsu ME7873L RF Conformance Test System to enhance its offering of LTE test services. The selection of the ME7873L allows PCTEST Lab to offer LTE RF Conformance Test (CT) and LTE Supplementary RF testing to wireless carriers, OEMs and chipset companies for Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT).

"Anritsu’s RF test solution will allow us to increase capacity and reduce time-to-market for our customers," said Randy Ortanez, President of PCTEST Lab. "We wanted to expand our test coverage, and chose Anritsu because of its leadership within LTE RF CT and CAT. Our investment in Anritsu’s ME7873L advances PCTEST Lab’s leadership by offering complete LTE test solutions to the global device market."

"We are pleased to work with PCTEST Lab to enable deployments of new devices by the wireless industry utilizing our LTE RF CT and CAT product portfolio," said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager, Anritsu Americas. "Our ME7873L provides market-leading validated CT coverage in almost all deployed LTE bands. When coupled with PCTEST Lab's comprehensive service portfolio, we aim to accelerate device validations for the growing LTE device market."

The ME7873L RF Test System selected enables PCTEST to provide extensive multi-band RF Conformance services in support of Tier I and Tier II carrier LTE deployments, and their respective eco-systems to include a scalable platform that offers PCTEST's customers the widest selection of validated TX, RX and Performance conformance test cases per 3GPP 36.521-1, as well as specific LTE RF Supplementary test cases as specified by the carriers.

About PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (Columbia, Maryland USA)

PCTEST Lab offers one-stop conformance, performance, and regulatory testing of wireless devices in accordance with industry and 3GPP/3GPP2 technical requirements, including RF, Protocol, RRM, and carrier-specific test plans. PCTEST Lab is an approved LTE/CDMA Safe-For-Network (SFN) Lab, an Open Development Lab, an OTA Antenna Performance Lab, as well as an A-GPS test facility by major U.S. carriers and more recently a PTCRB Accredited lab.

For more information regarding PCTEST Lab’s test services, visit www.pctestlab.com.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
Executive Vice President
SGW
973.263.5475
pbrightman@sgw.com