Skip to main content

PCTEST Partners with Anritsu to Offer Leading LTE eMBMS Test Portfolio

8/12/2015

Independent Test Lab Acquires Anritsu ME7873L and ME7834L to Provide OEMs Acceptance Testing for Leading North American, Korean, and Indian Operators

Richardson, TX – For Immediate Release

Anritsu Company announces PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, Inc. has acquired all elements of Anritsu’s leading LTE Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) test portfolio, including eMBMS RF Performance test cases on Anritsu’s ME7873L RF/RRM Conformance Test System (CTS) as well as Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) and Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) test cases on the ME7834L Mobile Device Test Platform (MDTP). Through the Anritsu test solutions, PCTEST now has the capability to support all elements of acceptance testing for mobile devices designed and manufactured for LTE networks supporting new eMBMS services, enabling OEMs to launch these products on schedule.

“The Anritsu ME7873L and ME7834L provide the broadest and best overall eMBMS test coverage to help us meet conformance and carrier acceptance test requirements,” said Randy Ortanez, PCTEST President. “The proven reliability and dependability of the Anritsu solutions for testing is unsurpassed in the industry.”

“Anritsu is pleased to work with PCTEST in support of the industry’s efforts towards the successful rollout of eMBMS,” said Wade Hulon, President of Anritsu Company. “PCTEST recognizes that Anritsu has been at the forefront of LTE and in developing test instruments for emerging technologies. Anritsu will continue to introduce advanced solutions throughout 2015 and in the years ahead as part of our commitment to meet the needs of mobile device manufacturers.”

The ME7873L RF/RRM CTS and ME7834L MDTP are scalable GCF, PTCRB, and carrier-validated test systems that enable certification of LTE devices to industry and carrier standards. The ME7873L provides test coverage for 3GPP 36.521-1 (TX, RX, and Performance), 36.521-3 (Radio Resource Management – RRM) and carrier-specific Supplementary RF/RRM test packages. The ME7834L provides test coverage for 3GPP 36.523, as well as a wide portfolio of CAT test plans, including leading eMBMS coverage for a large North American operator. The ME7873L and ME7834L, as well as sister test platforms ME7873LA and ME7834LA, provide industry-leading LTE-Advanced coverage, including 2CA and 3CA test cases for both inter- and intra-band CA with MIMO.

About PCTEST Engineering Laboratory

PCTEST Lab is a leading independent test laboratory offering one-stop conformance, performance, and regulatory testing of wireless devices in accordance with industry and 3GPP/3GPP2 technical requirements, including RF, Protocol, RRM, Carrier Aggregation (CA) and carrier-specific test plans. PCTEST Lab is an approved CA & VoLTE Lab, LTE/CDMA Safe-For-Network (SFN) Lab, an Open Development Lab, an OTA Antenna Performance Lab, as well as an A-GPS test facility for major U.S. carriers including GCF and PTCRB certifications. For more information regarding PCTEST Lab's test services, visit www.pctestlab.com.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States 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.

To learn more visit www.anritsu.com.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations
973.263.5475
pbrightman@3epr.com