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Anritsu ME7873LA Achieves World-First PTCRB Certification for 5DL CA RF Tests

14/06/2018

LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System World Leader in GCF/PTCRB Approved Test Cases

ME7873LA

Luton, United Kingdom – June 14, 2018 – Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks, is pleased to announce that the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA has obtained world-first PTCRB certification for RF Conformance Tests of 5 Downlink Carrier Aggregation (5DL CA) forming a key LTE-Advanced technology.

The combination of the ME7873LA with PTCRB-approved 5DL CA and MIMO supports downlink throughput speeds of 1 Gbps for a smooth transition to 5G with faster and larger data transmissions, which is expected to see high market demand as 5G enters commercial service in North America and Japan from mid-2018.

PTCRB, a certification organization that defines test specifications and methods to ensure device interoperability on global wireless networks, introduced the PTCRB 5DL CA certification in April 2018. The ME7873LA is the first and only test system to have obtained certification so far. As a result, the ME7873LA is expected to play a key role in application of 5DL CA services to start in 2018 and in bringing new terminals to market quickly.

The ME7873LA is a test platform for verifying that the RF TRx characteristics, performance, etc., of LTE/LTE-Advanced terminals are in full compliance with 3GPP standards. In addition to legacy W-CDMA, the futureproof ME7873LA supports both the latest LTE-Advanced Pro, IoT standard and newer standards under discussion. As well as R&D test functions, FDD and TDD mobile frequency bands and TRx tests are supported along with freely customized system configurations for performance and RRM tests. It is also used as an acceptance inspection test system by mobile carriers worldwide, especially in North America and Asia.

Anritsu continues to focus on development of Conformance Test systems including LTE-Advanced to help with development of more advanced future mobile broadband services.

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is 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, customized software 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 multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides 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.

For further information, please contact:

Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint(ATMARK)anritsu.com
www.anritsu.com
Agency:
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: janice(ATMARK)napierb2b.com

Anritsu ME7873LA Achieves World-First PTCRB Certification for 5DL CA RF Tests

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