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Anritsu in Collaboration with Qualcomm Achieves GCF Approval for Industry First Voice over New Radio (VoNR) Test Cases

04/02/2021

ME7834NR

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the GCF (Global Certification forum) CAG (Certification Agreement Group) has approved the industry first VoNR Protocol Conformance tests on the 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X60 5G Modem-RF System from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at their CAG#65 meeting held in January 2021.

“5G NR standards are driven mainly by data services, however voice / video communication is essential for full adoption of a new technology, hence support for VoNR on network and devices is a key enabler for deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) mode networks” said Mr. Shinya Ajiro General Manager of Anritsu Mobile Solutions Division “Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies continues to grow stronger and together we are able to support the wireless industry achieve yet another important milestone”

The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 34.229-5 and have earlier been verified by Anritsu at 3GPP RAN WG5 (Radio Access Network Working Group 5). These tests have also been submitted to PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) PVG (PTCRB Validation group) for approval in the upcoming PVG#92 meeting.

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PTCRB as Test Platform (TP) 251.

The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Anritsu Contact:

Madhukar Tripathi
Anritsu India Pvt Ltd
Ground Floor, Office No.19
Logix Infotech Park, D-5, Sect 59
NOIDA 201301 (UP)
Phone 91 120 4211330-32

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