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KT Corporation of Korea Adopts Anritsu 5G NR Protocol Test System ME7834NR

9/21/2018

Allen, TX – September 21, 2018 – Anritsu Company announces that KT Corporation of Korea has adopted the Anritsu Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR for acceptance testing of devices incorporating 5G New Radio (NR) technologies.

Anritsu, a world leader in mobile communications testing, currently has a wide product portfolio for mobile operator 3G and 4G device acceptance testing. It is working jointly with KT Corporation on building a new platform supporting 5G NR device acceptance testing. For the future, Anritsu is expecting its ME7834NR to earn certification for KT Corporation communications terminal connectivity tests and anticipates widespread application for KT Corporation acceptance testing of 5G smartphones, communications modules, and chipsets.

Anritsu developed its ME7834NR based on the ME7834LA supporting protocol conformance tests of LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and previous W-CDMA communications terminals, as well as for mobile operator acceptance testing. Customers with these systems can easily upgrade to solutions supporting 5G while relying on their proven LTE-A test environment.

Anritsu expects this new test system will further early deployment of commercial 5G services, following on from current 4G while also helping lower costs and improving service quality.

ME7834NR Outline

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR has both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR test modes for supporting 3GPP TS 38.523 protocol tests recommended for use at mobile operator acceptance testing. Additionally, combining it with new OTA chambers and RF converters designed for 5G covers the frequency bands, including sub-6 GHz and millimeter-wave, used by 5G.

The ME7834NR is based on the ME7834LA supporting protocol conformance tests of LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and previous W-CDMA communications terminals, as well as mobile-operator acceptance testing. Customers with these test systems can easily upgrade to systems supporting 5G while relying on their proven LTE-A test environment.

About KT Corporation

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider reestablished in 1981 under the Telecommunications Business Act, is leading the era of innovations in the world’s most connected country. The company leads the 4th industrial revolution with high speed wire/wireless network and innovative ICT technology. After installing 4.5 million fixed lines for 20 million users in just 12 years, KT was the first telecom provider to introduce 5G broad-scale trial service in 2018. It is another step in KT’s continuous efforts to deliver essential products and services as it seeks to be the No.1 ICT Company and People’s Company.

About Anritsu Corporation

Anritsu Corporation is 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.

To learn more visit www.anritsu.com and follow Anritsu on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
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972.761.4625
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3E Public Relations
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