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Anritsu Achieves GCF Approval for Industry First VoNR Test Cases

2/4/2021

5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR Continues to Lead Market in 5G Protocol Conformance Test Support

Allen, TX – February 4, 2021 – Anritsu Company announces that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) Certification Agreement Group (CAG) has approved the first Voice over New Radio (VoNR) Protocol Conformance tests on the Anritsu 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR. The approval was given at the GCF CAG#65 meeting held in January 2021.

“5G NR standards are primarily driven by data services, however voice/video communication is essential for full adoption. Therefore, support for VoNR on networks and devices is a key enabler for deployment of 5G Standalone (SA),” said Mr. Shinya Ajiro, General Manager of Anritsu Mobile Solutions Division. “Anritsu is proud to be able to support the wireless industry achieving another important milestone.”

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

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

ME7834NR Profile

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is 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 SA and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, 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.

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:
Laura Edwards
Senior Manager, Americas Marketing
Laura.Edwards(ATMARK)anritsu.com

Agency Contact:
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3E Public Relations
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973.263.5475

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