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

2/5/2021

Allen, TX – February 5, 2021 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) Certification Agreement Group (CAG) has approved the industry-first Voice over New Radio (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. The approval was given at the 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. For this reason, support for VoNR on networks 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 were previously verified by Anritsu at 3GPP RAN Radio Access Network Working Group 5 (WG5). These tests have also been submitted to PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) PTCRB Validation Group (PVG) for approval during the upcoming PVG#92 meeting.

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with 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 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.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been 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 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 OSS monitoring solutions, it has expanded its offering to provide 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.

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

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