Vienna, Austria – June 28, 2021 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce availability of a new solution for evaluating the video quality of 5G devices. This lab-based solution was developed in partnership with Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT) and TOYO Corporation (8151: TYO) and uses Anritsu’s SmartStudio NR (SSNR) Network Simulator and Spirent’s Attero and Umetrix Video software, providing a new integrated 5G video quality system.
The accelerating shift from 4G to 5G mobile communications, combined with increasing adoption of teleworking, are leading to more streaming of video content, as well as greater use of online meeting tools. As a result, video quality is a key factor in users’ choice of a 5G mobile operator and smartphone brand. Consequently, mobile operators, 5G device vendors, and content providers urgently need a solution to evaluate the video quality of 5G devices.
This solution integrates Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and SSNR control software with Spirent’s Attero Network Emulator and Umetrix Video system for evaluating video quality.
The MT8000A operates as a 5G Call Box by simulating a 5G base station and core network using a state-machine-based GUI. Users can simulate a full range of 5G network conditions, including Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) topologies at Frequency Range 1 (FR1) or Frequency Range 2 (FR2) frequencies, all without creating protocol scripts. Testing of throughput, mobility, VoNR, EPS-Fallback, SMS, CMAS, CDRX, and other functions can be performed easily using SSNR’s GUI.
SSNR’s flexible network settings, as well as its simple reproduction of a live 5G network environment, allow easy and effective analysis of video quality. Moreover, a customer’s automation environments can be configured more quickly due to its support for numerous APIs.
Spirent’s Attero allows users to emulate a network or a network element in an accurate and repeatable way to fully stress-test the transport of real-time services such as video and VoIP over Next-Gen IP platforms and networks. Filters can be set to test the effect of impairments on specific packets or traffic types.
Spirent’s Umetrix Video evaluation system measures the receive-side quality of streamed video content by scoring QoE (Quality of Experience) using Video Mean Opinion Scoring (V-MOS) from the receive-side only. It supports video-streaming services and video-content analysis by scoring the original video without prior display, allowing faster and lower-cost repeatable design tests, regression tests, and competitor benchmarking.
The new Evaluation 5G Video Quality solution will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2021 as part of Anritsu’s virtual booth. You may view the video demo here.
About Spirent Communications
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) is a leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. The company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies. For more information, please visit www.spirent.com.
About TOYO Corporation
TOYO Corporation (head office: Tokyo, Japan), founded in 1953, is a leading distributor of advanced measurement technologies in Japan with subsidiaries in the United States and China. TOYO has a diverse portfolio of business segments including Information Communications, Automobiles, Sustainable Energy, EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), Ocean Surveys, Software Development, Life Science, and Information Security. TOYO also engages in original product designs and develops advanced solutions, and its products are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more information, please visit www.toyo.co.jp/english/
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 125 years. Anritsu’s 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 3,500 employees in over 90 countries.
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