Allen, TX – April 28, 2022 – Anritsu Corporation and Comprion are pleased to announce the availability of downloadable 5G and 4G embedded SIMs (eSIMs) test profiles for use with the Anritsu Radio Communications Test Station MT8000A and Rapid Test Designer (RTD) application software.
An increasing number of mobile device manufacturers are integrating eSIMs into their phones, tablets, wearables, or IoT devices, both for flexibility and to save valuable physical device real estate. Because eSIMs are non-removable, however, it is now more difficult to set-up communication testing between the mobile device and a network simulator in the lab.
Previously, test labs and handset manufacturers used a physical Anritsu Test SIM to configure the mobile device so it could be tested with the Anritsu network simulator. Since there is no longer a card slot for eSIM-only devices, however, the device’s configuration must be digitally loaded onto the mobile device-under-test (DUT) via an Anritsu-specific eSIM test profile.
It is now also possible to use Anritsu solutions to test prototype and commercial eSIM devices via the Comprion eSIM Test Profile Service. Comprion and Anritsu have jointly developed the necessary test profiles to test the mobile devices using the Anritsu MT8000A network simulator for the RTD 5G and 4G protocol test software environment in the R&D lab.
The Comprion eSIM Test Profile Service is fully GSMA SAS compliant and available online via a subscription. It includes a repository of eSIM test profiles, as well as a GSMA-standardized Remote SIM Provisioning service to deliver the test profiles to eSIM devices.
“The combination of a repository of eSIM test profiles and a GSMA-standardized and SAS-compliant Remote SIM Provisioning service to deliver Anritsu-specific test profiles to eSIM devices is unique in the industry and makes testing easier, faster, and more cost-effective, significantly reducing time-to-market,” says Dr. Marcus Dormanns, Lead Innovation Manager at Comprion.
Anritsu’s Marketing Director, Kevin Ingrams, adds, “Anritsu is delighted that once again it is extending its successful long-term collaboration with Comprion to deliver market-leading eSIM test solutions to its customers to keep them at the forefront of latest technology.”
Comprion is dedicated to providing test solutions for a connected world, covering both contact and contactless technologies. Comprion systems are renowned for precise measurement capabilities, serving all top handset, card, chipset manufacturers, mobile network operators and test houses.
Anritsu is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu 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 emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.
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