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LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System 3DL CA PTCRB Certification

PTCRB-certified ME7873LA supports 3DL CA tests defined in 3GPP Release 10 supporting LTE-Advanced terminals operating on North-American frequency bands


Singapore - 21 September, 2015

Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hashimoto) is pleased to announce that the company's LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA has obtained the world's first PTCRB*1 certification as an RF conformance test*2 system for the Three Downlink Carrier Aggregation (3DL CA)*3 technology used mainly by the LTE-Advanced standard*4.

The PTCRB-certified ME7873LA supports 3DL CA tests defined in 3GPP Release 10*5 supporting LTE-Advanced terminals operating on North-American frequency bands. North-American LTE-Advanced terminals must be tested objectively using PTCRB- certified RF conformance test systems to assure that the terminal quality satisfies the 3GPP standards.

By obtaining PTCRB certification for 3DL CA, the ME7873LA will help cut the time to market (TTM) for new products using 3DL CA services expected to start in North America in 2015. Anritsu is focusing its efforts on development of LTE-Advanced conformance test systems to promote further progress and growth in future mobile broadband services.

Product Outline

LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA

The ME7873LA is a test platform for assuring that the RF TRX characteristics, performance, etc., of LTE/LTE-Advanced terminals satisfy the 3GPP requirements. Additionally, it is also being used for acceptance inspection tests by mobile carriers worldwide, particularly in North America.


*1 PTCRB: PCS Type Certification Review Board

Standards organization defining network operation and mobile terminal certification tests for assuring global interconnectivity between mobile terminals, particularly for frequency bands used in North America; PTCRB-certified measurement systems and measurement items are guaranteed to have the test performance (measurement procedure and accuracy) required for verification tests of mobile terminals.

*2 RF Conformance Test

Test for verifying that mobile terminal TRX characteristics, performance, etc., meet the 3GPP standards.

*3 3 Downlink Carrier Aggregation (3DL CA)

Carrier Aggregation technology creates a virtual wide bandwidth by aggregating several frequency bands; wireless communications systems can transfer more data at faster speeds as the frequency band becomes wider. 3DL CA aggregates three frequency bands.

*4 LTE-Advanced

Mobile communications technology offering faster speeds (≥4000 Mbps down and ≥1500 Mbps up) than predecessor Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

*5 3GPP Release 10

International standard in series of standards related to LTE-Advanced technology defined by 3GPP partnership project regulating high-speed mobile communications technologies.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( 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 Pte Ltd
11, Chang Charn Road
#04-01 Shriro House
Singapore 159640
Tel : 65-62822400
Fax :65-62822533
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