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Anritsu Adds TD-LTE Validation Leadership to GCF Protocol Conformance Coverage Awards

GCF re-affirms Test Case leadership for ME7834 Test System at recent CAG Meeting #35


Luton, UK – For Immediate Release – Anritsu Corporation announced that its ME7834 Mobile Device Test Platform (MDTP) offers the highest number of validated protocol conformance test cases for TD-LTE, including interworking with TD-SCDMA and GSM. Confirmation was provided by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) at the recent Conformance and Interoperability Agreement Group (CAG) Meeting #35 held in Lexington, KY, and complements the established success of the ME7834 in LTE FDD conformance.

The ME7834 has been the leading provider of validated LTE FDD and overall GCF/PTCRB protocol test cases since 2011. It provides customers with the best coverage in conformance test cases. TD-LTE, the Time Division Duplex (TDD) variant of LTE, has increased dramatically in importance as the largest mobile network operator in China begins to build its national TD-LTE network, and additional operators in the Americas and Asia build out their own networks. Anritsu provides full coverage for TD-LTE protocol conformance in the ME7834, including 3GPP Release 8 and Release 9 capability.

“We’ve not only achieved the best coverage in TD-LTE overall, but also for the bands relevant to China’s largest operator, and those test cases focused on interoperability with TD-SCDMA and GSM. When you couple this with our record in LTE FDD, the ME7834 truly represents the best global solution for Protocol Conformance requirements,” said Patrick Manfredi, Director of Product Management at Anritsu Wireless Protocol Test.

At the same time, Anritsu has announced its first Release 10 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) test case submissions to the RAN5 working group in 3GPP, demonstrating a strength in protocol conformance that extends across current 2G, 3G, and leading-edge LTE technology. As with the protocol conformance test cases, the CA test cases run on the ME7834.

Anritsu’s new RAN5 protocol submissions follow its recent world first in validating RF conformance test cases for CA in PTCRB. RAN5 verification paves the way for protocol test validations and the inclusion of this technology in GCF and PTCRB certification.

Anritsu’s ME7834 is a flexible test system focused on both Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT). Users worldwide have selected the ME7834 for coverage of thousands of LTE and UTRAN test cases to ensure that devices operate properly in a variety of network deployments. This market-leading test platform includes test packages for LTE protocol conformance and carrier acceptance covering multiple North American and Asian operators. Test coverage available on the ME7834 includes multiple leading LTE/LTE-A technologies, including Carrier Aggregation and VoLTE. The ME7834 is GCF- and PTCRB-validated, as well as carrier-approved.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 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.


Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
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