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GCF Approves 80% of TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation RF/RRM Conformance Test Cases for Anritsu ME7873L

Comprehensive Industry Leading Conformance Test System Verifies Chipsets and Devices Implementing TD-LTE Technology

Luton, UK – For immediate release – Anritsu Company announces its ME7873L RF/RRM Conformance Test System has achieved more than 80% of RF/RRM conformance test cases approval by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) related to LTE-Advanced TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation. The approval extends the leadership position of the ME7873L and provides mobile terminal and chipset manufacturers, test houses and mobile operators with a comprehensive test solution for verifying products implementing the TD-LTE technology.

Received in December 2014, the most recent GCF approval solidifies the position of the ME7873L as the most comprehensive conformance test system on the market. In January 2014, it became the first solution to achieve GCF certification approval for better than 80% of its FDD-LTE Carrier Aggregation test cases. Test systems must obtain GCF approval for at least 80% of test cases as a condition for terminal certification by GCF.

“China is deploying LTE-Advanced services using TD-LTE technology beginning this year and Japan and the USA are planning introduction of these services, as well. The GCF approval emphasizes our focus and commitment to obtaining GCF/PTCRB certifications to help bring next-generation mobile broadband systems to market as soon as possible,” said Bob Kersey, Director of Wireless Testing Solutions for Anritsu Company

The ME7873L is the leading RF conformance test system, with the most GCF/PTCRB Approved Test Cases in the industry. The test platform assures the compliance of LTE/LTE-Advanced terminal RF Tx and Rx characteristics and performance with the 3GPP standards. It supports the LTE/LTE-Advanced RF/RRM conformance tests and is being used for carrier acceptance inspection tests in North America, Asia, and Japan.

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
200 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 433200
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