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Anritsu Achieves World-first PTCRB Certification For LTE-Advanced 3DL CA RRM Tests


LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA is Leader in GCF/PTCRB Certifications


Luton, United Kingdom – 16th of June 2016 – Anritsu Company announces it has obtained the world’s first PTCRB certification for Three Downlink Carrier Aggregation (3DL CA) RRM tests, forming a key LTE-Advanced technology and measured by the company’s LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA. Received earlier this month, the certification position Anritsu as the world lead in PTCRB-certified test cases.

The Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology supporting high-speed data communications is defined by 3GPP Release 10 and operators worldwide are already rolling out 2DL CA services combining two downlink signals. To increase speeds even further, the 3DL CA technology combining three downlink signals is being introduced this year in Japan, North America and South Korea, with other countries planning services in the near future. 

To play a test leadership role in the rollout of 3DL CA services, Anritsu has focused its efforts on obtaining GCF and PTCRB certifications. The company’s LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA obtained the world’s first PTCRB certification for 3DL CA RF tests in September 2015, and April 2016 marked the award of GCF approval for more than 80% of 3DL CA conformance test cases. The June award from PTCRB marks the start of 3DL CA RRM tests.

Commercial LTE-Advanced mobile terminals are certified by GCF and PTCRB for worldwide use. As a condition for starting certification by GCF, more than 80% of test cases used for LTE-Advanced terminal Carrier Aggregation standards conformance testing must have obtained GCF certification. Moreover, PTCRB requires coverage of more than 50% of approved test cases as a condition for test houses performing terminal certification.

With the world lead in GCF/PTCRB test-case certifications, Anritsu’s LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA meets both these requirements with a single test set. The ME7873LA test system helps UE makers and carriers with early deployment of 3DL CA services, as well as contributes to better product quality. Anritsu is also focusing efforts on future development of LTE-Advanced conformance test systems to help further development and growth of mobile broadband services.
The ME7873LA is a test platform for verifying compliance of LTE/LTE-Advanced mobile-terminal RF TRX characteristics and performance with 3GPP standards. It is used by mobile operators worldwide, especially in Japan, North America, and Asia, as an acceptance inspection test system.

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.

For further information please contact:  

Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123

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