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Anritsu First Test Company to Earn GCF Approval for More than 80% of Cat-M1 Test Case


LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA Verifies IoT Devices and Systems According to Global Standards


Luton, United Kingdom – July 27, 2017 – Anritsu Company announces that it is the first test company to earn GCF approval for more than 80% of Cat-M1 RF conformance test cases for frequencies used in Japan, North America, and Europe. The test cases can be integrated into the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA, and re-affirm Anritsu’s LTE test leadership by creating a solution to verify that Low-Power-Wide-Area (LPWA) devices and systems used in IoT applications are compliant with global standards.

The Cat-M1 RF conformance test cases are software tools specifically written for the industry-leading LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA. Installing the newly released test cases in the ME7873LA supports tests to ensure that Cat-M1 device RF TRx characteristics and performance are in compliance with the 3GPP standards.

The July certification continues Anritsu’s commitment to develop test solutions that address emerging technologies and customer needs. In April 2017, Anritsu became the first manufacturer to earn Cat-M1 GCF certification for the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA with the intention of fast-tracking Cat-M1 device certifications.

A scalable GCF, PTCRB, and carrier-validated test system, the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA automates RF and RRM tests supporting the latest 3GPP standards. In addition to legacy W-CDMA, the futureproof ME7873LA supports the current LTE-Advanced standard, as well as those under discussion. R&D test functions, FDD and TDD mobile frequency bands, and TRx tests are supported, along with freely customized system configurations for performance and RRM tests.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( is 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, customized software 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 multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides 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.

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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