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Anritsu and Bluetest Launch Joint 5G NR OTA Measurement Solution

31/10/2018

With the integration of Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and Bluestest’s OTA reverberation Test System RTS65

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Luton, United Kingdom – October 31st, 2018 – Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks, announces following its successful long-term collaboration in LTE OTA measurement solutions, Anritsu and Bluetest AB are extending their relationship to 5G testing. This includes the integration of Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and Bluetest’s OTA Reverberation Test System RTS65. 

This collaboration will enable existing customers to upgrade their LTE solutions with support for 5G. Upcoming 5G services will now use the sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) recommends using over-the-air OTA call connections for mmWave band tests, requiring an OTA radio anechoic chamber for stable measurements. To ensure ease of set-up and cost effectiveness for this wide range of frequency bands, Anritsu and Bluetest are collaborating to provide compact integrated solutions with shorter test times.

Anritsu has designed its new MT8000A test platform to support the latest 5G technologies, including wideband signal processing and beam forming required by 5G NR enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). As well as Protocol tests, the all-in-one platform supports sub-6 GHz and mmWave band signaling RF tests covering the 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 28, and 39-GHz NR bands.

“Bluetest’s flexible and user-friendly Reverberation Test System RTS65 and Flow software platform continues to show its power in handling multiple component carriers and MIMO streams. The updated RTS65 supports 5G NR with more sub-6 GHz measurement ports and frequency options up to 40 or 43 GHz”, says Bluetest’s product manager, Klas Arvidsson.

Tsutomu Tokuke, General Manager, Mobile Solutions Div. Anritsu Corporation, adds, “Anritsu and Bluetest continue to develop leading-edge test solutions enabling developers and manufacturers to efficiently and confidently produce 5G devices to meet, and exceed, market demands.”

About Bluetest AB
Bluetest AB is the pioneer and market leader in reverberation test system technology for over-the-air (OTA) testing of wireless devices and small antennas. Bluetest’s innovative technology has been adopted by the largest mobile phone manufacturers, network operators, antenna manufacturers, and other providers of wireless solutions. For more information, visit https://www.bluetest.se/.

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 3,500 employees in over 90 countries. 

For further information, please contact:

Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint(ATMARK)anritsu.com
www.anritsu.com
Agency:
Jennifer Deroche
Account Director
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: jennifer(ATMARK)napierb2b.com

Anritsu and Bluetest Launch Joint 5G NR OTA Measurement Solution

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