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Anritsu Achieves GCF Test Platform Approval Criteria

New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR Leads World in GCF 5G Compliance Tests

Luton, United Kingdom, 23rd of May 2019 - Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR has reached the GCF 5G terminal Test Platform Approval Criteria (TPAC) for the New Radio RF conformance test.

GCF defines the reference compliance test required for commercial release of mobile terminals, and Anritsu’s ME7873NR won GCF certification on May 22, 2019 for test cases defined by GCF as a condition for starting approval of 5G terminals using the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz non-standalone (NSA) mode RF conformance test. The test target frequency band is expected to be used in Japan, S. Korea, and China. The RF conformance tests achieving the criteria are fundamental tests for measuring terminal RF TRx functions and are key items in bringing 5G terminals early to market. As a result of winning this GCF approval for 5G RF tests, the ME7873NR will help with early rollout of commercial 5G services.

In addition to supporting the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz NSA mode, Anritsu is working on acquiring more certifications for all 5G NR Sub-6 GHz tests, including the standalone (SA) mode. Moreover, the company has also won approval for tests in the mmWave band expected to enter use soon, assisting both deployment of commercial 5G mobile network services starting later this year, as well as early market entry of 5G mobile terminals.

The NR RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, while combination with Anritsu’s 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only Sub-6 GHz but also mmWave. The flexible system configuration can be customized easily for the measurement conditions while also supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT); an upgrade from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System  ME7873LA to add 5G support offers customers a cost-effective RF test system meeting required test conditions.

About Anritsu 

Anritsu Corporation (, is 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 4,000 employees in over 90 countries. 

For further information, please contact:

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

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