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Network Master Pro MT1000A Upgrade Triple-Wavelength OTDR Module

Launch of 1310/1550 nm, 1650 nm OTDR Module

MT1000A MU100023A Module

February 14, 2020 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the start of sales of its new MU100023A OTDR Module for the Network Master Pro MT1000A optical network measuring instrument adding triple-wavelength support (1310/1550 nm, 1650 nm SMF) to the existing line of MU100020A/MU100021A/MU100022A modules.

The newly developed MU100023A adds support for the 1650 nm wavelength used for live-fiber evaluations to the 1310/1550 nm wavelengths used for actual communications to enable all-in-one, triple-wavelength OTDR measurements. Like its predecessor MU100020A/MU100021A/MU100022A modules, in addition to having a built-in stabilized light source and optical power meter, the MU100023A features a built-in visual light source and optical fiberscope options. Installing it in the MT1000A offers all-in-one communications quality-inspections of each optical fiber line, as well as live-fiber fault detection.

Additionally, simultaneous installation of the MU100023A in the MT1000A with installed 10G Multirate Module MU100010A and 100G Multirate Module MU100011A supports the above-described measurements plus transmission quality measurements using just one MT1000A.

To support the expected rapid growth in data traffic with the appearance of 5G mobile terminals, both the mobile fronthaul and backhaul network segments are switching to optical signaling with widening adoption of WDM in Metro networks.

With this launch of the MU100023A OTDR module for the MT1000A, Anritsu expects to help increase the efficiency of optical fiber installation and maintenance (I&M) for these above-described networks.

Development Background
The spread of SNS and video-streaming services is creating an explosive increase in data communications by smartphones, tablets, etc., resulting in a need to reinforce mobile backhaul and fronthaul infrastructure. As a consequence, there is growing demand for an OTDR supporting the 1650 nm wavelength for both network installation and live-fiber maintenance evaluation. Network I&M requires both optical fiber quality tests and transmission quality tests, which in turn increases the need for an all-in-one multiplatform supporting these evaluations.

Anritsu already supports transmission quality tests using its Network Master Pro MT1000A and a line of OTDR module options, such as the 10G Multirate Module MU100010A. It also offers the MU100020A/MU100021A/MU100022A modules for optical fiber quality tests.

Today's announcement adds the newly developed MU100023A OTDR module supporting triple wavelengths (1310/1550 nm, 1650 nm SMF) to the product line and enables one MT1000A unit to support all OTDR and transmission quality tests required for I&M covering mobile to Metro network segments.

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (, 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:  

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

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