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World-First mmWave RRM Test PTCRB Certification for Anritsu ME7873NR 5G RF Conformance Test System

10/06/2021

ME7873NR+MA8172A

Vienna, Austria, June 10, 2021 - Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the company’s New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR has been certified by PTCRB as the world’s first system for mmWave band (FR2) RRM tests.

The ME7873NR achieved world-first certification by PTCRB for 5G NR FR2 NSA mode RRM tests at the PTCRB meeting in June 2021 following GCF approval at the CAG meeting in April 2021. FR2 RRM tests focus on measuring UE connection stability and mobility operation as key tests in assuring effective use of limited wireless resources.

In achieving these GCF and PTCRB certifications, Anritsu has made important contributions by submitting many technical documents to 3GPP RAN5 meetings to help development of 5G FR2 RF Conformance Test standards.

For the future, Anritsu intends to play an important role in deployment of widespread commercial 5G services by obtaining further certifications for 5G RF/RRM tests.

New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR
The ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS 38.521/TS 38.533 5G NR RF and RRM tests.

It supports both 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes. In addition, combination with the CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A for 5G OTA (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only the 3GPP FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) band but also the FR2 (mmWave) band. The ME7873NR flexible system configuration can be customized easily to match required test measurement conditions.

And as an additional bonus to help cut investment in 5G test system, Anritsu’s earlier LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA can be upgraded easily to this more advanced ME7873NR system for 5G.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 125 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 3,900 employees in over 90 countries. 

For more 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:
Katie Yates
Senior Account Manager
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: katie(ATMARK)napierb2b.com
www.napierb2b.com

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