Pod 3: 5G Industry Verticals Test Bed
Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A
Network Master Pro (Ethernet/CPRI/OTDR Test Equipment) MT1000A
New industry verticals will be a key part of 5G future growth, with many new markets and applications being addressed by Release 16 features. Anritsu’s MT8000A network simulator test bed provides a platform to evaluate device and application performance (e.g. throughput, latency, signaling) using MEC, URLLC, 5G RAN with Network Slicing emulation and flexible user configurations. The Anritsu Network Master™ Pro MT1000A is another measurement solution for 5G field testing of timing/latency and PTP which is critical in some URLLC use cases.
Keyword: 5G, Mobile Edge Compute, URLLC, Network Slicing, Applications test
Anritsu collaborated with InterDigital for a demonstration (see video below). InterDigital contributed an immersive (360 degrees) media streaming service leveraging their mobile edge computing platform, which has been integrated with the Anritsu MT8000A 5G standalone platform.
Demo configuration using Interdigital MEC server and application
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1) Introduce Interdigital:
InterDigital unites two main communication technologies – wireless communication and video communication – into one of the world’s largest pure research, innovation and licensing companies. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. With more than 300 engineers around the world, our focus is on research and development with pervasive impact: mobile technologies that underpin smartphones, networks and services via global standards, and video technologies that are the foundation for today’s most popular products and services. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies, and our inventions help improve every product in the markets we participate in, from the most basic to the most advanced, to transform industries and improve the products and services that are part of our daily lives.
3) InterDigital’s statement:
“We are delighted with this first showcase of InterDigital’s video and edge technology over a 5G standalone platform from our partner Anritsu,” said Dr Alain Mourad, Director Engineering R&D at InterDigital. “Over the next 12 months, we will be extending our collaboration with Anritsu to showcase InterDigital’s beyond 5G hybrid network slicing technology for Industry 4.0 use cases.”