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LTE Visionary Award Presented to Anritsu Company

MT8820C Radio Communications Analyzer, ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System, and MT8221B BTS Master™ Named Top LTE Solutions by Global Media Company

December 15, 2010

Anritsu Company announces that it has received a prestigious 4GWE Wireless LTE Visionary Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a global media company, and Crossfire Media. Anritsu was the only award winner that was recognized for multiple LTE products, as its MT8820C Radio Communications Analyzer, ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System, and MT8221B BTS Master handheld base station analyzer were acknowledged as three of the leading LTE test solutions.

“Anritsu has been at the forefront of LTE test. We have been active in standards organizations and have worked with leading LTE chipset companies. This approach has been critical in our ability to develop LTE test solutions that meet market needs during R&D, manufacturing, and deployment/installation,” said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company, Americas Sales Region. “That point is evident in earning the LTE Visionary Award for test solutions that address all three stages.”

The 4GWE LTE Visionary Award has been bestowed upon companies that have demonstrated the planning and vision of delivering wireless broadband services to support different and unique communities of interest. The awards were presented by the 4G Wireless Evolution (4GWE) website, one of the properties operated by TMC and Crossfire Media.

“Winners were chosen based upon their ability to develop advancing LTE technologies and prove their commitment to the future of these technologies,” stated Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer of Crossfire. “Winners will be the innovators to watch for the next evolution of solutions.”

"The LTE Visionary Award recognizes companies that have the vision to advance the future of mobile broadband,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Congratulations to Anritsu and all the winners.”

The MT8820C is an all-in-one solution that supports LTE FDD terminal development and manufacturing. The Tx characteristics of 3-mode LTE FDD/W-CDMA/GSM terminals, which are becoming very popular worldwide, can be evaluated using a single MT8820C unit.

The ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System is an integrated TRX, performance, and RRM test solution that provides the most PTCRB-approved test cases in the industry. It supports testing in either a test call or no-call test mode. LTE bands currently supported include 1 to 14, and 17.

The BTS Master MT8221B high-performance handheld base station analyzer supports emerging 4G standards as well as installed 2G/3G networks. It features a 20 MHz demodulation capability to measure technologies such as LTE and WiMAX, and a 30-MHz Zero-Span IF Output for external demodulation of virtually any other wideband signal.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company ( is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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About Crossfire Media
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. For more information about TMC, visit

Client Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman

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