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Anritsu Provides LTE-A Pro 3GPP Release 13 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) Support to Major North American Carrier

4/24/2017

ME7834LA Mobile Device Test Platform Becomes First Test System Validated for LAA Technology

Richardson, TX – April 24, 2017 – Anritsu Company announces support of LTE-A Pro Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology to satisfy the Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) requirements of a major North American carrier. The LAA tests, which run on Anritsu’s ME7834LA Mobile Device Test Platform, positions Anritsu as the first test equipment manufacturer to provide validated LAA tests in a CAT environment to a large North American operator.

Anritsu’s LAA offering in the ME7834LA builds on first-to-market capability of the Signaling Tester MD8430A, which is a central component of the ME7834LA. LAA is a 3GPP LTE Release 13 feature and is instrumental in allowing carriers to augment the licensed bands with the unlicensed spectrum (5 GHz - Band 46) and achieve data rates of gigabits per second speeds. The ME7834LA can provide support of these high data rates in a single platform using high order of carrier aggregation, modulation, and MIMO configurations.

“Anritsu is once again first to market with a test solution that addresses LTE technology. We are committed to providing the validation tools necessary for mobile operators, as well as device makers and chipset manufacturers, to verify designs and ensure high performance. The result is consumers will realize a high quality of experience (QoE) when using high bandwidth mobile services,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company.

The ME7834LA is a scalable GCF, PTCRB, and carrier-validated test system that enables certification of 3G and LTE devices to industry and carrier standards. The ME7834LA provides test coverage for 3GPP 36.523 as well as a wide portfolio of CAT test plans across multiple operators. For existing users of the ME7834L platform, an upgrade path is available with support for LAA, as well as legacy test cases.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of 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 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Contacts

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
kim.collins@anritsu.com
972.761.4625
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations
pbrightman@3epr.com
973.263.5475

Anritsu Provides LTE-A Pro 3GPP Release 13 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) Support to Major North American Carrier