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Anritsu Conformance Test System ME7873LA Earns World’s First PTCRB Certification for 5DL CA RF Tests


Global Test Leader in PTCRB-certified Tests Continues to Develop Solutions to Ensure Smooth Transition to 5G Technology

Allen, TX – June 12, 2018 – Anritsu Corporation announces that the PTCRB accredited LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA has become the first validated test platform to earn PTCRB certification for RF Conformance Tests of 5 Downlink Carrier Aggregation (5DL CA) in RFT146.

The ME7873LA supports LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology features such as 5DL CA and 4x4 MIMO that are essential to achieve 1Gbps throughput speeds. Support of throughput speeds greater than 1Gbps helps create a more efficient transition to 5G use-case of eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband). 5DL CA is being widely deployed by most North American operators to achieve higher throughput.

PTCRB 5DL CA validation for the ME7873LA occurred at PTCRB meeting #92 in Memphis. As the first and only test system to obtain certification to date, the ME7873LA is expected to play a key role in certification of 5DL CA services and in bringing new terminals to market quickly.

“Anritsu is fully committed to supporting the successful global rollout of 5G technology. Becoming the first test manufacturer to earn 5DL CA certification from PTCRB signifies that we are completely dedicated to provide mobile chipset, device vendors, and operators/carriers with the 5G test tools necessary to assist our wireless eco-system customers to be successful as 5G continues to evolve,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company.

Anritsu continues its focus on developing conformance test systems, including LTE-A, to support development of advanced future mobile broadband services. The ME7873LA is a test platform that automates RF and RRM tests supporting the latest 3GPP standards, in addition to legacy technologies. As well as R&D test functions, FDD and TDD mobile frequency bands and TRx tests are supported, along with freely customized system configurations. It is also used as an acceptance inspection test system by mobile carriers worldwide, especially in North America and Asia.

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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