Allen, TX – September 12, 2018 – Anritsu Company will demonstrate its ability to test emerging Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) chipsets and modules in its booth (#2918) at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 in Los Angeles, September 12-14. The Anritsu Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C will be conducting throughput tests on a Sierra Wireless AirPrime® EM75 Series LTE-Advanced Pro cellular module that supports CBRS band applications.
The MT8821C will conduct RF parametric and throughput tests in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band to verify that the Sierra Wireless networking module meets CBRS specifications. Although the MT8821C supports 8-way Carrier Aggregation (8 CA) and 4x4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (4x4 MIMO), the demonstration will showcase the capability of the module, which is 3 CA and 2x2 MIMO for CBRS applications.
“As shown with our Mobile World Congress Americas demonstration, Anritsu continues to support the advancement of new technologies with test solutions that help our customers be first-to-market with innovative solutions. Our MT8821C is a natural choice to verify Sierra Wireless’ CBRS solutions, as it has a proven track record of validating existing LTE, LTE-A and LTE-Advanced Pro modules being developed by Sierra Wireless,” said Adnan Kahn, Sr. Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.
Testing CBRS devices and systems is becoming increasingly important as mobile operators prepare to utilize Band 48 to increase capacity and speeds of LTE networks. CBRS is a revolutionary license sharing service utilizing a three-tiered spectrum authorization framework. The shared spectrum is considered a solution to help service providers meet network challenges associated with increased data demands and coverage.
“Sierra Wireless’ EM75 Series LTE-Advanced Pro modules enable the world’s fastest IoT applications for mobile computing, networking, and industrial M2M,” said Jim Engleson, Senior Director, EM/MC Marketing, Sierra Wireless. “No other module can provide higher uplink and downlink speeds, as well as access to CBRS private network technology. We’re pleased to work with Anritsu to validate this performance for our customers.”
Incumbent Access, Priority Access, and General Authorized Access are the three CBRS tiers. Incumbent Access is for authorized federal and grandfathered fixed satellite service users, while Priority Access consists of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) for 10-MHz channels that are expected to be used by mobile operators. General Authorized Access (GAA) makes any portion of the 3550-3700 MHz band not assigned to a higher tier available to other users.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device-to-cloud solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
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About Anritsu Corporation
Anritsu Corporation is 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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