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Anritsu Contributes to IEEE 1914.3™ Release: Key Technology for 5G Fronthaul Networks


IEEE 1914.3-2018 Standard for Radio Over Ethernet (RoE) Encapsulations and Mapping Approved and Released on IEEE Website

Allen, TX – December 3, 2018 – Anritsu Company announces it is a member of the small and dedicated team developing and releasing standards for the transition to 5G networks. Building from its first meeting in April 2016, the IEEE 1914™ working group established, developed, and published the IEEE 1914.3 standard in October 2018. As a voting member of this team, Anritsu continues work on other areas within the working group.

IEEE 1914.3 defines the encapsulation and mapping of radio protocols for transport over Ethernet frames using Radio over Ethernet (RoE), forming a key element of 5G fronthaul networks. It supports mapping, digitized radio data, Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI™), I/Q data and control channel frames across a routed Ethernet network. Using Ethernet as the transport layer with IEEE 1914.3 frames improves fronthaul networks with higher link capacity and high transfer efficiency while maintaining required network latency guarantees.

Anritsu representatives are part of a small group of individuals affiliated with market-leading companies contributing to the IEEE 1914.3 release. Other representatives are from AT&T, China Mobile, Comcores, CommScope, FiberHome, Intel, Microchip Technology, MTI, SM Optics, and a global mobile fronthaul radio equipment manufacturer (at publication).

“Anritsu is proud to be part of a small but dedicated team of individuals helping shape future mobile fronthaul networks,” said Shunichi Sugita, General Manager of Service Infrastructure Solutions Division, Anritsu. “Being an active contributor to standards allows Anritsu product development to consistently deliver on market-leading technologies and customer demands. It’s a core part of the Anritsu ‘envision:ensure’ brand statement.”

Anritsu’s Network Master™ Pro MT1000A released in May 2018 with support for IEEE 1914.3 and eCPRI™ maintains its market lead as a field portable solution for the transport market. With 10G, 25G and 100G Ethernet capabilities that include PTP (IEEE 1588™), the MT1000A is the ideal tool for supporting the 4G to 5G transition.

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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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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