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SoftBank Adopts Anritsu 5G NR Protocol Test Solution


Allen, TX – January 8, 2019 – Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that Japanese mobile operator SoftBank has settled on using Anritsu’s 5G NR Protocol Test Solution for 5G NR device acceptance inspection tests.

As a long-term partner with SoftBank, helping support their 4G device acceptance inspection tests, Anritsu is now delivering its new Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and Carrier Acceptance Test Core Software (eSIDE) MX783480A suite for 5G NR device acceptance inspection tests, assuring smooth and seamless deployment of SoftBank 5G services.

Moreover, using the MT8000A and MX783480A as part of the 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR assures futureproof upgradeability.

MT8000A Outline

The MT8000A test platform is for development of new technologies, such as wideband signal processing and beam forming, required by 5G mobile communications systems. It operates as a base station simulator for testing the functions and performance of 5G terminals and chipsets under development. Just one MT8000A unit supports both the sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands used by 5G and combined with the OTA (Over-The-Air) chamber enables tests of mmWave signal quality and communications protocol in an OTA environment.

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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