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Anritsu Corporation Agreement with Sporton for 5G NR GCF/PTCRB Conformance Tests


Promoting 5G NR Certification with New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR for Early Commercial 5G Service Rollout

Allen, TX – January 10, 2019 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce a cooperation agreement with Sporton International Inc. (Sporton) for 5G NR GCF and PTCRB conformance testing using Anritsu’s new Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR.

Sporton is a Taiwan test laboratory approved by mobile terminal certification organizations, such as GCF and PTCRB, and is the only winner of the PTCRB excellence award for 4 consecutive years. The company plays a world-leading role using Anritsu 3G (W-CDMA) and 4G (LTE) test solutions for certification testing required for continuing development and advances in the mobile communications market. As well as adopting the new ME7873NR 5G NR test system, Sporton is cooperating with Anritsu in obtaining GCF and PTCRB conformance test certifications, helping accelerate Anritsu’s activities in 5G NR RF testing.

The ME7873NR is an RF test platform for 5G NR currently under development and supports RF conformance and carrier acceptance inspection tests. It is registered with GCF and PTCRB as 5G NR test platform TP250 and is designed for certification of mobile terminals using 3GPP-compliant 5G RF tests, and will also be used for PTCRB certifications.

Sporton and Anritsu are promoting future global cooperation with test certification bodies to facilitate growth of the 5G NR conformance test market and early commercial rollout of 5G NR communications services by bringing a stable and high-quality conformance test system to market.

Product Outline

The 5G NR RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated test system for 3GPP TS38.521-compliant 5G NR measurements. With design support for both 5G NR standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes; combined use with the 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) to cover the 5G frequency bands, including the sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.

The flexible system configuration can be tailored to measurement conditions and an upgrade for 5G is available from the ME7873LA supporting RF and carrier acceptance inspection tests for LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and earlier W-CDMA mobile terminals, helping customers configure a cost-effective RF test system matching all their requirements.

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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