Anritsu ME7873NR Wins World-first GCF Approval for 5G RF Conformance Tests
Supporting Early Rollout of 5G NR Devices and Assured Interoperability
Allen, TX – January 18, 2019 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its 5G NR RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR has won world-first approval for 5G NR RF Conformance tests from the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
5G services started in late 2018 in parts of North America and South Korea, and widespread commercial rollout is expected in 2019, centering on advanced nations. Commercial deployment of 5G mobile terminals requires GCF-approved conformance test systems, which are a critical requirement for early rollout of 5G mobile services by national mobile operators.
Anritsu’s ME7873NR is registered with GCF as the 5G NR RF/RRM Test Platform TP250 and won world-first approval for 5G NR sub-6 GHz Non-Standalone (NSA) from GCF at the January 2019 CAG meeting. Winning future Standalone (SA) and millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency-band certifications will play a key role in early commercial release of 5G mobile services and terminals expected to grow in 2019.
The NR RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR SA and NSA modes, while combination with Anritsu’s 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including sub-6 GHz and mmWave. A flexible system configuration allows customers to customize the ME7873NR for specific measurement conditions. It supports LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT). An easy 5G upgrade path from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA is available to create a cost-effective RF test system that meets emerging required test conditions.
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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