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CETECOM Selects Anritsu Test Solutions For LTE Device Certification

ME7873L, ME7832L, and ME7833L (MD8430A with RTD) Used in LTE Labs to Ensure Product Performance


For immediate release - ESSEN, Germany and Richardson, TX – CETECOM, a recognized leader in independent wireless service verification, has selected Anritsu as a supplier of LTE test solutions for device certification and conformance testing. Organizations involved in the development of LTE devices can have their products verified by CETECOM engineers, who will conduct conformance tests using the Anritsu test solutions to ensure the products comply with 3GPP and operator standards.

CETECOM laboratories are equipped with Anritsu’s LTE Conformance and Carrier Acceptance test solutions, including the ME7873L RF Conformance Test System, the ME7832L Protocol Conformance Test System, and the ME7833L (MD8430A with RTD) LTE Interoperability Test System for execution of operator test plans. The test solutions are being used as part of the certification testing for 3GPP mobile devices.

"CETECOM has recognized the need for additional testing platforms to support the on-going shift to LTE technology," said Dr. Harald Ansorge, Managing Director of CETECOM. "Anritsu’s LTE solutions allow us to work with developers of products utilizing LTE technology to ensure conformance based upon industry standards."

"Anritsu and CETECOM have had a successful relationship for years and the selection by CETECOM of Anritsu LTE test solutions is a continuation of that affiliation," said Michael Spatny, General Manager of Anritsu EMEA. "With device manufacturers and carriers quickly moving to next-generation LTE devices, the ME7873L, ME7832L and ME7833L (MD8430A with RTD) provide CETECOM with accurate, highly reliable and flexible testing platforms to meet the needs of current and future wireless test requirements."

Anritsu’s highly flexible MD8430A is a core element of all LTE solutions acquired by CETECOM. Using tailored GUIs for each application, as well as additional equipment to fit specific test requirements, these systems provide a complete suite of features and functionality essential to protocol and RF testing, including certification to specific carrier acceptance test plans. The RTD software further allows CETECOM engineers to create independent test cases in a graphical environment, a feature not available with traditional language-based tools.

The ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System is an integrated TRX, performance, and RRM test solution that provides the most PTCRB-approved test cases in the industry. It supports testing in either a test call or no-call test mode. LTE bands currently supported include 1 to 14, and 17. Combined W-CDMA and LTE configurations are available, supporting W-CDMA testing from Rel. 99 to Rel. 7 as well as LTE with simultaneous testing of both technologies.

Anritsu’s LTE Protocol Conformance Test System, the ME7832L features GCF and PTCRB validated test cases, as well as a broad selection of bands aligning with new LTE networks in deployment.

Anritsu developed the ME7833L (MD8430A with RTD) LTE Interoperability Test System, to support the acceptance tests required by leading LTE carriers supporting tests for LTE-eHRPD InterRAT Handoffs, LTE-UTRAN/GERAN InterRAT Handoffs, LTE Data Throughput (including MIMO & Fading), Multi-mode network selection (LTE, cdma2000 1X, eHRPD, UTRAN, GERAN), SMS/IMS tests, Data Retry, and supplementary signaling tests.

CETECOM ( is a 100% affiliate company of RWTÜV group with headquarter in Essen, Germany. CETECOM is renowned as neutral, experienced partner of the telecommunications and information technology industries and offers a unique service portfolio which covers the entire life cycle of a mobile communications product, contributes to the smooth running of products and applications and ensures that they meet international standards. CETECOM’s portfolio includes consulting and training, development of test solutions, validation services, testing in accredited laboratories (LTE, 3G, GSM, Application Enabler, OTA Performance and EMC), field trials, certification and approval handling. Being a member of numerous specialist bodies, CETECOM is also actively involved in the development and standardization of global specifications for future technologies.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Jonathan Borrill
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Anritsu EMEA Limited
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