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Anritsu and Verkotan Collaborate to Deliver 5G OTA Test Services for Mobile Devices

19/05/2021

Vienna, Austria, May 19, 2021 - Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce a collaboration between Anritsu and Verkotan to produce new test services for manufacturers of 5G mobile devices.

With the rapid roll out of 5G networks, there is a growing need for performance tests for 5G devices. Verkotan is meeting this need using Anritsu`s MT8000A 5G communication tester, offering Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) tests, post modification tests for mobile phones and over the air (OTA) testing.

As the number of 5G devices grows, their safety for both humans and animals needs to be evaluated. Anritsu’s MT8000A enables Verkotan to test a 5G mobile device’s SAR, a measure of how much radio frequency energy is absorbed by the user’s or bystander’s body or head. 

Another service offered by Verkotan is RF modification solutions for mobile phones, customized to support the needs of wireless operators, regulators, infrastructure vendors, mobile device and chipset vendors, test equipment manufacturers or any organization required to analyze network performance. This service includes bypassing the phone’s antennas with coaxial cables, followed by a verification of RF performance using the Anritsu MT8000A. The test system allows a rapid assessment of the quality of the modification.

5G OTA testing measures the device’s radiated RF performance, one of the most challenging design areas for wireless devices. Highly accurate 5G OTA testing during product development helps avoiding very expensive modifications in the final stages. With the MT8000A, Verkotan can verify the radiated power, sensitivity, and throughput performance of 5G devices, while also helping the vendors of 5G radio network equipment.

Using Anritsu`s test equipment, Verkotan can expand its service portfolio to new areas, providing benefits to a wide range of customers in the telecommunications sector. Verkotan uses Anritsu test systems to serve customers of all sizes and focuses, from IoT device, mobile and base station manufacturers, to network and chipset vendors. The MT8000A 5G test solution broadens Verkotan’s capabilities, allowing testing of the latest 5G features supported by customer devices.

“Verkotan is very happy to use Anritsu products in everyday test service production,” says Miia Nurkkala, laboratory manager, Verkotan. “The test equipment is easy and intuitive to use, with a comprehensive set of features to solve even the most challenging customer testing needs. Working with Anritsu`s team is always a positive experience, from the first point of sales contact to test system integration and system support.”

About Verkotan Oy 
Verkotan sees the world through antennas by providing wireless tests solutions and services. Our roots are in cellular phones R&D, covering all technologies from the 1st generation to the upcoming 6th generation. We can provide OTA, Beamforming Antenna, RF Exposure and SAR -testing or comprehensively Tailored Test Solutions. We have developed our own active and passive antenna measurement systems based on NF-FF transformation, which is an essential method for 5G beamforming antenna measurements. We are actively participating in EU R&D projects with research institutes and other leading companies, and we are continuously seeking for new state-of-the-art solutions. We are a fast, flexible and reliable partner with our customers’ R&D and we always find the best testing solutions to match our customers’ needs. Our laboratories are located in Oulu Radio Valley, Finland.

For additional information, contact:
CEO, Kari Komonen, Kari.Komonen@verkotan.com, +358 40 500 1241
Sales and Marketing manager, Arto.Salo@verkotan.com, +358 44 240 4198

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 125 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 3,900 employees in over 90 countries. 

For further information, please contact:

Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint(ATMARK)anritsu.com
www.anritsu.com
Agency:
Katie Yates
Senior Account Manager
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: katie(ATMARK)napierb2b.com
www.napierb2b.com

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