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World-First GCF Approval for Validated WI-164 eMBMS Performance Test Case Supporting LTE Terminal Broadcast Service

ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System Function Upgrade

LTE RF Conformance Test System ME7873L

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that it is the first test equipment vendor to achieve GCF-approved test case validation for LTE eMBMS Band 4 and Band 13 RF conformance test cases.

eMBMS is a 3GPP Release 9 defined multicast service standard for LTE mobile networks aimed at implementing larger-capacity data transmissions than supported by the legacy MBMS technology. The key merits of eMBMS technology are simultaneous broadcasting of data to unspecified numbers of users using LTE network frequencies, which offers a high distribution efficiency than the older unicast one base station to one terminal system as well as suppression of network load.

Additionally, this technology can be used during live broadcasts to send multiple video streams from different angles to users at locations where many people are gathered together, such as concerts, sports events, etc.

Commercial services have already started from 2014 in South Korea and are expected to start soon in North America. With this new release approved by GCF in October 2014, Anritsu has become the world’s first company to win GCF validation for WI-164 E-UTRA MBMS Rel-9 FDD conformance test cases supporting Band 4 and Band 13 used in North America. As a result, Anritsu measurement solutions now support GCF validated LTE eMBMS conformance tests for frequencies expected to enter commercial service in North America before the year end. Installing the developed eMBMS option in the ME7873L supports GCF eMBMS tests.

Anritsu is continuing its focus on winning GCF/PTCRB validations to help facilitate early rollout of LTE eMBMS in various frequency bands.


[Product Outline]

ME7873L RF Conformance Test System

This is a test platform for confirming that the RF TRX characteristics, performance, etc., of LTE/LTE-Advanced terminals conform to the 3GPP standards. It supports LTE/LTE-Advanced RF/RRM conformance tests for use at Japanese, North American and Asian mobile carrier acceptance testing.

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. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.


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