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Frost & Sullivan Names Anritsu BTS Master™ and Spectrum Master™ Analyzers Wireless Product Innovations of the Year

Handheld Analyzers Noted for Being First Mobile WiMAX Field Test Solutions by Leading Industry Analyst Firm


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September 2, 2008

Frank Tiernan, Anritsu Company President, announces that the BTS Master and Spectrum Master handheld analyzers have been awarded the prestigious 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year in the wireless sector. The analyzers earned the award on the basis of being the first mobile WiMAX handheld test solutions in the industry.

"Since our incorporation nearly 110 years ago, Anritsu has introduced a number of wireline and wireless products with great success. The introduction of the world’s first handheld WiMAX test solutions continues Anritsu’s history of product innovation in the wireless market," said Tiernan.

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, stated that Anritsu is far ahead of its competitors in terms of sophistication and capability for mobile WiMAX, and that the company focuses heavily on its customers to ensure that its products and services meet their needs and requirements. Anritsu's commitment to working closely with wireless service providers to understand their needs in the deployment phase and foresee their emerging requirements was also cited by Frost & Sullivan.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in new products and technologies within its industry. By earning the award, Anritsu has shown innovation by launching a broad line of emerging products and technologies.

To choose a recipient, Frost & Sullivan's analyst team tracks all new product launches, R&D spending, products in development, and new product features and modifications. All new product launches and new products in development in each company are compared and evaluated based on degree of innovation and customer satisfaction. Companies are then ranked by the number of new product launches and new products in development.

In addition to the methodology described above, there are specific criteria used to determine final competitor rankings. Anritsu excelled in one or more of the following criteria:

  • Significance of new product(s) in its industry
  • Competitive advantage of new product(s) in its industry
  • Product innovation in terms of unique or revolutionary technology
  • Product acceptance in the marketplace
  • New product value-added services provided to customers
  • Number of competitors with similar product(s)

    The mobile WiMAX test capability provides field engineers, technicians and contractors with an easy and highly accurate method for conducting RF, demodulation, and Over-The-Air (OTA) measurements on WiMAX signals. It can be used with the MT8222A BTS Master, and the Spectrum Master MS2721B, MS2723B, and MS2724B analyzers.

    About Anritsu
    Anritsu Company ( is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

    About Frost & Sullivan
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    Client Contact:
    Katherine Van Diepen
    Director, Marketing Communications
    Anritsu Company
    408.778.2000 ext. 1550
    Agency Contact:
    Patrick Brightman