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Anritsu LTE-Advanced RF/RRM Conformance Test System Achieves 80% of GCF Validation for Band 1-18, Band 1-26, and Band 4-13

Anritsu Contributing to the Early Start for LTE-A Mobile Terminal Certification


Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the company’s ME7873L RF Conformance Test System has become the world-first GCF approved mobile test system to achieve more than 80% test cases supporting Band 1-18, Band 1-26, and Band 4-13 for the LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation.

LTE-Advanced is a new mobile communications standard supporting faster speeds than LTE now being deployed by carriers worldwide and using carrier aggregation (CA) as a key technology in reaching higher data speeds.

GCF certification is a prerequisite for commercial release of LTE-Advanced mobile terminals and more than 80% of test cases used to assure compliance of LTE-Advanced terminals with CA standards must be approved by GCF as a precondition for terminal certification.

Anritsu's ME7873L RF Conformance Test System already took the world lead in January 2014 when it was approved by GCF for more than 80% of CA RF/RRM Conformance Test Cases for Band 1 and Band 5 used in S. Korea, as well as for combinations of Band 3 and Band 8.

This latest achievement announced at the April 2014 GCF Meeting expands Anritsu's lead in GCF certifications to Band 1-18 and Band 1-26 used in Japan, and to Band 4-13 used in North America. With this achievement, Anritsu's Conformance Test System supports GCF- certified RF/RRM Conformance Tests for the frequency aggregations to be used when deploying commercial LTE-Advanced services in Japan and North America this year.

Global network operators are currently planning deployment of LTE-Advanced, and Anritsu is focusing continuing effort on obtaining GCF/PTCRB certifications to help bring this next-generation mobile broadband system to commercial deployment as soon as possible.


[Product Outline]

ME7873L RF Conformance Test System

The ME7873L is a test platform supporting the LTE/LTE-Advanced RF/RRM Conformance Tests for verifying that the RF transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) characteristics, performance, etc., of LTE-Advanced mobile terminals comply with the 3GPP standards. It is also used for specific network operators’ acceptance tests in North America and Japan.

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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