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GCF Approves 80% of TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation RF/RRM Conformance Test Cases for Anritsu ME7873L

Contributing to LTE-Advanced Mobile Terminal Certification

LTE RF Conformance Test System ME7873L

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the company’s ME7873L RF/RRM Conformance Test System has achieved more than 80% of RF/RRM conformance test cases approval by GCF related to the LTE-Advanced TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation.

LTE-Advanced is a faster mobile communications standard than LTE now being deployed by global network operators; the key technology it uses to achieve faster speeds is called carrier aggregation.

Test systems must obtain GCF approval for at least 80% of test cases as a condition for terminal certification by GCF.

The FDD LTE-Advanced standard has already been commercialized in many regions of the world, and there is an urgent need for GCF certification approval of at least 80% of test cases for the TDD standard now under full-scale deployment centered especially on China.

Anritsu launched its ME7873L RF Conformance Test System in January 2014 as the first instrument to achieve GCF certification approval for better than 80% of its FDD-LTE Carrier Aggregation test cases. Now, in late December 2014, it has reached more than 80% GCF approval for its TD-LTE carrier aggregation RF/RRM conformance test cases.

China is deploying LTE-Advanced services using TD-LTE technology starting in 2015 and both Japan and the USA are planning introduction of these services too. Anritsu will continue to focus its efforts on obtaining GCF/PTCRB certifications to help bring next-generation mobile broadband systems to market as soon as possible.


[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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