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World’s First LTE 3CA Validation Achieved By Anritsu RF Conformance Test System

ME7873LA Supports Accelerating Global Deployments of LTE 3CA Downlink


Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the company's LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA has obtained the world's first PTCRB certification as an RF conformance test system for the Three Downlink Carrier Aggregation (3DL CA) technology used mainly by the LTE-Advanced standard.

The PTCRB-certified ME7873LA supports 3DL CA tests defined in 3GPP Release 10 supporting LTE-Advanced terminals operating on North-American frequency bands.

North-American LTE-Advanced terminals must be tested objectively using PTCRB- certified RF conformance test systems to assure that the terminal quality satisfies the 3GPP standards.

By obtaining PTCRB certification for 3DL CA, the ME7873LA will help cut the time to market (TTM) for new products using 3DL CA services expected to start in North America in 2015.

Anritsu is focusing its efforts on development of LTE-Advanced conformance test systems to promote further progress and growth in future mobile broadband services.

[Product Outline]

LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA

The ME7873LA is a test platform for assuring that the RF TRX characteristics, performance, etc., of LTE/LTE-Advanced terminals satisfy the 3GPP requirements. Additionally, it is also being used for acceptance inspection tests by mobile carriers worldwide, particularly in North America.

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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