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Anritsu Collaborates with NTT DOCOMO on IoT Tests


Anritsu Corporation is partnering with NTT DOCOMO in power consumption verification tests of Machine Type communications technologies used by IoT devices. These verification tests will use Anritsu’s base station simulators MD8430A and MD8475A to verify the long-term operation (more than 10 years) of LPWA devices. The actual test contents will be demonstrated at DOCOMO R&D Open House 2016 introducing NTT DOCOMO’s latest R&D efforts.

The Machine Type communications standards used by IoT are standardized by 3GPP as Cat.1、 Cat.1+eDRX, and Cat.M1, with national chipmakers each developing and releasing various communications chips. Since this Open House demonstration will compare the low-power performance under the same communications conditions, Anritsu’s base station simulators will be used to establish communications links with IoT devices incorporating these various chips from different makers to measure average current during end-to-end data communications between the NTT DOCOMO IoT platform and the IoT devices.

Anritsu is starting development targeting the Cat.1+eDRX communication standard for IoT as well as the latest Cat.M1 standard released in March 2016 at an early stage. Following demonstration of these base station simulators, Anritsu plans support for an RF test radio communications analyzer, and a conformance test system. The company is also developing total measurement solutions for R&D and I&M of IoT devices for various Smart Home, Smart Factory, and Smart City applications.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 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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