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Joint Demonstration of Anritsu 5G Tester with TCL Communication 5G USB Device at MWC2019



Anritsu today announced it will jointly demonstrate its MT8000A 5G tester with TCL Communication’s first 5G USB device at Mobile World Congress 2019.

The TCL Communication 5G USB device is a high-speed internet access point supporting 3GPP Rel. 15 with 2-Gbps downlink and 1-Gbps uplink data rates, providing consumers with a convenient link for Cloud office applications and games. It supports global access for both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes in the 5G Sub-6 GHz bands; the 5G SA mode helps simplify device design and efficiency, substantially cutting costs while improving throughput performance at the cell edge. Moreover, a large 4000-mAh battery supports long operation.

TCL Communication works closely with global chipset makers and operators, stepping-up the pace of 5G device development to help bring high-quality 5G devices to market faster and assure stable, new, intelligent 5G services.

The SA mode’s advantages of simplification and improved efficiency help cut costs while raising throughput performance at the network edge, and the global launch of SA-mode devices is expected in 2019.

Anritsu’s MT8000A test platform for 5G supports the latest technologies, such as wideband signal processing and beamforming, required by ultrafast and large-capacity 5G communications. The all-in-one platform supports Sub-6 GHz and mmWave RF tests as well as protocol tests, and marks an industry first in supporting the 5G NR SA mode.

“Anritsu’s 5G tester has helped us exhibit our latest 5G implementation sufficiently and has been an important partner to launch our 5G USB device,” said Charles Zou, General Manager of Global R&D Center, TCL Communication. “TCL Communication will continue to explore 5G technology and accelerate the popularization of 5G terminals worldwide with cost-effective products.”

“Anritsu is delighted that this joint collaboration with TCL Communication shows how Anritsu delivers leading technologies helping 5G mobile-device manufacturers.” said Yoshiyuki Amano, Anritsu’s Vice President.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm-branded devices. The company’s products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, visit

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and used under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. The company’s 2020 VISION philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service-assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

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