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Anritsu ME7873NR Achieve World-First GCF Spurious Test Validation on 5G RF Conformance Testing


Anritsu’s RF conformance test system leads industry to promote early commercial rollout of 5G mobile networks


Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR acquired the GCF certification of the spurious test prior to the industry in the 5G NR RF Conformance Test.

The ME7873NR won GCF validation for 5G NR Sub-6 GHz Non-Standalone (NSA) mode bands to be used in Japan, Korea, and China at the February GCF CAG meeting. Additionally, the ME7873NR has also won world-first approval for spurious tests and now has more GCF validations than its competitors.

For the future, Anritsu expects the ME7873NR to win further validations from PTCRB for the Standalone (SA) mode and mmWave frequency bands to play a key role in the start of commercial 5G mobile network services from late 2019 by helping bring 5G mobile terminals to market as soon as possible.

[Product Outline]

The NR RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, while combination with Anritsu’s 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only Sub-6 GHz but also mmWave. The flexible system configuration can be customized easily for the measurement conditions while also supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT); an upgrade from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA to add 5G support offers customers a cost-effective RF test system meeting required test conditions.

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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