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Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)/Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) Devices

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R&D of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), or Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), Devices

R&D of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), or Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), Devices

Measurement Improves CPE Product Quality

How to verify and improve the quality of Fixed Wireless Access devices - FAQs

Question

What do I need to do to verify and improve the quality of fixed wireless access FWA/CPE devices?

Answer

The following tests should be performed: RF Parametric, Operator Acceptance, OTA, and Application.
As of 2021, the increasingly popular FWA (CPE) devices are ranked in the 2nd category among the commercial 5G devices. Therefore, stable 5G connection is imperative for product quality and customer satisfaction.

Question

Does it mean that RF related tests are not mandatory? Our module supplier conducts RF parametric tests, per 3GPP specification, to confirm TRx communication quality before shipping the products to us.

Answer

We recommend to our customers to perform the RF related tests for the finished FWA, or CPE, devices. Although the communication module vendors generally guarantee the compliance with 3GPP and IEEE802.11 standards for their modules, there's a possibility that RF characteristics of the finished FWA, or CPE, devices can degrade due to the product material, power supplier/electrical parts/other RF device placement inside, after the assembly of the final product.

Question

What do you recommend I use for higher IP Throughput application test? Something that makes testing easy?

Answer

IP Throughput is also a key indicator for FWA, or CPE, devices. Anritsu's Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A is a market-leading product for module and chipset testing, preferred by numerous module and chipset vendors in the marketplace.

Anritsu is here to support your test needs, with additional benefits of expertise due to our collaboration with module and chipset vendors.

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Anritsu's MT8000A was designed to help you with your 5G testing needs! For RF testing, we have developed the MT8000A - the cost-efficient, all-in-one testing solution which aligns with the test requirements for FWA (CPE) devices. The Automated Test Tool supports your RF testing needs by confirming 3GPP compliance, while for the Application testing, Smart Studio NR software is available to provide various test cases for device functional performance and application services.

For both kinds of testing, the MT8000A makes testing easier with easy-to-use GUI without scripting.

In addition, Anritsu Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A can assists the OTA testing for Wi-Fi, as well as 5G - Anritsu offers an extensive 5G testing product portfolio so you can choose the solution to best meet your needs.

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