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Press Release -- July 23rd, 2019
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Anritsu ME7873NR Achieves GCF Certification for 5G mmWave RF Conformance Tests

Anritsu ME7873NR Achieves GCF Certification for 5G mmWave RF Conformance Tests

Industry-first Commercial Support for mmWave Frequency Range 2 (FR2) 5G Mobile Networks

Allen, TX – July 18, 2019 – Anritsu Corporation President Hirokazu Hamada is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance System ME7873NR has achieved industry-first Global Certification Forum (GCF) validation for 5G New Radio (NR) millimeter-wave (mmWave) RF conformance tests based on 3GPP specifications.

The ME7873NR has been registered with GCF as 5G NR RF/RRM test platform TP250 and has been widely deployed in the ecosystem. The ME7873NR also had industry-first GCF-certified sub-6 GHz RF conformance tests validation in January 2019. The new mmWave certification received at the July 2019 Conformance Agreement Group (CAG) meeting helped establish the ME7873NR as the leading test solution for solving mmWave technical issues using 5G NR mmWave Non-Standalone (NSA) RF conformance tests.

Anritsu’s vast experience in Conformance Test development started with the first 3G services and endures today, as the company provides timely and reliable solutions that meet customers’ expectations. Anritsu is continuing its development of reliable and stable conformance test solutions to help improve and accelerate 5G technologies and advance the 5G ecosystem.

ME7873NR Outline

The New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes as well as 5G frequency bands, including sub-6 GHz and mmWave, when combined with Anritsu’s CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A. A flexible system configuration allows customers to customize the ME7873NR for different 5G specific radio measurement conditions. The ME7873NR also offers an easy upgrade path to 5G from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA creating a cost-effective migration path.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’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. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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