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Anritsu First Test Company to Earn GCF Approval for More than 80% of Cat-M1 Test Cases

Anritsu Company announces that it is the first test company to earn GCF approval for more than 80% of Cat-M1 RF conformance test cases for frequencies used in Japan, North America, and Europe. The test cases can be integrated into the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA, and re-affirm Anritsu’s LTE test leadership by creating a solution to verify that Low-Power-Wide-Area (LPWA) devices and systems used in IoT applications are compliant with global standards.
The Cat-M1 RF conformance test cases are software tools specifically written for the industry-leading LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA. Installing the newly released test cases in the ME7873LA supports tests to ensure that Cat-M1 device RF TRx characteristics and performance are in compliance with the 3GPP standards.
The July certification continues Anritsu’s commitment to develop test solutions that address emerging technologies and customer needs. In April 2017, Anritsu became the first manufacturer to earn Cat-M1 GCF certification for the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA with the intention of fast-tracking Cat-M1 device certifications.
A scalable GCF, PTCRB, and carrier-validated test system, the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA automates RF and RRM tests supporting the latest 3GPP standards. In addition to legacy W-CDMA, the futureproof ME7873LA supports the current LTE-Advanced standard, as well as those under discussion. R&D test functions, FDD and TDD mobile frequency bands, and TRx tests are supported, along with freely customized system configurations for performance and RRM tests.

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.