At the latest quarterly Global Certification Forum (GCF) meeting held in London, Anritsu submitted a record number of new protocol test cases LTE terminal equipment. It now has the most validated protocol conformance test cases across all bands. It already offered most RF conformance test cases for LTE.
Manufacturers of components for LTE terminals and of the terminals themselves, as well as LTE network operators, need to prove their devices conform to the 3GPP LTE specifications on the various frequency bands used around the world. To enable this, they are relying on test equipment vendors to develop comprehensive suites of validated protocol test cases.
Anritsu’s LTE protocol test cases are written for the ME7834 mobile device test platform, which is based on the proven MD8430A (LTE) and MD8480C (UTRAN/GERAN) signalling testers. Anritsu now has the most validated protocol test cases in Band 1, Band 4, Band 5, Band 13, and Band 20. These bands are deployed by major operators in North America, Europe, Japan and Korea.
At the same GCF meeting, Anritsu’s LTE RF conformance test system, the ME7873L, also became the first to gain 80 percent validation for Band 5 the first test platform to gain approval for RF test cases for Bands 11 and 18.
Anritsu now has the most validated RF/RRM test cases in both frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) technologies.