The Anritsu Company announces support of LTE-A Pro Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology to satisfy the Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) requirements of a major North American carrier. The LAA tests, which run on Anritsu's ME7834LA Mobile Device Test Platform, positions Anritsu as the first test equipment manufacturer to provide validated LAA tests in a CAT environment to a large North American operator.
Anritsu's LAA offering in the ME7834LA builds on first-to-market capability of the Signaling Tester MD8430A, which is a central component of the ME7834LA. LAA is a 3GPP LTE Release 13 feature and is instrumental in allowing carriers to augment the licensed bands with the unlicensed spectrum (5 GHz - Band 46) and achieve data rates of gigabits per second speeds. The ME7834LA can support these high data rates in a single platform using high order of carrier aggregation, modulation, and MIMO configurations.
The ME7834LA is a scalable GCF, PTCRB, and carrier-validated test system that enables certification of 3G and LTE devices to industry and carrier standards. The ME7834LA provides test coverage for 3GPP 36.523 as well as a wide portfolio of CAT test plans across multiple operators. For existing users of the ME7834L platform, an upgrade path is available with support for LAA, as well as legacy test cases. For more details, visit http://www.anritsu.com