Anritsu has teamed up with simulation company Orolia to put together Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) testing that meets 5G New Radio carrier acceptance requirements for multiple North American operators. The strategic partnership means that Orolia’s GNSS/GPS simulation capabilities are supported on Anritsu’s MR7834NR 5G mobile device test platform; Anritsu notes that the MR7834NR supports A-GPS signaling requirements as well as 5G NonStandalone and Standalone signaling requirements for U.S. operations in sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. The test equipment company added that the new feature is available immediately for customers which have the ME7834NR.
“By partnering with Orolia, a worldwide leader in GPS simulation technology, we are introducing a reliable, accurate, and cost-effective A-GPS CAT solution that conforms to operator requirements and delivers repeatable results,” said Shinya Ajiro, GM of Anritsu.
In another partnership announced this week, Anritsu and HEAD acoustics of Germany are launching an integrated hardware platform for testing 5G Voice over New Radio audio quality in devices, along with other cellular technologies all the way back to 2G. Anritsu’s 5G Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A now supports HEAD acoustics’ labCore hardware platform and its Acqua measurement analysis software for voice and audio quality testing.