NTT DOCOMO picks Anritsu for 5G testing systems

31 Oct 2018

Japan’s leading mobile carrier by subscribers NTT DOCOMO has confirmed it will use Anritsu’s 5G New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR platform for its ongoing 5G tests. Anritsu, a Japanese multinational active in the telecommunications electronics equipment market, said that the combination of its new system with DOCOMO’s existing platform will help ensure a stable 5G service rollout. Anritsu’s ME7873NR supports both 5G NR standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, while when combined with an over-the-air test chamber for 5G, ‘the system covers not only the sub-6GHz bands but also the millimetre-wave frequency bands used by 5G,’ the vendor said.

The Japanese mobile network operator (MNO) has been carrying out a number of trials in the 5G field, mainly with China’s Huawei Technologies and Finnish vendor Nokia.