Anritsu in Collaboration with Qualcomm Achieves GCF Approval for Industry First Voice over New Radio (VoNR) Test Cases
Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the GCF (Global Certification forum) CAG (Certification Agreement Group) has approved the industry first VoNR Protocol Conformance tests on the 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at their CAG#65 meeting held in January 2021.
“5G NR standards are driven mainly by data services, however voice / video communication is essential for full adoption of a new technology, hence support for VoNR on network and devices is a key enabler for deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) mode networks” said Mr. Shinya Ajiro General Manager of Anritsu Mobile Solutions Division “Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies continues to grow stronger and together we are able to support the wireless industry achieve yet another important milestone” The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 34.229-5 and have earlier been verified by Anritsu at 3GPP RAN WG5 (Radio Access Network Working Group 5). These tests have also been submitted to PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) PVG (PTCRB Validation group) for approval in the upcoming PVG#92 meeting.
The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PTCRB as Test Platform (TP) 251.
The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.