Korean mobile firm chooses Anritsu for 5G NR testing

6th June 2019
Mick Elliott

South Korea’s leading mobile operator, KT Corporation, has selected the Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyser to test the world’s first 5G nationwide network in the sub-6GHz band.

The Field Master Pro was selected because it supports 5G New Radio (5G NR) demodulation measurements in a field portable instrument and has continuous frequency coverage to 14GHz for spurious and harmonic measurements, which allows the handheld spectrum analyser to address the demanding field measurement requirements for 5G NR.

The Field Master Pro MS2090A is being used by KTto install its 5G network and validate base station performance in the field.

Among the challenging field measurement requirements for 5G NR being met with the handheld spectrum analyser are RF spectrum and signal demodulation tests, including cell ID, beam ID, RSRP/RSRQ, SINR, and EVM, in all 5G bands.

The Field Master Pro MS2090A can also be configured to cover up to 54GHz to support the 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) radios at 28GHz and 39GHz.

“KThas clearly established itself as an industry leader with the rollout of the first commercial 5G network in the world. Anritsu is proud to be part of this transcendent moment in the wireless industry by supplying the Field Master Pro MS2090A to verify the new network meets the stringent 5G performance standards,” said Donn Mulder, President and Chief Financial Officer, Anritsu.

“Anritsu delivers ideal test solutions that have helped us evolve our 5G NR base station installation and maintenance work,” responded Oh Bum Seok, Vice President of Mobile Access Network Quality Department in KT Corporation. “Anritsu’s solution will contribute to the stabilisation of our 5G service”

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