New spectrum analyser helps verify performance of world's first 5G network

11-06-2019 | Anritsu | Test & Measurement

Anritsu Company has announced that KT Corporation selected the new Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyser to test the world’s first 5G nationwide network in the sub-6GHz band. The device was chosen because it supports 5G NR demodulation measurements in a field portable instrument and offers continuous frequency coverage to 14GHz for spurious and harmonic measurements, which enables the handheld device to meet the exacting field measurement demands for 5G NR.

The device is being used by the company to install its 5G network and validate base station performance in the field. Amongst the challenging field measurement demands 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 device can also be configured to cover up to 54GHz to support the 5G mmWave radios at 28GHz and 39GHz.

“KT has 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 Company.

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

Yu Hyun-Kil, president of the Korean division of Anritsu, said, “Anritsu is very happy to be working with KT to build a 5G NR network using the Anritsu MS2090A. We will continue to work together to actively support the 5G NR field test task.”

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