Anritsu and Verkotan collaborate to deliver 5G OTA test services for mobile devices

Anritsu and Verkotan are to collaborate to produce new test services for manufacturers of 5G mobile devices.

With the rapid roll out of 5G networks, there is a growing need for performance tests for 5G devices. Verkotan is meeting this need using Anritsu’s MT8000A 5G communication tester, offering Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) tests, post modification tests for mobile phones and over the air (OTA) testing.

As the number of 5G devices grows, their safety for both humans and animals needs to be evaluated. Anritsu’s MT8000A enables Verkotan to test a 5G mobile device’s SAR, a measure of how much radio frequency energy is absorbed by the user’s or bystander’s body or head.

Another service offered by Verkotan is RF modification solutions for mobile phones, customised to support the needs of wireless operators, regulators, infrastructure vendors, mobile device and chipset vendors, test equipment manufacturers or any organisation required to analyse network performance. This service includes bypassing the phone’s antennas with coaxial cables, followed by a verification of RF performance using the Anritsu  MT8000A. The test system allows a rapid assessment of the quality of the modification.

5G OTA testing measures the device’s radiated RF performance, one of the most challenging design areas for wireless devices. Highly accurate 5G OTA testing during product development helps avoiding very expensive modifications in the final stages. With the MT8000A, Verkotan can verify the radiated power, sensitivity, and throughput performance of 5G devices, while also helping the vendors of 5G radio network equipment.

Using Anritsu’s test equipment, Verkotan can expand its service portfolio to new areas, providing benefits to a wide range of customers in the telecommunications sector. Verkotan uses Anritsu test systems to serve customers of all sizes and focuses, from IoT device, mobile and base station manufacturers, to network and chipset vendors.

The MT8000A 5G test solution broadens Verkotan’s capabilities, allowing testing of the latest 5G features supported by customer devices.

“Verkotan is very happy to use Anritsu products in everyday test service production,” says Miia Nurkkala, laboratory manager, Verkotan. “The test equipment is easy and intuitive to use, with a comprehensive set of features to solve even the most challenging customer testing needs. Working with Anritsu`s team is always a positive experience, from the first point of sales contact to test system integration and system support.”

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