“We have seen significant demand from 5G R&D market. Telecom service providers and system integrators are working for 5G network deployment and this is creating demand for T&M.”
Electronics Era : Tell us about Anritsu.
Madhukar Tripathi: Anritsu is reputed and one of the world leader in Telecom Test and Measurement Solutions Providers. Anritsu’s mobile and wireless communications test solutions enable the development, production, installation, and maintenance of current and next-generation mobile/wireless technologies that meet the full range of 3GPP, 3GPP2, and IEEE standards.
Anritsu T&M solutions are used by various industries such as telecom service providers, network Equipment Manufacturers, System Integrator, Broadcast, Automotive, Defense, education, research and more.
Anritsu measurement solutions have been used by customers’ worldwide from the early dawn of mobile phones and optical and digital networks, to support development and progress in data communications technologies. Anritsu’s strength is the company’s ability to forge strong partnerships with world-leading technology customers, evaluating products and accumulating knowledge on various technologies.
Anritsu leads 5G technology R&D and product test solution demand from industry. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.
Anritsu will continue to contribute to the realization of a safe, secure and comfortable society.
Electronics Era : What are the immersive benefits of the services/solutions that Anritsu provide to your clients?
Madhukar Tripathi: Anritsu Test & Measurement Solutions are known for its high quality & reliability. Anritsu solutions are refereed as industry standard in many applications. Anritsu offer cost effective test solutions to telecom industry along with other industries who need connectivity test solution. Some of Anritsu test solution have automation feature which reduced learning curve for end user and being liked by customers.
Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A is Anritsu’s flagship solution for 5G technology (Chipset R&D, Base Station Production Testing). RF automation test feature saves a lot of time. Also, MT8000A have very cost-effective upgrade path for various application targeting 5G technology testing.
MT1000A Network Master Pro is equipped with SEEK- Scenario Edit Environment Kit. With SEEK feature a skilled staff set test procedure and one button operation will help less skilled staff to complete testing without knowing many details of technology or instrument. This saves time and cost for buyer which means One-button operation completes multiple field tests with repeatable results and higher productivity.
Access Master MT9085 series have Fiber Visualizer feature which helps to know network event with element and its associated loss. Even a less skilled person can operate such instrument very easily and understand measurement results.
Electronics Era: Explore some features of 5G Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) Over-the-Air (OTA) test platforms provided by Anritsu?
Madhukar Tripathi: 5G network testing is not same as 4G network testing. Due to change in network architecture 5G test technology and procedure have changed. New 5G technology use sub6Ghz and mmWave frequency bands and 3GPP recommends OTA-Over The Air call testing to test mmWave testing. This OTA testing need a RF Chamber for stable testing. Anritsu offers cost effective OTA testing solutions which includes RF chamber of various sizes and test instrument as per application. MA8172A CATR Anechoic Chamber Supports 5G NR OTA environment using 3GPP-compliant Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) method
For mmWave development of 5G NR chipsets and devices, and UE conformance tests Supports 5G NR mmWave spurious tests Three component parts for easy transport and quick setup.
Electronics Era: What are the latest advancements of Anritsu in 5G Spectrum?
Madhukar Tripathi: Anritsu offers its wide range of Test and Measurement instrument for latest telecom technology- 5G. Anritsu test solutions are used in R&D, production and Network Installation and Maintenance activities across world by leading chip set R&D companies, telecom service providers. Anritsu plays a vital role in the 5G testing for diversified market right from the initial R&D stage to the end device testing and manufacturing.
Electronics Era: What is your opinion on ‘Impact of emerging technologies on Test & Measurement industry?
Madhukar Tripathi: Test and Measurement industry has been an important player to all telecom technology advancement be it 2G or 3G or 4G or 5G and now 6G is under discussion. Product design – development validation is incomplete without right T&M.
Recent advancement in 5G technology has been booster for T&M industry. We have seen significant demand from 5G R&D and recent 5G spectrum auction and allocation by government will further create demand for 5G related T&M. Telecom Service Providers and System Integrators are working for 5G network deployment and this is creating demand for T&M.
Similarly, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) deployment by many service providers are impacting T&M demand in production and field-testing solutions. Government push for Make in India , Atmanirbhar Bharat, Digital India and Production Link Incentives (PLI) are generating T&M demand from various sector such as Telecom, Automotive Defense etc.