Anritsu, Samsung Extend Collaboration to Deliver Latest 5G Release 16 Technology


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Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that it has successfully verified a number of key 3GPP Release 16 features using its Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A in combination with Samsung Electronics' System LSI Business latest 5G Exynos Modem.

5G NR Release 16 greatly expands the reach of 5G to realize new services, spectrum, and deployments. It offers many enhancements to the fundamental aspects of the 5G system that further improve capacity, coverage, power efficiency, mobility, latency, reliability, and more. Together, these enhancements will enable benefits across a broad range of 5G use cases.

Anritsu and Samsung have extended their collaboration to deliver the latest 5G Release 16 technology.

As part of a longstanding collaboration, Samsung and Anritsu have together been focusing on integration and testing of multiple new Release 16 power-saving features that can extend battery life, such as new wakeup signal (WUS), enhanced cross-slot scheduling, UE Assistance Information, and optimized UE radio capability signaling (RACS). In addition, Release 16 mobility enhancements, such as Conditional Handover (CHO), Overheating Assistance Information, MDT (Minimization of Drive Test) and SON (Self Organizing Network), are now being integrated.

These latest collaboration results build upon other recent successes in 5G NR Release 16 feature testing, most notably FR1 + FR2 Dual Connectivity. They demonstrate Anritsu's commitment to the wider rollout of new 5G services in support of an expanding ecosystem by delivering market-leading 5G test solutions for verifying compliance to the 3GPP mobile standard for 5G. 

"Anritsu's powerful test platform has once again helped prove the technology-leading capabilities of the Samsung 5G Exynos Modem," said Jonghan Kim, vice president of System LSI protocol development at Samsung Electronics. "Our continued partnership with Anritsu will lead to early development and faster time to market (TTM) for our global 5G mobile device partners."

On achieving this joint test result, Shinya Ajiro, General Manager of Test & Measurement Company, Anritsu Corporation, said, "By offering our leading test solutions, Anritsu is happy to have collaborated with Samsung in development of its market-leading 5G products. We look forward to continuing our future partnership with Samsung in clearing the path for advanced 5G to contribute to building a happy and rich global culture through new wireless technology."

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