Anrtisu claims handheld tester is world’s smallest

Supporting the installation and measurement of 5G mobile networks, the Network Master Pro MT1000A offers eCPRI/RoE and latency measurement.

The firmware release makes the MT1000A the world’s smallest-in-class handheld tester, claims Anritsu, supporting 100Gbit per second with eCPRI/RoE and high-accuracy delay measurement functions. The upgrade has strengthened functions for 5G mobile networks and will support the measurement needs of mobile operators and network installation companies, and help with the early and easy deployment of high-speed networks.

Developing 5G communications networks supporting fast speeds, high reliability and low latency as well as multiple simultaneous connections require wireless technologies such as beamforming and mmWave to be adopted and new wired network architectures to be deployed. For example, the CPRI basestation interface, deployed since 3G was introduced, is being extended to Ethernet-based eCPRI/RoE. Network latency times demand very strict management, while 5G requires many more basestations because it uses high frequency radio bands such as mmWave that do not propagate over long distances and each basestation is synchronised using PTP technology.

The MT1000A eCPRI/RoE and high-accuracy delay measurement functions are critical technologies for measuring throughput and latency and performing high-accuracy time synchronisation tests during the installation and maintenance of 5G mobile networks carrying eCPRI/RoE traffic. Anritsu’s MT1000A has a proven track record as a reliable tester for 10G, 25G, and 100G metro, access and mobile networks and this firmware update adds support for eCPRI/RoE traffic with high-accuracy latency measurements to meet future measurement requirements.

The Network Master Pro MT1000A is a portable handheld tester for evaluating the transmission quality of different communications networks operating at speeds from 10Mbits per second to 100Gbit per second. In addition to supporting RFC2544, Y.1564 and many other network evaluation test standards, it also supports Sync-E and IEEE 1588v2 tests. When combined with the optional GPS disciplined oscillator MU100090A, it offers support for time synchronisation tests based on GPS time data as well as high-accuracy one-way latency measurements between two remote MT1000A units.

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