And now a bit of 5G news from Anritsu and Qualcomm:
Anritsu Corporation announces the successful completion of 5G Standalone (SA) connection testing between Anritsu's Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and a mobile smartphone form-factor test device from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, including the company's 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. This latest milestone follows previous successful joint integration testing of the 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) mode earlier this year.
Anritsu has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies for years on 3G and 4G technologies, helping to support its chipset development, and now delivering comprehensive 3GPP 5G NR-compliant protocol and RF measurement test solutions for the family of Qualcomm [®] Snapdragon™ X50 5G modems.
The SA mode uses 5G NR technology to send and receive both data and control signalling between 5G base stations and mobile terminals. With commercial 5G NR SA services expected to start in China in 2019, there is increasing urgency to deliver a connection test environment supporting development of SA mobile terminals.