- Anritsu announces that South Korea’s mobile operator, KT Corporation, has selected the new Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzer to test the world’s first 5G nationwide network in the sub-6 GHz band.
The Field Master Pro was selected because it supports 5G New Radio (5G NR) demodulation measurements in a field portable instrument and has continuous frequency coverage to 14 GHz for spurious and harmonic measurements, which allows the handheld spectrum analyzer to address the demanding field measurement requirements for 5G NR.
The Field Master Pro MS2090A is being used by KT to install its 5G network and validate base station performance in the field. Among the challenging field measurement requirements for 5G NR being met with the handheld spectrum analyzer are RF spectrum and signal demodulation tests, including cell ID, beam ID, RSRP/RSRQ, SINR, and EVM, in all 5G bands. The Field Master Pro MS2090A can also be configured to cover up to 54 GHz to support the 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) radios at 28 GHz and 39 GHz.
“Anritsu delivers ideal test solutions that have helped us evolve our 5G NR base station installation and maintenance work,” said Mr Oh Bum Seok, Vice President of Mobile Access Network Quality Department in KT Corporation. “Anritsu’s solution will contribute to the stabilization of our 5G service”
KT launched its 5G network on December 1, 2018. The new service was deployed in the greater Seoul metropolitan area, as well as in other major cities and isolated areas. KT plans to expand its nationwide 5G network to 24 major cities, key transport routes, large universities and shopping areas.