Industry first: Anritsu MT8000A and MediaTek M80 5G modem achieve over 7 Gbps downlink throughput with FR1+FR2 dual connectivity
Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A successfully achieved a downlink (DL) throughput over 7 Gbps using FR1+FR2 Dual Connectivity (DC) technology and 256-QAM modulation in 5G Standalone (SA) mode, in conjunction with MediaTek’s latest M80 5G modem. This industry-first achievement demonstrates Anritsu’s commitment to contribute to the development and wider rollout of new 5G services, which, through its collaboration with MediaTek, verifies leading-edge 5G technology features.
Together, MediaTek and Anritsu have been focusing on development and testing of Frequency Range 1 (FR1) and Frequency Range 2 (FR2) technologies and functions. Increasing data throughput based on FR1+FR2 DC and 256-QAM has been one of the latest successes in this ongoing partnership.
FR1+FR2 DC combines FR1 and FR2 technologies to improve data throughput per user by grouping cell base stations with different frequency ranges to transmit data. The 256-QAM modulation technology uses advanced RF and signal-processing technologies to support faster communications by sending 8 bits of data in a single symbol.
Increased data throughput has been a key factor in facilitating rich mobile services, and the combination of FR1+FR2 DC technology with 256-QAM supporting DL throughput speeds greater than 7 Gbps represents an important milestone in the future growth of 5G services. Anritsu, in partnership with MediaTek, will continue to play a proactive role in future development of leading 5G communications technologies.
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