KT taps Anritsu to test 5G network in sub-6 GHz band

KT Corporation, a leading mobile operator in South Korea, has selected the Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzer to test 5G network in the sub-6 GHz band.
Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzerAnritsu, a leading test and measurement company, said that the Field Master Pro spectrum analyzer 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.

KT’s telecom engineers are using the Field Master Pro MS2090A to install its 5G network and validate base station performance in the field.

KT’s telecom engineers are using the handheld spectrum analyzer for conducting the RF spectrum and signal demodulation tests, including cell ID, beam ID, RSRP/RSRQ, SINR, and EVM, in all 5G bands.

Anritsu said 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.

“KT has clearly established itself as an industry leader with the rollout of the first commercial 5G network in the world,” said Donn Mulder, president and chief financial officer of Anritsu Company.

“Anritsu delivers ideal test solutions that have helped us evolve our 5G NR base station installation and maintenance work,” said Oh Bum Seok, vice president of Mobile Access Network Quality Department in KT Corporation.

KT launched its 5G network on December 1, 2018 in the greater Seoul metropolitan area, as well as in other major cities and isolated areas. KT plans to expand its 5G network to 24 major cities, key transport routes, large universities and shopping areas.