PCTEL launches fastest LTE and 5G network testing solution

PCTEL announced it is launching its fastest 5G/LTE network testing solution, the 5G NR-capable MXflex scanning receiver.
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The 5G MXflex enables operators to efficiently manage their sub-6 GHz wireless spectrum across 4G, 5G, and legacy wireless networks with a single box.

“PCTEL’s HBflex scanning receiver set a new standard for high-speed, portable, in-depth 5G mmWave testing. With the 5G MXflex, we’re doing the same for sub-6 GHz multi-technology testing,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s COO.

The 5G MXflex enables telecom engineers at mobile operators to conduct all of their sub-6 GHz 5G NR signal decoding at up to 30 channels/second.

Testing engineers can also conduct concurrent 5G NR, LTE 4×4 MIMO, and UMTS measurements with zero degradation in measurement speed.

Operators can conduct simultaneous testing across all sub-6 GHz technologies and bands. They can also do blind scan for automatic channel detection across all technologies and NB-IoT measurements.

The company will release 5G MXflex in summer 2019. 5G testing capabilities will also be available as a field upgrade for existing MXflex scanning receivers.

PCTEL will demonstrate the 5G MXflex along with its portfolio of sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G network testing solutions June 12-13 at 5G World in London and June 11-12 at the In-Building Wireless Congress in Las Vegas.