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their products may satisfy a need, there will
always be challenges when our industry
demands fast changes to their equipment or
software to meet today's growing customer
expectations. We can introduce and beta
test new features within days."

Increasing Productivity
Anritsu specializes in providing equipment
used in fronthaul and backhaul testing
applications on DAS and macro systems.
Backhaul denotes the cabling, lines and
other equipment coming from an Ethernet
(or other) service provider that connects to
a base station unit. The base station unit
transmits and receives signals within the
DAS system.
Fronthaul, in a DAS environment, conveys signals and information coming from
the base station that are being transmitted
through a series of fibers, cables, interconnects, multi-plexers and antennas ultimately to wireless devices. "Through our
testing solutions, our aim is to increase the
productivity of high-count DAS systems,
productively and cost effectively," Toback
says. "When you test a DAS system, you are
testing the entire coaxial or fiber-optic plant
to the antenna and beyond. It's extremely
important to validate that the system will
sustain traffic during the highest-level
times of cellular demand, such as a packed
home game in a large stadium."
Anritsu's testing solutions can simulate
the highest demands on a network, ensuring passing results for PIM, Return Signal
Strength and minimal interference, he adds.

Anritsu's testing solutions simulate the highest demands on a network, ensuring signal strength.

«

Recent Awards
Anritsu's products have earned it the
recognition of its peers. The company's
most recent honors include the Microsoft
CXO NEXT Innovation Award for Anritsu
SkyBridge Tools™; the 2016 Lightwave Innovation award for its Network
Master™ Pro MT1000A transport tester
with optical time domain reflectometer
module, Network Master Flex MT1100A
transport tester and BERTWave MP2100B
oscillator and the Frost & Sullivan
Customer Value Leadership Award in the
global field RF testing market.

» Anritsu's solutions include the LMR Master™ (left) and the new TRX NEON® Signal Mapper.
The many antennas and feed lines in
DAS systems presents a unique challenge to
testing. "In a macro system, you might see
a handful of antennas on one tower. With
a DAS system, there are often hundreds of
antennas, thousands of interconnecting
lines feeding those antennas, creating the
need for performing thousands of unique
tests, or traces, for a contractor or carrier,"
Toback says. "It is difficult to manage this
many traces, address re-testing needs and

report passing results back to the carrier in a
timely manner."
The company last year developed a solution to this challenge. SkyBridge Tools™ is
cloud-based trace judgment reporting and
management software that gives users the
ability to quickly create Test Plans, enabling
fast and accurate testing and assisting
users in report creation. "What this means
is that if an installer had 4,000 tests/traces
at a venue, they upload those tests to the

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