Anritsu and Comprion has recently announced the availability of downloadable 5G and 4G eSIM test profiles for use with Anritsu’s MT8000A Radio Communications Test Station and Rapid Test Designer (RTD) application software.
An increasing number of mobile device manufacturers are integrating embedded SIMs (eSIMs) into their products, whether phones, tablets, wearables or IoT devices, both for flexibility and to save valuable physical device real-estate. However, because eSIMs are non-removable, it is now more difficult to set-up communication testing between the mobile device and a network simulator in the lab.
Previously, test labs and handset manufacturers used a physical Anritsu Test SIM to configure the mobile device so it could be tested with the Anritsu network simulator. However, since there is no longer a card slot for eSIM-only devices, the device’s configuration must instead be digitally loaded onto the mobile device-under-test via an Anritsu-specific eSIM test profile.
This is now also possible for prototype and commercial eSIM devices via the Comprion eSIM Test Profile Service. Comprion and Anritsu have jointly developed the necessary test profiles to test the mobile devices using the Anritsu MT8000A network simulator for the RTD 5G and 4G protocol test software environment in the R&D lab.
The Comprion eSIM Test Profile Service is fully GSMA SAS compliant and available online via a subscription service. It includes a repository of eSIM test profiles as well as a GSMA-standardized Remote SIM Provisioning service to deliver the test profiles to eSIM devices.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 125 years. Anritsu’s philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4000 employees in over 90 countries.
Comprion is dedicated to providing test solutions for a connected world, covering both contact and contactless technologies. Comprion systems are renowned for precise measurement capabilities, serving all top handset, card, chipset manufacturers, mobile network operators and test houses.