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Spirent Communications and Anritsu Forge Strategic Partnership to Propel Autonomous Driving

CALABASAS, CA. – December 11, 2023Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), a leading provider of test and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks, announced a groundbreaking strategic partnership with Anritsu aimed at revolutionizing automotive testing for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and autonomous driving technologies on 6th December 2023.

The collaboration between Spirent and Anritsu establishes a comprehensive C-V2X and automotive 5G testing portfolio, offering an integrated framework that delivers unparalleled versatility and adaptability. This initiative aims to streamline testing processes for the automotive industry, enabling manufacturers to meet the unique challenges presented by the evolving landscape of autonomous driving technologies.

By combining the automotive testing expertise of two industry giants, the partnership provides the connected vehicle ecosystem access to an extensive portfolio of solutions. This comprehensive suite of tools is designed to reduce setup and training costs, ensuring efficient support for future 5G advancements within the automotive sector.

“Embarking on this journey with Anritsu, we aim to drive new standards in the world of automotive and connected vehicle testing by offering customers a single source for the most powerful arsenal of test solutions to help them tackle the challenges of the rapidly evolving autonomous driving world,” said Aniket Khosla, VP of Cloud and IP Product Management at Spirent. “Autonomous technologies and services are reshaping the automotive landscape, and we have a shared commitment to provide the very best unified testing portfolio to help the industry advance safely and with confidence.

Robert Johnson, VP and General Manager of Anritsu, shared this commitment, saying, “Anritsu and Spirent share a commitment to support the innovation of connected vehicles. It is only natural that we collaborate to offer customers complete solutions to meet advanced use cases, such as automated driving (AD), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), LTE-V2X (PC5), and V2N (Uu). We are proud to extend our portfolio into the autonomous service domain and to contribute to the advancement of a safe mobility society.”

The Spirent C-V2X test solution offers comprehensive AD/V2X testing capabilities, including conformance, application, and performance assessments for C-V2X devices. This ensures reliability and functionality in real-world scenarios, with the option to integrate Spirent’s market-leading multi-GNSS, multi-frequency simulation capabilities.

On the other hand, Anritsu’s V2N solution utilizes a 5G Uu interface, delivering full-layer tests that encompass RF parametric assessments, antenna over-the-air (OTA) performance evaluations, protocol verification, and functional key performance indicators (KPIs). This solution also provides end-to-end connectivity to emulate V2N and V2N2V use cases for leading 5G in-vehicle services supporting 3GPP release 16/17 features.

The partnership between Spirent and Anritsu represents a significant leap forward in the development of unified testing standards for autonomous driving technologies. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, this collaboration aims to empower manufacturers with the tools they need to ensure the safety, reliability, and efficiency of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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