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Thursday, September 14 2017 - 11:00
Sarokal Test Systems to Pioneer in eCPRI Protocol Support for 5G Fronthaul Testing
OULU, Finland, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The latest Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) specification was released in 
August 31st, 2017.

Today, Sarokal Test Systems became the first test equipment manufacturer to 
offer eCPRI protocol support for Fronthaul base station manufacturers and 
equipment vendors.    

Sarokal´s patented technology allows the company to develop new protocols 
quicker and support vendor specific protocol variants. This is highly valued by 
our customers as they work with cutting edge technology while developing future 
5G mobile networks.  

The new specification, known as eCPRI, or CPRI over Ethernet, introduces 
improved efficiency to match the speed and bandwidth requirements of 5G 
Fronthaul networks.

According to the Industry Initiative for a Common Public Radio Interface, the 
main advantages of the eCPRI protocol include the following:

New functional split inside the PHY layer enables major reduction of the 
required bandwidth 
Flexible bandwidth scaling according to user plane traffic 
Use of mainstream transport technologies (e.g., Ethernet) opens the possibility 
to carry eCPRI and other traffic simultaneously in the same switched network 

About Sarokal Test Systems 

Sarokal Test Systems provides innovative test solutions for Fronthaul networks. 
Our CPRI, eCPRI, OBSAI, JESD204 and upcoming IEEE 1914 solutions enable users 
like chipset vendors, Fronthaul equipment manufacturers, and telecom operators 
to develop, test and verify their 4G and 5G network devices. 

Sarokal X-STEP™ products provide means to generate, capture, and analyze bit 
accurate Fronthaul traffic with various line rates and protocols. With the 100% 
visibility and control over Fronthaul traffic, X-STEP can ensure full 
interoperability between Fronthaul devices already in the early R&D development 
phase as well as in the field. 

For more information, visit the company´s website


Mikko Karppinen 
Phone number: +358503463300

SOURCE: Sarokal