Standardized testing of devices is important for development, verification and type approval activities. The scope of standardization is to guarantee that widely accepted and fully validated test methods are available so that test results can be reproduced independently for the test system implementation. MVG has committed to following the evolution of the different telecommunication protocols and to ensuring its presence in the standardization committees to actively contribute to the test plan development.

MVG’s Involvements in Antenna Test and Measurement Standardizations
Since 2004, MVG has fully supported the Group’s Scientific Director Lars Jacob Foged’s activity as Secretary of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee. In recent years, we have contributed to standardization activities such as :

  • IEEE std 145-2013 “Standard for Definitions of Terms for Antennas”,
  • IEEE std 1720-2012 “Recommended Practice for Near-Field Antenna Measurements”
  • IEEE std 149 “Standard Test Procedures for Antennas” (ongoing revision)
  • IEC 62209 standard(s) on human exposure to electromagnetic fields. (continued development)

MVG’s Contributions in Different Standards Committees
In 3GPPP, we are contributing to:

  • Active Antenna Stations (AAS) Over-the-air (OTA) testing
  • Over-The-Air MIMO (MIMO-OTA) testing
  • New Radio (NR) 5G studies working groups

During 2012-2013, MVG contributed to provide evidences that the multi-probe anechoic chamber (MPAC) setup was fulfilling the 3GPP/CTIA requirements for MIMO OTA. During this period of time, most of the data presented by MVG have been peer-reviewed by 3GPP RAN4 group and being approved to be included in the 3GPP TR37.977 which is the only 3GPP reference for MIMO OTA measurements.

On the other hand, MVG has contributed to the development of the AAS BS OTA standard for EIRP and EIS testing of AAS BS. Near Field Test Range has been recognized to be a valid testing method for AAS BS OTA tests and hence included in the 3GPP TR 37.842 which is the only standard for AAS BS OTA.

MVG has been also contributing to the next release of the 3GPP standard sepcification (TR37.843) in which the conformance testing part would inlcude OTA tests for parameters such as EVM (Error Vector Magnitude), ACLR (Adjacent Channe Leakage Ratio), Spurious Emissions, etc.

While at CTIA, MVG has long been an active technical contributor to the CTIA standards committees, we became one of the first CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL) for Over-the-Air performance Testing in March 2005. We have also been the key company for the release of the first 2x2 MIMO OTA Test Plan.

More specifically, MVG is also active in CCSA (Chinese Communications Standard Association) for MIMO OTA testing and BS (Base Station) antenna measurement working groups.

A Continuous Commitment places MVG at the Forefront of 5G
With the evolution of wireless technology in mind, MVG continues to actively support the wireless 5G – New Radio (NR) in 3GPP. Here below the timeframe showcasing MVG’s main contributions since the Q4 in 2016 till today.

Follow MVG’s Standards Info and stay tuned to our activities! You will also learn more about the development of related wireless standards including 5G in different committees.

Certification Compliance

It is our company strategy to follow the evolution of the different telecommunication protocols and to be present in the standardization committees to actively contribute to the test plan draftings.

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Quality Management

ISO 9001:2008

MVG is ISO 9001:2008. This certification ensures the following:

  • our products meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements
  • our processes aim at continually improving customer satisfaction and the conformity of our products to these requirements

17025 : 2005 (MVG Industries, MVG, Inc)

MVG accreditation 2246.02 and 2246.01 for calibration and electrical: the scope of accreditation is location-dependent and does not include the entire scope of MVG activities. The actual scope of accreditation is available on the A2LA website and in the pdfs below "A2LA_2246-01" and "A2LA_2246-02".

EN1090 ((Rainford EMC Systems ltd)

ISO 14001:2004 (Rainford EMC Systems ltd)

ISO 90003:2004 (Orbit/FR Engineering ltd)

CTIA Authorized Test Lab (MVG, Inc)



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