Communications test and measurement solutions provider Anritsu has acquired U.S.-based Azimuth Systems, a provider of automated RF performance test solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition will see Azimuth Systems become a subsidiary of Japan-based Anritsu, who plans to integrate Azimuth's intellectual property, product portfolio and installed base to expand its test solutions, leveraging the strengths of both companies in the growing IoT and 5G markets.

“There are a variety of rapidly evolving trends in the wireless industry that require our customers have access to enhanced testing capabilities,” said Pete Paglia, President and CEO of Azimuth Systems. “These trends include the increasing demands on radio propagation quality in next generation wireless networks. Azimuth Systems has been working with the wireless ecosystem from the beginning of the 4G rollout and, as an active participant in the standardisation of 5G, is well positioned to lead the definition of 5G radio propagation solutions. Azimuth’s radio propagation expertise, as realised in its ACETM MIMO channel emulation portfolio and Field to Lab (FTLTM) solutions, will be highly complementary with Anritsu’s extensive wireless test and measurement product portfolio."