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Mobile network testing

Get more value out of your network

Network and service performance are critical to achieving optimal quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS). But it is regular testing and continuous optimization that are the key to ensuring customer satisfaction and securing network investments.

Mobile network testing solutions from Rohde & Schwarz let you reconcile your current and future dilemmas. Our extensive and diverse product portfolio provides all the software, hardware and resources you need to deliver better services with higher quality for customers while enabling suppliers to increase the value of their networks and products.

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Network Performance Score (NPS)

The QoE-centric Network Performance Score (NPS) is a single metric that characterizes the overall network performance. The NPS compares the quality of mobile networks and visualizes the quality of experience (QoE) that the end users perceive when using common applications. This benchmarking approach covers all mobile networks in the tested area.

The NPS is integrated into the Smart platform and is the ideal point of reference for facilitating benchmarking and reducing the complexity of targeted improvements in network quality and performance.

Gaining QoE-centric intelligence in a mobile network with the Smart platform

Smart platform

QoE intelligence to maximize network quality and performance

In an increasingly complex and technology-driven market, mobile network operators are facing the challenges of reducing costs and increasing competitiveness. This, at a time when investments in infrastructure and resources are required to ensure the successful rollout of new services and technologies such as NB-IoT, LTE-M and 5G.

The Smart platform from Rohde & Schwarz returns control of investment costs to the mobile network operator; it unifies the industry’s most advanced testing solutions in an integrated, modular and flexible software and hardware platform.

Use cases in mobile network testing

Solutions to test the entire mobile network lifecycle

Operators, infrastructure vendors and their subcontractors, service providers and regulators are all facing conflicting and specific challenges in a competitive, fast-paced environment. Our solution portfolio addresses every test scenario in the network lifecycle and caters to every industry player’s specific and unique testing needs.

Rohde & Schwarz offers the answers to all questions around mobile network technologies

Expertise: Answers to your mobile network technology questions

Rapid technological advancements and the introduction of new technologies, such as IoT, 4×4 MIMO and soon 5G, keep operators on their toes. But infrastructure vendors, service providers and regulators are also hard-pressed to stay on top of developments and changes, including the industry’s latest testing techniques and expertise.

News from the mobile network testing world

5G Network Quality Validation – today and the future

This webinar uses real measurements from the first commercial deployments of 5G to analyze the true performance and quality of 5G networks, examine its ability to support defined use cases and take a forward look to the emergence of a more reactive, reliable and higher capacity network able to support demanding use cases.

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Visit Rohde & Schwarz at Mobile World Congress 2020

Join us at MWC 2020 to discover mobile network testing solutions for the entire network lifecycle from lab to field and from 5G optimization to Industry 4.0 monitoring and expert interference hunting. Our experts are delighted to discuss your technical or business challenges and meet you for a demonstration over Bavarian beer and snacks.

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Rohde & Schwarz maintains close ties with Qualcomm for the development of 5G network test solutions

November 20, 2019

Rohde & Schwarz has entered an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for the use of their Interface Control Document for 5G as an authorized licensee to develop test equipment based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System.

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Two days of learning, insight, inspiration, and networking at the MNT Forum

The 9th MNT Forum took place on October 29 and 30, 2019, at Rohde & Schwarz headquarters in Munich, Germany, and attracted more than 170 industry professionals from more than 30 countries. The event, hosted by Rohde & Schwarz since 2000, is an excellent opportunity for presenters and participants to exchange views about technology trends, test challenges, and solutions.

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Webinar: Ensure successful 5G site testing and acceptance

October 8th, 2019.

This on-demand webinar uses a real case study from the first pervasive 5G network in Europe to examine the importance of site acceptance testing. Learn about essential KPIs, test techniques using state of the art tools and real 5G field measurement results.

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Ericsson performs 5G coverage and performance tests using drone-powered Rohde & Schwarz solution

September 17, 2019

Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz has supplied mobile network testing tools used in drone-based network coverage, performance and operation tests managed by Ericsson, a global leader in network infrastructure. The unique procedure enables unprecedented 3D accessibility, positional accuracy and repeatability of the testing.

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ETSI publishes TR 103 559 and acknowledges R&S NPS as best practice for QoS benchmark testing

September 9th, 2019

The globally renowned European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published TR 103 559. Two years after rigorous discussions, the experts in the ETSI group STQ MOBILE approved and published the cutting-edge technical report unanimously that describes the best practices for robust network QoS benchmark testing and scoring.

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Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions are compatible now with commercial 5G mobile phones

June 6, 2019

Operators wishing to test the quality and performance of 5G NR mobile networks using commercially available UEs including the Samsung S10 5G can do so now using Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions such as the R&S®ROMES4 universal network measurement software or R&S®SmartBenchmarker network benchmarking software.

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On-demand webinar: QoE intelligence

Mobile network optimization is becoming more complex with the densification of existing networks and the emergence of 5G. This webinar examines the new optimization landscape and describes how intelligent QoE analytics including Machine Learning can provide the basis for 5G NR optimization campaigns.

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New App Card: 5G NR – interference hunting in the uplink of TDD networks

May 2019

The communications uplink is more susceptible to interference than the downlink. In FDD networks, it is easy to concentrate on the frequency range allocated to the uplink and identify and locate the source of interference. In TDD networks, the downlink and the uplink use the same frequency, meaning that downlink signals mask the uplink and any other present signals.

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Rohde & Schwarz is the first provider of a complete end-to-end 5G NR network measurement solution

April 17, 2019

T&M expert Rohde & Schwarz completes its commercial 5G NR network measurement solution. In combination with the new TSME30DC downconverter, the ROMES4 drive test software and the SmartAnalytics web-based software suite, the TSMx6 network scanner analyzes 5G NR signals up to 30 GHz, covering the majority of high frequency 5G NR use cases.

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SmartAnalytics: Intelligent insights into mobile network QoE

February 22, 2019

With new technologies such as 5G, mobile network operators need to overcome the challenges of increasingly complex air interfaces in order to deliver the required QoE to end users. The new SmartAnalytics software allows operators to identify critical factors influencing quality and performance for the purposes of network optimization and benchmarking.

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MTN Group partners with R&S in multinational benchmarking project

February 14, 2019

Commissioned by the MTN Group, Rohde & Schwarz has completed the first phase of a comprehensive mobile network benchmarking campaign across 62 mobile network operators in 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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Rohde & Schwarz Mobile Network Testing Certified Partner Program

Partner program to address network challenges end-to-end

Testing and benchmarking of mobile networks has reached an unprecedented level of complexity. Considering the rapid technological advancements and continuous introduction of new technologies, network complexity is likely to continue to increase. To better address current and future network testing challenges, we launched an industry-unique partner program and teamed up with like-minded experts.

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