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Measuring QoE of mobile data applications, e.g. Facebook

Measuring QoE of mobile data applications, e.g. Facebook (part 1)

February 22, 2018 | by Johanna Sochos

There is a myriad of smartphone applications available, covering almost any use case one can imagine. Network providers want to ensure that their mobile connection offers everyone a smooth usage experience, especially for the most popular apps such as Facebook. To do this, they need tests targeting mobile data applications.

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Proofing and optimizing a network’s readiness for video transmission
Proofing and optimizing a network’s readiness for video transmission

February 23, 2017 | by Jens Berger

Examine how applying a video quality measure helps mobile network operators to optimize their networks. Learn about the challenges that operators face when quantifying video services as consumed by subscribers and discover how operators can benefit from the results of a video quality measure, i.e., a video test.

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Evaluating visual quality and video MOS based on subjective perception
Evaluating visual quality and video MOS based on subjective perception

December 21, 2016 | by Jens Berger

How do you measure video quality as perceived by end users? The video’s actual visual quality is only one of many factors determining customer satisfaction with the service; other determiners include the service’s structure and the user’s experience and expectations. For real field video quality measurements, reference measurements are necessary.

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Challenges of mobile video services for network operators
Challenges of mobile video services for network operators

November 24, 2016 | by Jens Berger

Mobile video services demand by far the most significant chunk of data in today's mobile networks. Their performance has a considerable impact on customer satisfaction. Learn about the characteristics that drive user satisfaction and understand the key metric for video quality perceived by the end user.

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HetNets/small cells: Indoor deployments overview (part 1)
HetNets/small cells: Indoor deployments overview (part 1)

March 16, 2017 | by Arnd Sibila

Discover how indoor deployments can help operators meet the exponentially growing data demands in mobile networks. In this overview, we will outline the indoor deployment process and deliberate the pros and cons of different types of indoor deployments, such as distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells.

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Smart macro network enhancements: Antenna tilt optimization
Smart macro network enhancements: Antenna tilt optimization

January 19, 2017 | by Arnd Sibila

Antenna tilt optimization is a cost-efficient and smart approach to increase the capacity in mobile networks, especially in dense urban areas. Given the exponentially growing data demand and network densification, discover how operators can optimize their network in terms of coverage and capacity by adequately aligning their antennas.

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Pioneers in NB-IoT field measurements

Pioneers in NB-IoT field measurements

We are paving the way to NB-IoT by provding the world's first accurate LTE/NB-IoT coverage measurement solution: via a software upgrade, the R&S ROMES drive test software now also supports NB-IoT coverage measurements with R&S TSMx scanners.

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