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Code-selective electromagnetic field (EMF) measurements (part 2)

August 18, 2020 | by Manuel Mielke

In part 1 of this article series about the electromagnetic field (EMF) measurements procedures, we explained the different measurement concepts, namely the code-selective and frequency-selective method. Now, learn how the code-selective EMF method offers mobile operators and infrastructure suppliers the best trade-off between EMF exposure limits and optimized coverage and capacity.

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5G measurements to lay the foundation for autonomous vehicles in port terminals

July 15, 2020 | by Albert Huang

What is the air interface at typical port terminals like, and what needs to be optimized to ensure safer and more efficient automated operations? Discover how 5G measurements conducted with the R&S®TSMA6 scanner and R&S®ROMES4 shed some light on these questions.

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Interactivity test: Examples from real 5G networks (part 3)

June 10, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

After discussing the shift of focus in QoE measurements in 5G networks, introducing the concept of interactivity, and explaining our test approach, we will conclude this series with measurement examples from real networks, including 5G. Learn about the interactivity test in action and discover test results from different field measurements.

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Electromagnetic field measurements in 5G: Overview and concepts

May 20, 2020 | by Manuel Mielke

Why are electromagnetic field (EMF) measurements critical for the widespread rollout of 5G NR, and how do you measure electromagnetic radiation? Learn more about the two fundamentally different EMF measurement procedures – frequency-selective versus code-selective – and the arguments in favor of the latter.

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Interactivity test: Concept and KPIs (part 2)

April 30, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

The interactivity of a network is the measurable continuity and latency of a given bit rate. How do you measure interactivity in practice? What are the realistic traffic patterns? And, how do you define a QoE model for real-time applications like eGaming? Learn about it here.

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Interactivity test: QoS/QoE measurements in 5G (part 1)

April 14, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

5G is more than just more data rate. The new technology’s scalable network slices, supporting transport requirements for critical applications, can be tuned for extremely short latencies. This will lead to the introduction of new user classes, such as industry or automotive, whose network demands differ from those of humans.

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Machine learning: Time-based anomaly detection (part 3)

March 17, 2020 | by Miguel Román

Data scientists love anomaly detection as anomalous samples provide valuable insight that often correlates with defects or errors in the data collection process. This blog post demonstrates how we leverage neural networks to build a time-based anomaly detector, featured in SmartAnalytics, for mobile network testing use cases.

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Network Performance Score: How to conduct NPS benchmarking campaigns

February 19, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

The Network Performance Score (NPS) reflects the perceived technical performance of a mobile network or one of its subsets such as region, period, or technology. What needs to be planned and prepared to conduct NPS benchmarking campaigns that yield representative results that can lead to real insights into network quality?

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Network Performance Score: Configurator for step-by-step campaign setup

February 4, 2020 | by Simon Allemann

The Network Performance Score (NPS) is an integral part of our benchmarking and analytics products based on the Smart platform. With the NPS configuration being pertinent to reliable results, Rohde & Schwarz introduces the NPS configurator, a step-by-step workflow that saves users much time before hitting the road.

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Real 5G UE measurements – achieving gigabit speeds

December 12, 2019 | by Gregor Tomic

Measuring the real user experience in 5G and getting the complete picture requires the use of 5G user equipment (UE). Learn about our approach to measuring gigabit speeds in 5G networks and the actual results we obtained in the FR2 band in Asia.

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5G site testing and troubleshooting

November 19, 2019 | by Peter Busch

Commercial 5G rollout is happening, and the rate of deployment of 5G non-standalone (NSA) sites steadily increases. Each new installation needs to be verified to ensure correct network performance and quality of service. 5G site testing requires specialist mobile network testing solutions that meet the RAN architecture’s new demands, including over-the-air connectivity and KPIs.

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Network measurements with drones: The next step to a connected sky

October 17, 2019 | by Pak Lun Lam

In the era of IoT, one of the most urgently discussed topics concerns the deployment of drones to automate commercial applications such as mail delivery or aerial taxis. This post examines the results of LTE network measurements conducted with drones to offer insights into coverage, throughput, and latency at flight altitude.

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