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Measurement examples of live 5G mobile networks that support DSS (part 4)

July 5, 2021 | by Andreas Roessler

The last dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) blog post examined the test and measurement methodologies for testing 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G New Radio (NR) networks that support DSS. The fourth and final post discusses live measurements from mobile networks that support 4G LTE and 5G NR coexistence in the same frequency band.

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DSS: Measurement aspects of testing LTE and 5G networks (part 3)

March 24, 2021 | by Andreas Roessler

After examining the technological background of dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and how it enables 4G LTE and 5G New Radio coexistence in part 1 and 2 of this article, we will now discuss the test and measurement aspects for mobile networks that support DSS.

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DSS: Enabling 5G NR in standard LTE subframes (part 2)

November 12, 2020 | by Andreas Roessler

After discussing the need for dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and 5G NR transmission in LTE MBSFN subframes in part 1 of this article series, we will now examine the challenges in enabling 5G NR in standard LTE subframes and introduce the solution defined by the 5G NR standard.

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DSS: 5G NR-LTE coexistence through dynamic spectrum sharing (part 1)

October 13, 2020 | by Andreas Roessler

In part 1 of our series about 5G NR-LTE coexistence through dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), we will take a closer look at DSS’s technological background. We will examine the feature sets that enable DSS and how the technology component is embedded in the LTE and 5G network architecture.

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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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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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Network Performance Score: Templates for easy support in all products

August 28, 2019 | by Simon Allemann

The Network Performance Score (NPS) delivers a scoring mechanism that allows a very efficient and reliable comparison between operators in a market, and between different measurement campaigns in regions and countries, or before and after the deployment of new technology or software. Learn about the easy-to-use NPS templates in SmartBenchmarker.

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Impressions from managed services team benchmarking Africa

July 3, 2019 | by Nils Posegga

We have extended our traditional business focus from supplying mobile network testing solutions to being a fully-fledged managed services provider of benchmarking campaigns. In April 2018, Rohde & Schwarz created the managed services team to run large-scale benchmarking projects such as the one commissioned by the South African MTN Group.

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Network Performance Score: Initiate improvements with a QoE-centric score

January 17, 2019 | by Arnd Sibila

The Network Performance Score (NPS) is a QoE-centric score based on the harmonizing and integrative scoring methodology for end-to-end QoS benchmarking and scoring published by ETSI. The NPS integrates the main KPIs of the most popular services into a single score that describes network performance from a true end-user perspective.

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How 4×4 MIMO can boost your mobile network

July 4, 2018 | by Michael Lorenz

Network densification and the introduction of new frequencies are cost-intensive and time-consuming. Could the implementation of higher-order MIMO features into existing radio networks meet the inexorable demand for more data volume? And how does 4x4 MIMO boost data rates and deliver additional capacity gain, thereby improving legacy LTE networks?

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Combined engineering and benchmarking measurements add value

April 5, 2018 | by Andreas Spachtholz

Different mobile network measurement tools target different measurement scenarios. One might target quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS), another RF conditions. By combining detailed scanner data and user equipment measurements and tests, users can easily exchange measurement data between the benchmarking, optimization, and engineering worlds.

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