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Interactivity test: Dependency of packet latency on data rate (part 7)

Interactivity test: Dependency of packet latency on data rate (part 7)

January 26, 2023 | by Jens Berger

Data transport latency has become a very – if not the most – important factor in interactive and real-time use cases for next generation mobile networks. Latency is not a constant; it can vary over time but can also depend on data rate and packet stream characteristics. The following analyzes packet latency and its dependency on data rate and packet size in a few example mobile networks.

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When Rohde & Schwarz meets research - a success story!

When Rohde & Schwarz meets research - a success story!

November 25, 2022 | by Marco Neri

Read the interview with Özgü Alay, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, and Giuseppe Caso, Experienced Researcher at Ericsson Research, Stockholm, about the 2020 measurements of commercial 5G networks in Italy.

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Interactivity test: Packet delay variation and packet loss (part 6)

Interactivity test: Packet delay variation and packet loss (part 6)

October 17, 2022 | by Jens Berger

Data transport latency has become a very – if not the most – important factor in interactive and real-time use cases for next generation mobile networks. Real-time capability is not determined by the average latency at which the packets are delivered, but rather by the latency of the slowest packets. The following analyzes delay jitter and the packet loss in the uplink and downlink.

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5G NR and LTE latency analysis in a public network (part 1)

5G NR and LTE latency analysis in a public network (part 1)

August 29, 2022 | by Meik Kottkamp

This article provides measurements results for both one-way latency (OWL) and round-trip times (RTT) in a commercially deployed, public 5G NSA network obtained using the commercially available Interactivity Test based on the QualiPoc Android solution for RTT from Rohde & Schwarz (prototype for OWL).

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Coverage and performance testing of 5G private networks

Coverage and performance testing of 5G private networks

July 8, 2022 | by Gregor Tomic

Private networks are becoming more important in various industries that, however, still seems to be in the trial phase with 5G and various use cases. Our experience with recent measurement campaigns shows that we still have a long way to go to meet the targets for latency and throughput in high traffic networks. Read our story to get more information about how to test the quality of private 5G networks.

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Interactivity test: Impact of changing network conditions on latency and jitter (part 5)

Interactivity test: Impact of changing network conditions on latency and jitter (part 5)

February 17, 2022 | by Jens Berger

Data transport latency has become a very – if not the most – important factor in interactive and real-time use cases for next-generation mobile networks. Real-time capability is not determined by how fast the packets are delivered but by which ones are received last. The following analyzes the distance data packets have to travel in mobile network channels when network conditions change.

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Procedures for mobile network testing and efficient data collection
Procedures for mobile network testing and efficient data collection

November 22, 2021 | by Jens Berger

How is network performance tested and rated? The answer to this question is essential to mobile network operators, mobile infrastructure vendors, regulators and authorities responsible for ensuring telecommunication services meet performance standards.

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Interactivity test: Distance to server impact on latency and jitter (part 4)
Interactivity test: Distance to server impact on latency and jitter (part 4)

September 28, 2021 | by Jens Berger

Data transport latency is a very – if not the most – important factor for interactive and real-time use cases in future mobile networks. Today the focus is often on maximizing bitrate and transport capacity for fast downloading, but future applications will require extremely low latency for real-time interactions.

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4K mobile video as gateway into new services
4K mobile video as a gateway into new services

May 27, 2021 | by Jens Berger

Rohde & Schwarz MNT has implemented YouTube 4K video testing for new video services. Networks are ready to transmit 4K video, smartphones can process it and video apps are streaming it. The next logical step is to test mobile 4K video streaming from YouTube, the internet’s most popular mobile video streaming service.

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Network tests pave the way for smart factories

Network tests pave the way for smart factories

May 23, 2021 | by Arnd Sibila

5G has everything future smart factories need for wireless connectivity, but network tests are essential to make setting up and operating these networks easy and reliable.

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End-user quality of experience (QoE) 5G network evaluation
End-user quality of experience (QoE) 5G network evaluation for three major US network operators

March 31, 2021 | by Jens Berger

The independent wireless industry research experts at Signals Research Group (SRG) worked with Rohde & Schwarz MNT on a 5G network quality benchmarking study in the Dallas area, a major U.S. telecommunications hub, comparing the performance of three tier-1 US network operators.

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Smart factories: Network testing is essential to ensure quality and performance (part 2)

Smart factories: Network testing is essential to ensure quality and performance (part 2)

November 23, 2020 | by Arnd Sibila

Factory owners who have successfully applied for 5G spectrum dedicated to private or campus networks need to ensure that their mobile network’s critical KPIs are met, namely reliability and latency. This article discusses the different test phases to provide high-quality smart factory deployments while verifying and monitoring quality and performance.

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