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5G: initial 5GTF coverage measurements (part 2)

5G: Initial 5GTF coverage measurements (part 2)

June 12, 2018 | by Arnd Sibila

The US operator Verizon Wireless trusts our 5GTF prototype measurement backpack solution to test signal quality and to measure the coverage of fixed wireless access (FWA) in the 28 GHz frequency band. Before 3GPP, Verizon Wireless and partners created a pre-5G specification called 5G Technical Forum (5GTF).

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5G: the role of mobile network testing on the path to 5G (part 1)

5G: The role of mobile network testing on the path to 5G (part 1)

May 22, 2018 | by Arnd Sibila

Long before commercial services are available, everyone is talking about 5G, creating a buzz and setting high expectations in the new standard. What’s the role of mobile network testing on the path to 5G? How can scanner measurements help operators pave the way to the next generation of mobile networks?

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Combined engineering and benchmarking measurements add value

Combined engineering and benchmarking measurements add value

April 5, 2018 | by Andreas Sprachtholz

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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Measuring QoE of mobile data apps for network optimization (part 3 of 3)

Measuring QoE of mobile data apps for network optimization (part 3)

March 19, 2018 | by Johanna Sochos

In previous posts, we explained how you can assess the QoE of data applications on smartphones by measuring the success rate and duration of a series of actions. Now, learn how mobile app testing supports operators in their endeavors to optimize networks for mobile data applications and other third-party content.

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Measuring QoE of mobile data applications: behind the scenes (part 2 of 3)

Measuring QoE of mobile data applications: Behind the scenes (part 2)

March 1, 2018 | by Johanna Sochos

We explained how to measure the QoE of mobile data applications on smartphones using the success rate and duration of a series of actions. But what are the reasons for saturation at higher network speeds? And, what influences the measurement results of mobile applications such as Facebook and Dropbox?

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

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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NB-IoT: How to test quality of service in NB-IoT networks (part 4)

NB-IoT: How to test quality of service in NB-IoT networks (part 4)

December 28, 2017 | by Andreas Spachtholz

NB-IoT networks are designed for machine-to-machine communication, which generally requires low data rates. When building NB-IoT networks, it is essential to test the performance of new implementations to ensure the required network quality. Quality of service (QoS) tests are typically performed with NB-IoT modules that are controlled by software.

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Interference hunting The real meaning of automatic direction finding

Interference hunting: The real meaning of automatic direction finding

November 13, 2017 | by Yunuen Wagner

The need for interference hunting in mobile networks is steadily increasing. And field engineers often ask us which tool we would recommend in order to be successful in the field. With decades of expertise, what we can say for sure is that it depends: the right tool for successful field service operations depends on the source of interference. Sources are manifold, but with the most suitable tool, they are easy to locate.

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SmartBenchmarker’s reliable alarming interface for easier drive tests

SmartBenchmarker’s reliable alarming interface for easier drive tests

September 14, 2017 | by Oliver Jonas

A reliable alarming interface is crucial for drive testing, even more so when your network engineers control a large drive test fleet remotely from the office. Discover SmartBenchmarker’s alarming interface in detail, learn what the alarming system must provide, and how its interface is tailored to each user role.

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NB-IoT: Field report with results from NB-IoT UE measurements (part 3)

NB-IoT: Field report with results from NB-IoT UE measurements (part 3)

September 4, 2017 | by Magnus Hylén

This field report describes key measurement results that we obtained by using NB-IoT user equipment (UE) as data collection tools. Read on and discover our findings from connecting pre-commercial NB-IoT modules and modems to the R&S®ROMES4 drive test software for network engineering and optimization.

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PIM testing: Best practices in a nutshell

PIM testing: Best practices in a nutshell

August 3, 2017 | by Yunuen Wagner

When it comes to PIM testing, the necessary steps to identify passive intermodulation (PIM) and locate its source are similar to interference hunting. In the end, PIM is an internal source of interference and can have a significant impact on network performance.

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NB-IoT: Scanners are a must for coverage measurements (part 2)

NB-IoT: Scanners are a must for coverage measurements (part 2)

July 20, 2017 | by Manuel Mielke

In a previous article, we described typical use cases of the Internet of Things (IoT). We identified that networks for IoT applications would be optimized for the highest availability, particularly for applications under extreme receive conditions such as smart meters. Learn here how scanners help to master the coverage challenge.

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