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Dresden/Munich 27-Jun-2017

CommSolid and Rohde & Schwarz completed first NB-IoT GCF test campaign

Employing Rohde & Schwarz ’s leading NB-IoT test solution ensures the maturity of CommSolid’s CSN130 NB-IoT IP solution.

CommSolid, the cellular IoT IP (Intellectual Property) company, and Rohde & Schwarz, leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, announce today the successful completion of the first joint GCF (Global Certification Forum) test campaign. GCF certification represents the systematic assessment of network and device interoperability for full standard conformance, ensuring compatibility across global cellular networks. 3GPP NB-IoT (NarrowBand-IoT) is the trendsetting and cost optimized cellular network technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) leveraging GCF testing criteria for global deployments.

“The fast-paced cellular IoT market demands mature and thoroughly tested IP solutions to ensure first-time-right products”, states Dr. Matthias Weiss, Managing Director at CommSolid. “From day one we focused on extensive verification and systematic pre-certification. This enables our customers to release IoT optimized products in short time and is the key pillar of having the most mature IP solution in the market.”

"Probably billions of IoT devices will soon be exchanging data over mobile networks. All these devices will have to pass the test criteria specified by the GCF," comments Anton Meßmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Tester at Rohde & Schwarz. "We provide the necessary GCF-certified T&M solutions to ensure smooth and secure machine-to-machine communications. The cooperation with CommSolid helps us assess NB-IoT-specific requirements and continuously enhance our test solutions."

The recent GCF test campaign was conducted on CommSolid’s real-time reference platform against Rohde & Schwarz CMW500 test solution. It marks an important step towards pre-certification of CommSolid’s integration ready CSN130 NB-IoT solution.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2020, Rohde & Schwarz had around 12,300 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


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CommSolid

CommSolid is the cellular IP company providing leading edge ultra-low power solutions for the growing IoT market. This market demands highly optimized and easy-to-integrate communication solutions for the NarrowBand-IoT standard, allowing every sensor to be directly connected to the Internet. Once integrated into customer integrated circuits (ICs), CommSolid's baseband Intellectual Property (IP) enables smart applications that modernize and enrich our life in areas like health care, smart home, transport, logistic systems and industrial applications. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade at the forefront of the wireless communication business, CommSolid has unique capabilities to handle high volume and extremely integrated low power solutions.

Additional information is available at www.commsolid.com.

Press Contact: Antje Davids-Weis, +49 351 219 488, antje.davids-weis@commsolid.com

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