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Munich 04-May-2021

The Mobile Network Testing Forum hosted by Rohde & Schwarz goes digital for its 10th edition

With key industry names to complement the expertise of Rohde & Schwarz in testing and improving the quality of mobile networks, the MNT Forum 2021 will be a platform for knowledge and insights around the latest challenges and developments in the industry. In its 10th edition, Rohde & Schwarz will host this long-established event in 2021 in a digital format.

MNT Forum 2021 - online (Image: GTY / Westend61)
MNT Forum 2021 - online (Image: GTY / Westend61)

Rohde & Schwarz continues to roll out its popular customer events as digital formats, making them available to new audiences around the globe. With the 10th edition of the MNT Forum, Rohde & Schwarz offers deep insights and discussion on hot topics in the mobile network ecosystem and their test and measurement implications, including 5G benchmarking, private network deployment and Machine-Quality of Experience. Taking place on May 17th 2021 from 12:00 to 18:00 CEST and May 18th 2021 from 09:00 to 15:00 CEST, the forum provides a valuable opportunity for industry professionals to share learnings and insights that address current industry challenges.

The agenda for both days includes live and interactive demonstrations of the latest developments in mobile network testing, as well as round table sessions to network with fellow professionals and test technology specialists. Events are sorted into six clusters, enabling participants to tailor their attendance according to their interests. Talks on the first day are divided into: Scoring the quality of mobile networks; New developments in applications and services; and Learnings from commercial 5G network rollout. The second day has events on the topics of: Network deployment, troubleshooting and operations; Spectrum and regulatory aspects; and Private networks, campus networks and new verticals. The clusters are separated by networking breaks for attendees to join round table discussions and visit the educational areas of the digital forum.

A number of exciting industry experts from around the globe will offer their valuable expertise to the attendees throughout the session clusters. On the first day, Michael Thelander from Signals Research Group will share the results of a 5G benchmarking campaign executed in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, and Dr. Christoph Bach from Ericsson will talk about mission-critical 4G and 5G applications. Luke Lucas from T-Mobile US will share interesting learnings from their 5G rollout, and Mark McDonald from Bell Canada will share insights about the 5G performance in Canada.

On the second day, Yap Jian Beng from Singtel will hold a presentation on operating a dual-architecture multi-band 5G network, followed by Frank Brämer from Vodafone, who will demonstrate typical RF challenges using practical troubleshooting examples. Dr. Sascha Falahat from Bundesnetzagentur will look at regulatory aspects. And last but not least, private 5G networks will be the focus in the presentations of Thomas Hainzel from Nokia, providing an overview of activities across Europe, Dr. Andreas Müller from Bosch and General Chair of 5G-ACIA, doing his own reality check of private networks, and Daniel Wolbers from Media Broadcast, taking the audience on his journey through the 5G experience.

Sessions delivered by Rohde & Schwarz specialists will delve into the company’s own work as a leading global supplier of standalone products, integrated solutions and managed services for testing and improving the quality of mobile networks along the entire network lifecycle.

For further information on the event including the agenda, and for registration, please visit:

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Mobile network testing

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading global supplier of standalone products, integrated solutions and managed services for testing and improving the quality of mobile networks along the entire network lifecycle – from lab verification, spectral clearance, interference hunting and base station installation to site acceptance, benchmarking, optimization, troubleshooting and monitoring. The comprehensive portfolio supports all technologies, from 2G to 5G, and addresses all test and measurement scenarios from RF to end-user quality of experience (QoE). The innovative solutions allow users to accurately collect data and to gain machine learning-assisted deep insights into the QoE delivered to end users. Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz empower top-tier mobile network industry players to make QoE-centric business decisions with confidence, to deliver better services with higher quality for end users, to reduce time to market for new technologies and services and to secure and increase the value of their business.

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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, 2021, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.28 billion in the 2020/2021 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


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