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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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Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs (part 1)

Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs (part 1)

September 17, 2020 | by Arnd Sibila

The 3GPP Release 16, heavily influenced by the automotive and connected industries, is expected to offer significant improvements in latency reduction, network synchronization, and 5G integration. Let’s examine how these developments will make 5G a suitable technology for fulfilling smart factory requirements and how testing network reliability meets factory owners’ operational and security needs.

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Interactivity test: Examples from real 5G networks (part 3)

Interactivity test: Examples from real 5G networks (part 3)

June 10, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

After discussing the shift of focus in QoE measurements in 5G networks, introducing the concept of interactivity, and explaining our test approach, we will conclude this series with measurement examples from real networks, including 5G. Learn about the interactivity test in action and discover test results from different field measurements.

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Interactivity test: Concept and KPIs

Interactivity test: Concept and KPIs (part 2)

April 30, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

The interactivity of a network is the measurable continuity and latency of a given bit rate. How do you measure interactivity in practice? What are the realistic traffic patterns? And, how do you define a QoE model for real-time applications like eGaming? Learn about it here.

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