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MNT Tech Insights (part 3): Fun with RF Scanners
MNT Tech Insights (part 3): Fun with RF Scanners

January 31, 2024 | by Sindhu Yogish

Read the third part "Fun with scanners" of our blog series "MNT Tech Insights" about RF scanners in mobile network testing (based on the MNT Forum 2023).

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Testing the speech quality dimensions – the new POLQA extension ITU-T P.863.2

Testing the speech quality dimensions – the new POLQA extension ITU-T P.863.2

October 26, 2023 | by Anna Llagostera

Telephony remains a core function of telecommunications networks and speech quality is a key indicator of telephony service performance. The current ITU-T standard for speech quality assessment P.863 'POLQA' has recently been enhanced to predict multiple perceptual quality dimensions.

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MNT Tech Insights (part 2): Orange innovations - 5G advanced experience and benchmarking score methodology adaptation
MNT Tech Insights (part 2): Orange innovations - 5G advanced experience and benchmarking score methodology adaptation

October 4, 2023 | by Sindhu Yogish

Read the second part "Orange innovations" of our blog series "MNT Tech Insights" about 5G private networks for mobile operators and industry customers.

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Interactivity test: Testing service availability (part 9)

Interactivity test: Testing service availability (part 9)

September 1, 2023 | by Meik Kottkamp

5G NR is a cellular technology that supports ultra reliable low latency (URLLC) services. Latency and high throughput have become important KPIs and the interactivity test from Rohde & Schwarz can take measurements in the field by combining access to transport capacity (bit rate), transport latency and transport continuity, all in a single test case.

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MNT Tech Insights (part 1): Telecom 4.0
MNT Tech Insights (part 1): Telecom 4.0

August 1, 2023 | by Sindhu Yogish

Read the first part "Telecom 4.0" of our new blog series "MNT Tech Insights" about the changing demands of private networks (based on the MNT Forum 2023).
Explore the new trend in mobile network solutions where demand is moving from design-to-scale and towards design-to-requirement.

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Improving 5G and LTE layer 3 message flow readability

Improving 5G and LTE layer 3 message flow readability

June 07, 2023 | by Magnus Hylén

Read more about radio resource control layer 3 signaling in 5G NR and LTE networks (connection control, measurement configuration and mobility procedures).

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Interactivity Test: ITU-T Recommendation G.1051 (part 8)

Interactivity Test: ITU-T Recommendation G.1051 (part 8)

May 11, 2023 | by Jens Berger

Data transport latency has become an important factor in interactive and real-time usage of next generation mobile networks. Measuring latency under realistic traffic conditions and quantifying perceived interactivity are important building blocks in network performance evaluations. The new Recommendation ITU-T G.1051 uses Rohde & Schwarz latency measurements and interactivity tests as international standards.

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Validating license obligations – converting network scanner measurements into data rates

Validating license obligations – converting network scanner measurements into data rates

April 11, 2023 | by Michael Lorenz

“In mobile communications, trust is good but measurements are better,” says Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian minister for economic affairs, state development and energy. The German state of Bavaria ordered a fourth review of mobile network operator license obligations. The review focuses on how well operators met the minimum data rate of 100 Mbps on federal roads and selected railway lines.

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EVS AMR-WB IO speech quality improvements in telephone services

EVS AMR-WB IO speech quality improvements in telephone services

March 24, 2023 | by Anna Llagostera

This post looks at recent results from an internal study of speech quality improvements when the EVS AMR-WB IO mode is used in conjunction with the legacy AMR-WB encoder.

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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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5G mobile network testing using a passive network scanner (Part 4)

5G mobile network testing using a passive network scanner (Part 4)

November 1, 2022 | by Corbett Rowell

Network Synchronization of 5G networks

The last blog post (Part 3) examined the first challenge of how you can measure and analyze 5G networks passively by analyzing synchronization and broadcast signals. In this article we address the challenge of timing alignment between 5G base stations as this has a large effect on inter-cell interference and consequently user experience.

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